Teachers Share the Weirdest Gifts They Have Received

Holly (Teach Starter)

Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

Teachers often talk about the funny little things that come out of the mouths of our little humans. But, sometimes, the deliveries that come out of their precious little hands are just as…. interesting! Recently we shared about a present that Mr. Nelson from @_thirdgradeswag received… his first lemon given to him as a gift. You know what they say…

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When a student gives you lemons… make margaritas!!

When we shared this cute present that Mr. Nelson received, we asked our amazing followers what the weirdest gifts were that they had received from a student. The responses were….. hilarious!!

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The Weirdest Gifts Teachers Received from Students

With out further ado, here are some of our favourite gifts that teachers have received from their students…

(1) A bearded dragon – what a pleasant surprise!

(2) Lavender, the cable tie was a nice touch!

(3) A lemon… did I hear margarita?

(4)  Parsley – just what I needed…

(5) Nectarine seed… it’s the thought that counts!

(6) Birthday cake mix… let’s call it a deconstructed birthday cake!

(7) A pre-lit candle… so thoughtful!

(8) Dan Murphy’s member card, with a twist.

For more hilarious presents teachers have received from their thoughtful students… head to our Teacher Talk Facebook group. Feel free to add your own to the post too…

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sally walters

A friend of mine received a blue toilet deodoriser that goes in the cistern. It was even more hilarious as it was given to the teacher when we were all gathered in the Church for our end of the year Mass and Prize Giving.

sally walters · May 25th, 2021

Holly (Teach Starter)

Oh my goodness, Sally! How hilarious!!

Holly (Teach Starter) · May 25th, 2021

Lyn Short

Two plastic wedding cake pillars with red-eyed doves hanging off the sides.

Lyn Short · May 15th, 2021

Trish (Teach Starter)

Creepy! If it weren’t for the red eyes that might be sweet…

Trish (Teach Starter) · May 17th, 2021

Jennifer Celeban

A ziplock bag filled with mint and by far the weirdest one was a turkey feather pen (plucked from her pet turkey with the pen shoved into the end of it).

Jennifer Celeban · May 8th, 2021


Some very creative gifting, there, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing!

Bronwyn · May 10th, 2021

Natalie A

I have been given a passionfruit!

Natalie A · May 6th, 2021


What a lovely gift! I hope you like passionfruit!?

Bronwyn · May 10th, 2021


An avocado seed

Annie · May 6th, 2021

Trish (Teach Starter)

Haha! Did you end up planting it?

Trish (Teach Starter) · May 6th, 2021

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