In the run-up to the Vietnamese Teacher's Day on November 20, the gift market is offering diverse choices, discounts and promotions.

The annual Teacher's Day is an opportunity for parents, students and the whole society to show appreciation and gratitude to those who impart knowledge and skills in all disciplines.

Many supermarkets, bookstores and souvenir shops beginning this month have displayed a wide range of gifts such as cosmetics, notebooks, and greeting cards in prime places.

According to shop assistants at Thang Long Bookstore in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1, most students choose handbooks, pens and greeting cards as gifts to their teachers.

Greeting cards printed on different kinds of paper this year are being offered.

Besides stationeries and cosmetics, clothes and fabrics at many stores are also attracting many buyers.

Supermarkets, bookstores and shops have launched promotions, with the supermarket chain Big C offering attractive discounts on items sold in gift boxes.

In addition, until December 2, customers with bills of 300,000 VND (14 USD)and above can take part in a lucky draw at Big C with total prize value of 4 billion VND (189,440 USD).

At the Co.opmart supermarket chain, discounts of 21-32 percent are being offered on 120 gift boxes, including cosmetics and office utensils.

Textile stores selling fabric to make ao dai (traditional Vietnamese outfit for women), and men fashion stores are reducing prices.

The ABC textile store in District 3 is cutting prices by 15 percent on its products until November 20.

Buyers of ao dai fabric at showrooms of the Thai Tuan Group are being offered thousands of prizes on the special day.

In addition, flower shops are offering free delivery services to customers, and shoe, fashion and gift shops as well as spas and travel companies are also launching promotions.-VNA