Buy These Beauty Gifts For Your Child’s Teacher And Be The Most Popular Parent This Year

Swerve a Milk Tray in favour of these covetable beauty buys

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by Laura Capon |
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Let's talk beauty gift sets. It's the end of the school year, the moment that teachers across the country get to breathe a sigh of relief as they pass your children back to you for six whole weeks. It involves the usual drill - mentally bracing yourself the onslaught of summer holiday fever, stocking the fridge full to the brim, and sourcing a suitably standout gift for your kids' favourite teachers, no mean feat.

Gift-buying is hard enough at the best of times but buying for a teacher can feel like an impossible task, especially if you're determined to get them something more thoughtful than a your standard Milk Tray.

Enter our edit of the bests beauty gifts worth buying for brilliant teachers, a quality selection of hero buys and sets that remove the need to go big. Take Dior Beauty's iconic Lip Glows, for example, which can be engraved for free online.

Then there's Maison Margiela's Replica Perfume gift set – a far cry from those Charlie and So...? minis you got at Christmas, it's comprised of travel-friendly sample sizes of scent for every season of the year. Marks & Spencer's new Apothecary range is worth taking note of too, it's budget-friendly and packaged beautifully.

Be warned though, scrolling through our list will likely result in you shopping for yourself as well as your child's teacher.

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Maison Margiela has made perfume minis cool again with its Replica gift set which contains a 2ml sample of all their best-selling scents to suit every single season.Perfumes included: Bubble Bath, Jazz Club, Beach Walk, Under the Lemon Trees, Lazy Sunday Morning, Springtime In The Park, Sailing Day, At the Barber's, By the Fireplace and Whispers In The Library.

This is a gift that will get you in the good books next parents' evening. Not only is it great value for money, but it's a set where you will use (and love) every single product. Contains the iconic Bum Bum Body Cream (40ml), Brazilian 4-Play Shower Cream (90ml) and their Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist (30ml) all which have the same iconic and uplifting summer scent.

Show your kids' teacher you appreciate their hard work with this sleep spray from the new (and very chic) M&S Apothecary range. Not only is it a gift they will actually use, but it's one that will help them get some much needed rest over the summer holidays.

You just can't beat a fancy hand wash and Ouai's Dean Street just so happens to be my favourite. The first time I used it I could not stop smelling my hands, plus it contains jojoba beads for a gentle exfoliation. Buy one for your teacher and buy another for you.

We've all been on the receiving end of an unwanted gift card that's festered in our purse for months, but can you imagine the pure joy of receiving a Cult Beauty one to spend on anything you like? Available in £25 up to £500 this is the perfect gift for beauty obsessed teachers and anyone who left their gift buying until the night before.

Buying a perfume for someone else is notoriously tricky but when it's from a collection created by none other than Jo Malone herself, you can't really go wrong. Yes, you heard us. A £15.99 perfume and note it's an EDP as well, not an EDT, designed by Jo Malone. There are 8 cities in total to choose from but Energetically New York is my favourite with its notes of jasmine, cardamom and sandalwood.

A skincare travel set is a great gift especially in the summer where everyone is at least taking a mini break somewhere. Dr Jart's Ceramidin range is ideal for all skin types and especially in the hotter months as its focus is preventing moisture loss and protecting the skin barrier.

Not only is Dior Addict's Lip Glow one of my all time favourite tinted lip balms, it also comes in the most beautiful packaging and if you order from the Dior website you can get complimentary engraving. All you have to decide is if you go for Miss Smith or drop the formalities...

Aromatherapy Associates rollerballs are designed to give you a moment of calm wherever you are and this might just be a gift your teacher will be reaching for all round. Inner Strength scent is my personal favourite as it's based on the concept of forest bathing and reconnecting with nature. Ideal for any city based teachers feeling the stress

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