6 teacher gifts they’ll actually want

18 Nov 2019

The end of the school year is upon us, which means it’s time to show the teachers in your life just how much you appreciate them. Celebrate their hard work and dedication by giving them a gift they’ll be genuinely thrilled to receive.

Teachers work hard day in, day out, educating our kids and guiding them to become valuable contributors to our community. They play an incredibly important role in our children’s upbringing yet often, the job is thankless.

One way to show your appreciation is with a small, thoughtful gift at the end of the year, but finding the right balance can be tricky – it can’t be too ostentatious, too personal or too kitsch.

If you’re stuck for ideas, read on for our fail-safe list of awesome gifts your kids’ teachers will actually want to receive.


1. Frank Green keep cup, from $32.95

We’re taking a punt here and guessing the teachers in your life drink coffee – lots of it! But even if they prefer tea, chai, hot chocolate or anything in between, they’ll need their own reusable mug. Not only does a Frank Green keep cup reduce landfill (by eliminating the need for single-use coffee cups), they’re super stylish and will make your teacher the envy of the entire staff room.

The Black Truffle stocks a variety of colours in ceramic and original (made from recyclable co-polymer). Beef up your teacher gift by teaming your cup with a coffee gift card (pay for nine and receive 10) or a bag of Dimattina coffee.

2. Simon Johnsons individual panettone (100g), $13.95 each

The teacher who loves a sweet treat or two is sure to adore an individual Simon Johnson original panettone. Super fluffy and buttery, and made with candied citrus fruit and spices, this panettone is melt-in-your-mouth light and presented in a gorgeous red gift box. Suggest your teacher eats it as a decadent breakfast, teamed with fresh berries and a lashing of mascarpone, or simply on its own with a spread of good quality butter and jam. YUM!


3. The Pickled Wife Dukkah ($13.50 each) and Wulura olive oil ($12.95 each)

For the teacher who likes to entertain, consider this Dukkah and olive oil combo. Made in Manjimup, The Pickled Wife’s popular Dukkah is a lightly roasted blend of spices and is the ideal addition to a grazing board. Serve it alongside Wulura’s premium extra virgin olive oil. Made in Margaret River, it’s completely free from preservatives and has a crisp, fresh savoury flavour. Ask our staff to gift wrap the two together for your convenience.

4. Cracker and preserve gift combo, $15 (including the wooden board)

Just add cheese to this gift combo featuring Roza’s crackers, Vinofood’s gourmet condiments and a wooden serving platter. Available in a range of flavours, including beetroot, chia & Linseed, and spinach and sesame, each box of crackers is gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free making them perfect for teachers with food intolerances.

Made locally in Denmark, Vinofood’s collection of chutneys, jellies and jams are hand-made and packed full of fresh WA-grown ingredients. We’ve made life easy for you by throwing in a wooden serving board and pre-packaging the gift in cellophane, tied with a Black Truffle ribbon.

5. An indoor plant, from $35 each

Gorgeous, healthy indoor plants are universally loved and here at The Black Truffle, we stock a carefully chosen selection of the trendiest, easiest to care for plants provided by Perth-based business, Green Assembly. All plants have been hand-selected and are presented in the perfect, modern pot. Better still, this gift will last longer than a month and be a lingering reminder of the relationship your teacher has with your child.

6. Rocky Road, $18.95 each

It may be a childhood favourite, but that doesn’t mean rocky road needs to be childish. Created right here in Perth by The Little Bakery in Nedlands, this rocky road is all grown up and is made from a mix of dark and milk chocolate, cranberries, hazelnuts, buckwheat, coconut chips and marshmallows topped with freeze-dried raspberries and pistachios. We think it’s almost too pretty to eat!