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.

If you’re looking for an easy (but unique) gift idea for a teacher, you’ve come to the right place.

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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