The Best Promotional Gifts For 2021 School Leavers

As the end of another academic year rolls around - and what an academic year it's been! - teachers and school staff across the country are preparing to wave bye-bye to some of their students. 

Whether you work in a primary or secondary school, a college or even at a university, saying goodbye to leaving students is a momentous milestone.


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Of course, whilst saying goodbye in person is one thing, offering your students a keepsake of their time within your establishment is also a great way to create a positive lasting impression. Make sure you're quick though - with only a few weeks to go until the end of the summer term, there's no time to delay getting your order in. 

Need a little inspiration for your school leavers giveaways? We've got you sorted. Read on to browse a few of our favourite suggestions - class of 2021, this one's for you!

Promotional Teddy Bears Make A Great Long-Lasting Giveaway

Teddy bears wearing your branding - be it on a T-shirt, ribbon or bow - are a classic gift for leavers and will make parting that bit more, ahem, bear-able. (See what we did there?)

We have a huge range of promotional teddies, with options in every size and colour you could imagine, as well as at price points to suit even the smallest of budgets. And you're not limited 'just' to teddy bears - we also have a wide range of other animals available to order as cuddly toys.

For an extra special finishing touch, you could even take things one step further by considering our individually named teddy bears. These are printed not only with your establishment's logo but also with the individual name of your recipient, creating an extra-personal product that your pupils will adore. 

The beauty of choosing teddy bears for this kind of campaign? For one thing, everyone loves an adorable soft toy, so whether you're planning to give them to pre-teens or college students, you can be confident that they'll be adored. For another, they're long-lasting: a promo teddy is for life, not just for the last day of term!

Explore our full range of promotional teddy bears.

Pick Branded Awards For An Oscars-Worthy Finish

For a fun take on waving farewell to a year group, why not consider holding a lighthearted class awards ceremony? Encourage students to share (kind!) nominations or team up with other members of staff to ensure everyone will receive a glittering gong they can be proud of. And the winner is...

A great option for older students in particular, printed awards offer a fun way to ensure that everyone gets a sparkling reminder of their time at your establishment. Some of our trophies can even be ordered from quantities as low as just five units, meaning there are options to suit everything from the smallest class all the way through to the largest year group.

Take things one step further by also hosting an award for teaching staff - the perfect way to celebrate the achievements of your team at the end of yet another academic year.

Explore our full range of branded awards.

Choose Promotional Hoodies For A Stylish Memento 

Hoodies branded with school insignia are arguably the most classic end-of-term gifts, offering a stylish and long-lasting souvenir that your recipients can wear long past the end of the summer term.

We have a wide range of promotional hoodies ready to order today; with many available in a wide palette of colours, we have options to suit every school, college or university's brand identity.

Whether you're ordering for children or teenagers, we've got options to suit all, including jumper-style hoodies, zip-up options and more. For a cheaper option, you might also want to consider our range of promotional T-shirts; items such as our Gildan Heavy Cotton T-Shirts can even be printed with your logo and individual names or nicknames for that extra personal touch. 

Discover our full range of printed hoodies.

For Something Sweet, Plan An Afternoon Treat 

Alternatively, if you like the idea of planning some sort of social event to celebrate the leavers, why not consider one of our Afternoon Tea Boxes or Picnic Lunch Boxes?

Each available to order from just 25 units, these all-in-one dining sets are ideal for enjoying together in the sunshine. Whether you opt for a leavers' picnic or a special afternoon tea, they offer a great way for your students to create some memories together!

Browse our full range of promotional snacks for more delicious ideas.

Want more inspiration? Browse our range of best selling promotional products today. Can't find what you're looking for? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or send us an email! Main image via Pexels.

Written by

Katie Clark | Head of Digital Marketing

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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