You’ve come to the end of another busy year, and you’re looking for a unique way to thank your child’s teacher for a great 2018.

But when you’re short on time, what can you possibly find that will express your gratitude to the person that is not just a teacher, but a stand-in parent, disciplinarian, life coach and mentor as well?

Here, we share some fresh, easy ideas to suit every teacher in your child’s life.

1. A ‘thank you’ that will stand the test of time

It’s tradition to give the teacher a red apple, but we’re pretty sure it’ll soon find its way into a lunchbox (or a bin).

Instead, why not opt for a custom printed ‘thank you’ plaque that can stand on a teacher’s desk for years to come, as a special reminder of the bond they shared with your kids.

With its clean lines and clear façade, this custom plaque will suit every classroom décor, and the high-end engraving allows you to tailor it perfectly – making this gift as unique as the person who is receiving it.

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Teacher Acrylic Plaque 

2. The pressie they can enjoy after a hard day’s work

Buying a bottle of champers for your child’s teacher is a tried-and-true method: after all, who doesn’t love to receive a bottle of something sparkly that you can enjoy with family and friends?

Take it up a notch with a stunning engraved wooden gift box, to ensure your ‘thanks’ is remembered long after the bubbly has been polished off.

Made from natural pine, these wine boxes are lightweight yet sturdy, and the perfect way to present your gift.

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Raw Thank you Engraved Wine Box 

 3. One to really hammer home the message

Some teachers may be a little harder to buy for, but with a distinctive range of customised appreciation gifts available, you’re sure to find something to suit even the most ‘individual’ personality!

A practical gift is always well appreciated – particularly when it’s given the personal touch.

This engraved ‘thank you’ hammer is a perfect mix of craftmanship and functionality, and will certainly be appreciated for years to come as it’s used about the house.   

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Hammer ZEngraved

4. Tiny treats for teach

One sure-fire method to find your way to a teacher’s heart is through the lifeblood of the industry: sugar! After a long day of teaching, marking and perhaps some disciplinary action, they’re sure to enjoy snacking on their favourite lolly or chocolate.

But forget presenting the tasty treat in its packaging or classic Christmas paper. Instead, a stylish mason jar with an engraved gift tag is the perfect way to show your child’s teacher that this gift was created just for them.

Fill it with whatever lollies they crave the most, and once they’ve disappeared, the mason jar will double as a cool drinking glass or stationery holder for their desk.

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Christmas Engraved Mason Jar

5. A reminder to stay hydrated this festive season

Like all of us, our teachers will be taking some time off over the Christmas period to enjoy some relaxation and a few festivities (or maybe a few too many!)

A stylish, durable, stainless steel water bottle is the perfect sidekick as they party-hop throughout their holidays.

Each one holds 500ml of liquid and will keep water cooler for longer, making it perfect for the long, hot summer holidays!

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Christmas Sports Drink Bottle

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