Calling all Moms, Dads, Aunties, Uncles, Grannies, Grandpas, siblings, foster parents and anyone else who qualifies.  If you are a caregiver to kids in school, then this article is for you!

It makes no difference how old the kids are –

  • Daycare
  • Playschool
  • Pre-school
  • Primary school
  • High School

If your kid has a teacher, then you need to start thinking about a year-end gift.

We don’t mean to alarm you – we’re pretty alarmed ourselves though – but most schools are going to break up on 4 December.  That’s in 1 month and 3 days.

Yes, you read that correctly…ONE MONTH!!!

Now, take a deep breath…stop panicking about what you’ll do with your little darlings for 41 consecutive days (yes, we counted), and let’s get back to the teachers.

They care for, inspire, teach and help to shape our kids – teachers play a huge role in the upbringing of our kids.  They work really hard, in and out of the classroom.  Imagine chasing and managing 20 of your little one all day.


The point is that they deserve to be treated to something special – something made just for them – as a thank you.

We have a few amazing ideas that incorporate a little fun so settle in for a few minutes and let’s get down to business.

Canvas Print Names

A canvas print with your teacher’s name on it is a great personalised gift for her classroom.  A stretched canvas print can be hung up inside the classroom and could incorporate a fun theme to match the class décor.

Another option is an acrylic print – this could be hung up outside the classroom, either on the door or wall outside.  Our acrylic prints are basically weatherproof and will not warp or crack if exposed to rain, wind and sun.


Decorative Canvas Prints

You can get creative with this one.  Use a fun poem or saying that is about teachers, or choose something simple but inspiring that will encourage everyone in the classroom to always try their best.  Use a fun font with bright colours for little kids and use a funky font and a meme look for older kids – make it age-appropriate.


Educational Canvas Print

This is obviously a gift for your teacher but it can also have a purpose.  Some educational that is nice to look at might be just what she needs to inspire learning in the kids. Here are a few ideas:

  • A shape, or word, or number chart for younger grades
  • A world map can be for any age – make it fun with animals and buildings for the younger kids, and go a more modern or funky route for older kids.
  • A periodic table for older kids – there are quite a few modernised tables that can be downloaded from stock sites online.

Hayley Dutton (world map) 1

Functional Prints

These would be useful in any classroom because let’s be honest, teachers have a lot to remember with all the classroom lessons, after school activities etc.  We thought these would be a few useful ideas:

  • An acrylic birthday calendar – your teacher can use whiteboard markers to write each child’s birthdate in their birthday month and then wipe it clean at the end of each year.
  • Acrylic weekly or monthly reminders list to jot down important dates to remember, like for class concerts, fun days, project due dates, excursions etc. – this would be the same concept as the birthday calendar and can be wiped clean to start over whenever suits your teacher.


Personal Gift

If you are not sure what type of print your teacher would like, then we have just the right thing for you.  Purchase a gift voucher at whatever value you want and then your teacher will be able to order any print to that value.  Maybe they just got married or had a baby so there are probably personal photographs that they could have printed for their home.  You can purchase your vouchers online and you will receive a digital voucher confirmation.  If you would like a digital voucher, like below, then pop Sandy an email once your purchase has been confirmed and she can send you one.


School closes on the 4th of December so put those thinking caps on and get your order in ASAP!  You can either do a gift just from you or get a group of parents together and all chip in towards a higher value gift.  Trust us, there are always other parents who would rather give money to someone else to sort the gift 😉

We look forward to hearing from you.

All our love