Looking for a great end of term present for your little one’s teacher? We have some great ideas for original gifts they are bound to love
It’s coming to the end of the school year which means sports day, prize giving and summer parties. It’s also time to remember those who make it all possible – the amazing teachers.
Thank goodness for these wonderful humans who teach and care for our children. Their creativity, commitment, patience and enthusiasm are what makes learning fun for our little ones. They work tirelessly all year and we’re sure we are not the only mums who often think how to do they keep a class of 20 kids under control all day when we struggle with two or three?!
So, it’s time to say a little (or big) thank you to teachers. Parents often club together (thanks class reps everywhere for organising this) to buy a more expensive gift for their teacher, which means a donation of a few pounds per family can accumulate into a sum big enough to purchase something really special.
While a homemade card is the only thing teachers ever say they want, a pressie is a nice way to show your appreciation.
A box of chocolates? A bottle of wine? Of course, these are lovely gifts but if you are looking for something a little more special then here are a few places you can pick up a present for you’re the person who has looked after and inspired your child all year.
Make it personal
Everyone loves a personalised gift. A mug or a notebook with their name on it shows you’ve put in a bit of time and thought. These things are particularly useful for teachers – it’s so handy to spot your own cup straight away in the staff room.
A message from their pupils – ‘thanks for being a great teacher Mrs Smith from the class of 2019’ – is a lovely keepsake to remind a special teacher of how important they are to the children. You could even opt for a little piece of jewellery. Something they will treasure forever.
There are lots of places to pick up personalised presents. Our favourites are Not on the High Street, Prezzy Box and All By Mama. Check them out and you’ll find a great range of gifts and something for every teacher will like.
A gift that’s great for everyone
How about letting your teacher choose their own gift? The One4all Gift Card can be spent in over 55,000 stores ranging from clothing to food. Stores include Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Curry’s, John Lewis, WH Smith and Topshop.
It’s the ideal voucher to give because your teacher is bound to find something they love -that could be a little treat or something practical they really need.
The card can be bought online from One4all.com or from any local Post Office and what’s more, it suits every budget as you can put anything from £10-£400, so you can group together with parents or purchase your own.
A break from the classroom
Teachers work so hard all year and it would be really nice to give them an opportunity to kick back and relax. So how about travel vouchers that they can put towards a nice break?
For example, Cool Stays have portfolio of hand-picked places to stay around the world, with vouchers available from £20-£500. There are villas and hotels as well as more unusual properties such as lighthouses, buses and boats. Many are family friendly and there is accommodation to suit all budgets.
Or if you’d really like to spoil your teacher get him or her a Mr and Mrs Smith voucher. They can be used towards booking any of their amazing 1,000 boutique hotels and houses around the world and are available for any amount from £50 upwards. The company have lots of fantastic hotels in the UK, so a night away is entirely possible if a group of parents buy a voucher together. A special treat that anyone would love to receive.