Just 19 of the best unique gift ideas for teachers that you can buy from the bush.

As the end of the year draws near, we’re getting closer to the inevitable anxiety and indecision involved in buying a gift for your child’s teacher.

From the standard box of chocolates to a personalised ‘best teacher ever’ mug, it can be tough to find a gift that’s unique.

But we’ve found a solution – #buyfromthebush.

For several months now, the devastating effects of drought have affected 97 per cent of NSW as well as large pockets of Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

It’s a crisis that’s affecting thousands of families, farmers, rural communities and small businesses as they struggle to bear the financial burden that comes with the strain on resources.

Listen to Mamamia’s daily news podcast, The Quicky, where host Claire Murphy interviews two 16-year-old girls who are fighting the drought. Post continues below.

In October, an Instagram movement, titled #buyfromthebush, was launched to encourage Australians to support rural businesses struggling with the drought.

For these rural businesses, a single dollar really does go a long way, especially during this long, devastating drought.

After all, buying from the bush doesn’t just support the business alone – it supports families and their entire community.

Sydneysiders can also take advantage of the #buyfromthebush pop-up Christmas market on Thursday, December 12. Twenty rural businesses will be setting up shop in Martin Place from 8am to 8pm, giving customers the chance to peruse a range of goods from fashion and accessories, art, children’s clothing, and artisanal goods.

For everyone else, we’ve got an online gift guide with a bunch of easy (but unique) gift ideas for everyone in your life.

From Christmas decorations to on-trend skirts, here’s just 19 of the best gift for teachers that you can buy this Christmas to help rural businesses battling the drought.

Bags, clutches and key-rings

Peggy’s Store (@peggysstorehillston)

Location: Hillston, New South Wales


Gifts at Teacup (@giftsatteacup)

Location: Roma, Queensland


Booful Gifts and Homewares (@boofulgiftsandhomewares)

Location: Molong, New South Wales


The Drawing Board (@thedrawingboard_boutique)

Location: Blackall, Queensland


Elliart Designs (@elliart_designs)

Location: Condobolin, New South Wales


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The Beauty Room Warren (@thebeautyroomwarren)

Location: Warren, New South Wales


Elegance and Grace (@eleganceandgrace4309)

Location: Kalbar, Queensland


Just Enough Beach Candles (@justenoughbeach)

Location: Yamba, New South Wales


Home Finch Boorowa (@homefinchboorowa)

Location: Boorowa, New South Wales

Fashion and beauty

Greenwood Designs (@greenwooddesigns)

Location: Molong, New South Wales


Kindly, Darling (@kindlydarling)

Location: Temora, New South Wales

The New England Collective (@thenewenglandcollective_)

Location: Armidale, New South Wales


Food and drink 

This N That (@thisnthatgilgandra)

Location: Gilgandra, New South Wales

Botanica Home (@botanica.home)

Location: Moree, New South Wales


Bake & Graze by AG (@bakeandgrazebyag)

Location: Harden, New South Wales


Corowa Whisky and Chocolate (@corowawhiskyandchocolate)

Location: Corowa, New South Wales

Gifts at Teacup (@giftsatteacup)

Location: Roma, Queensland


Brisk Trading (@brisktrading)

Location: Guyra, New South Wales

For more gift ideas, check out the #buyfromthebush movement on Instagram or follow the team behind the movement here: @buyfromthebush

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