Teacher’s gifts that get a 10 out of 10
The end of term is fast approaching, mamas, and along with booking summer camps and filling suitcases for holidays, our thoughts are turning to how we can possibly thank the teachers and teaching assistants that have taught our little ones over the past year. If you are looking for a little inspo, we’ve done the hard work and trawled Dubai for teacher’s gifts that will be appreciated and treasured when school’s out…
Gift Hamper, from AED 189, Eataly
Sicilian Orange Jam, the sweetest Panettone, Rosemary Sea Salt, Durum Wheat Pasta, Black Truffle Oil, and Roasted Hazelnut Spread… Just the thought of a gift hamper filled with treats from Italian one-stop-shop Eataly is making our mouths water, mamas – and we’re sure it would go down beautifully on the last day of term (if you can’t resist delving in yourself, that is…)
Eataly, Lower Ground Level, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Tel: (+971) (0)800 328 259, www.eataly.ae
Bloom Box Subscription, from AED 250, at The Flowerful Project
We all love fresh flowers, but handing over a bouquet on the last day of term may see those beautiful blooms wilt in the heat. Instead, why not treat them to a gift voucher for a home subscription with The Flowerful Project? Take your pick from a one-off, bi-weekly, or weekly deliveries over the course of a month, which will be delivered fresh to their door.
The Flowerful Project, The Dome Tower 108, Cluster N, Dubai, Tel (+971) (0) 4 379 7384, www.theflowerfulproject.com
Spa Voucher, from AED 475, Talise Ottoman Spa
Perfect for both male and female teaching staff, a voucher for the truly luxurious Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray will be the perfect way for them to unwind this summer. With separate female and male spas, they can expect first-rate treatments (which definitely come with the Sassy Mama seal of approval, Mamas!), a salt water pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, saunas, and plenty of areas indoors to relax. The classroom will feel a million miles away!
Smythson Busy Bee Notebook, AED 295, Boutique One
It takes some organisation to be a teacher – and one thing that will definitely come in handy over the next school year is a super stylish notebook to jot down their master plan. We think this Busy Bee notepad by seriously covetable Brit brand Smythson is spot on for those taking care of a room full of small people!
Photo Book, from AED 50, Ayaami.com
Why not create a much-treasured photo book for your child’s teacher or teaching assistant, filled with pictures of pupils in the class, events, and excursions from the past year? With impressively fast printing and delivery, it’s a personal gift that you can get hold of quickly – and it’s something they can keep on their bookshelf to flick through in years to come.
2Birds Roundie Towel, AED 300, Little Majlis
What to buy a teacher that has a whole summer stretched out in front of them? A stylish new towel will definitely come in handy for Dubai-based staff – and this quirky, but very roomy circular towel ticks all the right boxes. We’re quite tempted to treat ourselves too, Mamas!
Manicure and Pedicure Voucher, from AED 90, The Nail Spa
Available for use at any branch of The Nail Spa, we know female teaching staff will be thrilled to be handed a voucher that encourages a little pampering over the summer months. Better still, you can order online and get the voucher delivered to your door, making it the perfect hassle-free way to thank them on the last day of term.
Various locations around Dubai, www.thenailspa.com
Water Colour Print, from AED 125, By Camilla Hind
It’s impossible not to smile when handed a watercolour print by talented Dubai-based illustrator Camilla Hind. From retro ice creams in a row, to plump birds flapping their wings, to bespoke family portraits, the illustrations are colourful, whimsical, and very beautiful. Visit her Facebook Page to browse and order. But we warn you mamas, you’re going to want one for yourself too!
Teachers are Awesome Pouch, AED 59, Seltzer at Virgin Megastore
Say it like it is with this useful canvas pouch. Gift it alone – or zip a cash gift or vouchers inside. Either way, it will definitely bring a smile to their face when your child hands it over!
Various locations around Dubai, www.virginmegastore.ae
“The 7 Essentials” Rescue Kit, AED 170, Mr Fox at Little Majlis
We’ve got to be honest, mamas; we don’t know how teachers do it sometimes. But this set by Dubai aromatherapist Mr Fox could be their secret, with seven purse-size energy roll-ons to relax, energise, de-stress, and much more. In fact, we might even purchase an extra set to get us through the summer holidays…
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