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SmileAndNod Wed 10-Dec-14 14:25:36

Have three (female) teachers to buy a little something for and have no idea what to get. They seem inundated with chocolates and mugs, I know nothing about wine and don't know them well enough to get anything 'personal'. One is prob early 50s, one mid 40s and one late 30s at a guess - should that help. Am really stuck for ideas and have a budget of about £10 each (or less) which makes it difficult. Also have two TAs to do.

Children not very interested in making crafty stuff so not sure home made is an option either!

Any ideas as it's starting to worry me a bit nowfblush

fredfredsausagehead1 Wed 10-Dec-14 14:35:01

They will get so much they won't notice if you buy anything or not!!

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Wed 10-Dec-14 14:36:09

my friend who is a TA says chocs/wine go down v well, theres only so many momentos u can keep. im sure she said they swap bottles in staff room if not to their taste grin

alternatively how about some smellies? bath bombs from lush seem v popular.

Lifesalemon Wed 10-Dec-14 14:37:05

I have just bought a few bits from cath kidston for teacher presents. A pen, some sticky notes, notelets etc. would something like that be any good?

I just bought a couple of lovely scarfs (scarves?) from primark for ds nursery teachers. £4 each and I thought they were really pretty.

ChangedToday Wed 10-Dec-14 15:05:55

I make a large box (one for each class) of mixed Christmas cookies to share in the staff room, that way I don't have to keep track of all TAs and Teachers. The kids decorate a big label for the lid and take them in at the start of the last week usually. We always get positive comments back. And then just cards fr the teachers that my kids want to give them to.

Lilybensmum1 Wed 10-Dec-14 15:49:00

I pinched my DCs teacher presents ideas from MN, I got personalised teacher note books, they are perfect! They came from not on the highstreet, and cost £7 each having said that I imagine chocolates always go down well, well I would love them.

WellTidy Wed 10-Dec-14 16:01:52

Notebook (I prefer spiral bound as I think they're more practical) and pen. Paperchase do nice patterned ones. As do WH Smith

Set of lots of different coloured ball pens

Gloves - leather, in a colour, if you can get these for a tenner

Pretty nail files and a nail varnish in a neutral colour or clear as that woudl suit everyone. Boots do pretty ones

Hand cream always goes down well. I like the h,mp one from the Body Shop

ChristmasBlingFest Wed 10-Dec-14 16:11:12

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MarzipanThief Wed 10-Dec-14 16:19:26

I have a few teacher friends and they all say wine is the way to go. So at the parents evening I asked my DS teacher what colour she'd prefer.

BlackbirdOnTheWire Wed 10-Dec-14 16:28:50

Just make sure that they drink before buying wine!

After last year's YR Christmas show, I said to the TA "bet you need a large G&T after that!". She replied "ooh, no, I don't drink - but I will be having a sneaky coca-cola now to get me through the clearing-up"... So I went home and drank the wine I'd bought to give her grin (bought chocolates instead).

PickledPorcupine Wed 10-Dec-14 16:31:14

Best present I ever got from a child was some Xmas pj bottoms.

Whatthequack Wed 10-Dec-14 16:49:51

I know you're not keen on a mug, but look at this Starbucks set with a candy cane spoon! Plus if you have clubcard points you'll save money.

www.tesco.com/direct/starbucks-candy-cane-mug-gift-set/465-3917.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=465-3917

DaisyFlowerChain Wed 10-Dec-14 20:17:35

Stationery always goes down well and can be used up. Those pens that are erasable and come in funky colours seem a favourite with many.

Dancingqueen17 Wed 10-Dec-14 21:34:36

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SmileAndNod Fri 12-Dec-14 06:22:30

Thanks for all of your ideas. It seems that wine sounds like a safe option and if I'd taught my children every day since September I'd definitely need a bottle or three by now

Though one teacher did say yesterday that she had sore hands from washing everything down (bug is rife in school) so maybe some hand cream for her too!

Pos1 Fri 12-Dec-14 07:02:17

I always go for a Christmas decoration...

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