Add an extra special touch to end of term celebrations with this personalised plant. There are several succulent options available, and you can choose a pot with the words ‘best teacher’ etched on to it. We particularly like the grey and copper and black glazed pots, as they add an on-trend interior accessory to work with any decor. Plus, the low-maintenance plant only needs watering once a month. The message is written in metallic letters on one side, for a much-appreciated teacher to display on a desk or shelf. You could even club together with another parent and make it a joint present.
School is already out for summer in Scotland and some private schools, while everyone else breaks up this week. With sports days, leavers’ assemblies and other July school events nearly done and dusted for another academic year, that means both kids and teachers will soon be enjoying a well-earned break.
Brilliant teachers are an invaluable source of support for children, helping them grow in confidence and develop a love of learning, and this time of year is an ideal moment to express your gratitude. Your child might be moving to a new school in September, they may have had a particularly caring role model this year or their teacher could be leaving for pastures new.
Whether you’re stuck for ideas, need inspiration for a group gift or are shopping on a budget, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up the best teacher gifts to say thank you, without a naff option in sight.
From a candle and jewellery to an academic notebook and a mug for their morning cuppa, there’s plenty of choice. We’ve also included tasty gestures such as wine and chocolates. With prices ranging from £3.50 to £37.50, our team has sampled present picks with affordability in mind.
We know the last days of term can be a frantic time for families getting sorted ahead of the summer holidays, so, we’re here to help you get organised with a thank you gift. Keep scrolling and shop the perfect present now.
How we tested
We spent several weeks testing potential gifts for teachers, to cover all price points. Our expert shopping team looked at personalised presents, alcohol, sweet treats and goodies for relaxing after a busy school year. Keep reading to discover the tried-and-tested teacher gifts that made our best buy list.
The best teacher gifts for 2023 are:
- Best overall – The Little Botanical Miranda personalised plant: £15, Thelittlebotanical.com
- Best budget gift – Cadbury heroes, 290g: £3.50, Asda.com
- Best nursery teacher gift – Joma Jewellery a little thank you teacher bracelet: £17.99, Jomajewellery.com
- Best unique gift – Spacemasks self-heating eye masks, orange and grapefruit: £16.50, Spacemasks.com
- Best personalised present – The Personalised Memento Company personalised Parker pen: £29.99, Very.co.uk