A thank you teacher gift for the best teacher in the world


This year our school summer holidays are bittersweet as Flora’s favourite teacher has gone on maternity leave and won’t be there in September.  So she wanted to put together a special little thank you teacher gift for her.  We contributed to the main gift as well, but this one is personal, from Flora.

Thank you teacher

Flora was lucky enough to have her favourite teacher for two years (when she was a Year 2 she went up a year in September 2016 to join the Year 3 pupils).  During this period, she has absolutely blossomed and formed a very special bond with her teacher.  Her recent school report is evidence of how well her teacher knows her:

“Flora is a joy to teach … I will very much miss teaching her next year, in particular, her unbridled enthusiasm for nature, science and the world.  I look forward to seeing what she becomes in life, I imagine something in Marine Biology!”

I’m not putting this excerpt in to boast, I just want to share how much encouragement and support she’s had from a brilliant teacher.

Flora’s gifts

The selection of gifts were carefully chosen with very much a self-care and a new mum focus:


Hand cream is always a nice to have and these little L’Occitane hand creams are small enough to pop in the hospital bag too – I was tempted to keep my favourite Almond one but Flora overruled me (!)

I remember getting dry lips when I was pregnant so we thought some lip butter would be a nice touch.  And what better way to cool down than with a refreshing water spray, especially in this current heatwave?


Continuing the self-care theme, we chose a couple of organic herbal tea bags and some aloe vera scented incense cones to promote a calming and soothing atmosphere.  And Flora chose the little wooden love keyring which she bought with her own money.


As her teacher is heavily pregnant, alchohol was not an option but we thought these Real Wine Gums from Vinoos * would be a great alcohol-free alternative!  They’re suitable for vegans and vegetarians, are gluten, fat, nut, gelatin and lactose-free, and contain no artificial colours either.  Fingers crossed she likes them 🙂


And I couldn’t not share Flora’s thank you card for the best teacher in the world, written in her favourite colourful rainbow writing.  (And in case you were wondering about the boy reference, apparently, that’s what her teacher thinks she will be having!)

What do you think of our choices?  Would you like to receive any of them?  (And you don’t need to be pregnant either!)

All items marked with an (*) were gifted to me.


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This is such a lovely, thoughtful gift, and that card is so cute. I love the design on it, and Flora’s rainbow writing is fab ?
Amy xx


Your choices look perfect, Lisa! What a lucky teacher! I’m really glad Flora had a good bond with her, some of the people who inspired me the most when I was younger were my teachers, and I think it’s such an important thing which is often overlooked. I hope she has many more wonderful teachers! 🙂 x


Aww! What a wonderful gift Lisa! Those L’Occitane hand creams look so nice and I love the heart shaped tin. Flora made such a good choice with the keyring, it’s so cute. I also love Flora’s creative & colourful card too, she definitely has artistic talent. Everything in this gift is so kind, thoughtful and perfect for self-care. Thank you for sharing & enjoy your summer holidays Flora! <3 xx

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What a lovely gift! Both the items and the card are so thoughtful, hope they love it!


I’m both a teacher and pregnant and would be overjoyed to receive such a thoughtful gift! Loccitane hand creams are my favourite and giving her them in handbag size to pop into her hospital bag is the best idea! I’m sure she really appreciated the thought that went into Flora’s lovely gift!
PaleGirlRambling xo


Absolutely perfect choices! I’m sure Flora’s teacher will be thrilled with everything, clearly so much thought has gone into it. I always felt so sad at the end of the school year having to leave my favourite teachers! I hope Flora loves her next one though just as much ? Xx

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Ellis Woolley

Can I just say, the name Flora is beyond adorable & so so unique :’) I’m in love! And also what great taste she has for putting little gifts together, I wonder where she gets it from 😉 anyone would be absolutely thrilled to bits with this selection of treats. Flora’s teacher will be over the moon 🙂 x x
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This is so sweet! My daughter got to enjoy the same teacher in grades 1 and 2 and it was so nice! That teacher is still her favorite too! I love your daughters rainbow writing, so creative!

Bailey Armitage

These are lovely & thoughful gift ideas! Teachers deserve them after all their hard work

Sophie Wentworth

This is so sweet! It’s lovely that she likes her teacher this much that she wants to do this! The L’Occitane hand creams are by far the best, great choice there. I think I need some of those wine gums for myself….x



I’d love to receive all of these! Flora is so thoughtful and it’s so sweet that she contributed so much time and some of her own money to a gift, I hope that it’s loved and appreciated! I’m sure it will be!
Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

Kelly Thompson

Great idea for teacher gift! Thanks for sharing, it’s so helpful!

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Jenny in Neverland

This is SO SWEET! It’s so lovely that Flora has had a teacher that’s made such an impact on her. If I had a kid, I could only dream of that for them in Primary School. Teachers can truly make or break a school experience. She chose some lovely gifts, I’m sure her teacher absolutely loved them. Also so lovely what she said about her in her school report, I bet you were beaming! xxx


What a lovely post Lisa. Flora is such a thoughtful little girl! The gifts seem perfect for a new/expecting mum. I’d love to receive any of those things for some pampering. The card is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing!

Lots of love,
Molly xo


This is so lovely – what a wonderful teacher! It’s so important for kids to be supported and encouraged like this in schools, and so lovely to see it happen. This is such a beautiful gift and I look forward to hearing about Flora’s marine biology career in the future!

Sending you and Flora good vibes for a wonderful weekend!

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Thank you, these are great gift ideas that we can send to our children’s teachers. Now, it seems we do not need to think too much about gifts every time the teacher’s day arrives



One of the best feeling in the world is providing gifts, rather than receiving. It always makes me very happy giving token of appreciation to my teachers. This is a nice set of gifts.

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Aw this is so sweet and it’s great Flora was so thoughtful with her gifts too! I really love L’Occitane hand creams and the wine gums sound amazing (I have a massive sweet tooth!) xx