The Summer Holidays are fast approaching and many parents and children like to take this opportunity to thank their teacher for all they have done over the last academic year. Now, I am sure teachers love receiving chocolates and bottles of something, but realistically how many new mugs might someone potentially acquire over a career in teaching? We’ve come up with some alternative gifts, which are just a little bit different.
Reusable Coffee Cup
Teachers need coffee (or tea), this is a universal fact. But with such busy schedules, not to mention the dreaded playground duty; the E-Coffee Cup range is perfect to enable teachers to drink their favourite hot drink on the go. With a spill proof lid and insulation it’s perfect for messy desks, or interrupted break times. Prices start from £7.99.
Yes, an academic 2018-19 diary would seem a logical option for a teacher, but they have home lives too. (I know! Despite popular belief, teachers do not live at school!) We have a range of 2019 diaries in store now, with prices starting at just £3.99. This travel themed diary would be perfect for planning their next Summer holidays!
The Gift of Education
A fantastic alternative idea would be to thank your teacher with a donation which would provide an education to a child who might otherwise not have had access to one. Oxfam Unwrapped gifts start at just £5 and can be purchased in store or via our website. There might be one which ties in with a topic taught throughout the year. You could even club together with other parents from the class.
Some Extra Curricular Reading Materials
We have a variety of donated books in our shop, including some recent titles. Maybe a bit of light reading along with a bar of chocolates would be just the thing to ease gently into the summer holidays.
Homemade cakes and biscuits always go down well in the staff room towards the end of term. A handmade card is always appreciated; though if time is short we have some wonderful Thank You cards to choose from. Another idea might be as simple as a thank you letter. We have created some free printable Thank You forms which can be filled in at home and given to your teacher. We have even made a Teaching Assistant one too!
Download via the links below:
Thank You Teacher Printable
Thank You Teaching Assistant Printable