Honouring Educators: The Importance of Teachers and Thoughtful Gifts to Show Appreciation

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our society, shaping young minds and moulding the future. They play a pivotal role in our lives, imparting knowledge, values, and life skills that last a lifetime. Yet, their dedication often goes unnoticed, and it's essential to express our gratitude. With Australia getting ready to celebrate World Teachers' Day, and in the lead up to Christmas, one meaningful way to show your appreciation is by giving them thoughtful gifts.

Gift ideas for your favourite teachers

1. Choose something unique

Show your teacher how much you care about them by choosing a gift that they wouldn't find every day. Look for small businesses, local artists, or create something yourself!


2. Help them take a moment for self-care

Teachers work hard every day to support our children. Help them take a moment for themselves these summer holidays by giving them a little self-care kit. Delicious treats, affirmation cards, and skincare are all great options! 


3. Give them something for their desk

Help your teacher personalise their desk with a little something special. Our affirmation card holders are perfect for this, they can display daily affirmations, or use it for their favourite art or gift card! Other great desk decorations are plants, vases, or you and your child could DIY a little art piece.


4. Make their morning tea break a little brighter

After a busy morning, there's nothing quite like a cuppa to help you take a moment of calm. Our herbal tea range made from native ingredients are delicious and good for you!


5. Include a Handwritten Note

A heartfelt handwritten letter or card is a timeless and meaningful gift. Express your gratitude and share anecdotes of how your teacher has influenced your life. This personal touch will make the gift special.


With these tips in mind, we have curated two beautiful Ilan Style bundles specifically to say "au esuau" (a big thank you) to your teachers: 


Au Esuau Thank You Gift Bundle 1

Choose one of our five wonderful herbal tea flavours, perfect for a morning tea break. Remind them how great they are with our Affirmation Cards, which are perfect to keep on their desk with our Upcycled Affirmation Card Holder. And finish it off with a beautiful Thank You card that is perfect for your child to write a personalised note on.


Au Esuau Thank You Gift Bundle 2

Personalise the gift by choosing your favourite flavour of our five teas, and pick between a black or white Dugong Dance Tea Towel. Help them brew their cuppa to perfection with a tea infuser, and finish it off with a beautiful gift card.



And as a bonus, when you buy from Ilan Style you're supporting education by giving back to Torres Strait Islander language and culture revitalisation (watch this space for some very exciting news about this coming soon).



Teachers play a vital role in shaping our society and our future. Their dedication, hard work, and passion deserve recognition and appreciation. Thoughtful gifts are a great way to express your gratitude and show that their efforts do not go unnoticed. Take the time to choose a gift that resonates with your teacher's personality and interests, and remember to include a heartfelt note to convey your thanks. Your gesture will not only brighten their day but also reinforce the value of teaching in our society.

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