Meaningful End of Term Gifts for Wonderful Teachers
End of term and the summer holidays are looming, and class Whatsapp groups up and down the country are beginning to discuss thank you gifts for school teachers. For those heroic teachers who have navigated our children through another tricky year of the pandemic, we want to acknowledge their care and commitment with an end of term present that’s truly meaningful and useful, whether it’s a joint present or an individual gift from your family.
We’ve put together a gift guide that covers everything from small and thoughtful thank you gifts they’ll treasure for year to come, to big, show-stopping presents for teachers who are leaving for pastures new, getting married over the summer, retiring or heading off on maternity leave.
ROUND SISAL BASKETS FOR FILLING WITH TREATS
Choose from mini sisal planters to roomy XL floor baskets, and fill with succulents, their favourite chocolates, or a fresh set of stationery. Treat these baskets as gift hampers if you like and present their teacher with a basket full of all their favourite things at the end of term, in a basket they will love and keep for years to come.
Our Top Picks:
A bestselling design, MAZAO comes in three sizes and is totally versatile. Handwoven in rural Kenya by women working in small craft collectives.
EMBROIDERED BASKETS FOR A STYLISH HOME OR CLASSROOM
With their playful motifs, our rainbow, watermelon, llama, pineapple and cactus embroidered baskets would make any primary school classroom sing. Equally, a teacher might want to keep their embroidered basket at home, filled with potted plants, pens and pencils or – for the larger sizes – slippers and scarves, rugs and towels.
Our Top Picks:
Our face baskets were produced in collaboration with Anthropologie, and make a stylish addition to any shelf, bedside table or sideboard.
Signal summer vibes and gift that special teacher a seashell woven basket for keeping all their treasures in.
A HANDWOVEN MOSES BASKET FOR THE TEACHER GOING ON MATERNITY LEAVE
For those teachers about to embark on maternity leave, the whole class could club together for a beautiful handwoven baby Moses basket for the new arrival – a true heirloom and one that could be passed on to other family members once baby has outgrown it. Our baby changing baskets, also made in Ghana, might be something extremely useful that’s not on their baby wish list already.
A PICNIC BASKET FOR SUMMER HOLIDAY ADVENTURES
Summer holidays are one of the best things about being a teacher, so why not mark the beginning of their well-earned break with something that symbolizes summer fun and freedom: a handwoven picnic basket! You could always go one step further and fill the picnic hamper with edible treats – or some nice bottles of wine!
These picnic baskets double up as excellent storage for craft materials outside of picnic season - the perfect gift for a primary school teacher!
WOVEN TOTES & SHOPPERS FOR TERM TIME AND SUMMER HOLS
For a summer of holiday adventures and term time marking and paperwork, our woven totes and shoppers are both stylish and spacious. Treat them to a two tone woven shopper or a fringed basket bag for extra packing space, or a yarn and sisal tote in their favourite colours.
Our Top Picks:
Our colour block sisal totes are perfect for vegans, with no leather on the straps and no leather tags. These make perfect beach bags but are also sturdy enough to bring to work.
A roomy sisal shopper that's the perfect size and shape for ferrying folders and exercise books to and from school - but also great for packing with towels and swimsuits!
If your children’s teacher is approaching a life event worthy of a big present, why not have a word in their ear (or ask their colleagues) and see if there’s anything they might like from The Basket Room? Can't decide? We do gift vouchers too!
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