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Gifts for teachers

Say thanks to your kids' school teachers with this selection of cool and quirky gift ideas - all available from small businesses in Surrey.

It didn’t take months of home schooling for us to realise how much we love and appreciate our kids’ school teachers – but it was certainly a good reminder. Here’s some inspiration for gift ideas to say a big thank you!

Scent of a candle

The ultimate gift for a teacher! Who doesn’t love a gorgeously scented candle? And even better when it’s hand-made locally. This luxury boxed tumbler comes from the Flaming Wolf Candle Co in Croydon and is is available in a choice of 24 different fragrances. Damson plum, rose and patchouli sounds super lovely, but then so does the jade orchid and lotus blossom… and the black pomegranate. Decisions decisions.

£16.50

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Decadent fizz

Forget a bottle of booze shoved into a gift bag – show your appreciation with a Prosecco and cocktail pamper box from Surrey-based company Princess Prosecco. You can go for the one-off gift set, or if teacher has really wowed you and little Johnny this year, go for a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. The gift boxes are are curated each month with hand-picked products including Prosecco, a cocktail of the month, yummy snacks and an indulgent pamper treat! It’s total lushness delivered right to the door.

From £33 a month

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Hamper

We’re rather smitten with these luxury hampers curated by the team at Two Ducks in St John’s from a gorgeous range of high-end British brands. Simply decide if you want a large or small hamper, then choose the gifts you’d like included – according to your budget. It’s the ideal way to spend the class gift collection. And the best bit? The Two Ducks team will pack it beautifully ready for local deliver, postage or collection. Perfecto!

Hampers start at £5, plus the cost of the goodies.

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Gotta hand (bag) it to her

One for the class collection, perhaps, but what a gift eh? A gorgeous collection of vegan handbags. Yes, it’s a collection – there are three in the set, including a reversible maxi tote (perfect for carting around all that homework that needs marking); the crossbody bag; and the handy clutch bag. They come in a choice of six different colourways, they’re stylish, practical and sustainable. They’re called The Morphbag by GSK and they’re by Surrey designer Giovanna Sessi-Knott. A whole lot more memorable and classy than a department store gift voucher, I’m sure you’d agree?!

£298

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Truffle

Don’t just send chocolates. Send her (or him) off to make their own utterly delicious chocolate truffles at the Limpsfield Cookery School. The half-day workshops are with master pâtissier Lucie Bennett who teaches how decorate chocolate truffles which you then package up and take home to enjoy! The courses are on various dates.

£95

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Take note!

Is there such a thing as a teacher who doesn’t love stationery? We think not. So this personalised notebook should tick plenty of boxes. It comes in a choice of A5 or A6 and has a robust hard cover. And you can choose your message – make if cheeky and fun, or soft and soppy. Totally up to you! They’re from Proper Goose, based in West Molesey.

£21

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