This year is very different when it comes to breaking up for the summer holidays and we probably won’t be able to see our teachers to say thanks so much for everything and have an amazing summer.  Teachers have been doing an incredible job over the last few months with distance-learning and supporting our children so we have put together a round-up of some unique and thoughtful gifts you can get your teacher as a token of appreciation and also support some small businesses at the same time.

Photo Shoot Gift Voucher from Similitude Photography

Treat your teacher to an amazing photoshoot this summer!  An early morning or evening beach photoshoot includes up to 60 minutes photography and includes digital images for only AED 750, with Family and Maternity shoots available too.

Cost: Starting at AED 750 for Gift Vouchers (all shoots start from AED 750) which can personalised and sent immediately.

How to Order: Contact Simi via their WebsiteFacebook | Instagram for more information.

Wine Charms from Inspired

These fun and bright coloured collections of handmade wine glass charms are designed and handcrafted by British mum Sharon Horring.  These cute charms attach to your stemmed glasses helping you and everyone else to correctly identify your glass (most important during these current times)!  That aside they bring a fun and playful dimension to your table, great when we’re allowed those special social times again.  Pictured below is the ‘Teacher’s Little Helpers Collection’.

Cost: Collections start at AED 60.  Free collection can be arranged or courier with Fetchr.

How to Order: Visit the Inspired store for full product range and to order or contact Sharon directly at or WhatsApp on 052 4834488.

Bracelet from Jewels of the Desert

These beautiful charm bead bracelets are designed and made by British mum Helena Richardson – Jewels of the Desert.  The bracelets are 925 Sterling Silver and you can choose any (and as many) of the charms as you like to suit your teacher!.

Cost: Starting from AED 110 for a plain bracelet. Each charm an additional cost.  As shown in picture with 3 charms is AED 140.  Contactless collection available from Motorcity or Fetchr delivery.

How to Order: To see the full range and to order, visit their Facebook page.

Bamboo Plant Holders from The Party

The Party have a unique selection of gifts perfect for teachers including bamboo plant holders, pot plant holders, key-rings, bookmarks and plaques (main image of this gift guide) that can all be personalised!

Cost: Plant Holder as shown AED 125 each. Plaques as shown AED 30 each.  Delivery with courier at AED 30.  Collection possible from DIP2 or by arrangement from The Ranches.

How to Order: Visit their Instagram or Facebook for full range.  Email to order.

Personalised Mugs from DD Designs

DD Designs, created by British mum Claudine Kingston, have a great selection of handmade cards and other personalised gifts for teachers including mugs, notebooks and more!

Cost: AED 45 per mug.

How to Order: Check our their Facebook page for a full range of gifts and cards.  Based in Layan, items can be collected or couriered for AED 25 in Dubai.

Dubai Skyline Cushion from Made in The Desert

Locally inspired personalised gift company Made in the Desert create these stunning patchwork Dubai Skyline print cushion covers.  These gorgeous 40×40 cushions are the perfect addition to any lounge or bedroom!  Created by British mum Michelle Richardson, they have lots of other great gift ideas on their website.

Cost: Starting at AED 140 including the cover and inner cushion.  An additional message can be included on the reserve for an extra AED 10. Delivery with Fetchr AED 30.  Gift wrap and standard delivery direct to recipient for only AED 50.  Free Delivery on all orders over AED 250.  Get a 10% discount on all products by quoting BMUMS.

How to Order: For the full range check their website or email or call 056 356 9914.

Art by Jocelyn

Talented British mum Jocelyn Lewisham creates beautiful paintings which are designed to catch the light and evolve. As the day changes so does the painting!  Jocelyn even has a display of her paintings in the boutique of the 148th Sky Lounge of the Burj Khalifa – amazing!

Cost: Starting at AED 800 for a 50x100cm painting.  Free delivery in Dubai.

How to Order: Contact Jocelyn on 050 273 6634 for more details.

Thank You Cards from Share the Love

Send a personalised Thank You card from Share the Love! Similar to Moonpig back in the UK, this homegrown UAE business was created by another fabulous British mum Kelly-Marie Blackford and her husband!  With a wide selection of personalised gifts including mugs, canvas, flowers, chocolates and designer gifts such as Ted Baker, Share the Love can help you easily create a lovely gift to send to your favourite teacher!

Cost: Starting at only AED 29 per card. Delivery only AED 20 and free on orders over AED 120.  Sign up to their mailing list and get 10% off your first order.

How to Order: Visit their website for full range and to order.

Beauty Goodies from LUSH

LUSH have some fabulous gift ranges with products that smell divine!  Tell your teacher she is wonderful with the amazing box of ethical and handmade goodies including shower gel, shampoo bar, cleanser, hand cream, soap, body butter bar, hand scrub and soap.

Cost: Gift Boxes start at AED 95.  Pictured Wonderful Gift Box is AED 650Orders over AED 250 get free delivery.  Delivery in 5-7 days.

How to Order: Visit the LUSH website.

Beauty Gift Voucher from NStyle Beauty Lounge

Treat your teacher to some well-deserved pampering with a gift voucher from NStyle Beauty Lounge!  Each voucher can be redeemed against any of their services or products including beauty treatments and hair treatments in any of their 17 branches across the UAE.

Cost: Min Voucher value AED 50.

How to Order:  Order from You Got a Gift for an e-card you can send direct: or visit one of their branches directly.

Flowers from Upscale & Posh

It’s always lovely to receive flowers and this is the perfect addition to another present or perhaps a gesture to thank your TA? British mum, Loraine runs the family-owned business and knows it’s the fine details that make all the difference to the finished product.  With convenient online flower delivery, the team believe that their passion combined with our attention to detail make them the online flower shop Dubai trusts.

Cost: Bouquet prices start at AED 149 and increase depending on the selection. Use code BMD20 to get 20% off on checkout.

How to Order: Order online at or Whatsapp Loraine directly on 058 651 7898.

Recipe Box from Jones The Grocer

Treat your teacher and their family to a delicious meal from Jones The Grocer!  Jones The Grocer have a great selection of delicious recipe boxes with all you need to re-create a restaurant standard meal at home.  Alternatively, check out one of their lovely hampers and if you can’t still can’t decide, they also have a gift card option!

Cost: AED 399 for The Chermoula Rubbed Black Angus Australian Steak Recipe Box pictured.  Visit website for full range.

How to Order: Visit their website.

Gift Voucher from One Good Thing

A gift voucher is a perfect solution for times like this.  Not only is it easy but with One Good Thingevery purchase will be sentimental, meaning and have an impact.

It could be a bangle that provides economic independence to a survivor of human trafficking or a bag that pays for a meal for someone in need in the UAE, each gift truly does mean something.

Cost: All you have to do is select an amount starting from AED 10, provide a personalised message and an email address for One Good Thing to send it to!

How to Order: Visit their website.

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Happy Shopping! X


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