Family & Life, Food, General
My Top Four End of Term Gift Ideas for Teachers
Posted October 17, 2017 by Bethanie Lunn
Recently, my son started school for the first time and with that, we all entered a whole new world. I’m not just talking about the epicness of my child being at the age and stage in life where he goes to school (how did we get there? Time flies), but the beginnings of school gate politics, school reports, extracurricular activities and teacher / parent social norms.
Giving gifts to teachers became a ‘thing’ recently, when I realised there are ‘typical’ times when you ought to consider a gift for your childs teacher, with end of term being one of those, and that’s coming up for us. Obviously, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to and teachers do not expect gifts at any point but you know what? This is something I like to do. Rewarding a good teacher that to me, is helping raise my son and developing his education, imagination and sense of self, deserves thanks.
So here is my top five original gift ideas for deserving teachers, I’ve already used two of them:
A personalised rose bush that flowers every year
When my son left nursery (epic, emotional, sad but happy), we bought his teachers a heartfelt goodbye gift; a rose bush. Rose bushes can be kept indoors or out and they flower throughout the year. I tied tags to the pot that said, ‘thank you for helping me grow’, with handwritten messages on them. You can download some similar free printables here.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard of the fabulous Biscuiteers who make and deliver biscuits worthy of a Tate Gallery exhibition; they are works of art and totally scrummy to boot. I paired the above rose bush with the Biscuiteers Flower Power Biscuit Tin, brimming with three layers of chocolate flavoured biscuits, iced to look like flowers.
The look on the teachers faces when they received them (and when they took their first bite), was priceless. These types of flowers won’t wilt but I can’t promise they’ll last long either 🙂
It is worth mentioning that these guys make biscuits (and chocolates and cakes), for pretty much every occasion, and for everything from impactful and original ways to say thank you to thoughtful little gifts and exciting themes throughout the year. Their Halloween biscuits and Christmas ideas are well worth a look.
A Spa Break
Appeal to them as people. Teachers look after as many as 30 children at one time, enough said. A spa break seems to cut it more than an apple, no?
A Coffee Subscription
Do I need to spell this one out? Pact coffee is one of my personal favourites.
If you choose to buy the teachers in your life a gift, make it original. Notebooks are sweet, apples are old school but nothing will make a bigger impression and be more warmly received than this lot, making YOU teachers pet for sure.
Biscuiteers sent me the biscuit tin as a PR sample but I have not been commissioned to write this post and all opinions are my own.