It is that time again - time to show your kid's teacher just how much you appreciate everything that they do. But choosing a gift for a teacher can be really tricky!
It can also get really expensive - especially if you find that you also have to fork out for one or two teaching assistants as well. Multiply that by the number of children you have and Christmas and the end of term can get really pricey - and that is before you have bought any gifts for your own family.
So here is our gift guide for teachers - 20 things they will really like all of which are under £20. Some of them cost only a couple pounds.
By the way, here are some more Homemade Teachers Gift Ideas for homemade gift ideas - and what not to buy for a teacher!
Apples may be a bit of a cliche for teacher gifts, but with four apples in red, orange and green geometric designs, this Personalised Tote Bag with Teacher Apples from Getting Personal says 'Thank You' to your favourite teacher with something that your teacher will find really useful.
If you know your teacher's sense of humour can take it, this Teacher Life: A Snarky Chalkboard Colouring Book could be just what they need after a stressful term at school!
This Hotel Chocolat The Goody Bag from Hotel Chocolat is a yummy chocolate taster set which contains a Mississippi mud pie slab, Billionaire's Shortbread chocolates, Salted Caramel puddles, a strawberry cheesecake & dizzy praline duo and four delicious fancies.
Rumour has it that lots of teachers are really into stationary - so your teacher will love this 'A Great Teacher' Personalised Notebook from Getting Personal.
This Green & Blacks Velvet Edition Dark Chocolate Gift Set is a handpicked collection of dark chocolate Velvet Edition bars in a selection of sweet flavours including Raspberry & Hazelnut, Salted Caramel, Mint and Roasted Almond in a gift box. Very yummy!
This is a clever idea and a funky twist on the "Apple for the Teacher" idea. The Terrys Chocolate Orange / Apple from notonthehighstreet.com is a a Terry's Chocolate orange , cleverly disguised as an apple which is mounted on a chocolate plaque, and can be personalised too
Image Credit: joduma
Turn one of your kiddo's favourite artworks into a unique personalised mousemat. All you have to do is upload a photo or scan of your child's drawing and it can be made into a unique and individual gift.
Teachers get through a lot of pens, so get them a fun pen such as this cute and fluffy Sloth Pom Pom Ball Pen from The Works.
Impress teacher with your attention to grammar with the Ombre Green Grammar Pencil Set from notonthehighstreet.com. It's a set of five pencils in different shades of calming green.
Some teachers love mugs, some get far too many, but this one is great for your favourite Chemistry teacher!
From Getting Personal.
Socks are a great gift idea at any time and these personalised Best Foot Forward Thank You Teacher Gift Socks from notonthehighstreet.com come in sizes for men and women.
If your kid's teacher is really difficult to buy for, a gift card could be the answer this one from Amazon is presented in a lovely free gift box.
Teachers can get through a lot of stationary, so they would probably appreciate these Cute Animals Sticky Notes.
This cute printable from LollyJane can be printed out at home and put in an affordable frame.
This gorgeous Mother Child tea caddy from Williamson boasts both amazing artwork and amazing tea. Each purchase helps the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
From Ethical Superstore.
A teacher who is really hard to buy for would love for their gift to help to educate some of the world’s poorest children. Oxfam work with governments to improve schooling for some of the in the world’s poorest countries.
From Oxfam Unwrapped.
Is your teacher as wise as an owl? Then this Orla Kiely Owl Hardback Notebook from Very would be the perfect gift.
Humble Rose & Frankincense Hand Lotion is natural, biodegradable ingredients with no parabens or SLS, Vegetarian and not tested on animals, it really is a simple natural luxury.
From Natural Collection
If your teacher is a crazy cat person they will love this Diamanté Cat Keyring.
From Marks and Spencer
A beautiful set of delightful 5ml mini fragrances, in three of Orla's favourite fragrances; Geranium, Earl Grey and the ever popular Fig Tree.
From John Lewis
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