Teachers have a hard job. Their working day isn’t that long and they have more holidays than many workers, but most have to do lesson planning outside of teaching, as well as prep for OFSTED inspections, attend training courses, and deal with unruly children at times. As a result, they deserve a nice gift at the end of the school year. It’s a great way for you and your child to express your appreciation.
But what can you buy a hard-working teacher that isn’t too expensive and can easily be carried to school? Fear not because we have some options.
While a lot of learning has shifted online, books are not completely redundant. Plenty of teachers carry stacks of exercise books to and from school, as well as things like laptops, tablets, a packed lunch, and more. This makes a roomy bag essential.
Buying a personalised tote bag as a gift for your child’s teacher is a wonderful idea. You can personalise bags in any number of ways, from adding cute artwork created by your child to printing photos or embroidering a meaningful message. Tote bags are extremely useful and chances are, your child’s teacher will use the bag for many years to come, long after the children in their care have moved on to bigger and better things.
What teacher doesn’t like tea and coffee? Every teacher looks forward to break time, when they can relax for a bit with a cup of tea or coffee.
Mugs are a cute but inexpensive gift. It’s easy to pick up a lovely mug for less than a tenner, and you can personalise it with many different things, from photos and artwork to funny slogans and messages. Look for a quality mug and arrange to have it personalised for your child’s favourite teacher. This ensures everyone in the staff room knows exactly who this special mug belongs to. What teacher doesn’t appreciate their own mug in a busy staff room? You can even accessorise it with a delicious box of homemade cookies or cupcakes.
Sometimes, the best teachers gifts come in a box. A personalised gift hamper is the gift that keeps on giving. If you are not sure what to buy your child’s teacher, or have a few ideas and would like to combine them, why not put together a lovely gift hamper that’s full of all their favourite treats?
Gift hampers offer a fantastic opportunity to mix and match different items. For example, you can fill a hamper with luxury gourmet food items and some nice wine. Or you may decide a pamper hamper is a better idea for a stressed-out teacher in need of a pick-me-up after a difficult year. There really is no shortage of options and even if your budget is quite small, there will be a hamper out there to suit.
If you are stuck, ask your child what their teacher likes, but any of the above ideas will be perfect.