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    Gifts for Teachers

    Need some help finding gifts for teachers when the end of the year or parent teacher interviews roll around? Forget the boring bottle of wine or box of chocolates - just ends up in some unused cupboard gathering dust. You'll find a whole heap of gifts specifically designed for teachers, both primary and secondary here at Yellow Octopus. 

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    New PopSockets: Expanding Phone Stand & Grip!

    PopSockets: Expanding Phone Stand & Grip!

    $14.99
    How did you ever use your device without them? ...
    New Happy Pills: Daily Inspirational Messages

    Happy Pills: Daily Inspirational Messages

    $24.99
    Dosage: take one a day for instant inspiration!...
    Enchanted Unicorn Light-Up Slippers

    Enchanted Unicorn Light-Up Slippers

    $79.99
    Comfortable and magical!...
    Uni The Unicorn Night Light

    Uni The Unicorn Night Light

    $22.99
    Adorable lamp to illuminate your night time antics...
    New Organic Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit

    Organic Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit

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    Grow Organic Pearl Oyster Mushrooms in your own home in as little as 10 days!...
    New iBED Tablet Lap Desk | by Kikkerland

    iBED Tablet Lap Desk | by Kikkerland

    $19.99
    The light-weight tablet table of the future!...
    Bedside Pocket

    Bedside Pocket

    $29.99
    The bedroom pal who keeps your gadgets secure...
    Automatic Hand Bag Light | SOI

    Automatic Hand Bag Light | SOI

    $49.99
    Cast Lumos over the contents of your bag...
    Customisable Glass Photo Coasters

    Customisable Glass Photo Coasters

    $29.99
    Customisable coasters for cool kids
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    Orachi The Dragon Night Light

    Orachi The Dragon Night Light

    $22.99
    A non-fire breathing friend...
    Kinetic Art Solar System

    Kinetic Art Solar System

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    Harry Potter 1000 Piece Puzzle

    Harry Potter 1000 Piece Puzzle

    $32.99
    1000 pieces of Harry Potter wonder...
    Rainy Day Garden Planter Boot

    Rainy Day Garden Planter Boot

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    The Rainy Day Garden Kits are colourful ceramic baby boot planters packed with everything needed to start a garden except the rain! ...
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    London Clock Mirage 25cm Wall Clock

    $59.99
    Titanium collection classic time keeper...
    New Circuit Scribe: Conductive Ink Pen to Draw Your Own Circuits!

    Circuit Scribe: Conductive Ink Pen to Draw Your Own Circuits!

    $119.99
    The Kickstarter Sensation Revolutionising The Way We Create Circuitry ...
    Nari Narwhal Night Light

    Nari Narwhal Night Light

    $22.99
    Light it up under the sea!...
    Man Cave Rules Poster 61 x 91.5cm

    Man Cave Rules Poster 61 x 91.5cm

    $16.99
    The 12 commandments every man needs...
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    Ginger the Screen Cat Computer Hook

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    Windsor Prose Writing Set

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    To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart....
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    Bliss Gel Bead Reusable Eye Masks

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    Eye know what you need: to relax and unwind!...
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    Earth Stress Ball

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    London Clock Forme Alarm Clock

    London Clock Forme Alarm Clock

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    Harry Potter Hedwig Owl Mug

    Harry Potter Hedwig Owl Mug

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    Fly high or drink warm coffee with the Owl of Hogwarts elite...
    OMY Giant Fantasy Colouring Poster Roll - 180 x 100cm

    OMY Giant Fantasy Colouring Poster Roll - 180 x 100cm

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    Colouring in for giants...
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    Watermelon Cooler Bag

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    Watermelon all year round...
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    The Yes! Button

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    The fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach...
    F In Exams – Paperback Book

    F In Exams – Paperback Book

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    A collection of funny exam blunders that should really receive an A+...
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    Burger Time Kitchen Timer

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    It's the hamburger count down...

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    Awesome Gifts for Teachers Australia 

    Teachers are the lifeblood of Australia, overworked and underpaid! These heroes are the men and women educating our kids of tomorrow. Teachers have a hard gig, with many hours put in after and before school to make sure your kids are getting the best possible education. There's after school sport, extra-curricular activities and all sorts of extra responsibilities to contend with. When it comes to the end of the year they have well and truly earned their extended period of holidays, and most certainly a gift to reward them for all their hard work throughout the school year. 

    The question arises, though, what do you actually buy for a teacher? It's a really tough one. Apart from the odd encounter at school occasions, sporting events, and parent-teachers you really never see this person or know anything about them, or their life outside of school. It can be extremely difficult to buy something for someone when you barely know them!

    The other issue that pops up is, what's appropriate? There is a certain line that must not be crossed when it comes to the relationship between parent and teacher and you have to tread that line very carefully. 

    Luckily, at Yellow Octopus, we have a huge range of gifts for teachers that will be the perfect end of year thank you that you are looking for. And (shhhhh) it might bribe your kid into some better marks. Just joking!! Or are we? 

    No doubt when it comes to hunting for gifts for teachers, it's easy to fall into the trap of going for the easy, boring option that requires absolutely zero thought. And we wouldn't blame you, you're obviously extremely busy and often the school teacher is not on top of the list of people to buy for. But a quality gift can go a long way.

    What should you buy for a teacher?

    Something that makes their life easier is probably a good place to start. Anything that helps them organise or plan their day and acts as a time saver is a great start when purchasing something for an Aussie teacher. Things such as quirky calendars or stationary will get plenty of use. 

    Another top seller for teachers is, of course, mugs in all shapes and sizes. With the long hours they work, teachers are in constant need of caffeine boost ups throughout the day. A top notch mug that puts a smile on their dial is a must for getting through all the classes, marking and misbehaving kids (which, i'm sure, your child isn't!)

    Teachers didn't get to where they are today as instructors by resting on their laurels. They probably had to read a few books along the way. Yep, you guessed it, books are a great gift for a teacher! But give them some relief from the literary classics and cumbersome textbooks, and bring them back down the planet earth. That's why one of our hilarious, novelty books would be the perfect choice for a highly strung teacher in dire need of some laughter therapy. 

    There's also plenty of options for choosing something for a specific type of teacher as well. For example, there's a tonne of science-related puzzles and experiments which would make the perfect gift for a science teacher, there's plenty of novelty and gag gifts for the funny teachers out there, art prints and posters for your art teachers, not to mention something a little bit special for the principal. No matter what type of teacher you are catering for, you're sure to find something from our huge range. 

    Here's our informative Gift Guide to help you select the perfect gifts for a teacher whether they are male or female

    1. The 4-in-1 Pen Tool 

    Sometimes teachers need to be all round jack of all trades. They'll never get stuck again with this awesome novelty pen. Not only do you get a refillable ballpoint pen which teachers use on a daily basis, but also a ruler, level, and screwdriver just in case of emergencies. This one is in the bucket of practical gifts for teachers. 

    2. Customisable Glass Polaroid Coasters 

    These awesome coasters will be the perfect things to spruce up their desk. They spend enough time sitting there so may as well make it a nice environment. This will allow them to add any of their favourite snaps of their friends and family to make completely bespoke coasters for their desk at school. 

    3. Kinetic Art Solar System

    This is another perfect addition to any teacher's desk, but in particular for a science teacher. Not only will they love it but the kids will too, plus it's educational to boot. 

    4. Before and After 5 Coffee and Wine Glass

    Look, nobody is going to string a teacher up for having a little tipple after work - think of all the stress! And of course, they will be putting down coffee at the rate of knots too. This glass is the perfect solution, providing our overworked teachers with a little bit of R & R. 

    5. Genius Paperclip Holder

    This has to be right up their when you are considering presents for teachers. How many paperclips would a teacher use on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis? The answer is a lot. This magnetic paperclip holder is in the shape of Albert Einstein's head and can carry even enough paperclips for a busy teacher. 

    6. Thinking Putty

    Teachers are not always teaching, sometimes they're thinking. Usually thinking about teaching. This thinking putty is perfect for when they are pondering the curriculum.

    7. Eiffel Tower Artful Organiser

    This stationary holder is like no other. Shaped like the Eiffel Tower this is the perfect way to store an immense amount of stationary, which teachers are going to need every day. Perfect when they are out marking exams and reports. 

    8. Moby Dick Literature Mug 

    This would be absolutely perfect for an English or literature. Moby Dick is an absolute classic!

    9. Flamingo Tea Infuser

    Many a teacher enjoys a good cuppa. This stylish tea infuser from SunnyLife will have them brewing up a delicious drop in no time. They can even take it down to the staff room and share the love with their colleagues. 

    10. Sausage Dog Book Ends

    If there is one fundamental truth when it comes to teachers, they often have a lot of books and documents. These kitsch, designer bookends are both fun, cute and practical at the same time.