What Teachers Really Want
Best Gifts for Teachers:
1. Gift Cards
2. A Personal Note
Gifts Teachers Also Appreciate:
1. Books for the Classroom
Special books for the teacher and classroom are always cherished. Instead of having your children sign the book, just put a nice book plate in the front and add a dedication.
Click here for a helpful list>>> Books for Teachers
2. Handmade Cards from Students
Teachers love to hear that they are touching a life. Special cards written from the heart are the ones they keep!
We love these cute handmade cards which are easy for kids to make:
3. Classroom Supplies
Teachers often buy these things with their own money; ask them to create a wish list so you know what’s needed!
4. Playground or Sports Equipment
At the end of the year, many items are lost and the kids often need some new things to play with.
5. Bring Them Lunch
Teachers never get to go out for lunch. Give them a few choices and then go and pick it up. Do not plan on staying to eat with them. They’d like to eat with their friends.
Gifts Teachers Don’t Really Want:
There are so many cute apple things out there for teachers. They make you think of your child’s teacher. Hold yourself back, refrain, do not purchase, you can do it! They don’t want it! Even a real apple can become quite a mess by the time your child gets it to school.
2. Stuffed Animals – nope!
3. Ceramic Figurines – sorry!
4. Homemade treats
This one may come as a surprise! Many factors here: 6 kids may bring in treats, the teacher is on a diet or has food allergies. All in all, save yourself the time and energy!
5. Perfume and Candles
May sound like a grand idea or you’ve had one to re-gift for a while. But certain scents are very off-putting to people.
6. Coffee Mugs
I know, you got a great deal at the Dollar Store! Try to refrain!
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