Gift Guide for the Hardworking Teacher


She is your child’s best friend. She teaches him the ABCs and guides him about proper manners. While smoothing over fights among the little ones is part of her everyday routine, she never fails to give you a smile when you fetch your child in the afternoon. How does she do it? We don’t know. All we know is that our child’s teacher is one of the fine people on top of our list this Christmas! Gift Guide

1 WEEKLY CHECKLIST AND NOTE PAD Help teacher get her schedule organized with a beautifully designed checklist. It comes with a note pad so she can jot down urgent matters in an instant. P350 each, 60 sheets per pad, at The Lunch Break Project

2 JOURNALS Of course, a teacher could always use a journal, or two. Apart from keeping track of her notes and lectures, she can also use these journals to jot her thoughts about her exciting days in school. P180 each at Spunk Designs Shop 3 TISSUE BOX Here’s one way to make sure everything’s spic and span in the classroom, a tissue at the ready in a lovely box handpainted with a pretty peacock by local artisans. P495 at Seek The Uniq

4 HEAVENLY CUPCAKES Give teacher a sweet break. Gift her with a box of maple cupcakes topped with candied bacon bits. P65 each at Baked by Anita

5 ENCOURAGEMENT MUGS What’s better than a hot mug of coffee? A hot mug of coffee with some words of wisdom to get one through a particularly trying day! P90 each at Spunk Designs Shop

6 VERSATILE SCARF Whether used it as a scarf, a wrap, a belly band , or a head gear, one can never go wrong with Loveloop. Made of the softest cotton, it’s P800 to 1,100 at Mommy Matters

7 KEY FOBS She’s got the keys for everything: a key for her desk drawer, a key for her locker, a key for the school cabinet, a key for the classroom door, and most importantly, the key to your child’s heart. P250 at Katre

8 LIP PROTECTION Teacher will be delighted with these kikay kit must-haves in adorably pastel packaging. Lip crayon at P160 each at Forever 21 Available in Forever 21 stores

9 CARRY-ALL POUCH This handsome-looking clear case can carry all of teacher’s thingamajigs. It can store her beauty must-haves, school supplies, or techie gear and gadgets. P455 at Coco & Tres

Photographs: checklist and note pad from The Lunch Break Project, tissue box from Seek the Uniq, cupcake from Baked by Anita, key fob from Katre, lip crayon from Forever 21, pouch from Coco&Tres