It’s been quite the school year and our Teachers, TAs, Nursery Staff and everyone who has been taking care of our children deserve a treat.
Yes, that absolutely includes the full time Homeschoolers, the parents/ support bubbles, everyone who has contributed to and been affected by such a tumultuous “normal life”.
I’m the daughter of 2 teachers and I still remember the excitement of the last day of term, taking in gifts for my teachers, but also the anticipation of what my parents would come home with at the end of the day.
My brothers and I benefited greatly from the generosity and kind thoughts of the other students, though, I dont feel it was entirely unearned. We too went into school extra early and passed the time whilst my parents did all the behind the scenes preparation needed before the other children would arrive to start the day. Then, when everyone else got to leave after the end of day bell, we would stay on, as did the majority of the school staff, to continue with all the work needed then, before it too was their home time.
I am incredibly aware of all the extra hard work that goes into our children’s education and this past year or so has further shone a light on what an invaluable service these people offer to us, not just academically.
I’ve put together an end of the school year gift edit, from the Alice in Scandiland Shop, to hopefully offer you some inspiration…
Handmade cards by the children are lovely, but let’s be honest, they don’t always happen without a little (a lot) of persuasion. If that’s the case, I’ve got a large selection of beautiful cards, but they themselves can be gifts – buy a few, bundle them up with some ribbon and you have the perfect little thoughtful present.
Now, let’s be real here, teachers get a lot of mugs and a mug can be a very personal preference thing, but, what’s a gift guide without a mug or 6?! A beautiful mug, perhaps paired up with a something good to drink, like a bag of handmade, Artisan Hot Chocolate, does however make for a very lovely gift, perfect for treating yourself to, for all your own hard work when it’s come to this past year!
Delicious treats are a wonderful way to say thank you. In the past Nancy and I have made a cake together for the staff at her school, however I’m not quite sure how that would work with the stricter rules in place just now.
Take a look at the delicious, handmade edibles I have at the shop, including award winning Harth chocolate, made in Somerset, visually wonderful but also incredibly tasty too.
I’m a huge advocate for trying to create little moments of calm and enjoyment, even when life is completely wild all around and a lovely, natural wax scented candle can be that detail which helps you to escape, even if it’s only momentarily.
Brass Hair Pins £13.50, an everyday staple for me, I swim in the sea with one in, sleep with one in, if it’s not in my hair it’s in a pocket or pocked through the weave of a jumper.
Each Pin comes with a little how-to guide and a gift bag included. Choose from 3 designs.
Don’t forget to wrap it up! Use ribbon or string and a beautiful sheet of paper, miss out the tape and the paper can be used again (and again and again)…
So there you have it, I hope you feel inspired, I’ve tried to cater for all budgets, but also, as an idea, why not team up with a few parent friends, club together and create your own gift box between you?
Whilst I’m at it, I’ve just launched my Summer Sale, that’s handy, isn’t it! Free shipping over £50, happy browsing x