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
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.