The summer holidays are just around the corner and that of course, means that the end of the school year is looming. Whilst your littlies leap for joy at six weeks of freedom, you may be reeling at the challenge ahead of filling each day with things to do, working out the most stress-free ways of travelling with children, and making sure that you’ve stocked up on back-to-school labels for the inevitable return to the grindstone in September too. And you haven’t even considered the end of year gift for teachers yet! Ever-bidding in our desire to help busy parents, here at My Name Label we explore the best end of year gifts for teachers so that you don’t have to. Our pleasure!
Five Best End-of-Year Gifts for Teachers
Buying a gift for a teacher who has excelled and gone that extra mile for your child is a fairly recent trend, but one which we think is just deserved. The task of buying a gift for the person who has spent the best part of a year encouraging, teaching and entertaining your child (and keeping them away from sharp objects) can be tricky. What if Sam's mum spends more than you? How little is too little? And do they really need another 'world's best teacher' magnet? Most important, is that the gift is personal to the teacher and that it is accompanied with a heartfelt self-penned card from your child.
Of course we know that the best end of year gift for teachers is a mixed sticker label pack so that s/he can remain organised and keep track of all the many books and items of stationary needed throughout the year, but what else is out there?
“Matilda” Tote Bag | The Literary Gift Company
Featuring artwork from perhaps the most-loved children’s book ever, this tote bag will prove a treasured gift to teachers of children of all ages. Even better if your child is a fan of the book! We can almost see the bag overflowing with books and papers for marking swinging jauntily off the arm of your child’s delighted teacher – win win!
£14.95 Buy Now
Personalised Plant Set | Not on The High Street
A beautiful personalised gift says so much more than a tired-looking bunch of flowers from the petrol station, and we love this bespoke ‘Thank You for Helping Me Grow’ plant pot. It’s just perfect for the end of the school year and the lucky recipient can plant their set, pop in the plant marker and find the perfect sunny spot on their desk for it to sit.
£15 Buy Now
Pencil Stud Earrings | Yours Sustainably
These quirky earrings are made from upcycled pencils and handmade by cutting the pencils into teeny pieces and sanding them for a high finish. Silver-plated and available in a range of bright colours, these earrings are also very reasonable and make the perfect present for a creative teacher who deserves a lovely gift.
£12.00 Buy Now
Notebook | John Lewis
The stationary-loving teacher will love a gift which feeds their love of all things organisational! So why not treat them to a teacher gift like this brightly cheerful notebook from Happy News? There’s not many teachers who don’t lust after great stationary, especially when it's as pretty as this.
£7.00 Buy Now
Scented Relaxation Candle | Branche D’Olive
A candle might be a bit of a teacher present cliché, but make it a luxury number and you can’t go far wrong. Sharp green fig gives this candle a crisp scent, clearing the mind and providing relaxation a-plenty. Blackcurrant adds a little headiness whilst the vanilla softens it slightly, making it the perfect scent to practice yoga or meditation and to clear the stresses of the school year.
£25.00 Buy Now
Teachers work so hard all year around so they deserve a little gift to mark the end of term and thank them for all their hard work. What do you usually buy as a gift for teachers who look after your children? Let us know over on Facebook and get the conversation started!
Many thanks for all your support,