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Last minute teacher gift ideas from independent Brighton businesses

Looking for a last minute gift idea to say a big thank you to your child’s teacher? Our Brilliant Brighton businesses have you covered! Here’s just a few gorgeous gifts available to pop in and purchase over the next few days. Or, if you want to give the gift of choice, why not pick up a Brighton gift card from Virgin Money, Brunswick Fine Wines & Spirits, One Stop Travel Shop, Brighton Station or the Brighton Centre? All of these gifts are from local businesses accepting the gift card!

Funky socks to make schools day a little more fun from Soctopus

Who doesn’t love a fun pair of socks? Soctopus have a fantastic selection at just £8 each or 3 for £20. We love these teachers pet socks which are in their summer sale – priced at just £4 each, or 3 for £10!

Visit Soctopus at 37 Bond Street, Brighton.


Flowers from Liberation Art Gallery

Pretty flowers are always a welcome gift and these from Stellata Flowers, available at Liberation Art Gallery will brighten their days, as they bloom! Prices start from £7.50.

Buy from Liberation Art Gallery, 38 Meeting House Lane, Brighton


Ethical candles to make them smile from Simon Webster Hair

These scented candles from the Completely Honest Candle Company will be a refreshing break from the boxes of choccies, with three tongue-in-cheek designs to choose from: The F**k, I’ve run out of ideas for a gift candle, The I Think Your Place Smells A Bit Weird candle and The I’m Not Spending Sixty Quid On A Candle candle. Each option comes in three scents; The Zesty One, The Woody One and The Musky One, so all tastes are covered. The candles are handmade in the UK and vegan, made from sustainably sourced ingredients. Buy one for £12 each or two for £20 from Simon Webster Hair.

Find Simon Webster Hair at 16 Gardner Street, Brighton



A gift for a spec-tacular teacher

Give your teacher’s hard working glasses a little TLC with this cleaning kit. For £19, the chic kit includes a cloth, mini screwdriver and cleaning solution (which can be bought back into the store, for free refills forever) and a pouch – available in a variety of colours.

Shop at Jimmy Fairly, 28 Bond Street, Brighton.

Keep them busy with a creative gift from Whirligig

School’s out and there’s no need for marking or lesson planning; give a creative gift that keeps them busy with one of these magical miniature light up houses for them to build: a lovely project for the long summer holidays! Each costs £19.99 and can be purchased from Whirligig.

Find Whirligig at 9 Gardner Street, Brighton.

Raise a glass with bottles of wine from Brunswick Fine Wines

Give the gift of fine wine to say thank you to your favourite teachers this year, all for under £20! Order online or pop into the Brighton shop. A few favourites featured include a wonderful, pale Provence pink (2022 Château d’Esclans, Rosé Whispering Angel, £19.95), a delicious bottle of red from Bordeaux (2014 Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis en Medoc, £19.95) and a fresh, complex, tropical white from Piedmont (2020 Bruno Giacosa, Roero, Arneis, £17.94).

Pop into Brunswick Fine Wines & Spirits at 15 New Road, Brighton – you can also pick up a Brighton gift card from here too, and then simply load at home!

See more businesses who accept the Brighton gift card here