Buying for teachers isn't for everyone, but for me, I love to gift them something as a thank you for being the perfect peers for my children for a whole year. They are teaching them so much and I think that deserves a huge pat on the back, as well as some goodies just to say thank you.
So, here is my list of end of year teacher gift ideas, to show you what is on the market this year and what you can get for your children's teachers.
Best Teacher Ever Mug | Getting Personal | £9.99
Give your deserving teacher a reason to sit down and relax as they take some time out from their long day. Check out these fab mugs which are made especially for them. In the style of lined paper with multi-coloured block lettering which reads 'Mr/Mrs/Miss... Is The Best Teacher Ever, they'll feel extra appreciated every time they put the kettle on.
Malbec & Chardonnay | Barefoot Wine | £6.99
How about a gift of a nice glass of wine at the end of the long school year. For the red lovers, Barefoot Wine have the offering of a lovely bottle of Malbec to tantalise the taste buds. With big flavours of blackberry and currant with vanilla, caramel and toasted oak, It's no surprise that this sumptuous bottle received a Double Gold Medal and Best of Class at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition in 2015.
Maybe white is more your bag. Then Barefoot's Chardonnay will be just up your street. With flavours of honeyed peach and Fuji apple alongside aromas of sweet vanilla, this medium bodied wine promises a sumptuously smooth taste. A Gold Medal winner at the Critics Challenge International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2015, Barefoot Chardonnay is dripping in flavour and comes with an affordable price tag.
Thank You Teacher Hanging Decoration | I Just Love It | £8.99
This Thank You Teacher Hanging Decoration will make a really thoughtful gift. The quirky handmade, apple-shaped wooden decoration is engraved with an adorable little poem and can be personalised with the teacher's and your child's names. A truly touching gift that's sure to be adored by teachers everywhere as they hang it from their wall.
Personalised Teacher’s Pencil Pot | I Just Love It | £8.99
A sweet little pot of 12 personalised pencils that will really come in handy during class time. Each one is personalised with your teacher's name, so they've got their own little bunch of pencils.Coming in a cute little pencil pot, this is such a sweet gift for teachers.
Truffles | Monty Bojangles | £4
The Monty Bojangles range includes eight deliciously scrumptious flavours, each with an exciting twist from popping candy to crumbled cookie, they are guaranteed to put a smile on your children’s teachers face at the end of a busy term. The brightly coloured packaging captures a child’s imagination and is the perfect way for your child to gift your teacher.
Sheaffer VFM Pen | Sheaffer | £9.90
The Sheaffer VFM pen has a rounded profile which fits snugly into the hand, providing a comfortable writing experience. This collection is available in Fountain Pen, Roller Ball and Ballpoint. The Ballpoint offers a convenient push-button mechanism to retract its point, which is easily operated with one hand. Aimed at those who enjoy a fast-paced lifestyle (we all know just how busy teachers are!), the Sheaffer VFM offers cool and contemporary satin colours with nickel plated trim.
Personalised Cards | Postsnap | £3
Postsnap is an app which lets users create and send real printed cards using your very own photos and messages. It is the most feature-rich photo card app in the App store with - the best range of customisation tools including a powerful text editor offering multiple fonts, font sizes and colours for really personalised messages – users can position text anywhere on the front of a card
Easy-to-use, personalised photo cards can be created quickly with the use of their unique and original card designs to complement the users photos and which are not found anywhere else. What's more, if you use the code TEACHERS, this gives a 20% discount off one card.
Unwind in the Wilds Colouring Book and Pencil Set | Derwent | £19.99
The Derwent Unwind in the Wild colouring book is the amazing new colouring book from Derwent in collaboration with artist Sarah Taylor. After a full days teaching, teachers can sit back and relax whilst colouring some beautiful designs of nature to aid anti-stress and mindfulness and allow for the creation of some truly stunning pieces of work.
Inspired by Sarah's home location of the English Lake District, there is a selection of flora and fauna, to capture the imagination. This beautiful adult colouring book comes complete with high quality colouring pencils so teachers can get to creating their own little masterpieces.
Wooden Best Teacher Ever Keyring | Create Gift Love | £8
This is a fun and quirky wooden keyring perfect for saying 'thank you' to the best teacher ever. Made from a beautiful, solid piece of wood, this keyring is engraved with BEST TEACHER EVER and is designed in the shape of an apple which is apt for a teacher's gift. Coming in a beautiful gift box, this keyring can also be personalised on the back for an extra £3 just to make it even more extra special.
Wooden Teacher Coaster | Create Gift Love | £11
Most teachers love a good cuppa in the morning before their lessons start. So why not gift them one of these adorable 'Thank You For Being The Best Teacher' coaster. Designed in the shape of an apple, it can be personalised with either your name, or the teacher's name.
As wood is a beautiful and natural product, you know that you are getting a very unique coaster, as only your teacher will have this exact piece of wood for themselves.
Personalised Thank You Rosé Wine | I Just Love It | £16.99
More wine lovers are now thinking pink with a scrummy glass of Rosé of an evening. What better way to gift a bottle of wine, than with it personalised, just for them. You can choose from a whole range of exclusive personalised Thank You bottle label designs and add the recipient’s name and your own message to make it extra special.
Jeff Banks Sock Gift Set | SockShop | £12.99
Simply London Mug | Victoria Eggs | £9.95
The 'Simply London' Collection is brand new for 2016 and comes from Victoria Eggs. No matter where you are in the world, this mug will remind you of everything you love about London. Beautifully hand illustrated in Britain, with landmarks like the Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and even an occasional resident pigeon, on fine bone china. I love the pop of colour in the red bus and the telephone box.
Home baked treats | Cookie Crumbles | £4.50
If you're in to giving home made gifts, then how about using one of Cookie Crumbles' seven home baking mixes to bake your very own treat for your teachers. Delicious wholesome treats which can be ready in 30 minutes. Super simple and a perfect way to gift something special to teachers. Just wrap in a piece of hessian and a bit of ribbon for a truly wonderful gift.
Jeff Banks Sock Gift Set | SockShop | £12.99
Socks are something that everyone needs and a staple gift to give. This Jeff Banks Sock Gift Set has classic and iconic graphics of London Transport. With a quality magnetic closure gift box filled with no less than five different designs, including a London double decker bus and Hackney cab patterns, it is the perfect gift for the lover of London and quirkiness. All the socks in this gift set are soft and smooth, made in a cotton rich blend that is easy to wear and care for, and all feature the Jeff Banks crown emblem at the ankle.
Biscuit Sharing Pack | Border Biscuits | £2.99
Perfect for sharing out in the staffroom, the sharing pack from Border Biscuits is convenient and includes six different flavours from the timeless range of Classic Recipes, made using traditionally authentic recipes and good old-fashioned ingredients.
Flavours include:Divinely Chocolatey Cookies, Sweet Memories Butterscotch Crunch, Light & Chocolatey Viennese Whirls, Light & Buttery Chocolate Chip Shortbread, Chocolate Oat Crumbles, Buttery Sultana Melts.
LEGO Keylights | Re:creation | £6.99
Available in all good toy stores now, I think that these mini pose-able LEGO keylights are ideal for teachers' keys. This key light comes complete with pose-able arms & light angling legs, momentary switch to save battery power & is suitable for use by all ages. Simply press the chest plate to switch on the LED lights in both feet.
Guylian Praline Sea Shells | Guylian | £3
If you're on the look out for Belgian chocolate, then look no further than Guylian chocolates. Their Praline Sea Shells are just delightful with the sumptuous hazelnut praline filling. And what's more, their boxes are currently on sale at £3 so it's the perfect time to stock up for teacher's gifts.
Funky Stationery | Smiggle | Varying Prices
I'm sure all teaches are stationery lovers and so what better gift than a quirky range of stationery from Smiggle. Smiggle, is the world’s hottest stationery brand and are the ultimate creators of colourful, fun, fashion-forward stationery. Smiggle products are all about great design and innovation, bold colour, quirky graphics and great value.
Personalised Notebooks | Getting Personal | £6.99
Make your teacher smile and show some appreciation for everything they do with a stylish, personalised notepad. With so many choices to pick, from Comic Heroes to ABC Best Teacher, I'm sure you'll find a design to suit your favourite teacher. With a luxury full colour glossy cover, these hardback notebooks are hand finished and ring-bound. Perfect for teachers to jot down notes as they work.
Jar Of Rosy Apple Sweets | Getting Personal | £9.99
This cute collectable jar of sweets is a great way to say thank you at the end of the school year. The jar can be personalised to make them extra special and inside is a delightful treat. The rosy apple sweets are a classic and a delicious taste of the British countryside.
Personalised Tin With Biscuits | Getting Personal | £14.99
We all know that teachers love a hot brew whilst teaching away Make it extra special by gifting a personalised tin of biscuits, just for them. The label reads 'Overworked, Underrated, But Very Much Appreciated', with their name to appear at the top in a red box. The bright blue label uses a range of interesting fonts and has an image of a paper aeroplane leaving a white trail behind it. What's more, the tin comes packed full with a yummy range of biscuits for the teacher to enjoy.
Personalised Belgian Chocolates | Getting Personal | £12.99
This beautiful box of Belgian Chocolates comes complete with a personalised sleeve so you can add a name and message on the box. With a glossy sleeve that features a fun school themed design, the box contains a selection of 20 milk, dark and white, luxurious Belgian chocolates. There are five different fillings, including hazelnut, raspberry, orange, caramel and coffee.
Parable Candles | Pomegranate Living | £30
Of how about a beautiful candle, handmade in the UK by Parable in their Devon workshop to an exquisite standard. This unique and seamless candle is made from natural rapeseed wax and boasts a wonderfully detailed deep relief pattern. As the wick burns down, it glows beautifully through the candle, highlighting each detail of the pattern. It can be enjoyed in a choice of unique fragrances or simply in the unscented version. Perfect for having a relax after a stressful day at work!
Cocoa Hernando Chocolate | Cocoa Hernando | £10
Indulge yourself with a box of luxury chocolates from unique brand Cocoa Hernando. The beautifully-presented boxes are filled with Cocoa Hernando’s mouth-watering discs, which are delicately flavoured with a range of new travel-inspired flavours. The flavoursome chocolate discs combine tastes from around the world with quality Belgian chocolate made from beans grown in Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
Each of the four flavours – Masala Chai, Raspberry, Mandarin, Himalayan Pink Diamond Salt, represent a country and have been devised to stimulate the senses while conjuring up feelings of adventure, nostalgia and new discovery.
Apothic Red | Apothic Wine | £10 per bottle
Apothic Red’s unique style is crafted with four distinct red grapes – Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. With tasting notes of blackberry, sweet cherry and hints of mocha, chocolate and brown spice, Apothic Red is opulence in a bottle.
Apothic Red boasts a bold and distinctive flavour, and is inspired by the mysterious Apotheca, a hidden place where wines were blended and kept in 13th century Europe. Fusing old world intrigue with modern sophistication, Apothic Red beckons the adventurous wine drinker.
Like My Teacher Always Said... | Abrams & Chronicle | £9.99
By Erin McHugh this book heads for the classroom to celebrate what we gleaned from perhaps the most obvious candidates for learning: our teachers. The same quotation crowdsourcing McHugh has used so well before is at work again in Like My Teacher Always Said. . . .
The book includes both full-page tales and short quips and is divided into chapters such as Scare Tactics, Advice That Stuck, and Crazy Town. I think this would be a wonderful gift for teachers, as they can read through and giggle as they notice aspects from their classroom, in this book.
Hand-Stamped Bookmark | Getting Personal | £12.99
So, if you have a book, you will also need a beautiful bookmark to let you know where you left off. This bookmark can be hand-stamped beautifully with your message of choice, a teachers name perhaps. The beautiful silver mark has a choice of two charms hanging from it, a book or a heart with a token which will be engraved with your message. The curved, hard stem rests beautifully down the centre of the pages so to not be easily dislodged, while charms dangle elegantly off the top.
Gin & Tonic Vintage Drink Stirrer | I Just Love It | £13.99
I love a funky gift, and this vintage Gin & Tonic Vintage stirrer is just that. A beautiful, original drink stirrer which has been lovingly lovingly hand crafted from vintage silver-plated teaspoons meaning each one is individual and unique, giving it, it's very own history. Hand stamped with the words 'When life gives you lemons make a Gin & Tonic', this gorgeous vintage bar accessory will make a memorable gift for G'n'T enthusiasts!
Personalised Jam Jars | Red Moped | £5
If you're looking for a quirky gift, then how about a personalised jar of jam. Red Moped offer a huge range of jelly's, marmalade, and preserves, which can all have a personalised label on the front, to make a great gift. I love this idea and it give scope to try out some new flavours too. The Strawberry with Champagne Conserve sounds absolutely delightful!