The Best Gifts for Teachers (That Aren’t a Box of Chocolates) | Luna Vista Gift Guide

If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift to say ‘thank you’ to your kids' teachers at the end of the school year, look no further. Ditch the generic box of supermarket chocolates and ‘teacher’ coffee mug and gift them something unique. Here’s our guide to the best gifts for teachers under $50.

Spicy Salsa Grow Kit | Urban Greens

This cute Spicy Salsa Grow Kit by Urban Greens does what it says on the box; lets you grow your own spicy salsa ingredients. Whether your child’s teacher loves gardening, cooking or just eating delicious food, you can’t go wrong with this practical AND fun grow kit. This box will give you seeds to grow coriander, spring onion, roma tomato, tomatillo and jalapeno pepper - but you could also opt for a cocktail garnish kit, or brew-your-own-tea kits.


Cost: $24.95


Macrame Plant Hanger | Luna Vista

There’s no such thing as too many indoor plants, and this beautiful, 100% cotton macrame plant hanger is the perfect plant accessory for any teacher who appreciates a good succulent or two.

Just add a plant in a small pot to complete the look - it’ll help bring the outdoors inside, and who doesn’t love a bit of nature in their living room (or classroom!)  We recommend a leafy green plant and gold or orange pot for a fun earthy Moroccan vibe.

Cost: $24.95


Mylk Gift Trio | Loving Earth

Okay, we know we said no box of chocolates, but we have to make an exception for the delicious Mylk gift trio by Loving Earth. These dairy-free chocolates are as tasty as they are sustainable, with ethically sourced cacao and recycled packaging that uses vegetable inks and compostable inner wrappers. The trio includes cashew mylk, creamy and hazelnut and flavours. We love it when sustainability is also this delicious - and being vegan and dairy-free, they make for the perfect gift for anyone with food intolerances.

Cost: $19.99


Socks That Plant Trees | The Conscious Step

The Conscious Step is a fantastic company that sells something that everyone uses - socks - and uses the proceeds towards all kinds of charitable worthwhile causes. This particular set of socks are made from Fairtrade organic cotton and recycled polyester in lovely shades of green, and for each box sold, 30 trees are planted through the organisation Trees for the Future.

It doesn’t stop at trees though - there are socks that help protect ocean animals, save dogs and support mental health just to name a few. So no matter what cause is close to their heart, there’s a pair of socks for that.

Cost: $34.95


Waratah Whirl Journal Gift Set | Earth Greetings

You can never have too many notebooks, especially when you’re a teacher. This beautiful ‘waratah whirl’ journal is made with 100% recycled paper with cover art designed by South Australian artist Claire Ishino. The gift set also comes with a refillable bamboo pen and some Loving Earth chocolate (see, we told you it was good chocolate!). Plus 10% of profits are donated to help Australian wildlife and their habitats.

Cost: $40


Arrival Travel Kit | Aesop

If you’ve got a teacher in your life who’s also a frequent flyer, then you can’t go past this luxurious travel kit from Aesop. With four carry-on sized vials of Aesop’s essentials, they’re perfect for a quick refresh during transit. The kit includes shampoo, conditioner, body balm and body cleanser - and best of all, all of Aesop’s products are vegan and cruelty-free.

Cost: $41


Earthy Christmas Soy Candle Gift Pack | Luna Vista

Hello, us again with a lovely soy candle gift pack that’ll make any teacher’s day. Each candle has a 40 hour burn time with festive, earthy scents of ‘Tobacco and Hay’ and ‘Mistletoe and White Cedar’. And while they’re perfect as Christmas presents, the scent will suit all year round. Not too sweet, not too floral; just beautiful woody scents. You can also add complimentary gift wrapping and a personalised tag when you order to make it extra special.

Cost: $49.95


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