Seriously – how quick is this year going? It’s nearly the end of the school year already! Children and teachers across of the country rejoice, whilst, lets face it – us parents are slightly terrified about the thought of keeping these little ones entertained for the next six-to-eight weeks!
So let’s hear it for those teachers that have done such a good job over the last year. I find it hard enough looking after one daughter during the school year and when my son is added into the mix, I can only admire those who can look after classes of 20 to 30 kids and make it look easy!
The “end-of-year-teachers-gift” can be a contentious subject but I hope this blog gives you a few suggestions that may tick your box.
Teachers and Teaching Assistants do such an important job: They nurture, teach, referee, discipline, encourage & support. They care about our “babies”.
Some of you may feel that you would like to buy a teacher gift so here are a few ideas. This is by no means compulsory and do not feel pressure to do so. A THANK YOU and have a nice holiday will always suffice.
I asked a few of my teacher friends what gifts they’ve really liked, and those they haven’t. Unsurprisingly, booze comes out on top! You’re on to a winner with a nice bottle of wine or some beers! Clubbing together is a good idea as it means you can get one really nice present and then the teacher doesn’t receive loads of the same – everyone popping in a small amount will go far further. You could buy a voucher to a cafe, restaurant or pub so they can enjoy a meal this holiday. Another option may be plants or mini flower arrangements (do enquire whether your teacher is jetting straight away on holiday).
Here are a few ideas of what and where to buy it #shoplocal
Seeds of Love
Let your children show their appreciation and delight his/her teacher at the end of this school year with these unique little forget-me-not seed packets. Much more thoughtful than a box of chocolates and will make the teacher smile year after year.
Four designs available – nursery children, primary school children, assistant teacher and teacher leaving.
Names of teacher/child personalised.
Please click on the link below for more details:
Ginny & Joy curated gift boxes have been created to provide a unique gift and mean you don’t have to scour the shops. All our products have been carefully handpicked from a range of small independent businesses, meaning the goodies in our boxes aren’t what you’ll see on the high street, making them all the more special for the recipient. All boxes have a choice of personalised message cards meaning they can be and sent directly to the recipient for super easy gifting (much more original than a bunch of flowers), or you can receive the box yourself and hand write the card for gifting in person. Delivery is FREE across the UK. Celebrate the joy of giving with one of our luxury gift boxes today and receive 10% off your first purchase using code MUMBLER 10 at checkout on website – Website
Temple Spa is a lovely brand of toiletries that make great gifts that are a little bit different. Theresa has suggested a few ideas for men and ladies, these may be something you want to club together to buy.
- Stubble Trouble Shaving Lotion – great for the male teachers £5
- La La Lagoon/ Seize the Day Shower Gel – £12
- Light my Fire Candle / Siesta Forever Candle – £26
- Palm Balm Hand Lotion – £19
And then there are the actual Gift Therapy Packs, which can be given as a complete gift, or split up into smaller gifts:
- Travel Therapies £18.50 – 4 travel size bathroom products, which can be split into two gifts
- Spa Retreat £35 – again a wonderful complete gift, or could be split into 4 gifts if you have a number of teachers to buy for.
Theresa Hargreaves is local and can be contacted on 07891 207879
All the teachers I asked said they loved homemade cards and gifts as it shows you really care. From candles to food – they loved the thoughtfulness of something made by their pupils. One top tip is homemade millionaires shortbread! This is yummy and it’s so easy to make. Follow the BBC Food recipe for shortbread, cover them in caramel (you could use the Carnation cans), and then pour melted chocolate over the top. To make them look like something you’d see on the GBBO – drizzle a different coloured melted chocolate over the top.
Whatever you decide, I know all teachers will be grateful for whatever turns up on their desks, however large or small, bought or homemade. The most important thing, is that we say THANK YOU.