Four Christmas gift ideas your child's teacher would actually really like
With the end of the school term just around the corner, there is the inevitable gift buying for teachers.
But what is it that your child's teacher really wants. Every year, they are presented with an array of handmade cards and 'Best Teacher' plaques, along with one (or 20) of those plants sat in a pot shaped like a pencil or a packet of crayons.
This year, I thought long and hard about what gifts my child's teacher, or any teacher for that matter, might like and here are some of my personal choices.
These options can be adjusted for every budget so you can show you care without breaking the bank.
After several months of dealing with 'I forgot my homework,' nothing says thanks for putting up with my kids like a lovely box of chocolates or some fancy biccies.
Up to now, all of my son's teachers have received food at the end of the year whether it's been sweeties or a jar of homemade jam and so far I've had no complaints.
Cheeseboards also work well if you want to go down the more savoury route.
This one I think would work best for a secondary school pupil to give to a year head or guidance teacher as it's a little more personal.
A beautiful scarf or a stylish tie are always great gift ideas and really show that you appreciate all the hard work they've put in with your child over the year.
Something to treat yourself
I'm sure there's been many a teacher thinking 'Your kid has been stressing me out all year, a nice jar of bath salts wouldn't go amiss'.
Scented candle, a lovely face cream, nice aftershave. You don't have to spend the earth either for Aldi has fantastic dupes of the Jo Malone candles and Boots run fantastic offers and fragrance sets.
Essentially something that says thanks for looking after my kid, now look after yourself
And the best gift of all... vouchers
When all else fails, you can always depend on good old vouchers to do the trick.
Let's face it, we've all got busy lives and as much as we'd love to send homebaked goods the days get away from us and the next thing we know the Christmas holidays have arrived.
Vouchers are great because they show you put in the effort but it lets them choose what they really want, what more could anyone ask for?