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At the end of the year, some students & parents opt to give their teacher a small token of appreciation. So I’ve put together a list of 4 gifts for teachers that they actually want & find useful. As a teacher, I can tell you that (even though it is dearly appreciated) some personal items are not relevant to all teachers. For example, a box of chocolates may not be suitable for a teacher with an allergy or dietary constraint. However, I can tell you that we certainly appreciate the thought and admire the effort. Check out the list below if you’re interested in getting your child’s teacher a gift they’ll truly love and use!
1. Gift Cards
Who doesn’t love gift cards!? They’re super practical and leaves the preferences to the teacher. If you’d like a more personal touch, you can give a gift card to a specific store that you know the teacher would be fond of, or you can include a personalized message. Take a look at the samples below:
2. School Supplies
Teachers are kind of nerdy at heart. So, receiving fresh stationary, markers, pencils/pens and other such items is, well, exciting! Teachers love receiving gifts that they can use in their classroom for the coming year. It will help them preserve their class budget for more unique items. Here are some ideas:
3. Useful Books
Another thing teachers are: book hoarders! We love our books. Teachers love adding to their class library and discovering new reads. Here are some ideas that are specific to the topic of teaching, otherwise you could get any book you see as useful.
4. Show them they’ve made a difference:
I think what parents are trying to communicate through their gifts is that a teacher has positively impacted a student. Try giving your child’s teacher a thoughtful note/book about the wonderful difference they’ve made, written by their students. This is definitely something any teacher would hold on to.
Whats your favorite teacher gift to give or receive?