Teacher Gift! (That they will actually like.)
There are ENTIRE Pinterest Boards dedicated to teacher gifts. 67% of which are not great. They are cute and creative but not really practical. Let me just say for the record that I LOVE TEACHERS!! I APPRECIATE THEM ALL!
I don’t want to be rude or ungrateful but let me fill you in on a little secret. Teacher gifts are really appreciated and really akward all at the same time. I know this because I was one.
Save you hard earned money and walk away from anything apple or wooden, or wooden apple. That could be a $5.00 Starbucks Gift Card! Or a gift card to a grocery store. Oh and one more thing. We love books but I personally have 6 Billion dollars worth of Barnes & Noble gift cards. We love the thought, but really where can we put all of the vases with childrens’ hand prints on them?
To be honest a thank you note once in a while was such a lovely thing to receive and it is F-R-E-E!! Teachers love being noticed and appreciated. This gift is PRACTICAL. I realize that. However, as a teacher sometimes it is really hard to get out of your classroom. This is a great gift for his or her desk, just to have the essentials with you when you can’t get away!!
So here is a gift that a teacher would really LOVE! A little gift bag with important little things to keep in our desks. Such as:
Deodorant (Never let them see you sweat!)
Mints (It may be the only meal we will have all day.)
5 Hour Energy!
Lunch Related Gift Cards Chipotle, Whole Foods, Grocery Store…
Disposable Tooth Brush and Toothpaste (Fresh Breath is Crucial!) you might need to offer it to a student as well.
Maybe some small gift cards to a coffee shop. (You know the one)
Don’t forget to add a note for example: Thanks for all of your hard work, here are some essentials to keep you going strong!
Now that is a gift a teacher can use!!