Why do we buy our favourite teacher/teaching assistant a gift?
After this year of uncertainty, home schooling and Zoom lessons we have had even more insight into what an accomplishment teaching is.
A small present given as a token of thanks is a nice thing for a pupil to do. It shows the teacher, or their assistants, the appreciation you feel for all their hard work.
Sending a heartfelt, handwritten note with your chosen gift will show them how much you have valued their support all through the year. A note to say how much you enjoy their lessons is personal and doesn’t take too long either.
Take the stress out of what gift to buy your teacher
To save you time, we’ve pulled together a handy top ten list of thoughtful end of year teacher gifts.
For our female teachers, we have included beautifully scented candles with the perfect thank you message and Joma Jewellery, which says it all in one gorgeous bracelet.
For the hard-to-buy-for male teachers there is a host of fun goodies to make them feel valued.
- All gifts under £20
- Mini snack cash tin
- ‘I need biscuits Now’ coaster
- ‘Thank you for helping me grow’ candle
- World’s greatest teacher desk sign
- BIG ‘Thank you’ keyring
- Special teacher porcelain heart
- ‘You brightened up my year’ glass light-up jar
- ‘Thanks a bunch’ BRACELET
- Kloche glass thank-you dome
#1 MINI SNACK CASH TIN
Fill this miniature coin tin with a few sweets and hey presto, your present buying is done. Your teacher can always re-use the tin to save for future snacks.
#2 ‘I NEED BISCUITS NOW’
Who doesn’t? Give this handy coaster with a pack of Rich Tea and the teacher or assistant will be over the moon with this little treat.
#3 ‘THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME GROW’
What teacher or teaching assistant wouldn’t love this beautiful rose and black pepper scented candle that comes in eye-catching bright yellow packaging and doesn’t even need to be wrapped.
#4. ‘A TEACHER IS A STAR WHO TEACHES OTHERS HOW TO SHINE’
Our gorgeous East of India standing plaque with a porcelain pebble says it all – a stylish addition to any teacher’s home.
#5 WORLD’S GREATEST TEACHER
Which teacher wouldn’t like a desk sign that says it all?
#6 A BIG THANK YOU KEYRING
A little everyday reminder of how much you have appreciated them throughout the year.
#7 SPECIAL TEACHER PORCELAIN HEART
A porcelain heart saying SPECIAL TEACHER that can be hung anywhere as a little reminder of the wonderful work they do.
#8 YOU BRIGHTENED UP MY YEAR
This glass light-up jar saying ‘YOU BRIGHTENED UP MY YEAR’ will light up any dark corner with a wonderful reminder of how much their hard work means to many.
#9 THANKS A BUNCH BRACELET
One of the “A Littles” range by Joma Jewellery is a must for your favourite teacher. This easy to wear a bracelet with a heart-warming sentiment will show them how much you have valued their support. This comes boxed and has a gift card for your very own message.
#10 KLOCHE GLASS DOME
This eco-friendly unique glass dome decoration says ‘thank you’ in the most unusual way with its yellow and white wooden flower bouquet. It comes beautifully packaged in a branded biodegradable box – an unusual gift for any teacher.
Any of the above presents, accompanied by a little handwritten note, would make the perfect leaving gift for your favourite teacher.
A note of gratitude is often underestimated but it is known to make the recipient feel most appreciated.
At this time of year, we are often asked about phrases that communicate the perfect way to show thanks. Here are a few of the firm favourites we’ve used over the years for handwritten gratitude notes:
- You are an amazing teacher who has made a difference in my life
- I will always be grateful to have had you as my teacher
- Thank you for everything you do for me. You are the best
- I may not remember everything you said but I will never forget how special you made me feel
- You are the BEST
We would love to hear how your teacher reacts to the cards and gifts they receive. Please share your thoughts on our socials or comment below.
Home or away, here’s hoping you can relax and enjoy the school holidays.