This has been an extremely bizarre couple of years for students (and adults, let's be honest). Normally kids would be going to class armed with a gift for their favourite teacher at the end of term, but now, post-pandemic, parents might want to send a digital gift or one that can be posted directly to the school. That's why we've put together a list of gifts for teachers that are thoughtful AND practical to send in these complicated times.
And yes, we would condone adding another one to your basket for your own homeschooling attempts!
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A sweet thank you with chocolates
With a Hotel Chocolat eGift card you can buy anything online and it can be sent via email straight to the lucky teacher's inbox on any date that you want, complete with your own special message.
A quick & easy gift for teachers: an Amazon gift voucher
There are lots of reasons that an Amazon gift card makes a great present. Not only can the recipient find just about anything they could ever want or need amongst the millions of items on Amazon, but both the e-gift vouchers – sent by email or text – and gift cards have lovely designs.
For the easy e-gift voucher, which can be sent in any amount, you can choose an animated card, or our favourite: a card that features a photo of your choice, making the virtual gift that much more personal. Choose the amount and how you would like the voucher delivered, by email or text.
Flower gifts are blooming lovely
You can't beat a little thank you bouquet for a teacher gift. Shop the best season blooms on AppleYard where floral gifts and hampers start at 22.
Biscuits for teachers
Presents For Teachers, from £6.95, Biscuiteers
Biscuits always make people smile, so why not choose from Biscuiteers gifts for teachers and have a box sent to school. Alternatively, opt for an e-gift card. Choose the amount you want to send, pop the recipient's email address in, and Biscuiteers will send it on the date of your choice.
A pamper day at a spa
Spa pamper day for two, from £30 - various UK locations, Virgin Experience Days
If anyone deserves a bit of pampering, it's our teachers. A spa day voucher is a great present to give if you're clubbing together with other parents to give a gift on behalf of the whole class, and it needn't break the bank - prices start from £30 for a pamper day for two at various locations across the UK.
Give the gift of cheese
This perhaps might be a bit niche, but via Pong you can buy an indulgent cheese subscription service. Choose from three, six or 12-month subscriptions of special selections of incredible cheeses from the UK and worldwide.
An ASOS gift card
All teachers will be thrilled by an ASOS gift card - and this one can land straight into their inbox.
Digital wine gift for teachers
It has been a stressful time and teachers would no doubt love a Majestic delivery with a gift straight to their doorstep.
A Headspace subscription
And talking of stress - give the gift of zen with the meditation app, Headspace. On the next school holiday your favourite teacher can de-stress, sleep better, and get a better grasp on mindfulness in general.
A personalised card for your favourite teacher
Personalised Best Teacher Card, £4.95, NotOnTheHighStreet
At NotOnTheHighStreet, you'll find a range of personalised gifts for teachers, like this personalised 'Best Teacher' card.
A custom piece of art
Personalised Best Teacher Thank You Print, £21, NotOnTheHighStreet
Was your teacher a saviour during this tricky school year? Show your appreciation with this print.
A personalised notebook
Personalised Notebook, £19.99, Papier
Everyone appreciates a beautiful notebook to write their thoughts down during stressful times. This one can be personalised with your teacher's name and a title.
Small gifts for teachers
Teacher Appreciation Keychain, £8.89, Amazon
If you're looking for something in the 5-£10 range, there are presents that would make a great small gift for your child's favourite teacher – for example, this keychain which includes an inspirational phrase and apple charm.
Personalised Best Teacher Mug, £10.99, Amazon
Sometimes it's the simple 'teacher gifts' that are the best – we like the cute school supplies design on this one we found on Amazon.
Personalised puzzle coaster for teacher, £5.99, Amazon
Or how about this lovely coaster for their mug, which can be personalised with the message of your choice? Sure to raise a smile every time they have a brew.
F in Exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson, £5.75, Amazon
Or cheer them up with Richard Benson's funny bestselling book on the creative ways students have answered awkward exam questions.
Personalised Sterling Silver Bookmark, £59, Merci Maman
Hand-engrave this sweet bookmark with a message for that special teacher, to say ‘Thank you’ after this year. They'll love the thoughtful gesture.
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