Teaching might just be one of the most rewarding jobs there are, but it’s hard work too! Brighten their day with a thoughtful gift this Christmas and show them just how much your little one (and you!) appreciate their efforts in the classroom.
We’ve put together a few of our favourite unique Christmas gifts for teachers to help you find the perfect, personal way to say thank you.
Homemade thank you cards
Let your little one make good use of their artistic skills (and show off their handwriting!) by cracking out the glitter glue and making a homemade thank you card together. Any festive picture and message is sure to go down a treat but you could also encourage your star pupil to think about what their teacher likes best, whether that’s their pet cat or bungee jumping, and using that as the starting point for their design.
Personalised photo frames
School years are all about making memories and not only for the children – and a personalised photo frame makes a perfect Christmas present for teachers. Find a plain photo frame and – with the help of some coloured paint and stickers – transform it into a personalised photo frame to treasure. If you have a picture of your little one’s class or an enjoyable school event to put in it, then go for it!
Who doesn’t love freshly baked treats? This is the perfect time of year to make something special, like gingerbread men or green and red cupcakes, and if your little one is too small to help with the actual baking part, they can definitely help with the icing or with decorating a box to put them in.
Homemade Christmas tree decorations
Teachers will love taking an extra-special handmade decoration or two home with them for the holidays, so whip up a batch of salt dough Christmas trees over the weekend and put a smile on everyone’s face. This fun crafting project is perfect for getting into the spirit of the season and kids will love decorating each individual tree.
A mini Christmas hamper
Help your little one pamper their favourite teacher by putting together a mini hamper packed with festive treats. The perfect teacher Christmas gift idea, you can keep things affordable by using a biscuit tin or by decorating a shoe box yourself then fill it with small treats, from nice pens and pencils to winter spiced tea and a cool mug for the classroom.
Put a new twist on the traditional apple for teacher with this scrummy gift. You will have to help out when it comes to melting the caramel and dipping the apples, but kids will love picking the decorations and transforming a normal apple into a fantastic, festive treat! Follow this easy caramel apple recipe and choose all kinds of fun toppings – just be sure to make one extra for your kitchen helper!