Blimey - it's actually the last week of the school term! How the heck has that happened? And, oh (insert preferred swear word here) you've got to get the teacher a thank you gift!
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Sound familiar? This is us at the end of every school year. Without fail.
When it comes to thanking teachers at the end of the year, choosing a gift (especially if you're always late to the party like us!) that shows appreciation and isn't quite frankly, the usual tat, is not an easy task.
So we've put together a list of our top 5 last minute gifts for teachers to ease the burden - and for some of them, you don't even have to leave the comfort of your home!
One4all Gift Card - from £10
This gift card can be spent in over 50,000 outlets nationwide including lots of high street shops, department stores and even hotels and spas. Plus, there is now a 'Thank You Teacher' design available.
One4all can be loaded starting at £10 and is available at the Post Office or online at www.one4allgiftcard.co.uk - if you buy online, the personalisation service is free so you can add a personal note too.
Prestige Hampers - from £9.99
This site has a ton of gifts for teachers, from balloons in boxes to fancy looking lollipop / chocolate gifts. The joy here is that the little ones can help you choose online and it's delivered the next day.
Millie's Cookies - £17
Why not head to your local Millie's Cookies for an impressively giant cookie which can be hand iced with a message such as 'Thank You Teacher'? They cost £17 and are particularly useful if there are a couple of teachers / teaching assistants in your kid's class, as they can all get stuck in to this!
Aldi - £2.99 - £9.99
Off to do your weekly shop at your local Aldi? Then grab some of their luxury fragranced candles and gift sets which smell spookily similar to a certain high end shop with practically identical packagaing (and cost a fraction of the price). They also now do body creme, hand soap and hand cream which would also make a really nice gift - the new Peony Blush fragrance is lovely.
Paperchase - from £4.99
If you're grabbing your thank you card for the teacher in Paperchase, then stop to browse the diaries / planners section as they have a great selection from classic leather diaries to fun and funky year planners. Plus, you can pick up a matching pen to complete the gift. Oh and gift wrap and a gift tag. And you'll probably need some stickers too. Because who can actually leave that shop without buying all the sparkly loveliness?
So quick, get ordering or out that door to get the teacher something that really won't look last minute at all.