Here at Tutor Doctor we know that teachers and tutors often go above and beyond to help your kids succeed in any way they can. Festive gifts are a really great way to show your child’s teachers that you appreciate all they have done this year. We’ve come up with some affordable Christmas gift ideas that are guaranteed to make teachers feel special and show them that you and your children appreciate all of their hard work.
Handmade cards are the most personal and appreciated gift to give any teacher. Get your child to draw their own picture on the front of a card and write their own personal message inside. We promise that their teacher will love it more than any gift!
Handmade Christmas Tree Decoration
A really festive gift idea for your child’s teacher is a handmade Christmas tree decoration. You can make one out of cardboard or salt dough. Allow your children to get creative and decorate it in a design they think their teacher will like. Find the salt dough recipe below.
Salt Dough Recipe
- 1 cup/270g Salt
- 1 cup/150g Flour
- 1/2 cup/120ml water
Simply mix the ingredients together until the consistency is like play dough. Next you need to shape it. Choose from a Christmas tree, gingerbread man or you could just let your child be creative. Finally, carve a message using the end of a fork or get the kids to press in their footprints or handprints. Bake at 100 C for 3 hours. Once it’s cooled it can be painted.
Teacher survival kit
Every teacher would appreciate a mini teacher survival kit for those early mornings or when they are doing some late night marking. Creating a little hamper including things like coffee, chocolate, cookies, a mug and their favourite yummy treat will be sure to brighten up your teacher’s day.
Beautiful stationary is a must-have for any teacher. Nice pens and notebooks are a classic gift that not only going to be very useful in the classroom but greatly appreciated by your child’s teacher.
Homemade festive cookies
Get baking with your kids this Christmas and make your children’s favourite teachers a batch of festive cookies. Shortbread, gingerbread and chocolate chip are bound to be favourites. You can even get your children to decorate them with fun festive icing designs. You can’t go wrong with yummy festive cookies! Check out the BBC’s Christmas section for some great festive baking ideas here.
Plants in a personalised plant pot
Plants are a fantastic gift idea for teachers, as it can be kept in their classroom to make it look more welcoming. What’s even better is that plants are known to reduce stress and improve indoor air quality, which is great for a classroom environment. To add a personal touch, why not get your kids to decorate the plant pot with lovely messages and drawings?
If you want to treat your child’s teacher this Christmas- vouchers and gifts cards are a really special gesture. Vouchers for their favourite coffee shop, a spa treatment or even a bookshop gift card is a super thoughtful idea and will be a real Christmas treat.