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Gifts for Teachers: 27 Ideas That Will Score Top Marks

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Our nation’s teachers really prove that not all heroes wear capes! Teachers are arguably the most important members of society; they are entrusted with inspiring our children and have the ability to change lives for the better. They educate, nurture and go the extra mile to bring out the best in our children–and for this, they really deserve a treat – and you’ll find the perfect present in our dynamic list of gifts for teachers.

To help you find the ultimate teacher gift, we’ve rounded up some practical present options, some traditional choices and some fun items, too. Whether it’s a little something for the end of term, a seasonal present or to just a gesture to show appreciation, our selection of gifts for teachers are sure to get you top marks!

Book Tote Bag – Typo

Everyone needs a go-to tote bag in their life. Ideal for carrying schoolwork, books and even a laptop, the Book Tote Bag, £12, is a thoughtful and useful pressie.

Spotty book bag gifts for teachers

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Pour Over Coffee Maker – Bodum

If there is one thing a busy teacher deserves, it’s access to a fresh cup of coffee. Bodum’s pour over coffee dripper and double wall mug, £18, is a nifty little gadget for brewing a single cup with maximum taste and zero waste. There is nothing better than the gift of caffeine, making this a fab gift for coffee lovers too.

Gifts for teachers pour over drip coffee maker

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Floral Pen Set – Liberty

Banish the boring black biro with this set of ballpoint pens, each printed with a different iconic Liberty print. Chic and pretty, we don’t expect students will be allowed to borrow one of these Liberty Floral Pens, £16.99, if they forget their pencil case!

Liberty print pen set gift for teachers

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Personalised ‘Class Tree’ Teacher Print – Not on the High Street

This is a gorgeous keepsake using all of the children’s names in the class. Thoroughly thoughtful, the Personalised ‘Class Tree’ Teacher Print, £22, says “Thank you for giving us the roots to grow” – adorable.

Personalised tree print class present

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Collection Prosecco & Salted Caramels – Marks & Spencer

Gifts for teachers don’t come more irresistible than this two-in-one classic! The Prosecco & Salted Caramels set, £20, is a well-deserved sweet indulgence after a day full of classroom chaos.

Chocolates and Prosecco gift for teachers

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Bergamot, Fig & Rose Mini Candles Set of Three – Oliver Bonas

Another classic when looking for gifts for teachers; candles are a great choice, especially if they are scented. We love this Bergamot, Fig & Rose Mini Candles Set of Three, £23.50, which feel luxurious and not too sweet on the nose.

Candle trio gifts for teachers

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Galaxy Paperweight – Graham & Green

Pretty up your teacher’s desk space with the gorgeous Galaxy Paperweight, £13.95. Ideal for a science teacher, this gift shimmers and sparkles with intergalactic flair!

Gifts fore teachers desk paperweight

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Embossed Glass Lotion Dispenser – Dunelm

This super pretty Embossed Glass Lotion Dispenser, £7, can be filled with hand sanitizer and used as an easy access pump for your teacher at their desk.

Bottle green glass lotion dispemser

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Copper House Dry Gin – Adnams

There is absolutely no explanation necessary as to why this makes a great gift for teachers. It’s delicious, it’s perfect with tonic and also great with ginger ale and a slice of lime. Copper House Dry Gin, £26.99, scores an A+. If you know they love gin, find more ideas in our guide to gifts for gin lovers.

Craft Gin by Adnams Gifts for Teachers

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Grow It Bonsai Tree Kit – Urban Outfitters

A cool gift that your teacher can keep on their desk, this Grow It Bonsai Tree Kit, £15, is sure to inject some zen into the classroom. The instructions are super simple, too, just add water! This is also a lovely gift for a keen gardener.

Grow your own tree kit

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Chocoholic Hat Box – Harvey Nichols

Is your teacher a chocolate lover? (Isn’t everyone a chocolate lover?) Then they will adore this indulgent treat from Harvey Nichols that’s packaged to perfection and full to the brim of chocolatey goodness.

The Chocoholic hat box, £40, features hot chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate toffee and salted caramel biscuits – which contain no chocolate whatsoever, so this can count as a balanced meal.

Chocolate gift set Harvey Nichols

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Ultimate Hot Chocolate – Fortnum & Mason

Sticking with the luxury chocolate theme, why not treat your teacher to this delicacy from the nation’s most famous food store. Fortnum & Mason’s Ultimate Hot Chocolate, £19.95, is made with single origin Colombian Chocolate and all natural cocoa butter.

The ultimate Hot Chocolate gifts for teachers

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Rixo Project Earth Face Mask – Selfridges

Made from recycled silk, this face mask is oh so soft, and oh so pretty. The Rixo Hope floral-print face covering, £26, is a thoughtful present that’s practical, too.

Face mask from selfridges

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Washable Lunch Bags – Uncommon Goods

Packed lunches aren’t just for the kids! Help your teacher to bring in food from home in style with this linen and paper blend bag. The Washable Lunch Bag, £32.27, is available in three cool prints, fully insulated and has a removable internal compartment for bowls and jars.

Washable grown up lunch bag

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A Poem for Every Night of the Year – Graham & Green

Gifts for teachers should be specical, and this is especially perfect for a literature lover. A dynamic collection, the verses in A Poem for Every Night, £18.99, all link to the date on which they appear. Featuring Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, Lewis Carroll, Tennyson, Yeats and many more greats.

Poem for every night book

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Harbour Seal Pencil Pot – Graham & Green

Utterly adorable and full of kitsch appeal, it’s impossible not to love this hand-painted pencil pot. The Ceramic Harbour Seal, £19.95, is a handy stationery holder and will add a delightful touch to any desk.

Desk Tidy for Animal Lovers

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Personalised Bumblebee 1/2 Pint Mug – Emma Bridgewater

Your teacher needs a mug for the staff room that won’t be ‘borrowed’ by anyone else! So give the gift of a personalised mug that can’t get ‘half inched’. This Emma Bridgewater Bumblebee Mug, from £20.95, can be filled with 1/2 a pint, so there’s plenty of tea to get through break time!

Emma Bridgewater Mug Gifts for Teachers

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Blue Granite water bottle – S’well

A metal water bottle is the ideal present to help your teacher keep hydrated! We adore this 500ml Blue Granite S’well, £24.50, that can keep beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.

Metail reusable water bottle

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Relax Prepare for Bed – Neals Yard Remedies

After a busy term of teaching, give the gift of sleep with this dreamy duo. The Relax Prepare for Bed set, £12.50, features the tranquil aromas of organic lavender, vetiver and mandarin in a roll on scent and bubble bath.

Rest gift set neals yard

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Milk Coconut & Vanilla Mineral Bath Soak – Wolf & Badger

Such a treat! Relaxing is made easy with the Milk Coconut & Vanilla Mineral Bath Soak, £19, it’s both hydrating and aromatic.

Soothing batk soak Gifts for Teachers

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Floral Bamboo Cup & Socks Gift Set – Thought

Looking for the perfect, sustainable gift for your teacher? The Floral Bamboo Cup & Socks Gift Set, £22, features two pairs of natural women’s socks (from soft bamboo and organic cotton) and a bamboo coffee cup. Cute and comforting!

Socks and reusable coffee mug

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DIY Macrame Hanger With Pot – Typo

Looking for gifts for teachers that love arts and crafts? Then this make-at-home kit is ideal. The Macrame Hanger With Pot, £12, is an interior design staple at the moment, and would look great filled with a spider plant. Find more craft gift ideas here.

Macrame plant pot holder

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Personalised Cake – Konditor & Cook

A personalised cake from the famous Konditor & Cook, from £22, would be a welcome treat that the whole class can enjoy… if teacher wants to share, that is. Design the cake by choosing a flavour, decoration style, colour scheme and add your own personal message!

Konditor and cook cake gifts for teachers

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Personalised Pencil Case – Not on the High Street

It’s a fact all teachers love stationery! But a big problem at school is that pens, pencils and paperclips all seem to go walkabout…but this gift will solve this problem! The personalised teacher pencil case, £15, is the perfect accessory to keep stationery under wraps! Plus you can personalise it with your teacher’s name hairstyle, hair, skin and lip colour.

Teacher pencil case personalised design

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Sustainable Outline KAPDAA Notebook – Wolf & Badger

Sticking with the stationery gifts for teachers theme, this luxe notebook is both stylish and sustainable. The KAPDAA Notebook, £19, is made from offcuts of luxury material, giving it a new lease of life and stopping it from being discarded.

Luxury notebook in black and red

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Nkuku Animal Paperclips – Amara

These Animal Paperclips, £17, are undeniably precious and will brighten up even the most dull paperwork. Handmade from solid brass, the set includes an elephant, stag and snail!

Cute animal paperclips in brass

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Teacher Poem Print – Not on the High Street

Your teach will probably ‘get something in their eye’ when you hand them this gift. A funny and honest Teacher Poem Print, £14, with a cool, contemporary design. You also have the option to add a personalised message to make it even more tear-jerking!

Teacher Poem personal gift art

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