End of term is rapidly approaching and if you are looking for a thoughtful gift to say thank you to your child’s teacher, how about some of the ideas below? A personalised gift is a great idea too as you can add your child’s own special message. (Thanks for putting up with me for a whole year. You deserve a medal! – that kind of thing).
Very often, the Husband and I resort to wine or chocolates as an end of term gift but I think it’s nicer to give something with a more personal touch so that their teacher will always remember your child. (Hopefully for the right reasons!).
If you’re currently searching for something different to give, how about one of these?
Mode Prints is a UK company based in London that offers a modern, fresh watercolour line of stationery and art prints.
They have a lovely range of personalised gifts including handmade personalised art prints, stationery sets and greeting cards. Cats and dogs feature heavily so animal lovers will be spoilt for choice.
You’ll also find this lovely personalised teacher canvas hoop which I think is a lovely keepsake. You can choose from a range of sizes too – anywhere from 5 inches (pictured) up to 12 inches in diameter. Prices start at £14.95.
Or if you’re looking for something a little quirkier, how about these two ideas from Red Candy?
One of a range of cat vases (Larry, Susan and Valerie!), ginger kitten Henry is actually an earthenware vase in orange and cream. He’s quite a generous size at 10 x 10 x 18 cm and would adorn any cat-loving teachers’ desk with aplomb. RRP £19.50.
If Sci-Fi is more their teacher’s thing, what about one of these two funky robot flower pots. We were sent the retro Planter Bot – Blue from DOIY who will make a cheerful addition to any work desk. He has a friend who comes in red too.
Planter Bots are ideal for small houseplants and cacti, this colourful bot is vibrant aqua blue, and has lots of funky detail, including rollers, moving robot arms, and even a heart. The only thing he’s missing is a head, which is why he needs a plant to fill the space. RRP £13.75.
Everyone can use a notebook, can’t they? This Teacher Notebook has a lovely sentiment on the front cover – “It takes a big heart to shape little minds” and it can be personalised with the name of your teacher (or whoever inspires you)! You have up to 40 characters to add your message.
It is A5 in size, contains 192 pages of lined ivory-coloured 80gsm paper and comes in red, green and soft dove grey (seen here). The notebook has a modern half-page vertical line design, a soft-touch finish hardcover and is the perfect place for journaling, planning, note writing or just doodling. There is also a colour matching ribbon bookmark with elastic closure. RRP £11.95.
If you are looking for other ideas to express your gratitude to your kid’s teacher for putting up with them for an entire year, you could consider any of the following too:-
- a bag to carry marking home, personalised and decorated with fabric paint and pens.
- pens, stickers, post-it notes
- gift vouchers
- wine and chocolates (if you think these will actually be appreciated)
- costume jewellery such as hair clips and scarves in the style you’ve seen them wear
- homemade treats – ideally in a size that all the staff can share!
- photo frames
Or, especially popular with teachers is a handwritten note or handmade card lovingly inscribed by your child’s own hand. I’d avoid any ‘glitter-bombs’ though!
Do you give gifts to your children’s teachers? What do you think is the most popular gift?