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20 of the best teacher gifts for £5, £10 or from the whole class

Great end of term ideas to say thank you to teachers for all kinds of budgets, from £5 to group ideas from the whole class

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Great teachers play a key role in children’s lives as they process through each term of school learning. With home-schooling, remote learning and school bubbles, this year has been a turbulent one as much for teachers as it has been for families.

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A small gift can be a thoughtful token to show how much you appreciate all the work they do for your little one (or ones!). Coming up with teacher gift ideas for the end of the school year, however, can be tricky and often even the simplest present can be pricey. Plus, if you’ve got multiple children and teachers to buy for, the costs can quickly climb.

We’ve put together a list of great teacher gifts for under £5, as well as a selection of those for up to £10, so there will be hopefully be something to suit your budget. Sometimes, classes decide to club together and chip in to get something nice for the teacher from everyone. For that reason, we’ve included a few higher-ticket teacher gift ideas too.

Best gifts for teachers for £5 and under

1. Epic Things To Teach Personalised Teacher Notebook, £4.99

Tasha, a teacher in our MFM Facebook group, said “quirky stationary always goes down well”, so we love this planner that comes with personalisation for an extra special touch.

You can pick up a handbag sized A6 planner for £4.99 or for a few more pounds a larger A5 or A4 planner.

Available from: Funky Pigeon

2. Teachers’ Gift of Wild Flower Seeded Hearts, £2.99

These packets of seeds provide the means to grow bee and butterly-friendly wildflowers, so the gift will keep growing long after you’ve given it. Each is wrapped in tissue paper with a special message and includes instructions for planting.

Shaped like hearts, they’re also one of the more sentimental teacher gift ideas. Previous buyers seemed pleased with the seeds and described them as “really lovely little teacher gifts” and “great value”, with one reviewer adding, “Very cute and lovely wrapped.”

Available from: Etsy

3. Personalised Teacher Keepsake Tin, £4.95

With this keepsake tin, you can add not only the teacher’s name, but also an illustration from a wide choice of designs to match their appearance.

There’s even a special lockdown version, where the teacher can appear on a drawing of a laptop screen or even a video with multiple students. This would be a great gift for any teacher who has been going above and beyond to assist with online learning.

For an additional £2 charge, you can choose to add in some chocolate hearts, too.

Available from: Not on the High Street

4. Personalised tote bag, £5

For a gift that’s practical as well as personal, we love this rainbow tote bag that you can the teacher’s name to for no extra cost.

Useful for carrying lunches, books or a laptop, it’s a gift they’ll be able to use day-t0-day.

Available from: Etsy

5. Bagsoflove Gifts Teacher Survival Kit, £4.99

For something a little unique, this mixed bag of bits and pieces comes with a charming note explaining why each item has been selected. A mix of light-hearted, amusing items and little treats. For instance, some google eyes as “an extra pair for the back of your head” and a packet of Love Hearts sweets because, “you are loved so much.”

One of the more unusual teacher gift ideas but something that seemed to go down well with previous buyers who loved how different it was. One parent even said that the teacher, “showed it to all the other staff and read little note out to the class of 7/8 year olds who thought it was very funny.” and her “little boy was over the moon with teacher’s reaction!”

Available from: Amazon

6. Wooden Star Plaque Thank You Gift, £3.99

This wooden star is a small token of appreciation for your child’s class teacher. The star features a lovely thank you message and is made from FSC certified wood, which means it should be a more sustainable choice.

The star can be kept as a keepsake in the teacher’s desk draw at work or even hung on their tree at home for Christmas.

One buyer who had bought this gift in the past described it as a “lovely star” that is “well crafted and written”

Available from: Amazon

7. Teacher wish bracelet, £2

This small charm bracelet is hand made by an independent seller on Etsy and features the classic teacher’s apple in the centre. The bracelet also comes with a silver spacer bead at the back so it should be adjustable for various sized wrists.

Plus, the card the jewellery arrives on features a poignant message for teachers, reading “Thank you for helping me grow”.

Available from: Etsy

8. Terrific Teacher Glasses Case, £2.99

A practical gift for any teacher who wears glasses. This stylish patterned case reads “Terrific Teacher” across the front of the case and is housed in a neat and presentable box which would look great on presentation.

It’s also a neat rectangular package, so wrapping it up should be much easier too!

Available from: Card Factory

9. Personalised Rosette Thank You Teacher Card, £4.50

The teachers we spoke to in our Facebook group said they loved receiving cards at the end of term. “My favourite gifts are handwritten thank you notes and cards,” said teacher, Zara. “I keep them all and when I’m having a tough day I read them.”

This personalised card, where you can add the teacher’s name above the rosette, would be a great option to show them how much they’ve been appreciated over the past year.

Available from: Not on the High Street

10. Top Teacher Socks, £1.99

These fun socks feature the words “top teacher” and come readily presented in a neat gift box. A good value gift for just £1.99 this pair should keep your their toes toasty and remind them why they’re so good at their job, when they pop them on in the morning.

Available from: Card Factory

Best gifts for teachers for £10 and under

11. Taylerson’s Gin and Cocktail Collection (drinks syrups), £9.50

This set includes 5 flavoured syrups designed to mix up gins and add to cocktails or mocktails. The drink additions are created by an independent artisan maker in Britain and are all 100% natural and suitable for vegetarians.

The flavours included in the set are passion fruit, mango, raspberry, violet and elderflower. There are also alternative versions from the same seller designed specifically for prosecco or for adding to coffee, too.

Available from: Not on the High Street

12. Teacher Gift Superhero Marvel Lego Personalised Keyring, £6.20

Teachers are our everyday superheroes and these Lego keyrings allow kids to express just that with this quirky gift. There is a choice of popular characters including Batman, Spiderman, Thor and Captain America so you can decide which one fits best.

The card backing that the keyring is attached to can also be amended to feature a message from your child, adding an extra personal touch.

Available from: Etsy

13. Lush Thank You Bath Bombs, £10

Give your child’s teacher the perfect chance to unwind at the end of a long school year, with this bath bomb and bubble bar set from Lush.

It comes beautifully (and sustainably) packaged in colorful upcycled paper, so it’s ready to gift without having to wrap it yourself.

Available from: Lush

14. Thank You For Helping Me Grow Teacher Gift, £10.95

This wooden plant marker could be a charming way for teachers to brighten up their plant pots with a positive reminder of all the good work they’ve done throughout the year.

The keepsake is made from oak veneer and can also be personalised with a short message added underneath the main sentimental quote.

Available from: Not on the High Street

15. The Bright Side Storage Tin, £9.99

This handy teacher’s storage tin is a practical gift to help them keep all their bits and pieces tidy on their desk. The organisational tin features a shiny metallic design and amusing notes on the front and it went down well overall with previous buyers.

Available from: Amazon

16. Modelo Geometric Stoneware Plant Pot, £6.50

Oliver Bonas’ patterned stoneware plant pot is an aesthetic choice and one of the best teacher gift ideas for any plant-loving recipients. There is a pink starred design (pictured) or a semi-circle, sun-like pattern available. Both should be able to house a small plant and brighten up the teacher’s classroom desk.

Those who had purchased the pot in the past commented on the design of the item, describing it as “a lovely little plant pot. Pretty textured design” and something which was also “great value and well made.”

Available from: Oliver Bonas

Best gifts for teachers from the whole class

17. Gift for Teachers Personalised Wooden Planter, £30

If you’re planning to club together with other parents in the class, something like this personalised planter engraved with a message from all the pupils could be a nice idea. The planter could even be kept in the classroom to showcase any indoor gardening projects they might have.

A perfect size for windowsills, the pot can house small plants, herbs or flowers and will serve as a touching reminder of your child’s class and their appreciation.

Available from: Not on the High Street

18. Jo Malone Home Candle, £49

If you’re looking for an extra special teacher gift, a luxury choice from the whole class could be a simple but much-appreciated choice. Jo Malone is famous for its high-quality scents, cosmetics and candles. This home candle is available in a variety of much-loved scents which should help your little one’s teacher unwind after a long term.

The “pomegranate noir” scented candle, is popular with customers scoring an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. One reviewer said they loved it so much they bought two, because the candles, “give an amazing soft glow to the stairwell and most importantly the smell is incredibly wonderful and permeates through the whole house.”

Available from: Jo Malone

19. Large Chocolate Hamper, £40

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Teachers can indulge with this gift hamper from high-end chocolate brand Hotel Chocolat. There’s a variety of flavours included in various forms such as bars and traditionally boxed chocolates. A great crowd-pleaser from the whole class.

Available from: Hotel Chocolat

20. Amazon eGift Voucher

If you can only get in touch with teachers remotely at the moment, an Amazon voucher could be a great option. You won’t have to try and organise sending something in the post and it takes away the guesswork from trying to pick the perfect gift.

You can choose the amount to put on to the voucher so you could get other parents in the class to chip in for a group present. All you have to do is fill in the teacher’s email address and it’ll be sent straight to them – super simple!

Lucy, a teacher in our Facebook group, said she loves receiving vouchers at the end of term, “I’ve been gifted vouchers before which was lovely and super useful (especially Amazon vouchers).”

Available from: Amazon

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