I am making my daughter's Teacher a unique gift this year using some ideas I found on the net.
First, using a clay pot and a saucer that has the same diameter top as the top of the pot. Flip the saucer over on top of the pot and you have a lid. Paint the whole thing red to look like an apple. Make a bow out of raffia and glue it to the top.
You can also paint some words on the front of the pot such as the year, class, etc.
Next, go to the following link to get some cute teacher's sayings, print them and cut them out. Fold them and insert them in to the "apple"
This would be a gift that any Teacher would treasure.