I posted a picture on Instagram of a Coffee Gift for Teachers at the end of the summer term which got a lot of comments and reshares. With Christmas and the end of term coming I have noticed a few chat threads relating to Teacher’s Gifts so I wanted to share this with you as it is a really simple, yet thoughtful gift that anyone can put together. Best of all, it’s inexpensive and would work for friends, family or as a Secret Santa- any coffee lover that you know.
Firstly, you need a coffee cup. You can pick all sorts of reusable cups from Poundland or the 99p store, or camping shops. In my case, I discovered that Starbucks do a reusable plastic cup- which looks just like the paper one- for £1. Yes, one whole pound. I haven’t bought one since the summer so you will need to check if they are still doing them. If they are clever I am hoping that they will make reusable Red Cups for Winter- they would make the best Christmas gift.
I wrote Thank You on the outside of the paper sleeve that you wrap around the cup to keep your hand from burning. But you could make one- knit one, cut up some children’s art, use painted bubble wrap.
I filled the cup with a packet of biscuits. But you could make some edible treats with your children: try our delicious Sparkles, or Peppermint Creams, or some Reindeer Nose Cookies. Or you could buy a packet of ‘posh’ biscuits and repackage them to make your money go further: a packet of chocolate fingers could easily be split: six in a pretty cellophane bag would be perfect.
Finally I added a Starbucks Voucher to the value of £10 so they could fill their cup up. This is because I had collected from a whole year group of parents. You do not have to put in a voucher at all, or certainly not to that value. But if you were giving this as a gift to a friend, relative or as a Secret Santa, it may be the thing that finishes off the gift.
Finally, put in a gift bag with some tissue paper and you have the perfect thoughtful gift for a Teacher, or indeed any coffee lover.