An Apple is one idea, but there’s lots of other ways to say thank you! Teachers are awesome individuals who do the most important job as far as we are concerned. They nurture, teach, referee, discipline, encourage & support. They care our about our “babies”. We all know that these days teachers are absolutely bogged down with paperwork & assessments and yet they still manage to put on a cheery face and bring the best out in our children. At Mumbler, we don’t know a single teacher who doesn’t go well above and beyond their job description and so yes, of course they deserve a little thank you from their pupils and parents at the end of the year.
We’ve put together a few gift ideas, from DIY projects, to gifts you can order direct to your door, along with some Mumbler tips about what teachers really appreciate the most.
A nice pen or a notebook. Perfectly practical for home or school.
One of my most cherished gifts from a pupil I taught was a notebook and she had written me a message on the first page. Mumbler RE
Caffeine!! If anyone has an excuse for drinking lots of coffee, its teachers! C is for caffeine – an easy label to make or free printables can be found online.
Baking Cupcakes, Cookies or Flapjacks? Home baked treats always go down well – how about making some cookies or cupcakes together if you have some time before the end of term?
My son and I bake cakes or biscuits and put them in gift boxes for his teachers each year and he writes a thank you on a label for each of them.
Something for the Garden
For that extra special thoughtful touch, Katie at Seeds of Love creates beautiful seed packets filled with lovely little forget-me-not seeds for £2.95 each. With poems designs for teachers, teaching assistants, nursery leavers and even the lollipop lady! They really do melt hearts and will bring back warm memories of your child’s sentimental thanks year after year when the flowers come back!
Be sure to take a look at the website www.thoughtfullbox.co.uk as Katie has some lovely teacher gifts in her ‘Thought-Full’ range too! The ‘Thank You For Helping Me Grow’ teardrop keyring is our favourite! And, If you are able to collect, Katie is more than happy to make up a hamper for you containing a mini terracotta pot, personalised chocolate bar and a packet of seeds for £10.
Last date for orders is Wednesday 17th July. Please order well before this deadline to prevent disappointment!
Wine While we don’t want to believe our child is the one pushing their teacher to drink, this novelty gift is bound to put a smile on their teachers face. Another easy label to make or free printables can be found online.
I’m a teacher – get wine! Easy and most appreciated I promise you! A hand made card is also a winner if you want something personal. Mumbler JC
Decorate a Mug With all that coffee and no time for washing up, a teacher can never have enough mugs! We are spoilt in York with great pottery painting options. Why not enjoy a couple of hours of decorating fun with your Mini Mumbler, whilst making a gift at the same time?
If she has kids of her own, get her a voucher for her to do something with them. As a teacher myself, it’s such a lovely idea. The parents caption the cards with something like… Thank you for making school so much fun for my son.. here’s a little something to make summer fun for yours. Mumbler LH
Don’t forget a card Let your little ones put their art skills to practice and make their teacher a card. Don’t forget to write a special thank you message inside.
I am a teacher, wine, homemade cards, books & stationary are great gifts. Mumbler JF
Gifts are NEVER expected and always gratefully received, but kind words in a card mean the absolute world! Mumbler VF
If you would prefer someone else to put together a gift for you, have you seen the Crafty Mums section of the website? Find a lovely gift locally, whilst supporting local Mumblers at the same time.
Job Done! What’s Next? Now that’s another job ticked off the to do list, you can move onto planning an awesome summer holiday! Enjoy!