Teacher’s Day is happening on 3rd September 2021 (Friday) in Singapore. That one special day out of the entire school year which we acknowledge the contribution of educators in their role in shaping the minds of future generations. Days leading up to the school holiday, children (and parents) get to show their appreciation and gratitude to their teachers.
On this day, it is common for students from pre-school, kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and junior college to gift their teachers with small presents. If you and your kid are fretting over what to get for his favourite teacher, these thoughtful gift ideas should steer you in the right direction. Do also add in handmade cards or handwritten messages!
P.S. Talk to Business Providers you trust and know to see if they can offer group buy so you and your neighbours (or friends) can buy at bulk-pricing!
Thoughtful Teacher’s Day Gift Ideas:
In Singapore, giving flowers to teachers for teacher’s day is one of the most popular gift ideas. According to Floral Garage Singapore, some of the popular types of flowers to gift teachers include sunflowers, carnations, roses and tulips.
Sunflowers are considered happy flowers, perfect to brighten a teacher’s day. Carnations symbolize love and distinction. These bright and uplifting flowers are some of the oldest cultivated varieties in the world. Pink roses symbolize gratitude, admiration, and joy. Due to their feminine characteristics, roses are ideal for a female teacher.
2. Indoor Plants
If you think gifting a flower bouquet is weird, how about a low-maintenance indoor plant? Indoor plants don’t just look good, they make us feel good mentally and physically too. And indoor plants do not have to be potted, they can be in the form of a terrarium as well!
Indoor plants can improve indoor air quality by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen. Studies have shown that they reduce stress, anxiety and facilitate healing.
3. Red Pens
Do you know that the most common response we received from teachers on the gifts that they would like to receive was “red pens”!
Teachers use red pens and stationery every day. Red pens are most useful for teachers, as they can use the red pens to mark the pupils’ assignments and exam papers. Red pens are practical gifts you can get for teachers, and doesn’t cost too much either. No wonder it is one of the top Teachers’ Day gifts that teachers like to receive.
In times of celebration and happiness, like Teacher’s Day, a box of chocolates makes a great gift. Chocolates are not just a thoughtful treat for teachers with the sweet tooth, they can be good for the body too – in moderation, of course!
Eating chocolates increases the levels of endorphins released into the brain, triggering a positive feeling in the body. Dark chocolates reduce the risk of stroke and bad cholesterol and they are good for the brain and heart circulation!
Like chocolates, giving cookies is one of the most popular gift ideas for Teacher’s Day. But if you think they are unhealthy, think again. In reality, cookies can have plenty of health benefits if they consist of superfoods.
As the name suggests, superfood cookies are made of superfoods – natural ingredients, such as buckwheat, amaranth, nuts and seeds, that are considered to be very good for your health. Unlike conventional cookies, these cookies tend to be rich in proteins, gluten-free and non-GMO.
Do note the teachers’ dietary restrictions or allergies!
5. Scented Candles
Before light bulbs were invented, candles were burnt to provide a source of light at night. Today, it has a different purpose. Instead of seeing in the dark, we are putting the flame to the wick for our mental state and well-being. Which is why scented candles are thoughtful gift ideas!
Scented candles are used by many people to unwind, sleep and also to set the mood in a room. Some scents can even help to increase focus and promote productivity. According to Apartment Therapy, the scent of cinnamon, mint, lemon, orange and rosemary can invigorate your senses and give you that extra boost.
Now that you know the benefits of scented candles, aren’t they considerate gifts for the burned-out teacher?
6. Reed Diffusers
Aromatherapy also comes in the form of essential oils. And reed diffusers are extremely useful in releasing their benefits. No electricity or open flames required!
Essential oils help with all sorts of ailments. Their amazing benefits include promoting good sleep, improves respiratory health, eliminates odour, elevates mood, reduces stress and repel insects.
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