Thank You Gift Ideas

Steve | 10-Aug-14

This week, we’re putting teachers in the spotlight. The summer holidays are upon us and we’re sure you all have plenty of fun activities, to celebrate the end of the school year. Nothing says ‘thank you for all your hard work’ like a beautiful surprise gift. Here are Urban Design’s top picks. 



1. Flowers 


Of course, we are biased but who doesn’t love flowers? They’re our favourite sort of gift to give. Treat them to a breathtaking bouquet. Why not design your own? Choose your occasion, your flower of choice and how you want them to be presented. Do you want them in a basket, a hand-tied bouquet, a classic bouquet? 


‘Thank you’ flowers may not last forever but the sentiment most certainly will. A gorgeous bouquet says ‘you’re special’ and ‘I thought about you’. A very special gift indeed. 



2. Pamper Hamper 


Teachers head in to work before the first bell rings and are sometimes still in the classroom, long after the children are gone. Time to relax can be sparse for teachers, so why not put together a little basket of goodies, to help them wind down, during the holidays? 


A candle, a face mask, some chocolates and maybe even a bottle of wine will go down a treat, when they get some time to themselves. 


Stuck for inspiration? We’ve found an idea or two, to get you started on your own hamper


3. Jewellery 

A bracelet or necklace makes for a great keepsake, especially if there is going to be a new teacher, in the new academic year. Unsure of what their preference is? Have a look at their jewellery, next time you see them. Are their ears pierced? Do they wear bold costume jewellery, or prefer to keep it simple? You don’t have to spend a fortune, either. There are many high street stores with great ranges of accessories, to choose from. 

Are they extra special? Head to in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for a gift with major ‘wow’ factor. 


4. Book bag


Teachers have a lot of things to carry. Stationery, resources, workbooks to mark. The list goes on. So, why not treat them to a book bag for the start of the new term? Do they have a favourite author? A favourite quote. For less than £20, you can have it printed on a canvas bag. Gifts for literary lovers can be found all over the internet and personalising it makes it that little bit more special. 


5. High Street gift card 


Still unsure of what to buy a teacher to show your appreciation? Why not let them choose for themselves? A gift card can be just the right gift, to prompt a teacher to go and treat herself. Everyone deserves a reward for their hard work; and whatever they decide to choose, it will always remind them that their work is worthwhile. That’s a gift in itself.