The perfect gift for the perfect teacher
I cannot believe it’s only 2 weeks until the summer holidays! I’ve suddenly become aware that I need to arrange childcare and cover for my business when I’m away with my two little ones. The past couple of days I have started using my summer holiday planner, booked in days with friends and begun to think about a thank you present for the amazing teachers who have looked after my children this year.
It’s been a tricky year with a few things coming to our attention about our boys and if it wasn’t for these incredible teachers listening to us and picking up on a few issues I don’t think we’d be in the place we are now. It’s an amazing feeling to know that someone understands your child almost as well as you do and even better when your child actually looks forward to going to school as they love their teachers so much.
I think teachers truly deserve a medal for all the work they do with our children. I love my kids but I’m not sure I could spend as much time with them as their teachers do! So I have been thinking about gifts for them to show just how thankful we are.
The PERFECT Card
Personally I love a handmade card from my little people. It shows so much thought and is more personal than a shop bought card. So I have come up with a simple and effective card which you can make yourself at home with your children.
On the card is a pompom apple. You can make this any colour you like but I have stuck to the classic green and red. Once you make the pompom you attach it to the card by making two holes and tying the pompom to the inside of the card. I have used a real twig for the apple stork and slotted it inside the pompom. Next I cut out a green leaf shape and got my little boy to write a thank you message onto it. I then stuck this to the card - You may need to make a little stand at the back to keep the card up as the pompom may be too heavy but it's easy to do as you will see from my step by step photo guide below.
You will need -
A5 or A4 Card, wool, a pompom maker (or make your own here using two pieces of card) a twig, green paper, a hole punch or just a pencil to make the holes.
The PERFECT Gift
I’ve also made you a little gift guide of some of the best teacher gifts out there from small businesses like myself. This way you are buying something unique and a bit special whilst supporting a small independent sellers.
I have designed a personalised teacher banner this year. It’s a little portrait of your child’s teacher which is personalised with their name. I have turned it into a little banner which can be hung in their classroom or on the door. Recently a school purchased them for all their teachers and they are going to hang them in the school reception which I think is a lovely idea. You can see more about my teacher banners here and keep reading for some other gift suggestions.
Personalised Teacher Portrait Banner - Miss Shelly Designs - £28.00
Personalised Teacher Thank You Keyring Gift by Funky Laser - £8.00
Mini Trinket Dish by Not a Jewellery Box - £6.00
Framed Personalised Teacher Print by Bookishly - £19.95
Personalised Teacher 'Key To Learning' Gift Suzy Hackett - £15.00