In just a few weeks schools will be closing their doors for a much-needed summer break. It has been another challenging academic year for education, with coronavirus impacting on students and teachers alike. So, we think teachers deserve some end-of-term appreciation!
Salisbury is luckily to have a large range of unique and quirky independent shops that make it easy to find the perfect ‘thank you’ gift for your teacher.
Here are some ideas from Salisbury's independent shops...
New tie time
Leave your teacher tongue tied with this special gift. Make sure Sir continues to look his best with a stylish tie from Regent on New Street.
Mark it up
Make sure your teacher has a pencil to hand for all their marking. These have little messages on to keep them smiling through the day! Pick them up at Fisherton Mill, Fisherton Street.
For the teachers' pet
A jewel for a jewel
Your teacher will never forget you with one of these beautiful bracelets. They won’t want to take them off! Find them at Osoboutique on the high street.
Who says school lunches can’t be fun
Apple for a teacher?! Here is a gorgeous selection of lunchboxes to keep it in! A lunchbox from Dinghams Cookshop will have teachers and students envious. And, they also have Chilly’s water bottles if you want to put together a comprehensive lunchtime gift.
Can’t wait for break?
These mugs are perfect for any Salisbury teacher. They’ll be longing for breaktime to show off their new gift in the staffroom! You can find the range at Casa Fina on the high street.
This gift really does say ‘thank you’! There is a whole range of homemade English chocolate to be found at Fisherton Mill on Fisherton Street.
Say it with flowers
Shirley Snells Florists is already busy putting together these thank you posies for teachers. A beautiful gift for a school desk or at home.
The ultimate gift
The Salisbury Gift Card is quick and easy to buy and is the perfect way to say ‘thank you’.
It can be spent in over 100 businesses across the city centre including shops, cafes, restaurants, leisure outlets, entertainment venues and salons so your teacher will have no problem finding something special to spend it on!
Why not club together with some friends or the whole class?
Not only will a Salisbury Gift Card give a teacher the freedom to pick something they really want, it also makes sure the money stays in our local economy, which could make a huge difference to the city centre and independent businesses as we continue the recovery from a pandemic and three lockdowns.
You can find more information on the Salisbury Gift Card and where to spend it here.
July is Independents Month, and throughout the month we'll be championing and celebrating the city’s impressive array of independent businesses.
As Independents Month continues, we celebrate all those new indies that have bravely launched during the coronavirus crisis and are now part of the Salisbury city centre independent business community.
Salisbury is a city that values craftsmanship. We encourage and celebrate independent businesses that trade in Salisbury provenance, in the craft and care that are the signatures of our city. We've put together some of the handcrafted gems that you'll only find in Salisbury.