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Can Teachers Accept Gifts Over $50?

Can Teachers Accept Gifts Over $50?

Given the Department of Education’s policy in NSW and other parts of the country that teachers are not allowed to accept gifts, vouchers, or cash over the value of $50 for an end-of-year gift (or at any time), the hunt is on for unique and affordable teacher’s gifts that can express your appreciation, without breaking the rules!

To help you out this end-of-year teacher gifting season, we’ve put together a list of the top ten most popular bespoke teacher gifts that won’t get you (or them) into trouble!

1. Engraved Wine Sipper
Engraved Wine Sipper Teacher's Gift
Get double the fun with this distinctive and versatile teacher’s gift. Crafted from vacuum insulated stainless steel with a luminous white outer finish, a classy silver trim and a snug fitting lid, this practical and aesthetically pleasing teacher’s gift is always a winner.

Enhance this popular teacher gift with custom designs and personalised engraving to give your favourite educator a memorable and meaningful end-of-year keepsake.

2. Engraved Wooden Pot Plant Plaque
Engraved Wooden Pot Plant Plaque Teacher's Gift"Thank you for helping me grow and learn” is the motto for this special educator’s gift. Carved from attractive honey-brown wood and professionally engraved with your personalised message, this quality memento will surprise and delight any educator in your life.

Supported by a strong acrylic base stand, this sentimental teacher’s gift has been specially designed for easy display in any school, preschool, day care centre, classroom or even the Principal’s Office!

3. Engraved Glass Lolly Jar
Engraved Glass Lolly Jar Teacher's GiftAlways a favourite with students and educators alike, the Engraved Glass Lolly Jar is a fun and functional teacher’s gift that no one can resist.

Fill to the brim with your teacher’s favourite sweet treats and engrave their name or personal message on the 650mL capacity jar and you can no doubt let them know “how sweet it is to be taught by you.”

4. Engraved Wooden Coaster
Engraved Wooden Coaster Teacher's Gift
Buying for multiple educators? Consider the super affordable and still impressive engraved wooden teacher coasters that make the perfect personalised landing pad for any coffee cup, wine glass or beverage holder.

With a range of custom designs to choose from that feature your teacher’s name and a special message, you can also create your own entirely for a completely customised teacher gift that is ideal for multiple educators in any setting.

5. Engraved Coffee Keep Cup
Teacher's Gift Engraved Cork Band Reusable Glass Coffee Keep Cup
Give your most-loved teacher a gift that is good for them and the environment! The cork-band reusable glass coffee keep cup is one teacher’s gift that really keeps on giving.

This 340mL reusable beverage holder is the ideal substitute for paper coffee cups and comes with a secure silicone lid in your choice of black or grey.

Engrave your teacher’s name, their favourite saying or a special slogan of your choice on the cup’s cork band to create a sustainable and stylish popular teacher gift.

6. Engraved Leatherette Bookmark
Engraved Teacher's Gift Leatherette Bookmark
Who better to receive a literary inspired gift than the person who is tasked with teaching you how to read and write?

Available in four earthy teacher tones: red, orange, brown or grey, and crafted from quality leatherette, you can engrave your teacher’s name or a special message to create a timeless teacher’s gift.

Featuring professional stitching, a textured finish and a tailored tassel, this affordable teacher gift option is also ideal for purchasing more than one!

7. Engraved Stemless Wine Glass
Engraved Stemless Wine Glass Teacher's Gifts
Give your thirsty teacher a well-earned ‘after-school snack’ in the form of a custom wine glass with their name on it!

Crafted from premium European glassware and professionally laser engraved with personalised details and this cheeky slogan, give your favourite educator the gift of a laugh with this fun and humorous teacher’s gift.

No doubt it will be very well deserved and much appreciated.

8. Engraved Wooden Christmas Decoration
Christmas Engraved Wooden Teacher Decoration
Deck the halls with festive wooden teacher decorations – or their Christmas tree at least!

The ideal gift for a team of educators, these professionally engraved ornaments are available in a variety of fun Christmas and classic shapes.

Each decoration is made to order and comes complete with a festive, candy-striped ribbon, making this heartfelt festive décor the perfect teacher’s gift.

9. Engraved Wooden Keyring
Engraved Wooden Keyring Teacher's Gift
Don’t buy your best educators something that will sit on a shelf collecting dust over the years – get them something they will use every day!

An engraved wooden keyring is the ultimate everyday accessory for any teacher, childcare worker, stage leader or education professional.

Make this everyday item extra special with their name, a personally engraved message and your choice of design, to create a custom teacher’s gift that will go to good use.

10. Engraved Wooden Teacher Apple Plaque
Engraved Wooden Apple Plaque Teacher's Gift
Turn up the cuteness factor with this modern twist on a teaching classic.

The engraved wooden apple plaque proudly features your top teacher’s name, your child’s name, and the class or date, with the adorable adage “If teachers were apples, I’d pick you!”

Proudly displayed on a slimline acrylic stand, it’s the ideal gift to make your teacher’s day and let them know their hard work is not unappreciated.

Best-Loved Teacher Gifts that won’t get you into trouble

So, there you have it. With education departments disallowing teacher gifts over the $50 mark, it’s time to get creative with custom teacher gifts that are both affordable and impressive.

For a full range of teacher gifts that will help you stand out while falling in line, browse our 2023 Teacher’s Gift Collection.

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