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Best Presents For Teachers: End of Term Gift Guide

The best presents for teachers are right here, with our summer 2018 end of term gift guide.

Looking for the best presents for teachers? Snap up a little ‘thank you’ gift for a favourite teacher, as kids move on to a new year or a new school. We’ve rounded up our favourite picks for summer 2018, for all budgets. If you’re stuck for inspiration, our selection should help. But as a general rule, we suggest thinking along the lines of holidays, relaxation, and gifts to help during term-time.

best presents for teachersBomb Cosmetics Sea of Tranquility Tinned Candle
RRP £7.99 | Our Price £7.20 > SHOP
The perfect take-in present for a younger child. Just add a ribbon bow and a tag and you’re done! Containing essential oils and with a fresh, oceanic scent, the candle will burn for around 35 hours. Older kids could add a small bottle of wine for a mini relaxation kit. 100% handmade and 100% vegan.

best presents for teachersCath Kidston Posy Bunch Hand Cream Trio 3 x 50ml
Our Price £6.50 > SHOP
What a great little treat! Containing 3 hand creams, with vitamin E and glycerin, each with a floral theme. Teachers need to hand wash more than most, so will appreciate this little set to keep hands hydrated.

 

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Vera Wang Embrace Periwinkle & Iris EDT 30ml
RRP £25 | Our Price £11.95 > SHOP
You may be nervous of gifting perfume but don’t be, but there are plenty of fragrances that most people will love, and in terms of wow factor they’re one of the best presents for teachers. This beautiful little gem is a powdery violet scent, with a citrus opening and a base of vanilla, whipped cream and sugar. The mini handbag size also makes it great to have at school.

best presents for teachersCerruti 1881 Pour Homme EDT 25ml
RRP £24 | Our Price £8.45 > SHOP
An absolute classic, this woody and aromatic scent is one that will suit most – and best of all it suits any budget! With notes of sandalwood, pine and oak moss.

 

best presents for teachersCaudalie Travel Set
Our Price £13 > SHOP
An incredible value set from French beauty experts Caudalie – a travel kit makes a useful gift, especially if you know that teacher is heading away. If it’s a big summer trip (or a goodbye to go travelling) then why not club together and add in some local currency.

best presents for teachersTed Baker Ted’s Grooming Room Trio
RRP £29 | Our Price £22.95 > SHOP
A little more of a splurge, but if the class is clubbing together for a favourite male teacher, this set makes a great gift. Each product is 75ml, making it travel size but good value, and the travel bag is a fab extra touch.

 

best presents for teachersL’Occitane Delightful Blossoms From Provence
Our Price £18 > SHOP
A truly delightful set from L’Occitane, containing foam bath, shower oil, eau de toilette and more. We’ve never met anyone who didn’t LOVE L’Occitane – this set is a lovely indulgent treat and one guaranteed to please.

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Benefit Makeup Set Tints To Tease
Worth £31.50 | Our Price £9.70 > SHOP
We wouldn’t usually suggest makeup as a gift to someone you don’t know all that well, but shopping for younger teachers can be tricky. This set from Benefit will delight and suit anyone of any colouring. The 3 handy travel sizes are great for the holidays and can be worn on bare skin so ideal for summer.

Oproduct imagerla Kiely Sycamore Seed Large Hanging Wash Bag
RRP £20 | Our Price £14.95 > SHOP
The famous Kiely print in a beautiful cosmetics bag. Now teacher can bring her personal items to school in style, or upgrade her travel gear.

 

product imageVersace Man Eau Fraiche EDT & Shower Gel Set
RRP £28 | Our Price £18.95 > SHOP
This has to be one of the best presents for teachers! A super-stylish set, and great for a class whip-round, this scent from Versace is stylish, energetic and fresh. Included is the EDT 30ml spray, plus a 50ml shower gel – amazing value for money!

You can shop all gifts online at allbeauty – and don’t forget to check our summer sale for more great buys.

Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar Review – Fragrance For Men

Our Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar review looks at this timeless fragrance for men. Who made it, who wears it and what does it smell like??

Claire Head of Social @allbeauty Flowerbomb Review Our Van Cleef and Arpels Tsar review is by Claire, allbeauty Head of Social Media, with honorary guinea pig Peter, Head of Design.
Claire reviews Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar Eau de Toilette 100ml

Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar Review

Confession time: this fragrance has totally slipped under my radar – big thanks to Peter, our Head of Design, for pointing it out to me. Also apologies to Tsar fans out there, collectively tutting… The Tsar fragrance was launched in 1989, so it’s my guess that back in the 90s it was thought a bit too 80s, however at 18 years old I say that makes it a classic.

Created in 1989, Tsar heralds a strong and definitely unmistakable identity.
– Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels are a very high-end French jewelery company, in existence since the late 1800s. Designing pieces for royalty to the rich and famous (and combining both when they created Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding set), they’re to be found in luxury boutiques around the world.

Inside the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique at 20 Place Vendôme, Paris.

Created by the nose of Philippe Bousseton (who has previously worked with Davidoff), the official notes of Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels are:

  • Top Notes: Artemisia, Coriander, Lavender, Green Notes, Neroli, Bergamot, Rosemary, Cinnamon
  • Middle Notes: Carnation, Juniper Berries, Tarragon, Orris Root, Jasmine, Caraway, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Geranium, Pine Tree
  • Base Notes: Leather, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Amber, Patchouli, Musk, Coconut, Oakmoss, Cedar, Vetiver

In fragrance family terms, Tsar is a Woody Aromatic scent. The packaging? Modelled on the Art Deco period of the Twenties, it’s a weighty emerald green glass, with gold lettering. Think quiet, solid and stylish. Fans of history and architecture will totally appreciate these lines.

Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar Review

But what does it smell like? Two words spring to mind: ‘familiar’ and ‘pine’. Tsar is one of those fragrances you spray and say “oh it smells just like…..” but you can’t quite place it. For me, there are throwbacks to Paco Rabanne Pour Homme of the 90s (in a good way). Fresh, clean, forest scented, with an oaky-mossy base. For a fragrance that isn’t citrus, it’s incredibly clean. Like you’ve soaked in the bath and it’s clean sheet night. In the interests of research, we sprayed it onto Peter to get his opinion and note the dry down. On first spray there was that strong, fresh, pine scent again. However fast forward around an hour and Tsar had changed into an oaky-woody scent (though still remaining fresh). In the interests of honesty, Peter tells us he wasn’t sure about this fragrance when we first spritzed him. It was possibly a little too old and (in his words) “soapy”. But after the dry down, his opinion had done a 180 and Peter is now a fan, hurrah (or should we say huzzah…)

Who should wear this fragrance? Men who like to smell fresh and clean. Older men and those who like more traditional scents. We’re not afraid to use the words ‘retro’ and ‘old school’ here. This is a daytime scent we think, suited for straight after the shower.

If you like this then you’ll also like: Mr Burberry by Burberry

So did I like it? Yes. Would I gift it? Yes, but more likely to someone who preferred their classic old-school fragrances, or who likes to smell clean and fresh without announcing they’re wearing a particular branded scent. To put it simply, if he still hankers after Old Spice and Brut, then Tsar is the sophisticated upgrade!

More importantly, would Peter buy it? Yes, and in fact he did!

You can shop Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar at allbeauty.