Kelly Reid is a Digital Marketing Assistant at BearHugs Gifts.
Aren't teachers amazing? My best friend is a Secondary School teacher, and over the last couple of years I have seen from the sidelines just how challenging and rewarding this job can be. Whether she’s staying late to plan lessons, providing extra support to students who are struggling or cheerleading her colleagues through a difficult time, she does amazing work!
Surprising your little one’s teacher with a Summer gift basket is a wonderful and thoughtful way to let them know just how appreciated they are at the end of the school year. Whether you’ll be seeing the same teacher again next year, or this is your last year working with them, there is no better way to say ‘thank you’ and send your teacher off with a smile than with a summer gift basket.
It can be quite a challenge picking out the perfect gifts to go in your teacher's summer gift basket, so I’m going to go through all the lovely treats I would put in a summer gift basket for my lovely best friend (who may just be getting a surprise in the post this July!) and hopefully it will provide a little inspiration for your own summer gift basket for teachers!
Teacher Summer Gift Baskets: Cosy Cuppa
“Your heart is slightly larger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.” – Aaron Bacall
First things first, every teacher’s summer gift basket needs a cosy cuppa! Hot drinks are essentially fuel to teachers, helping them through the long days in the classroom. My friend likes nothing better than to start her day with a cup of coffee to get her through the morning, so I would pop in one (or 5!) of our Little Coffee Bags that she can easily keep in the classroom to start her day. If your teacher is more of a tea lover, they might prefer our Tea Mini Packs for a more relaxed morning.
Teacher Summer Gift Baskets: Hug In A Mug
Next up is a mug to put that coffee in! A lot of teachers will keep a mug at school for all their hot drinks, and for my coffee-loving friend, a mug is an absolute necessity. Our ‘A little brew to get you through’ mug is the perfect sentiment to give to teachers to encourage them through the long days at school.
Teacher Summer Gift Baskets: Pampering Treat
“Good teachers are the ones who can challenge young minds without losing their own.” – Anonymous
If there is one thing I know about teaching, it’s that it's hard work. My friend often starts her day a 7am and doesn’t get home till gone 7pm, which is why it’s so important to go that extra mile when it comes to relaxing. Treat your teacher to a proper night off with their Summer Gift Basket by including our relaxing bath salys for the perfect soak at the end of a long day. Why not pair it with a relaxing candle and a nourishing body butter to really unwind!
Teacher Summer Gift Baskets: Stationery Surprise
Honestly, who doesn’t love stationery? Whether your teacher’s using it for lesson planning, keeping track of diary dates or just offloading at the end of a challenging day, stationery gifts always go down a treat. My teacher pal does a lot of her work on a laptop, but she always comes back to pen and paper when planning a new project or taking notes! I would include our gorgeous notepad for my friend and a fun Encouraging Pen, the perfect little reminder that she’s ‘... Doing Great’ every time she goes to write.
The Final Touches
“A truly amazing teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.” – Anonymous
At the end of the school year, there is no better way to say ‘thank you for being an amazing teacher’ than with a thoughtful message in a card. It’s those little notes that my friend keeps forever, and comes back to year after year to remember all her lovely students. We have the option to add a personal message to all our hug in a box gifts, but if you pick out a lovely card, we’ll make sure to pop your message inside!