Big Kids

6 of the Best Teacher Gifts

Schools nearly out for summer and after another turbulent year, teachers need an even greater pat on the back for juggling IRL and home-schooling commitments coupled with erratic bubble bursts.

So, if you’re looking for a celebratory, thankful or just a little something to show you care, we’ve picked out some fantastic teacher gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on any teacher’s face this end of year.

Cartwright & Butler Thank You Teacher Gift Bag  

This wonderful gift bag is filled with some yummy goodness that makes a fantastic shareable gift if you’re after something for the TAs and teachers to enjoy together. Included is Cartwright & Butler’s best selling Lemon Zest Shortbread Rounds along with some English Breakfast Tea, perfect to dip into in the staffroom during break.  The bag also includes the brand new creamy Butter Fudge Bar.  Taking the stress out of buying, it’s great that the mini hamper comes perfectly presented and it even includes a ‘Thank You Teacher’ card to finish the gift off. Priced £10 from

Seed Card Company cards

A gift and a card in one, these beautiful teacher cards are a fantastic and ethical way to gift.  Embedded with wildflower seeds, the cards once read and displayed can then be planted with the longevity of the wildflowers as a reminder of your thanks season after season.  From the card, ink to the packaging, the cards are all eco-friendly and vegan. Priced £3.95 from

Hayland & Whittle Candle and Diffuser

It can often be tough to know what to buy for someone that you have had very little face time with over the past year so something for the home is always a fairly safe bet.  Products that can be enjoyed by everyone and last over time are always greatly received which is why we included these stunning candles and diffusers from Hayland & Whittle.  

Specialising in hand-poured candles and reed diffusers encased in beautiful glass packaging, the brand is well known for their irrestible three scents – Geranium & Oud, Hibiscus & White Tea and Mint & Bergamot reed.  Our favourite is the Hibiscus and White Tea for it’s warm and comforting fragrance that will fill any home with a strong scent from a short burn.  Priced from £24 from

TreatBox Special Teacher ready-to-go box 

For a little assortment that mixes things up, we love TreatBox’s two teacher offerings this year.  Opt for the mini or the maxi, the boxes contain lots of happy treats that together are practical, useful and a little bit indulgent!  In the Ready-to-go box, there’s Joe & Seph’s Vanilla Cheesecake Popcorn, a very cute ‘You are magic’ biscuit; go-to item of the season – a peach scented hand sanitiser; confidence boosting ‘You got this’ notepad and a keepsake ‘It takes a big heart to teach little minds’ ceramic ornament.  

Each box is beautifully packaged and features a personalised message. Priced £20.95 from

Urban Botanist Thank you Teacher Teardrop Ecosystem

For a stunning gift that has the real wow factor, check out the website for Urban Botanist.  An absolute wonder filled with a variety of displays, plants and beautiful coverings.

Terrariums make for beautiful gifts that require low maintenance and will last the test of time without too much need for TLC making them a great alternative to flowers and plants.  Ideal as a gift with a shared class contribution, this stunning teardrop glass design comes personalised featuring three striking tropical plants offset with some gorgeous fairy lights for that extra special touch.  Priced £124.95 from

Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Slabs

There’s no better time than now to support local businesses, and this family ran chocolatier definitely know a thing or two about chocolate!  Featuring some best-loved flavours and some more indulgent pairings – Halen Môn Sea Salt and Caramel Moreish Milk Chocolate anyone?! Whether Gin-dulgence; Lime, Cocnut and Chilli or Strawberry and Champagne take your fancy, each slab is filled with creamy sumptuous chocolate making them not only look great, but tasty fabulous!  Priced £3.99 from