Hayley Perry

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What do teachers really want as thank you gifts?

Buy together and you can buy big

We are into the summer term which means it’s only weeks until you say goodbye to your teacher.

For far too many of us, that means one thing - scrabbling around to buy a box of Toffifee from Tesco the night before end of term and handing it over while hoping no one remembers it came from you.

You buy everyone else’s presents online so here are some of the examples teachers would like. You can buy these together using  PayPal’s Money Pool page.

Gaiam yoga mat with brick, £25

Who wouldn’t want to do a downward dog on this lovely peacock yoga mat?

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £2.50.

Fitbit versa smart watch, £199

The swankiest of all the Fitbit models will go down a storm, promise

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £19.99; Class of 30 = £6.63

Chloe multi-finger ring  £270

Gold, diamonds, luxe leather goods – treats that will make teacher feel a million dollars.

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £27; Class of 30 = £9

Fendi card case £270

A classy way to carry cards

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £27; Class of 30 = £9

Tom Dixon trio of candles £80

The most stylish candles in the class

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £8; Class of 30 = £2.66

Chloe alphabet ring in gold £180.

So they can wear their ABCs for all time

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £18; Class of 30 = £6

White Company Fresh Fig large candle £60.

Fresh Fig candle, The White Company

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £6; Class of 30 = £2

Vitra colour block wool blanket £185

Lovely and cosy for when they are doing the marking (can’t promise it’s wine-proof)

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £18.50; Class of 30 = £6.16

Knot cushion in grey £86

The Design Museum’s cushion of choice, you’ll also find the knot all over Pinterest

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £8.60; Class of 30 = £2.86

Vitra home sweet home graphic printed pillow £149

Home Sweet Home cushion from Selfridges

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £14.90; Class of 30 = £4.96

Unity Cane Mirror  £145

Oliver Bonas unity cane mirror for the interiors lover

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £14.50; Class of 30 = £4.83

iPad 6th Gen with wi-fi, 32GB £319 and Apple pencil £89

This one only really makes sense if you can get the whole class involved.

To upgrade to the 128GB takes the cost to £409 for the iPad, £498 for the entire gift = £16.60 per child in a class of 30

No teacher would turn down a shiny new iPad. Add the Apple pencil for £89, available for the 6th gen iPads, so they can get creative in the classroom

Beats solo wireless headphones, £199

Also available in black and silver

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £19.99; Class of 30 = £6.63

Ryze Trello drone £99

Because everyone loves playing with drones

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £9.99; Class of 30 = £3.30

Le Creuset casserole dish now £184

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £18.40; Class of 30 = £6.10

Dom Perignon champagne 2009 £155

Because nothing says you’re thankful much better than a bottle of DP. If you really like them, make it a magnum.

For example, cost per person when you chip in with Money Pool: Group of 10 = £15.5; Class of 30 = £5.16