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    I'd really like to get presents for three of my teachers by Friday (21st at the VERY latest) but I've no clue what they like or what they'd want

    Teacher One: Female, mid thirties, kind. Student support person. That's all I know.
    Teacher Two: Male, early thirties, English teacher. Likes Liverpool football (?) and running. And books. But only books on Kindles.
    Teacher Three: Male, mid thirties, Maths, Irish. He might like golf since someone got him golf balls last year.

    THINGS I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GET THEM: Alcohol or chocolates. Why? Because it's so boring! They'd be a last ditch effort. I want something more personal. No tacky Best Teacher merch either.

    I thought I could make them something but I don't know what. I'm really lost. Only ideas are tied, notebooks and cards at the moment.

    Help?
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    Perhaps books related to things they're interested in/Kindle voucher for your English teacher?
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    (Original post by xxx-ooo-xxx)
    Perhaps books related to things they're interested in/Kindle voucher for your English teacher?
    Thanks, going for a voucher :-)
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    Alcohol. Always alcohol.

    Unless they're like Muslim/tee total or something. Then probably don't.
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    Firstly, think about why you want to get them a gift - Have they supported you in some way? Were they there in a time of need? etc.

    I'd say a card is always a good and sentimental start - you can write a message inside and it's more personal than chocolates etc.
    Teachers always need pens/post-it notes/a diary for next year (16/17) - so you could have a look in Paperchase at all the stationary.
    Maybe Amazon vouchers so they can treat themselves (Teacher 2?)
    For the Maths teacher you could get him a Suduko 3D puzzle or some kind of mental/maths puzzles like this (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010PPDQ...I394256220Z6GY)
    (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Discove...ds=suduko+cube)

    Think about things that they could use to help them teach or that link in with their subject/job.
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    (Original post by Findlay6)
    Teachers always need pens/post-it notes/a diary for next year (16/17) - so you could have a look in Paperchase at all the stationary.
    Surely their school provide this to them?
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    (Original post by Elivercury)
    Surely their school provide this to them?
    Yeah we're given basic pens that students often ask to 'borrow' and never return, post-it notes we have to provide ourselves and diary are provided, but they won't be as pretty as a Paperchase one.
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    (Original post by Elivercury)
    Surely their school provide this to them?
    they'll be given basic pen/diary but you could get them something a bit nicer/special
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    (Original post by Findlay6)
    Yeah we're given basic pens that students often ask to 'borrow' and never return, post-it notes we have to provide ourselves and diary are provided, but they won't be as pretty as a Paperchase one.
    I guess I'm not as big on stationary as some - basic pens do the job just fine for me. I'm still sticking with alcohol as the best gift.
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    We got our history teacher a Winston Churchill tie
    Maybe you could get subject related ties for your english and maths teachers?

    One year when our teacher was leaving we gave him a huge cake. Apparently he was so happy that he wouldn't stop bragging about it to other teachers. It's the thought that counts in the end.
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    We bought our lecturer (woman) an eeyore figure and a bunch of flowers - apparently she's into disney
 
 
 
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