10 creative and functional Teacher's Day gifts under $40

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Teacher’s day is the perfect time to express our gratitude for the patience and wisdom the educators in our child’s lives have shown us in the parenting journey.

The usual Google search might take you on a round-about of listicles with the usual humdrum products on rotation.  If you’re looking for a gift for your child’s teachers that stands out and is both functional as it is aesthetically pleasing, this list is for you.

Best Teacher Care Pack, $12.90

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Made by a local bakery, the Best Teacher Care Pack is a self-care box filled with some of the best baked treats. A single pack includes a muffin, scone and large cookie, you can also opt for flavours such as speculoos, double chocolate and even pistachio. 

A self-care box filled with sweet treats will warm hearts and fill tummies, your child’s  favourite teacher will definitely feel appreciated!

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In Good Hands Mini Bundle, $11

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Hand sanitizers are a staple these days and with this mini and wallet-friendly bundle you get the choice of fresh or floral scents. Each gift bundle comes packaged in a custom-designed gift box and you can handwrite a personalised message to the recipient with a coloured sticker seal.

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Custom Teacher’s day soy wax candle, $19.90

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Wind down after a long day with a hand made candle infused with essential oils and natural fragrances. The candle is pleasing to the eye and can simply be left on the desk as a cute ornament or used to set the ambience in a home office.

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Customisable Jute Bag, $19.90

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Customisable with the teacher’s initials, this chic bag is made out of durable jute fabric and features a bamboo handle for a casual but sophisticated look. 

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The Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook, $42.92 (Splurge option)

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This environmentally friendly smart notebook has 7 different page styles for planning, sketching and goal setting. Blast your handwritten notes to Google Cloud services, Dropbox and iCloud for a collaborative experience.

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Personalised Saffiano leather card holder, $23.90

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Made from vegan leather, the Saffiano leather cardholder is functional, long-lasting and unisex! You can choose to add on a personalised name or initials in metallic shades.  

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Smart Portable Label Printer, $36.90

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This bluetooth enabled label printer is a fun and convenient way for you to print sticky labels on the go. Controlled by a downloadable phone application, all you have to do is design, tap and print!

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Self-stirring coffee cup, $23.90

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This gorgeous self-stir mug comes in a variety of colours and its continuous stir function makes it easy to whip up powder-based beverages especially on hectic mornings!

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Bacha Coffee in single serve filter bags, $28

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Anyone who is not a morning person knows that coffee is their best friend. Single serve filter bags make it convenient for teachers to make coffee in the staff lounge while they take a pause on a hectic day.

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Limited Edition Engraved Pencil Set for Teachers, $9.90

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This limited edition comes in a pack of eight in two different designs, you can either opt for a Best Teacher Ever or “#1 Best Teacher” engraving. These engraved pencils make for an extremely useful teacher’s day gift as they will definitely be utilised and sharpened down by the end of the semester.

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This article was first published in The Singapore Women's Weekly.