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Ideas for unusual teacher gifts please

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Mumtogremlins Mon 22-Jun-15 12:47:24


I know this has been asked many times before and I've looked through past threads for inspiration but I'm still a bit clueless!
My DS was diagnosed with leukaemia in reception and is now in Year 2 and about to leave the school as it's infants only. I want to get the teachers/TAs something a bit special to say thank you for looking after him so well while still helping him achieve his best in between all the hospital visits. Any ideas for personal/special gifts that aren't too cheesy but will say how grateful I am?
I also want to get the office staff something nice for being so helpful - what's a nice generic present I can get them? My kids have all been through the school over the last 10 years so they deserve something!

Thanks smile

notinminutenow Mon 22-Jun-15 13:01:19

A handwritten letter on beautiful paper to teacher & TA saying what you've said in your post, with some nice words and a picture or poem from your DS?

My DH has kept all the personal letters he has received over the years.

For the office staff, perhaps something edible and shareable - given to them before the last day of term so they have time to eat/share!

Michaelahpurple Tue 23-Jun-15 12:49:51

If any use, I bake pretty cupcakes for the staff room, a few days before the en did term and, if a female teacher , buy a pretty cup and saucer and put their cake in it, and cellophane it. Our staff walk around with drinks at break and the saucer is quite handy for spillages

And handwritten note from you and child always nice

Galena Tue 23-Jun-15 15:46:12

Books for the library?

Display cabinet or electronic photo frame for entrance hall?

jopickles Tue 23-Jun-15 20:46:46

Fairy tale gourmet do a range of chocolate apples which fits quite well for teachers, Biscuiteers have some lovely boxes of teacher biscuits and the crafty giraffe so a range of personalised stuff, key rings etc

jopickles Tue 23-Jun-15 20:47:20

Also spotty spoon do personalised wine bottle labels which are a nice touch

Mumtogremlins Wed 24-Jun-15 18:47:23

Great, thanks for all your suggestions - will have a look smile

Ionacat Wed 24-Jun-15 22:02:52

Ceramic thermal mug with a lid. We're not allowed hot drinks unless they have a lid and tea tastes different in a plastic mug.
Seriously though just a letter or card means more to me than wine/chocolates. I have every single thank you card from parents/pupils and look at them when I'm having a bad day and remember that I do make a difference.

jolufc Thu 25-Jun-15 20:48:13

Oxfam gift- give a child an education.

chlo95 Thu 25-Jun-15 21:26:39

Have a look on Achica, they have a gorgeous selection of Roald Dahl prints at the min - tea towels start at about £8 and prints go up to about £30 ☺️

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