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August 2020

13 Smart Teachers’ Day Gifts under $10

Ever tear your hair out trying to manage just one rascal at home? Now imagine how one teacher handles a classroom of 30 at a time! Teachers are superheroes who teach, discipline, guide, and inspire our children in ways that we can’t even fathom. And this year? Well, let’s just say that you and your kids aren’t the only ones who’ve had to adjust to term disruptions, Home-Based Learning and whatnots. So ahead of 4 September, help your kids salute their role models with these simple yet useful Teachers’ Day gifts under $10 each. Oh, and #supportlocal too!

1. Teachers’ Pet Tools

Every year, teachers end up with more stuffed toys, mugs, and water bottles than they have space for. Why not gift your teachers something they actually use every single day? Gshop has thoughtfully curated two gift sets comprising every teacher’s pet tools. They feature whiteboard markers and pens, or staplers and sticky notes. Each set is completed with clips and an accordion folder, all neatly packed in a clear zipper case. It’s even topped with a decorative ribbon so it’s ready to go.

How much $9.90 per set (worth $13.90)
Get it at

More about Gshop
Gshop is a well-established neighborhood retail shop in Bukit Merah Central. It’s a one-stop shop for your stationery supplies and household sundries. You can drop by their store to shop in person, or visit their e-store to make your order today.
Address #01-3665, 165 Bukit Merah Central
9680 2714 | Email [email protected]

2. Mini Jars of Honey

Teachers have to speak a lot in the course of a school day. Sometimes they have to shout to make themselves heard too. These sweet honey jars from HoneySpree are the perfect way to soothe their throats. The honey is Halal-certified, so no one’s left out. Each mini jar contains 30g of multi-floral honey and you can gift them singly, in pairs, or more. Apart from ready-made designs for Teachers’ Day, you can also choose to customise the wrapper. Bulk discounts apply for orders of $100 and above.

How much $2.75 per jar | $3.00 for a single clear box | $5.80 for a twin pack clear box
Get it at

More about HoneySpree
HoneySpree is a door gifts company specialising in customisable honey favours for all occasions. $0.30 of each jar sold goes to a network of single and stay-at-home mums who lovingly wrap the mini honey jars.
Facebook @HoneySpree | Instagram @honeyspree
8686 2990 | Email [email protected]

3. Stationery Sets

It may seem like a boring choice, but trust us – teachers appreciate the thought behind it. Tip: adding a handwritten card with a heartfelt message from your child can make all the difference. This particular stationery gift set from Song Kee Stationery comes neatly packed in an A5 zipper pouch. Within are six red pens, a highlighter, three whiteboard markers, colourful paperclips, sticky notes, and a two-hole punch. Definitely useful for all teachers!

How much $9.90 per set (worth $16.90)
Get it at

More about Song Kee Stationery
Song Kee Stationery has been a leading player in the local stationery supplies industry since 1968. A reputable wholesaler and retailer of a wide variety of stationery products, it also boasts its own house brand, HYBIRD.
Address #03-03 Henderson Industrial Park, 211 Henderson Road
Call 9624 5262 | Email [email protected]

(See also: 10 Things Teachers Would like All Parents to Know)

4. Amazin’ Graze Granola Bites


Edibles are always a good idea, since they’ll fill teachers’ hearts and tummies without adding clutter to their lives. Try a healthy yet yummy option with a selection of Granola Bites. Unique flavours range from Coconut Kaya to Banana Bread, and a selection of bundles are also available. From $9.50 for 5 packs (40g each),, Redmart, or Cold Storage supermarkets

5. BYKURAHOME Silicone (Goodie) Bag

Buy a Minimalist Set of four Silicone Bags and gift them to four teachers. They also come in other sets and sizes. Fill each with some simple snacks — chocolates, party-sized candy bars, cereals, or cookies, for instance. Afterward, their favourite teachers will have a useful and eco-friendly reusable Ziploc bag for life! From $26.90 for a set of 4 bags (1000ml each),

6. Cath Kidston Hand Sanitiser

We couldn’t leave out the gift of the season. Yes, there are plenty of hand sanitisers on the market, but here’s one in a slim card case-shaped dispenser. These Cath Kidston Hand Sanitisers (15ml) will slip right into a pocket or handbag with ease. They come in five pretty scents with matching designs, and boast moisturising properties too. $5.90, or Watsons stores islandwide

(See also: Keep COVID-19 at Bay with 7 Essential Personal and Household Items)

7. IUIGA Windspeed Mini Portable Fan

In Singapore’s weather, a mini portable fan is almost a must-have. Give your kids’ educators this portable cooling companion to take the heat off. It fits in the palm, is rechargeable, and the clever case design lets it double up as a hands-free stand. How cool is that? Sorry, we couldn’t resist! $9.90, or IUIGA stores islandwide

8. Kyusoku Jikan Cooling Leg Gel Pads

After a long day of standing, walking, and running around after kids, teachers often suffer sore and achy legs. Over time, rough, dry, and cracked heels may result. Give their tired legs some TLC with the bestselling Kyusoku Jikan Cooling Gel Leg Pads from Japan. Each box contains 18 moisture-rich gel pads that impart a cooling and relaxing effect. Also available are Cooling Foot Gel Pads (12 pieces), and Moisturising Heel Gel Pads (8 pieces). $9.90, Watsons, FairPrice Xtra and Finest, Meidi-ya, and

9. NewMoon Bird’s Nest with White Fungus & Rock Sugar

Bird’s nest may sound like a very extravagant gift, but not if you gift each teacher an individual bottle. There are many brands and varieties available, of course. This is just one option to consider. Get further savings with $5 and $10 shop vouchers on NewMoon’s official Shopee Mall store, valid till 31 August 2020. From $165.60 per carton (24 x 150ml), NewMoon Official Store

(See also: 5 Fabulous Fermented Foods for a Healthy Gut and Better Immunity)

10. PhD Smart Bar


Teachers are sometimes so busy they end up skipping meals. Come to their rescue with a high protein, low sugar snack. Every PhD Smart Bar contains a soft centre coated in gooey caramel and protein crispies. Satisfying flavours include Dark Choc Raspberry, Choc Peanut Butter, Caramel Crunch, Cookies & Cream, and Chocolate Brownie. $6.90, or Pure & Well stores islandwide

11. Remax Gition Series 3-in-1 Charging Cable

Help your kids’ teachers recharge on the go with this USB fast charging data cable from Remax. Not sure if they’re an Android or Apple user? With this three-in-one — Micro USB, Type C, and Lightning — cable, it’s one size fits all. The 1.15m braided cable comes in black and navy blue, and in a presentable box. $9.90, Remax Lazada Flagship Store or Remax stores islandwide

12. STABILO BOSS SPLASH Highlighter Set

Bring a cheery highlight to Teachers’ Day with this set of four brilliant highlighters. It combines the ever-reliable quality of the STABILO BOSS ORIGINAL highlighters — they promise not to dry out even with up to four hours without capping! — with a vibrant design matching the super fluorescent ink within. The squishy ergonomic sides also mean an optimal grip after hours of use. $8.20,

(See also: Teachers’ Day 2019: 10 Thoughtful Gifts your Child’s ‘Cher will Cherish Forever)

13. Yankee Candle Samplers Votive Candles

Teaching is a stressful occupation. Help your kids’ teachers unwind after a long day at the whiteboard with these 1.75-oz votive candles. Available in a multitude of scents, each offers up to 15 hours of fragrant relaxation. These candles are also designed to go out once the wax is used up, so no worries about fire safety too. $5 each or $10 for three, or Yankee Candle stores islandwide

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13 Smart Teachers’ Day Gifts under $10