Teacher Gift Ideas + What They Really Want This End Of Term!

The Ultimate Gift Guide For End Of Term Gifts For Teachers + What They REALLY Want A List Of Thoughtful Gifts Money Saving

End of term is almost here & you want to give the teachers something that they will love, something that they won’t have already got 10 others of this year & something that shows you have made the effort and appreciate their hard work over the term with your children. Good end of term gifts don’t have to be crazy expensive! I’ve asked my teacher friends what they really want & compiled an amazing collection of gifts that your child could give this end of school year, so find inspiration for teachers presents with this gift guide for teachers, BY teachers! –

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#1 Gift

Before Dubai & (ThrifDeeDubai) I was a teacher back home in the UK, over my years teaching, I have received some amazing gifts & I’ve also received gifts that just, well kinda cluttered my living space! Although I loved each & every gift!! Talking to other teachers, the top gifts are usually something heartfelt, home made by the children, but the unanimous agreement for their top wanted gifts is pretty simple to guess! – Giftcards!! They are a one-size fits all, can’t go wrong gift option that works for everyone!


Bribe them with sugar!

Who doesn’t love a selection of yummy edibles to get stuck into? Giving sweets/chocolate doesn’t just work on kids! Us adults like a treat or FIVE too!

Scents & sensibility

Teachers are usually sensible beings right? So gifting them with some scented goodies is usually a welcomed gift! Especially when they are wrapped beautifully! Just perfect for relaxing, rejuvenating and regaining sanity at the end of the year! 😛

Diffusing the subject

After a year of craft glue, sports kit and squashed sandwiches, the poor teacher deserves a heavenly scent at home! So gift them something that makes their home smell divine!

Fix their FIX!

One can only assume that teachers get through the day courtesy of a lot of caffeine, so help them out with a personalised gift set or mug & show your appreciation, while they appreciate the caffeine 🙂

Rumor has it….

That teachers are really into stationary! Who’d have thought?? These swanky pens & BUJO journal sets will have them planning out the next school year before the summer holidays kick in! …. Ok, maybe not, but they still make a pretty awesome gift!

So now you know what teachers really want, you can spend less time worrying what to gift them & also spend less money & keep it thrifty! – Win win!

Have you decided to give yours, or your children’s teacher a gift this end of term? If so, is there any gifts you think should be added to this list? Let me know in the comments below & don’t forget to share!!




  1. carla@ouramanahsourfutures
    29/06/2018 / 9:27 pm

    I always get my teacher friend a notebook for her bday as I think she probably get through so many of them.Glad to see stationery on the list.

  2. KA Inspired
    21/06/2018 / 3:35 pm

    Such good ideas! Teachers are the ones teaching young minds, they do deserve a small thanks

    • 24/06/2018 / 8:09 am

      I agree! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  3. 20/06/2018 / 11:36 pm

    I have so many friends that are teachers and they DEFINITELY can’t wait for the year to be over! and would LOVE any of these ideas!

  4. 20/06/2018 / 5:44 pm

    These ideas are so great! I love that you broke the gifts down into such creative categories! As much as I would love some scents, I think that self stirring mug is super cool! 🙂 Pinned!!

    • 20/06/2018 / 6:21 pm

      Thank you! …. Yes, I love the mug too! I must get one for myself! 😊

  5. 19/06/2018 / 8:22 pm

    I think it’s so cute to give your teacher a gift at the end of the year! What a thoughtful way to say thankful for dealing with my child all day lol!

    • 19/06/2018 / 8:45 pm

      Yes…. they actually deserve a medal lol!

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