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Now more than ever, we are grateful for teachers and the impact they have on our children's lives.
What better way to show your gratitude than with a gift to a teacher for the end of year that they will love? With a range of gifts out there to suit every price point, you don't have to spend a lot of money to show that you care.
Traditionally, children have given gifts to teachers at the end of the term or school year to show their appreciation. Some classes will have a parent that decides to buy on behalf of everybody, increasing the price of the gift you can buy. However, if you're buying an individual gift, don't feel any pressure to spend a lot of money. Teachers will appreciate the gesture regardless of how much was spent on it.
Different teachers will have different tastes, so it's good to get an idea of their interests to help you pick a teacher's gift that will be right for your child's teacher. Why not let your child get involved and help you select the gift? That way you'll ensure they receive something a teacher will really use and love. A sentimental way to get children involved is to have them write a note or card to their teacher to show how much they mean to them.
Whether you're looking to get a personalised teacher gifts or something they can pamper themselves with, we've rounded up the top gifts currently available.
Kidadl's Top Pick
Whilst all the thank you teacher gifts on this list come highly recommended, if you're short for time this is our top pick. This sign is a thoughtful and value for money way of saying thank you for all their hard work this year.
1. Personalised Teacher Thank You Sign, Just Toppers
It's tricky to get a gift for teachers that they will not have received before. However, we think this might just be the one. This wooden sign has lovely miniature children either side of a teacher, with the option to personalise the colour of the uniforms, gender and name of the teacher. The back is also carved with a 'Thank you for being a great teacher' message, with the option to add your child's name. We're sure this is a teacher gift that they will keep for years. It is also a great gift for teachers who are leaving the school, allowing them to have a memento forever of the children they taught there.
- Price: £16
- Personalisation option
- Gift wrapping option (extra cost)
Best For Chocolate Lovers
2. The Everything Sleekster Chocolate Gift Box, Hotel Chocolat
For teachers with a sweet tooth, look no further. This ultimate chocolate box contains 27 of Hotel Chocolat's best selling chocolates in classic flavours including champagne truffle, caramel cheesecake and billionaire's shortbread. Hotel Chocolat's luxurious flavours will make a delicious treat.
- Price: £22.95
- 27 chocolates
- 14 flavour varieties
- Contains nuts
Best For Gin Fans
3. Classic Gin With Two Glasses Gift Set, Edinburgh Gin
If you know a teacher that enjoys a post-work tipple, this set has all they need to enjoy a smooth gin in two stylish glasses. The classic Edinburgh Gin is renowned for its clean, fresh flavour that is a crowd pleaser for gin fans, whilst the short glasses will be a nice addition to any bar cabinet.
- Price: £39.95
- 70cl bottle Edinburgh Gin classic
- London Dry style gin
- 2 x 250ml Edinburgh Gin glasses
Best For Pampering
4. Bath Bombs Gift Set, Anjou
To help teachers relax after a long day, a gift they can pamper themselves with is the answer. These colourful bath bombs have a lovely selection of essential oils that will soothe the skin.
- Price: £16.99
- 14 natural bath bombs
- Scents including lavender, tea tree and citrus
- Natural essential oils
Best For Those On A Budget
5. Hand Cream Trio, Cath Kidson
If you're looking for a purse-friendly present, this trio of scented hand creams are great value for money. Thanks to their cruelty-free shea butter formula, you can guarantee that a teacher will love having them around to keep hands soft in the classroom. The pretty gift set packaging will make it lovely for them to open, too.
- Price: £6.99
- 3 mini scented hand creams
- Rich shea butter
- Cruelty free and vegan
Best For Scented Gifts
6. Seychelles Diffuser, White Company
The White Company scents are high-quality and aromatic, and this diffuser is no exception. With orange, coconut and jasmine, it aims to recreate a warm evening on the Seychelles without the flight. Coming in a stylish bottle with silver detail, it will look great in a teacher's home and is a wonderfully luxurious teacher gift.
- Price: £27
- 150ml (lasts approx. 3 months)
- Scent notes of bergamot, amber & vanilla
- Diffuser sticks 24cm high
- Glass bottle with silver collar
Best For Personalised Teachers' Gift
7. Teacher Personalised Rubber Stamp Gift, Skull And Cross Buns Rubber Stamps
Teachers use stamps every day, so why not give them a personalised one that they will keep forever and use year after year? You can choose from a range of designs and fonts that will be best suited to their classroom.
- Price: £14
- 8 designs
- 4 font choices
- Personalisation up to 16 letters and spaces
Best For Eco-Conscious Teachers
8. Graphite Plantable Pencils With Seeds In Eco-Friendly Wood, Sprout Pencils
Eco-conscious teachers will love bringing these graphite pencils to school. The best part? They have herb, flower and vegetable seeds within them that can be planted when the pencil is finish. Each pencil has the corresponding plant written on it, a reminder that they are doing good for the planet as they work.
- Price: £37.50
- 32 pack of graphite pencils
- 100% eco-friendly material
- Different plant seeds in every pencil
Best For Something Unique
9. Personalised Teacher Thank You Bag, Jonny's Sister
A tote bag is a must for teachers with lots of marking to carry around. This bag is made from recycled cotton fabric and has lots of space for folders, with the option to personalise with a teacher's name.
- Price: £19.99
- Recycled cotton
- Personalisation option
- Machine washable
Best For Their Desk
10. Personalised Wooden Coaster With Name, Dust And Things
It's rare to see a teacher without a mug on their classroom desk, so this engraved wooden coaster will be indispensable. Choose a colour and message of your choice to let them know how special they are.
- Price: £12.99
- Wooden coaster
- Range of colour options
- Personalised message
Best For Gardeners
11. Rainbow Personalised Teacher Plant Pot Gift, So Close
For green-fingered teachers who love gardening with their class, why not give them a gift that they will put to good use? This rainbow design plant pot can also be personalised with a heartfelt message.
- Price: £16
- 100% ceramic
- 100 x 90 x 60 mm
- Personalise with your message
Best For The Teacher That Has It All
12. Gift Card, Amazon
It's not easy to find a gift for teachers that seems to have everything. In this instance, we think gift cards are a great option that will allow them to treat themselves. You can't go wrong with Amazon gift cards that can be redeemed, giving teachers plenty of options from homeware, technology and much, much more.
- Price: Amount of your choice
- Choice of designs including 'Thank You'
- Use online
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