When it comes to gifts for teachers, finding the right balance can be a challenge. After all, your child’s teacher might love little Charlie at school, but they probably don’t want a picture of him or made by him framed at home. Consumables are always a good option: chocolate, wine or candles, but it can be hard to guess the teachers’ tastes and even accommodate for allergies.
The perfect gift for a teacher is one that is useful, personal but not too personal. And, of course, with children having up to five teachers, PE teachers, and teaching assistants, each gift ideally needs to be under £5. Check out these amazing personalised gift ideas for teachers guaranteed to take you to the top of the class, without breaking the bank.
If you think you have a lot to remember, imagine being a teacher! They have around 30 children and millions of big ideas to keep track of throughout of the school year. A personalised notebook is just the thing for them to record their plans, inspire your kids, and make sure that they don’t forget anything along the way.
One off Tote Bags
Your child’s teacher may not particularly want a framed photo of their class in the bathroom at home, but they probably won’t mind one on a tote bag! Everyone loves a tote, and this is one way that you can get creative without imposing your little darling on their teacher too much. Choose from a range of personalised tote bags, starting from under £10.
Mug for Favourite Teacher
In a staffroom, mugs are king and having a personalised one will save teachers from the scrum for the least chipped or stained mug in the cupboard.
Mugs come in a range of styles and price points, but we love this one, which is personalised but comes with a sharpie for students to add their own flair (full supervision recommended!).
Teachers tend to be a little territorial when it comes to stationery, and with good reason: if it’s not nailed down, it is likely to go walkies! You can choose from all kinds of personalised stationery, but a personalised pencil case will help to keep your teachers’ stationery where it should be, so they can find it whenever they need it. There are loads of designs to choose from, but we think this one is perfect for that inspirational teacher that encourages every child to be themselves.
It is alarming how much of their own money teachers spend on sundry items, such as stationery, certificates and stickers. This named notepaper is a great way for teachers to congratulate children on daily achievements and a practical gift, too.
Personalised Teacher Treats
OK, ok, we said that food and drink might not be the best gift for a teacher (there are only so many cakes they can eat). However, a giant box of cakes, biscuits or sweets in the staff room is a brilliant gift. This sweet jar covers most bases and has a sweet treat for everyone.
When it comes to thanking teachers, it is important to remember that it really is the thought that count. A hand drawn card or note of thanks is sufficient; so don’t feel the pressure to spend out on gifts that you can’t necessarily afford.
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