How do you know what to buy a teacher for Xmas? How do you tell them you appreciate what they are doing without looking too cheap or too flash. What is the right amount to spend? What are decent Xmas gift ideas?
I find this a tricky problem to resolve. Last year I bought gift vouchers. But gift vouchers always seem the easy option. Do you need to put a little more thought in to it to express that enough? This year in trying to be a little more thoughtful I have done some trawling on the internet and found some gifts for under £15. I settled on this amount purely by guess-work and the quality of gifts that were available within that price range. Gifts that could express thanks without being too over the top. After all it is not a competition, it is an expression of gratitude.
When I started to look for Xmas gift ideas it was harder than I thought. I mean, how many boxes of chocolates can one teacher consume? She probably has a thousand mugs of varying description. Alcohol probably isn’t appropriate in this day and age – although lord knows she probably needs it.
So after much trawling of the internet, various Xmas gift guide emails that have made their way in to my Inbox, and brochures through the door I have shortlisted my favourites. Note that all of the gifts below are for a female teacher – because that is what my son has. But that’s not to say that they can’t be substituted for the male equivalent.
Here are my top 5 Xmas gift ideas:
Cactus Pen Pot: Paperchase – £13.50
Leather Journal: Paperchase – £15
Tote: Habitat – £7
Flask: Lakeland – £13.99
Snood: Marks and Spencer – £12.50
I hope I have given you some inspiration and managed to make life a little easier for you. It may seem a little left-field, but I have opted to get the snood. Perfect for those outside play activities with the kids in winter.
Harry’s Honest Mummy x