My heart used to sink at the end of term...what to do? How to buy a teacher gift within a tight budget that wouldn't just be useless is a tricky task at best. So, just ahead of the school year coming to an end, here's a few thoughts and suggestions.
A bottle of wine! The traditional gift, but apart from the questions around how appropriate it is to send your child into school bearing alcohol, there's growing awareness that the assumption that all teachers like to receive alcohol isn't particularly tactful.
Of course, a decent bottle of wine can be taken to dinner or regifted - but let's try to find some more practical suggestions...
|For a Science Teacher - A Periodic Table of Elements Mug
To personalise it further you could fill it with instant coffee sachets or herbal teas - or a fizzing bath bomb (extra points if this is home made!)
| For your Form Tutor - Nelson Mandela Cushion Cover
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)
Inspirational words to truly thank a special teacher - and make their favourite chair a little more comfortable too!
For a Maths teacher - Pascal's Triangle Tote Bag
A mathematical tote perfect to carry teaching supplies from classroom to classroom. Add a notebook, pens, pencils and stickers - replacement stationery is always needed by teachers!
For an English Teacher - Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte Mug
The opening line of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
“There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.”
Fill it with sweets and healthy snack bars for when it's possible to get a walk (or just for a coffee break).
We hope these suggestions help! See our full range in Teacher Gifts.