Personally, I can’t believe how quickly the school year has flown by, and now I’m already thinking about what to give all my children’s teachers! My daughter has three teaching staff in her nursery, and my son has two in his infant class! That’s quite a lot of presents to think of!

T is for teacher…


My concern about teacher gifts is always the knowledge that other children will be buying gifts and sometimes it can be difficult to think of something different. I was once given 26 boxes of chocolates, a little too much even for a ‘chocoholic’ like me!

Parent collection gift cards are always welcome, but if you want something special then I’m a great believer in going down the ‘personalised’ present route…

Teacher Tote Bags

I recently came across Hope and Rainbows, and love their teacher tote bags! The tote bags come in different sizes (long-handled and mini) and make perfect gifts on their own or with a few treats inside! Kate very kindly sent me one for my daughter’s nursery teacher and I know she will be thrilled, especially as the chalkboard on the bag has been personalised!

Personalised chalk boards…


Hope & Rainbows began in 2013. Owner and designer Kate Hope digitally draws each of the illustrations in her collection and prepares and wraps every order herself at home in the beautiful Hampshire countryside.

In November 2014, Kate was thrilled to be awarded the MUMPRENEUR *FUTURE STAR* AWARD. Hope & Rainbows has gone on to be featured in the WALL STREET JOURNAL Art Gift Guide in December 2014 and, more recently, The Telegraph weekend supplement in May 2015.

Win a Tote Bag

Why not get to know Get Kate better… follow her days in photographs at @hopeandrainbows on Instagram. Make sure you follow @muffandteacake as well, and one lucky follower of both our accounts will win a personalised mini tote bag from Kate!

The give-away will finish at midnight on Sunday 28th June, so make sure you are following us both, and keep an eye on our Instagram accounts to be in with a chance of winning!

Good luck!

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Original artwork and photography © Kate Hope, Hope and Rainbows


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