Discover our edit of thoughtful gifts for top teachers to say thank you

As another school year comes to an end, what better way to thank the teachers who have shaped your child’s development over the past year than with a thoughtful gift?

Finding the perfect present for teachers can be challenging, especially one that shows your appreciation for all their encouragement, kind words and dedication to your little one’s education. While a ‘best teacher’ mug springs to mind, chances are they already have a cupboard full of these. So to help take the stress out of your search, we’ve put together a guide of unique end of year teacher gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on their face.

Whether you’re looking for a sweet gesture or something that showers them with gratitude, our gift selection is perfect for budgets big and small – from softly scented candles and self-care treats to practical presents and hamper essentials, you can’t go too wrong with one or more of these gifts.

Our top tip? A kind message never goes amiss, so why not include a handwritten note from your child for an extra special touch? It’s sure to be a keepsake they’ll treasure through the years.

Thank you teacher candles
Wax Lyrical Reed Diffuser Thank You So Much

• Size: 40ml 

The perfect teacher present does exist. It’s this sweet-smelling reed diffuser, laced with crisp apple, fresh florals and moody musk – neatly packaged in a beautiful bottle and box, inscribed with the message ‘Thank you so much’.

Landon Tyler Sentiment Candle - You are Amazing - Midnight Pomegranate

• Size: 140g 

Another sentimental candle, this time from Landon Tyler. This fragrant gift features a ‘you are amazing’ message on the box and jar, and it’s filled with the comforting scent of pomegranate, red berries and spicy pink pepper.

The White Collection Floral Candle

• Size: 160g

This sophisticated candle, housed in a chic glass vessel, will likely take pride of place on their coffee table. As for the scent, think delicate florals with a hint of creamy vanilla – a cocooning combination.

Aroma Works Lemongrass & Bergamot Gift Set

• Candle is hand-poured in the UK

• Made from soy wax and essential oils

• Vegan* 

Thank a teacher with this mood-boosting gift set, complete with a soy wax candle and two natural bath bombs. All the products are scented with an uplifting lemongrass and bergamot blend to encourage a moment of me-time.

Skinnydip x Sophie Hannah Have a Nice Day Scented Candle

• Sophie Hannah printed candle

• Glass jar

Guaranteed to put a smile on their face, this cool candle boasts a pretty, pink design that’s topped off with a feel-good message and yellow sunshine. Once alight, it will fill their home with a wild berry scent.

Yankee Candle Large Jar Thank You

• Size: 623g

Can’t put your gratitude into words? Then let this end of year teacher gift do the talking. Once alight, their home will be filled with fragrant floral notes of gentle jasmine, warm amber musk and patchouli to create a relaxing ambience that mimics the scent of a summer meadow.

Sanctuary Spa Pink Grapefruit Candle

• Size: 260g

Encourage their teacher to relax and unwind at the end of the year with this beautiful candle that smells like a spa in a jar. Bursting with a zesty fusion of grapefruit, sweet orange blossom and hints of floral gardenia, they’ll be feeling zen in no time.

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Reception teacher thank you gifts 

Looking for reception teacher thank you gifts? Turn your attention to our cherry-picked selection of beauty staples. Any one of these products will show just how appreciative you are of them taking your little one under their wing during their first year of school.

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Scrub

• Size: 300ml

• Travel size body scrub

Whether they’re spending the school holiday at home or abroad, treat them to this skin-savvy, travel-friendly body scrub that’s loaded with organic cupuacu bio scrubs and blended with banana, almond and honey extracts to help transform dry, lacklustre limbs into glowing pins.

Joules Roll Top Lunch Bag

• Dimensions – width: 23cm, depth: 13cm, height: 36cm

• Insulated lining

• Popper fastening

• Carry handle

From school lunches and alfresco brunches to picnics during the summer holidays, this roll top lunch bag is perfect for the teacher who will appreciate a practical gift. The gorgeous print and trendy design keeps them looking stylish while the insulated lining gets to work to keep all their tasty treats fresh and cool.  

Ted Baker Body Spray Trio Gift

• Three 150ml body sprays

Got a teacher that’s a little hard to buy for? When it comes to end of year teacher gifts, you can’t go wrong with this fragrance trio. Let them pick from Sterling Blue, Graphite Black, or Vintage Amber, all presented in a chic gift box that’ll take the hassle out of wrapping, too.

L’Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara Duo Set

• Two mascaras

Mascara is the unsung hero of our beauty bag that can dial up a make-up moment in seconds. This gift set from L’Oréal Paris features not one, but two Lash Paradise Mascaras that deliver a full, fluttery, flake-free finish.

Ted Baker Little Beauties Gift Set 1

• Gift set

• Cruelty-free

This stunning set from Ted Baker comes complete with a long-lasting body spray, a revitalising body wash and an indulgent hand cream – all wrapped up in a chic, floral beauty bag.  

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish 100ml Starter Kit

• Size: 100ml

• Sustainably manufactured cotton cloth

• Cruelty-free

Guaranteed to please, the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish range is a cult classic for good reason. The creamy formula takes off the day without stripping skin of essential moisture, thanks to a skin-loving blend of cocoa butter, camomile and eucalyptus.

Champneys Treatments Moisturising Face Masks

• Three 37ml face masks

• Face sheet mask

Used by spa therapists at the renowned Champneys resorts, treat a teacher to these moisturising face masks that will help them to unwind at home. In each box, they’ll find three masks all jam-packed with skin-soothing ingredients.

Thank you teacher gift basket 

If you’re struggling to find the perfect present, consider building your own thank you teacher gift basket instead. Here’s our ultimate list for inspiration, spanning everything from a water bottle to face masks and shower oils. Oh, and for extra marks, add a big bow.

Baylis & Harding Goodness Rose & Geranium Bath Soak

• Size: 500ml

Nothing quite shows your appreciation for your little one’s teacher than some well-deserved self-care. This indulgent bath soak from Baylis & Harding is enriched with organic extracts of lavender and rosemary to create a relaxing ‘ahh’ moment, while a bouquet of rose, geranium and rich amber blend with refreshingly zesty lemon for the ultimate bubble bath treat.

Invisibobble Self-Care Kit

• Includes one large scrunchie

• Includes six small Invisibobbles

A great basket filler, this self-care kit from Invisibobble features a selection of hair ties that don’t pull or snag hair. Instead, they comfortably hold hair up. Inside, there’s six classic hair ties (three pink and three clear), as well as one plush, pink scrunchie.

Boots Extracts Coconut Body Scrub

• Size: 250ml

• Made with natural extracts and oils

No present hamper is complete without a beauty product or two. This scrub from Boots gently sloughs away dulling dead skin cells with its rich formula, featuring coconut extract and sweet almond oil, leaving skin silky smooth.

Joules Insulated Water Bottle

• Size: 500ml

• Made of stainless steel

• Double walled to keep drinks hot and cold

• Carry handle

A great gift on its own or as part of a present basket, this chic floral water bottle features a beautiful design, is crafted from metal and double walled to help keep drinks both hot and cold. It also boasts a handy handle for drinking out and about.

Garnier Sheet Mask Discovery Collection

• Three face masks and two under-eye masks

• Vegan*

The ultimate addition to any pamper hamper, this beauty bundle comes with five bestselling sheet masks (three for face, two for under the eyes) that promise to help skin feel nourished with a cocktail of natural plant extracts and hyaluronic acid.

Aromatherapy Associates Perfect Partners

• Size: 2 x 9ml

• Suitable for adults only

• Not recommended during pregnancy

Go all out with your thank you teacher gift basket and spoil them with this set that includes mini Deep Relax and mini Revive Morning shower oils. Both smell sublime and are designed to either energise or deeply relax the body and mind, depending on the time of day.  

**Vegan formulas do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.