Christmas gift ideas: the best presents for teachers

With the onset of Christmas comes a dilemma: do you buy your child’s teacher a present, or do you just discreetly depart a card?

There should be no stress to get, but if you are going to get a small one thing then the general consensus on the net – from parents and teachers – is that there are certain factors to steer clear of. In particular, stay away from presents emblazoned with “#one teacher” or “world’s best teacher”.

Oh yes, and anything at all edible that was created by tiny hands (which might have been up little noses) must not be presented with a bow.

Whilst we cannot promise that our wishlist will adhere to these recommendations to the letter, right here at the Guardian Teacher Network we’ve pulled with each other a handful of ideas. Ranging from £2.50 to £20.00, these presents are best for individual and group purchases.

If you are a instructor yourself then you might even want to get one thing for a colleague or as component of a festive staffroom Secret Santa. Right here are our best picks:

Gifts under £10.00

Little book of brilliant ideas
Minor book of brilliant ideas. Photograph: Notonthehighstreet

We consider these periodic table handkerchiefs are quite quirky and at £7.50 they’re not to be sniffed at. We truly love this notebook also and you can add the name of the instructor you are sending it to, as nicely as the child it is from, for a personalized touch. Manufactured from recycled paper, it’s an eco-pleasant choice and at just £6.50 tends to make a excellent stocking filler. We also spotted this weekly planner , which can be employed as both a calendar or a web page of every day reminders. It’s only £9.75.

Continuing with the theme of organisation, John Lewis’s sticky notes, whose messages selection from “to remember” and “to ponder”, to my favourite “to place off”, are excellent for dividing up the crucial of tasks of the day – and price just £8.95.

Ceramic angel decoration
Ceramic angel decoration. Photograph: Debehams

If you are searching for more of a keepsake, Debenhams have a lovely ceramic angel for £8.95, which would make a beautiful gift from a younger pupil. For older students, why not personalise this bone china bauble from at £9.99, it wont break the financial institution.

On a budget: Okay, okay, we know we said no “#one teacher” or “world’s ideal teacher” presents but this certificate from Tesco is a wonderful way for a tiny a single to display appreciation for their favourite teacher. It is easy but thoughtful and fees just £2.50.

Gifts in between £11.00 and £20.00

For some thing a bit exotic, £12.00 will buy you this rather scrummy-hunting library-themed box of chocolate bars (warning: may have nuts) from John Lewis . With flavours such as dark chocolate sea salt and dark chocolate with dragon ginger, we’d definitely attempt them with a mug of mulled wine or a sizzling toddy.

For one thing that will benefit each teacher and class, this mushroom growing kit from GroCycle is ideal. It makes use of waste coffee grounds and you’ll have gourmet oyster mushrooms inside of two weeks. At £16.50, teacher and pupils will have a fun(ghi) time viewing them expand.

If you want to get a subject specific pressie for a secondary teacher, consider a search at the range on provide at Present Indicative. Charges vary but this vintage map umbrella is most certainly really worth £16.00 – with the English climate, any geography instructor would see the benefit.

We all know teachers need to have to wind down so indulge them with a miniature bottle of wine and personalised glass from It expenses £17.99 but you could team up and purchase it as a group. If you’re not a massive drinker, sharpen up a teacher’s workspace with this wooden desk tidy from John Lewis. It will make a wonderful (and quite useful) classroom function and it costs £15.95.

Red wine and personalise wine glass
A miniature bottle of red win and a personalised wine glass. Photograph:

Blowing the spending budget: If income is no problem, this 3D artwork is manufactured from crayons and can be developed as a both an original or variety and can be purchased from John Lewis. At £60.00, it may be a small bit extravagant price-wise but seems wonderful. Or, for something conventional but with a contemporary twist, this strong oak iPad holder from kingdom is a good touch and can be personalised too, it will nevertheless, set you back £84.99.

Please note that these prices do not consist of delivery/postal expenses.

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