A Failproof Teacher Gift


A Failproof Teacher Gift

It's nearing the end of another school year.  Teachers are tired.

When my kids were little, for a few years we gave, (with the best intentions!), the standard things that we thought teachers would like (mugs and such.)


Teachers get a LOT of mugs.  They appreciate the thought, for sure.  But, think about it.  If a teacher has at least 15 or 20 students in a class, and roughly a fourth of the kids give the teacher mugs...Well, do the math to figure out how much cabinet space would be required to hold that many mugs after a few years.

A gift card, no matter how small, to a coffee shop or a bookstore, etc. is always appreciated by teachers I think.  (I know, I know, this is obvious, but often, parents overthink the whole teacher gift idea. Sometimes it helps to be reminded that a simple thing like a gift card may be the best option.) If a child (and/or) a parent includes a note of thanks (or only a note of thanks), even better.   (Even if a teacher doesn't like coffee, there is usually something to enjoy at a coffee shop, right?  And well...books!)

I'm a reading tutor.  I don't get nearly as tired or have nearly as many students as classroom teachers. They have my UTMOST respect.  I'm here today for them!

Here's to learning, living, and summer!

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6 comments

  1. It's so awesome to see you back!
    I hem and haw with teacher gifts, and ultimately do a great gift card. I feel like you can't go wrong. Or I always ask my teacher friends and family members what they REALLY love best.

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    1. Thanks Tamara! It's so good to be back! At the school where my son attended Kindergarten, the PTO had each teacher complete a page about favorite things. It was so helpful.

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  2. I know a lot of teachers that are looking forward to the summer right now. Gifts like these would mean a lot. Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jamie!

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  3. Gift cards are always a great idea for a teachers gift! :)

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    1. Yes, I agree Julie! I think, sometimes, parents feel that a gift card may not be personal enough, but I think teachers would disagree! Gift cards are very much appreciated by teachers.

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