The end of term is coming up, and you want to give your child’s teacher something to say thank you for all of their hard work. This year, why not ditch the easy options like chocolate and wine, and give them something they’ll want? Here are some ideas to get you started:
Teachers are forever hauling things around with them. Whether it’s school supplies or books that need marking, they’re always carrying so much around with them. You can make it a lot easier on them by giving them a large, sturdy tote bag for all their supplies. If you want to go one step further, you can get the bag personalised, so everyone knows who that bag belongs to.
Pens and Pencils
Ask any teacher what keeps going missing from their classroom the most, and they’ll tell you it’s pens and pencils. They go walkabout all the time, so a bundle of pens or pencils are great teacher gift ideas. Stores like TheWorks sell bundles of fun pens for good prices, or you could go one step further and buy them personalised pencils. They’ll be sure to get them back if they have their name on them.
Gloves and Scarves
Come rain or shine; your teachers will be assigned to playground duty, keeping your kids safe. It’s cold out there in the winter months, so you can make it a little bit easier by giving them a pair of gloves and scarf to keep them toasty. You can even get them monogrammed, so they won’t get mixed up in everyone else’s gloves and coats, too.
Some people don’t like giving gift cards as they feel they’re impersonal. However, they’re an excellent gift for teachers. You avoid giving them the same thing as another parent, and the teacher can buy whatever they’d like for it. Vouchers that cover a range of shops are best, or vouchers for cinemas or restaurants are also a good bet.
Mugs and Reusable Cups
Anyone who knows a teacher knows that they run off tea and coffee. Now’s the best time to buy them a mug that they’ll love. Avoid the ‘No. 1 Teacher’ mugs, as everyone in the class, will buy those. Pick a mug that suits your teacher’s style and interests. A reusable mug for when they’re on the go will be appreciated, too.
A Surprise Food Delivery
If you want to show teachers how much they’re appreciated, why not order in lunch for them on the last day of term? This is a great gift to do with other parents as you can all chip in. It’s unexpected, and they’re bound to love it.
These are just six ideas to help you buy the perfect present for your teacher. Find them something that’s fun, practical, and only their style. They’ll love it, and you’ll show them just how important they are to you and your child.