My son’s teacher has been fantastic and gone above and beyond this year. I wanted to get her a small gift at the end of the year as a thank you, but something nicer than the usual teacher gifts. I don’t know her well enough to know her particular tastes. Any suggestions?
Here are some suggestions from our Facebook community for thoughtful teacher gifts:
- Depending on your budget have a look at yearly planners specifically for teachers
- A gift box full of various stationery
- Some gorgeous pencil cases or tote bags
- Our extra special teachers always get a bottle of wine and seem very grateful. Movie tickets are also a great way to express your thanks.
- A massage voucher from a reputable therapist is always great. Even 30 mins and they can always increase it to an hour themselves.
- A couple of years ago, the kids picked a whole heap of mulberries from a friends tree, which I made into Mulberry Liqueur. So the teacher received the bottle of liqueur with a photo of the kids picking the fruit that went into it (made as a card that the kids wrote in). So it was like a joint gift from myself and the kids.
- Homemade rocky road and wrap it up nicely, or decorated Christmas cookies.
- A plant with a thoughtful quote – ‘thank you for helping me grow & for all the care that you show’ (Pinterest is great for this)
Personalised gifts were a popular reader suggestion:
- One year I got the Teachers personalised Christmas table runners and they say they think of my kids every Christmas when they decorate the table.
- Personalised stamps
- Personalised pencil/ post-it note holders
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