Great teachers stay with us forever, but it can be tricky to buy a gift of appreciation to reflect the contribution they have made and stay within budget.
We've put together 10 sweet gifts for those very important people in a child's life that won't make your wallet groan.
After all, it's those handmade cards and drawings that teachers treasure most, even if we do like to add something a little extra for them to enjoy.
Some gifts on this list are practical and others offer a little bit of luxury.
We've catered for those tricky-to-buy-for male teachers too, and kept it under $20 not only for the cost factor, but also because some schools have a strict limits on the gift value teachers can accept.
Personalised drink bottle $14.50
Photo: FabulousFavoursGifts / Etsy
Everyone needs a drink bottle! 500 ml bottle in a choice of six colours - Matt black, Silver, White, Navy, Royal Blue, Red. These are a great choice for male teachers.
$14.50 from FabulousFavoursGifts at Etsy.
Apple earrings $16.30
Photo: ClaydohCo / Etsy
A cute gift for a teacher who loves earrings.
Just $16.30 from ClaydohCo at Etsy.
Teacher fragrant candle $6
A lovely candle to include with your child's handmade card or drawing.
$6 at Kmart
Unisex 'Best teacher ever' tote bag $16.95
Teachers need totes like they need air. This gorgeous unisex one is just the ticket.
$16.95 from Zazzle
A sweets hamper $19.50
Photo: Hampers With Bite
A 'Sugar Street Treats' hamper of lollies for just $19.50? Bargain!
From Hampers With Bite
A $20 voucher from the local coffee shop
Teachers run on coffee, so why not aid their efficiency with a gift voucher for the nearby coffee shop?
Perfect teacher gift!
KeepCup from $16
They're probably going to have to dash to school with their coffee in hand. Make it easy for them with a KeepCup.
Prices start at $16 form KeepCup - they can also be found in gift and specialty stores.
'NO' button $16
Photo: Gifts Australia
The ultimate humorous teacher gift, this 'NO' button says no ten different ways. Everyone will get a laugh out of this one.
$16 from Gifts Australia
The most beautiful lanyard $19.95
Photo: Ruby Olive
If you've noticed your child's teacher has an assortment of cards and keys hanging from a dull lanyard, then why not go for a stylish one?
Practical and beautiful, it's $19.95 from Ruby Olive.