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 lots of DIY gift ideas that your kids can make at home - and here are some hints on what to buy and what not to buy for a teacher, as told to us by teachers and teaching assistants themselves!
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 Thank You Teacher Salted Caramels Gift Cube by Chocolate trading Company contains delicious salted butter caramels enrobed in a fine milk chocolate. Soft, chewy, buttery and creamy - and with the obligatory apple logo of course.....
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!
If your teacher is a big fan of candles, then after a hard term of teaching they will appreciate this Calm Large 3 Wick Candle which has notes of lavender, clary sage and sweet orange combine with the evocative tones of cedar wood to create a relaxing vibe.
We've not forgotton that lots of other people help a teacher's day go smoothly. This Best Teaching Assistant Ever Apple Travel Mug can be personalised with your favourite TA's name, and we love that the teaching assistant is remembered here.
The apple theme may be corny, but how could we resist suggesting this affordable Mentos Green Apple 50 Piece Mini Jigsaw Puzzle from The Works. Presented in a novelty Mentos tub, this jigsaw will certainly be a sweet gift for your teacher.
Impress teacher with your attention to grammar with the Personalised Best Teacher Pencils - The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Getting Personal. From the wonderful and much-loved children's book by Eric Carle, the pencils can be personalised with your favourite teacher's name.
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 Personalised Socks - Best Teacher Ever from Getting Personal come in sizes suitable 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 beautiful Embossed Vintage Style Notebook from would be the perfect gift.
Sukin Hand And Nail Cream is natural, biodegradable ingredients with no parabens or SLS, Vegetarian and not tested on animals, it really is a simple natural luxury. A little bit of luxury for a teacher who may have had to wash their hands multiple times throughout the school day!
From Natural Collection
If your teacher is a crazy cat person they will love this Cat Keyring. This cute enamelled keyring is under £5 too!
For teachers (and anyone else, young or old!) who is a puzzle fan The eParenting Book of Wordsearches is the perfect gift, with 100 brand new themed wordsearches. The answers are all included. Hours of fun guaranteed - it's the perfect stocking filler!
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