Gift Ideas for Teachers and Teaching Assistants

As the end of the school year approaches it's time to start thinking about how we say thank you to the teachers and teaching assistants who make such a positive impact on our children's lives. At Coastal Craft Collective, we understand the importance of showing appreciation to these dedicated professionals, and we offer a variety of cards and unique, handmade teacher gifts that are sure to delight. 

Good teachers and TAs play a crucial role in shaping the minds and futures of young people. Their dedication, patience, and hard work often goes above and beyond the call of duty. They create positive and nurturing learning environments, support pupils academically and emotionally, and can inspire a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. It's their unwavering commitment that helps build a strong foundation for children’s future success.

There are many reasons to be grateful to teachers and teaching assistants. Their patience and understanding in catering to each child's unique learning needs. They provide encouragement and motivation, helping pupils reach their full potential. Teachers are there during challenging times, offering support, and celebrating every success, no matter how small. They can make learning engaging and fun, sparking curiosity and creativity in their students.

Ideas for Gifts Teachers and Teaching Assistants Will Appreciate

When looking for teacher gifts it really is the thought that counts. A handwritten letter or note and home baked treats or handmade gifts would be very much appreciated. If you can, it’s also great to get them a little something extra to go with the thank you messages and good wishes.

Personalised teacher gifts and are always great to express your gratitude.  Handmade and thoughtful items stand out as special and show that you’ve taken extra care in choosing them. Practical gifts that teachers can use in their daily lives are also a great choice. It may be best to steer clear of anything that needs you to know a lot about the teacher’s personal tastes, like perfume or clothing.

Buying Gifts on a Budget

We understand that buying gifts for more than one educator can be a financial challenge. That's why it's important to be able to find quality gifts at different price points. At Coastal Craft Collective, we offer budget-friendly gifts for teachers’ end of year. We have a wide choice of gifts for teachers for under £10.

Teacher Gifts from Coastal Craft Collective

Here are some of our thank you teacher gift ideas. There’s plenty more in our shop and online.

  • Mugs: A delightful and practical gift - putting the tea into teacher! Whether the recipient likes boats, the coast, animals, sea creatures, Seaton, Beer, Devon, campervans or flowers we have a design for them. 
  • Candles and soaps: A popular gift and a great way to help teachers unwind after a long day and bring a little luxury into their lives.. Our beautifully scented Clovelly soaps and candles are handmade in Devon. We also have a range of handcrafted candles in tins
  • Coasters: A great way to brighten up a desk or home, coasters make thoughtful gifts and add a personal touch to any space. Our stunning glass coasters come in beach, wave, heart, ammonite, turtle and paw designs.  We also have cork backed coasters, rustic blue & white wooden coastal designs and beautiful sets of four hand decoupaged coasters Made by V in Seaton. 
  • Jewellery: If you know what sort of pieces your teacher likes, a unique handmade pendant, bracelet or pair of earrings would make a cherished gift. Our selection includes a variety of styles to suit any taste. It includes silver Sophie May necklaces and earrings with teacher gift sentiments on the boxes.
  • Personalised Pebble Pictures: Rosey Reeds's pebble pictures are always popular and make special and unique handmade gifts. As well as the wide range we have in the shop, Rosey can make the pictures to order, including a name or special message for your teacher. She will also make her wooden signs and driftwood magnets to order. They'd make brilliant thank you teacher gifts.
  • Sweet Treats: If they have a sweet tooth, biscuits, chocolate and sweets make great teacher thank you gifts. We have some lovely decorative biscuit tins plus fun fudge packs and chocolate.  
  • Bookmarks and Notepads: Bookmarks make great brilliant teacher gifts for avid readers and our humorous magnetic to do lists are a great way for helping them stay organised.
  • Keyrings: Keyrings make great small gifts for teachers. We have a wide range  starting at only £1.

Teachers and teaching assistants deserve our thanks and recognition for the incredible work they do. Visit our shop or website to explore our selection and find an extra special thank you gift. Let’s celebrate and acknowledge the wonderful impact teachers have on our children’s lives.