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A Useful Present for the Children’s Teachers – Hamper for Break Time

Be nice to teachers! They look after our children, comfort them, teach them to read and write and nurture them. They also share their knowledge with the little ones and answer all their questions patiently. When you think about it, they spend a lot more time with our children than we do during the week, so we like to send a small ‘thank you’ their way from time to time.

I try to put together a small treat for the children’s teachers towards the end of each term. This time round, I did not quite manage that, so we made a hamper for them to use in the staffroom. Who does not like tea or coffee? We also added biscuits and chocolates to the hamper, just in case some of the teachers were not fond of hot drinks.

A Treat for Teachers - Hamper for the Staffroom

The coffee, L’Or Absolu from Maison du Café, is my absolute favourite and I always buy it in France. Teapigs kindly sent the tea we included in our hampers. The children chose the treats for their teachers and were really proud to deliver their presents.

Beanie chose a card for her teachers and drew a picture on it. She also decided that her key worker would love a story about Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony). I suggested choosing a mug as well.

A Treat for Teachers - A Hamper for the Staffroom


Do you give presents to your children’s teachers?


  1. Viv'Maman_Bas
    28/04/2015 / 2:27 pm

    Ca fait longtemps que je n’ai pas pris le temps de commenter… C’est moins dans la culture française je trouve donc j’avoue que c’est pas vraiment naturel pour moi. J’ai improvisé à Noël en voyant toutes les mamans apporter un cadeau la dernière semaine ! Je pensais que c’était seulement à la fin de l’année. Je serai prête pour juillet cette fois, et j’inclurai l’assistante qui a été spoliée à Noël aussi à cause de mon ignorance 😉

    • Mel
      30/04/2015 / 12:12 am

      Pareil, j.ai trouvé ça bizarre au début, mais maintenant, je suis à fond dedans. Elles font toutes un tellement bon boulot avec mes loulous, c’est toujours facile de se motiver pour trouver un petit cadeau.

      Merci pour tes commentaires. Ça me fait toujours vraiment plaisir de les lire.

  2. Carole
    29/04/2015 / 5:42 am

    I have in the past, usually something homemade. But sometimes I also get the kids to draw a nice picture.

  3. 29/04/2015 / 8:50 am

    I’ve said it before hon, I’d love to be on the recevibg end of your generous and thoughtful gifts!! You’ve inspired me to put a hamper together for my daughter’s teacher at the end of term xx

    • Mel
      29/04/2015 / 10:55 pm

      Thank you Hun! I always try to think of little presents I would like to receive myself. I always start with things I already have (in this case, the hamper, tissue paper, coffee, tea, card) and add a couple of small things (biscuits, mugs, book). Thoughtful is always so much nicer than quickly bought expensive stuff I think. Xxx

      • 30/04/2015 / 6:14 am

        Totally agree, there’s nothing like a lovely home made gift xxx

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