Teachers are very special people. In my experience they have looked after my children through both the good times and bad times at school each and every year. Giving teachers a gift to say thank you is one of the best ways you can show him or her that not only you, but your child also appreciates their support throughout the school year. It can be difficult finding the right gift, but here are 9 unique teacher gifts to truly say thank you!
Why I believe giving a gift unique is important.
I have always been a big believer in giving unique teacher gifts. They support my children throughout the term and act as guardians when we are not presence. A good teacher does not get paid half as much as they should for the time, effort and support they provide our children with. A simple gesture at the end of the term will make them feel appreciated and well thought of.
Children love to give their teachers gifts. My youngest gave me a list of six teachers he would like to give presents to this year for various reasons. Some of the teachers are leaving school for good and the others his wants to give gifts to have shown him support in different ways throughout the school term.
How we came up with unique Teacher gifts.
We sat down together and came up with a list of unique teacher gifts that we both thought would be appropriate and an extra special present to give this year. My son put a great input into these gift choices as these are what he would love to give his teacher. These teacher gift ideas will suit all budgets and inspire you to find a lovely gift for your child’s teacher this end of term.
Teacher appreciation is not something all parents think about and in no way should feel pressured to buy something. Being an ex-teaching assistant, I do know that the gifts are very much appreciated and often bring a little tear to the teacher’s eye. Parents please Remember it’s not the amount you spend but the thought that is put into it!
Share the end of term love with these 9 unique Teacher gifts!
1. Personalised ‘Big Bag For Books’ Teacher’s Tote Bag
This personalised teacher’s tote bag is a perfect gift for teachers at the end of term or at Christmas – it’s both practical and personal. My son chose this beautiful bag for his English Teacher who is leaving the School at the end of term.We had it personalised with the teacher’s name and his name too, so she will always remember who gave her this useful yet precious gift.Perfect for any teacher to carry their books to and from School.
Each bag is printed with our colourful vintage 1940s font, making a stylish statement, as well as being personalised and thoughtful. It was larger and much better quality than I expected for the low Priced at £11.95 from SNAPDRAGON at Not on the High street.com
2. Keep Calm It’s Only Ofsted Travel Mug
Ok, so we all know teachers love Ofsted inspections, well maybe that’s not accurate ha! Why not give them a cup to calm their nerves. This stainless steel travel mug will more than likely have them laughing in the staff room and certainly leave a long-lasting impression. I found this on Etsy and the mug is priced at a very reasonable price of £10.99.
3. Personalised Teachers Gift Message Coaster
Give your teacher a gift for their desk. Teachers love to personalise their workspace, who doesn’t. This great Personalised Coaster would make a perfect reminder of your child each and every day. You can add a message specific to your teacher thanking them for all of their hard work through the school term. Found on notonthehighstreet priced at £9.49.
4. Pencil Sharpener Desk Tidy
Your teacher will appreciate this wonder desk tidy made by Suck. It comes in the form of a pencil sharpener. This pencil sharper is large enough to place all of your teacher’s precious pens and pencils in, keeping their desk neat and tidy! You can get this from John Lewis priced at £15.99.
5. Personalised Starbucks Reusable Coffee Cup.
Your teacher loves coffee, how do you think they stay awake when they teach you? Why not help them get through the day with these personalised Starbuck coffee cup which can be used at Starbucks. Not only will they love the personalisation but they will get 25p off of the price of their chosen Starbucks beverage for using their own cup I confirmed this here. You can get this from Etsy Seller Pixidustboutique priced at £6.01.
6. Countdown to my Retirement clock.
This is a fun gift for that teacher with a great sense of humour and a perfect gift from a teenager. They may be young they maybe a little older but who doesn’t look forward to the day they retire. This countdown clock is the gift that tells your teacher how many days, hours, and minutes and seconds they have left teaching before they retire. All they have to do is place in the exact day they are due to retire and the clock does the rest. Found on getting personal and one of my son’s chosen gifts for his teacher priced at £11.99.
7. Personalised Superhero Teacher book.
We have bought this again. The superhero teacher book is the perfect gift. We purchased the book last year for Mr Hoyle as one of our 10 teacher gifts that won’t cost the earth. This year my son has another super hero teacher Mr Hart, my son’s Maths teacher who is leaving school,he is going to receive this wonderful book too. This can also be found on Getting Personal and it’s only priced at £5.99.
I love this teacher t-shirt. If you have a fun friendly science teacher why not get them this t-shirt. It’s fun, friendly and your teacher could wear the top on a weekend to show how proud they are of their job. Not only that but every time they use the top they will be reminded of what a wonderful pupil your child is! This can be found at Zazzle priced at £14.95.
9. Bookrest Lamp
I am sure your teachers love to read. I know I used to fall asleep with the odd teaching book in my hand. Stop your teacher losing their place and give them this wonderful night-light that also acts as a bookmark. When your teacher is feeling a little sleepy they can place their chosen book on top of the lamp transforming it into a little house. It’s awesome and your teacher will always have a reminder of you around their home. It’s not as cheap as the other gifts, but I suppose it depends on how much you want to impress your teacher. The teacher we have bought this for has actually helped my son immensely this year. So they deserve it! Again this can be found on Getting Personal priced at £39.99.
10. Personalised ‘I Teach, What’s your Superpower?’ Framed Papercut
I love Framed Papercut by imakeuk. This frame is fun, quirky and just the mere mention of a Superhero will make your teachers feel loved and appreciated. This gift would suit most teachers, it’s super stylish appearance makes it an ideal gift for that teacher that oozes trend. It’s priced at £30.00 which is a little more than I would normally pay but it’s certainly worth the money in my opinion. It can be placed on a desk or hung on a wall so the teacher would be able to use on their desk, at home or placed on a wall in the classroom.
11. Personalised Inspiring Teacher Card
A simple, yet special greetings card for your / your child’s teacher.
The card is personalised with the teacher’s name, making it really special and the perfect card to show your appreciation of their hard work throughout the year. My son loved this card for his inspiring teacher Miss Dixon, who was leaving his School and he wanted to show her what an impact she had made on him! Priced at £11.95
12. Go Away I’m Marking Bone China Mug
Perfect for your favourite Teacher to drink his or her Tea or coffee from in the staff room. It might even gain them a few minutes free time to actually get on with their Marking.
With nine phrases to choose from, this mug makes a perfect gift for the reader, tweeter, writer, thinker, teacher, blogger, designer, editor or proofreader in your life!
Priced at £11.95 by THE LITERARY GIFT COMPANY
No, no matter who or what subject your teacher specialises in. They should benefit from any of the these unique teacher gifts ideas this half term.