Big Kids

Teacher Thank Yous!

As the end of the academic year nears, it’s safe to say that once again it’s been a challenging year for the teachers that are trying against the odds to keep education on track.

From wallet-friendly buys to class-wide collections, we’ve picked out some of the best ‘thank you’ teacher gifts that will pop a smile on their faces as everyone says final goodbyes….

Daydreamers Book

If the power of a good teacher was ever in doubt, Daydreamers is taken from children’s literacy competition, The Lil’ Author Skool, created by award- winning author Abiola Bello. Daydreamers is full of powerful and breath-taking collection of incredible short stories written by talented young writers aged between five and 21 years around the world, that was written during the coronavirus lockdowns. Priced £6.99 from book stockists.

TheBrandedGiftCo Cadbury Bouquet

Not just a bouquet, but a bouquet filled with all of your Cadbury chocolate favourites beautifully presented for that wow-effect.  The banner can be personalised to the teachers name and can also include a short message.  Priced £29.99 from The Branded Gift Co

Thermos Guardian Insulated Cup 

A practical gift for teachers on the go, this stylish travel mug is perfect for keeping drinks at the perfect temperature to be enjoyed exactly as they should be – cold drinks stay cool for up to 14 hours and hot drinks retain their heat for five hours allowing teachers to return to their unfinished beverages between classes. The large 530ml capacity ensures its good to last the full day!  Priced £30 from Thermos 

Ryman Personalised Stationary

There’s nothing more personal that a gift that was created with a specific person in mind, which is why we love Ryman’s range of essential stationary items that can each be customised for your favourite teacher. The Thank You hardback notebook is a practical choice that offers a little glamour thanks to the gold foil detailing, while the Rocket Tote Bag is another must-have that teachers can transport and store all their paperwork. Prices start from £9.99 from Ryman

Press Pause Indulgent CBD Bath Salts

The aptly named ‘Press Pause’ is a thoughtful gift to help teachers relax into the summer. Jam packed with essential oils and CBD, the salts are infused with lavender to promote relaxation, body comfort and stress relief. Priced £25 from Press Pause 

Olivia’s Haven Under the Palm Tree Candle

Getting summer vibes at the ready, this gorgeous candle is the epitome of that far-flung exotic location with coconut, vanilla and even a little pineapple! Like all of Olivia’s Haven products, the stunning candle is presented in a box adorned with a playful and colourful design, illustrated by the talented Jessica Smith.  All candles in the collection are made from 100% soy wax and high quality, paraben free fragrance oils have been chosen to create a more intense aroma.  Priced £31 from Olivia’s Haven

Flapjackery Flapjacks

These artisan flapjacks are created with premium British ingredients and all finished with exquisite detailing by hand. Made in Devon, the rich, oaty delights are chewy and crisp with a melt in the mouth texture.  With next day delivery options, you can order last minute without even leaving the home! Each set includes a white chocolate scribe of ‘Thank You’. Prices start from £15 from Flapjackery

Corte Pavone, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 

If all else fails, a decent bottle of red is a fabulous gift. Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy’s most prestigious wines famed for its incredible ageing potential – smooth and velvety, with flavours of wild forest berries and blackberry preserve, this slick Brunello is produced by the Loacker family 1.5 miles west of the ancient city of Montalcino.  Priced £44.95 from Independent Wine

ARRAN After the Rain Discovery Gift Set

This beautiful set features Arran’s signature scent across a range of miniature products providing a great introduction to the brand.  The blend of lime, rose and sandalwood essential oils create an uplifting and invigorating fragrance that leaves the skin refreshed and nourished. Set includes a 30ml Bath & Shower Gel, Shampoo, Body Lotion and Soap.  Priced £10 from Arran

L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream with Tube Squeezer

The hero hand cream is paired with an innovative accessory to ensure every last drop of the luxurious hand cream isn’t wasted.  Presented in a cute gift bag, it’s a practical gift that serves as a nice reminder for time to come. Priced £29 from L’occitane