Expressing Gratitude: Gifting Etiquette for Teacher's Day

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Teacher's Day is a precious occasion that provides us with a unique opportunity to honour and appreciate the educators who play a pivotal role in shaping our futures. It is a time to reflect on the deep impact teachers have on our lives, not just academically but also in instilling values, igniting passions, and guiding us towards becoming better individuals. 

Across the globe, Teacher's Day is celebrated on different dates. Notably, in Singapore, Teacher’s Day in 2023 will be celebrated on the first of September. As this special day approaches, it becomes the perfect opportunity for students to express their gratitude to their beloved teachers. However, when it comes to finding the perfect gift to convey our gratitude, there is no doubt that it can be a challenging task. 

To save you the hassle of searching high and low for the perfect gift, we have you covered on various gift ideas to consider. Herein, we will explore the art of expressing gratitude on Teacher’s Day through thoughtful gift ideas and delve into the dos and don'ts of gifting, ensuring that our gestures of appreciation are both respectful and meaningful. 

Teacher's Day Gift Ideas

1. Fresh Flower Hand Bouquet

A classic and timeless gift, a hand bouquet of fresh flowers is a beautiful and thoughtful way to express your heartfelt appreciation to your teacher on this special occasion. When selecting a hand bouquet for Teacher’s Day, consider your or your child’s teacher’s favourite flowers or blooms that hold a special significance. 

At Joaquim Florist, we offer a wide variety of blooms, ranging from elegant roses to cheerful sunflowers. Beyond that, we ensure that each hand bouquet is expertly arranged to perfection. Moreover, our convenient delivery service allows you to surprise your teacher with a delightful fresh flower hand bouquet even if you are unable to present it in person.

2. Personalised Stationery

For this upcoming Teacher’s Day, consider expressing your appreciation with a common gift with a unique twist. Say goodbye to the typical box of red pens and go the customised route. Show your teacher how much you value their individuality by selecting a thoughtful gift of personalised stationery. Opting for items such as a custom notebook or a set of pens engraved with their name or initials not only adds a touch of uniqueness to their daily work routine but also demonstrates your thoughtful consideration. Practical yet meaningful, personalised stationery is an ideal choice because it allows your teacher to carry a tangible piece of appreciation wherever they go, serving as a constant reminder of your gratitude.

3. Inspirational Wall Art

To infuse your teacher's daily environment with inspiration and positivity, consider gifting them an inspirational wall art piece. Look for a motivational quote or artwork that aligns with your teacher's values and beliefs. Whether it's a canvas print with uplifting words or a beautiful piece of art that reflects their passions, this gift will not only brighten up your teacher’s day but also serve as a constant reminder of their impact on students' lives.

4. Handwritten Letter or Card

A heartfelt handwritten letter or card can be a touching and meaningful gift for Teacher's Day. By taking the time to put pen to paper, you allow yourself the opportunity to pour out your thoughts and emotions, thereby expressing sincere gratitude and recounting the positive impact your teacher has had on your life. Moreover, in this digital age, the art of handwritten notes holds a special place. Indeed, it shows that you have invested time and effort in crafting a personal message, thus making it an especially thoughtful gesture.

5. Gift Basket

Gift baskets are a versatile and thoughtful way to express gratitude on Teacher's Day. At Joaquim Florist, we also offer a delightful collection of gift baskets to choose from. Our thoughtfully curated baskets are filled with an array of goodies and treats that are sure to delight your teacher. Whether your teacher has a sweet tooth or enjoys healthy options, there's a gift basket to suit their liking. You can even take your pick from our collection of recovery gift baskets, featuring a selection of nutritious and revitalising items that are bound to bring a smile to any educator’s face. You can further pair your gift basket with a heart warming message to convey your appreciation and admiration in a unique and memorable way.

Gifting Etiquette for Teacher's Day

Teacher's Day is a special occasion where students have the opportunity to express their gratitude and appreciation for their teachers' dedication and hard work in shaping their lives. However, it's essential to be mindful of gifting etiquette to ensure that our gestures of appreciation are respectful and meaningful. And most importantly, it has to be a gift that your teacher can accept. 

1. Avoid Cash Gifts

While the gesture might be well-intentioned, giving cash as a gift to teachers may be seen as inappropriate in many cultures. It might be misconstrued as a form of bribery or could make the teacher uncomfortable. As such, it's best to avoid cash gifts on Teacher’s Day.

2. Go for Group Gifts

This Teacher’s Day, if you're planning to give a gift as a class, consider organising a group gift instead of individual presents. Pooling resources allows you to give a more substantial gift, and it also ensures that no one feels left out or pressured to contribute beyond their means. But do be mindful of the price of the gift. This is because if a teacher receives a gift that is worth $50 or more, they'll have to declare it to the Ministry of Education (MOE). But even so, if the gift is worth less than $50, it must be declared to the school. 

3. Respect School Policies

Some schools may have specific guidelines or policies regarding gift-giving to teachers. Make sure to adhere to these guidelines on Teacher’s Day and be aware of any restrictions or limitations on the type or value of gifts allowed.

4. Timing is Important

Don't wait until the last minute to think about the gift for Teacher’s Day. Plan ahead and make sure you have enough time to choose a thoughtful present or organise a group gift. Avoid presenting the gift during class time, as it might disrupt the learning environment.

5. Say “Thank You”

Ultimately, the most important aspect of gifting etiquette for Teacher's Day is expressing genuine gratitude. A simple “thank you” with sincerity and respect can mean more to a teacher than any material gift.

Celebrate Teacher’s Day with Joaquim Florist's Thoughtful Gifts

As Teacher's Day approaches, it's time to express our heartfelt appreciation to the educators who have shaped our lives and guided us on our academic journey. And at Joaquim Florist, we offer a delightful array of thoughtful gifts that go beyond words to convey our gratitude. From exquisite fresh flower hand bouquets that speak the language of emotions to carefully curated gift baskets, our selection ensures that each gift is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our teachers. 

With Joaquim Florist's offerings, you can celebrate Teacher's Day in full bloom, expressing your sincere thanks for their unwavering commitment to nurturing young minds.