It’s the middle of June, all the hard work has been done, there are only a few more weeks left and the school’s out for summer. That means it is time to say a big huge "Thank You" to the person who has been minding and teaching our children since last September. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a head teacher gift or a little token gift for the nursery staff - don’t just get a bottle of wine and some chocolates this year. Select one of our ethical and fairly traded unique gifts to put a smile in the face of your favourite teacher!
7 Unique Teacher Gift Ideas
1. Teacher mug - rainbow style
A mug is probably one of the more classic end of year presents for school teachers and teaching assistants. However, there is nothing nicer than starting a new school term with a new favourite mug, especially when it comes in rainbow colours! Our rainbow crockery is hugely popular and no matter if your child's teacher is a tea or coffee lover - they will absolutely adore their new rainbow mug! If you would like to say a big Thank You to more than one teacher, you could always get the rainbow teapot, the milk jug, sugar bowl and mugs for the school’s staff kitchen.
2. Big Green Tree Spa & Therapy Kits
Is there anything nicer at the end of a busy school year than a little bit of pampering? If you asked any teacher, I think they would probably say “no” - and we agree! If the primary school of your child has a big vegetable garden, chances are the teachers are always busy planting, weeding and gardening, especially in those weeks before the summer break. The Big Green Tree Gardeners Hand Therapy Kit is the perfect present for those hard-working hands, it includes a natural gardener soap as well as some nourishing hand balm and a pack of meadow flower seeds. With the Big Green Tree Pamper Me Spa Kit you are giving your little one’s teacher the pampering they deserve. The kit consists of a detox face mask, a bath melt and a candle to create a relaxing atmosphere.
For bearded male teachers, the Excellent Beard Kit by Big Green Tree is one of our bestselling gifts. With the included beard balm, comb and beard care guide your teacher is all kitted out!
3. Magical moments with suncatchers
A suncatcher is surely one of those presents your child’s teacher will treasure for a very long time. Once hung by the window in their home or even in the classroom it will create some magical and glistering light effects all year round, whenever the sun is out. You have a choice between the large string of butterflies, owls and rainbow hearts or the more compact rainbow or glittery heart - all of which are ethically made in Bali and fairly traded!
4. Reusable Jute Bags
One of our most popular teacher gifts this year is a reusable jute shopping bag. No wonder, teachers always have to carry a massive amount of books, papers and other teaching materials from A to B - imagine their faces when they are able to use one of our beautifully designed jute bags from now on!
They come in a range of different colours and prints - pop some fairtrade chocolate and homemade teacher cards inside and you have the perfect teacher thank you gift!
5. Lasting memories
Instead of your kids' teacher receive 25 or more individual gifts, you could organise a collection and create a personalised best teacher hamper! Beside some fairtrade chocolate, a rainbow mug, some speciality coffee and a natural scented candle this hamper could include something very special - a photograph of the entire class in one of our beautifully handcrafted photo frames. For a contemporary, unique and stylish look you can’t go wrong with the nkuku zinc frame or for all the rainbow loving teachers out there the mosaic rainbow frame will be a cherished eye catcher. The rustic yet chic look of our whisky frames will make for a very special present!
6. Comfy feet all year around
Especially in nurseries, pre-schools and kindergartens teachers are always on their feet playing and running after your little ones - comfy feet might be the most important thing for a teacher to have!
That is precisely why the super soft, durable and comfortable bamboo socks from thought clothing are probably the most practical and appreciated teacher gift 2018. Once a pair of thought socks has made its way onto your feet, you never want to wear anything else. Ethically made from bamboo fabric the company is very conscious of their carbon footprint and ensures that as little resources as possible are used in the production process. Hence these socks are a great teacher gift as well as good for our planet - Win-Win!
By the way, thought also has a fabulous range of hemp scarves which your child’s teacher will love.
7. Accessories made from recycled crayons
Our accessories range made from recycled crayons has teacher gift written all over it. Choose between a pen pot, a necklace, bracelet or even a photo frame. With their unique and colourful look, these items will instantly put a smile on every teachers' face - not just on the last day of school but throughout the entire next term!
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It is not always an easy task to pick the perfect present for the teacher of your child. This year you can stop panicking about the end of year present and say “Thank You” to your little one’s favourite teacher with our unique and ethical teacher gift ideas.
What have you chosen as this year's teacher gifts?