This is Lucy’s first year at school so end of year teacher gifts is a new area for me, but I think it’s nice to give something unique and thoughtful to to thank them for helping your kids grow. This year has been incredibly tough for teachers and kids so hopefully one of these gift ideas will make them smile.
Give the gift of wildflowers
A lovely small gift is a plantable wildflower seed card (like the thank you one above). It’s a card and gift in one and something that the teacher can plant and be reminded of your child every year after through wildflowers.
Or one of these lovely Growbars which looks like a fancy chocolate bar and contains wildflower seeds you can easily grow a mini garden from.
More growing gifts
Seedballs make another great gift to say thank you for helping your child grow. Either a simple seedball tin that the teacher can grow tea, herbs, salad or wildflowers from or this beautiful Wildlife Collection gift set with seeds for all the different pollinators.
These can be planted in tubs or grass or local park if they don’t have a garden themselves.
I am a bit of a notebook hoarder and I think a very special notebook would make a lovely teacher gift. I especially like these gorgeous notebooks by Indigo Artisans for something really special. You can personalise them with their name or initials too and they can add a personalised handwritten gift note too.
Support local and independent shops
Your local deli may be able to put together a gift hamper or provide you with lots of treats to put in a gift box or hamper. Or a local bakery might be able to create a lovely cake gift box.
So many bakeries are now offering great brownie and treat boxes by post. Two of my favourites that I’ve used and been sent treats from are Bad Brownie and Cutter and Squidge.
Words, words, words
As a huge fan of books, I think they are one of the best gifts you can give but you might not know what your child’s teacher likes. So why not give them a gift voucher from a great small local bookshop like Storysmith in Bristol or independent bookshop chain like Daunt Books in London?
Support small and shop local
This is a great chance to support a small local business or an online independent, so whatever you get for your child’s teacher just please don’t get it from Amazon or a big faceless chain store. You could even make a gift for your teacher with your child if you’re feeling crafty and don’t want to buy anything – a pressed flower tealight holder, a jam jar of homegrown flowers, some homemade jam or cakes or a handprinted notebook and hand drawn card. It really is the thought that counts!