A big thanks to our teachers

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Published on:08 JULY 2024

We’re galloping towards the summer holidays and as the end of term approaches, we’re turning our thoughts to gifts for teachers.

Of course, it’s the thought that counts, and handwritten letters, handmade gifts or home-baked cakes and cookies (check out ProCook for great heart-shaped cookie cutters) are really valued.

But we’ve come up with a few more ideas of gifts for under £20 that would brighten any teacher’s day and show them how much you appreciate everything they do.

For country lovers

If your teacher likes to get out and about, give them some inspiration with this great book of 40 coast and country walks around Hampshire, from the New Forest to the South Downs National Park. It costs just £6.99 from Fig and Fox, where you’ll find lots of great gift ideas, from beautiful bath salts to funky socks, and a range of personalised greeting cards for a thoughtful accompaniment.

For the planners

Every teacher needs a notebook for everything from lesson plans to to-do lists, so why not give them an extra special one with the beautiful art range at Waterstones? This Hokusai Wave A5 Luxury Notebook, £10.99, is soft to the touch and has stylish black coloured paper edging.

For candle lovers

Teachers are given endless candles, so why not switch things up a bit by giving them a couple of Hurricane candleholders, £5.44, from Sostrene Grene? Perfect for popping in a tea light and setting on the garden table this summer! And for those who love a candle in any form, pop into M&S for a beautifully fragranced Apothecary Calm Candle & Refill Set, £12, or Yankee Candle for a Signature Small Tumbler Candle, £9.99, in a range of gorgeous scents.

For the hydrators

Mugs will be high on the list for teacher gifts – so go one better with a stylish drinks bottle. This On The Move bottle, £15 from Typo, comes in several colours and is perfect for warm or ice-cold drinks.

For the chocoholics

Chocolate is the go-to gift for teachers – but make it the best chocolate you can with a Simply Thanks box, £9.95, from Hotel Chocolat. Eight delicious chocolates include indulgent Caramel Cheesecake and fruity Eton Mess.

For the flower lover

A bouquet of flowers is lovely but doesn’t last – so why not brighten up a teacher’s life with a plant or – even better – a packet of Love Blooms Eternal wild flower seeds, just £3, from Fig and Fox, just perfect for your teacher’s garden, balcony, or patio tub.

For the one with the best sense of humour

Check out F in Exams: Even More of the Best Test Paper Blunders, £6.99 at Waterstones. It’s filled with the most hilarious student errors ever, and your teacher will love it!

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