Show Us Your Life: Teacher Gifts
This week over at Kelly’s Korner the theme is teacher gift ideas. I am not a teacher and Will is not old enough to have teachers yet but I am related to a ridiculous amount of teachers! My mom, sister and sister-in-laws are all elementary school teachers.
In my opinion, teachers really enjoy “teachery” gifts the first few years of teaching but after that – how many apples can you have sitting around your house and classroom? My mom has taught for almost 30 years and she gives away most of the gifts she receives to us (yay) or when we visit the nursing home.
I think the best kinds of teacher gifts are those they can use! All teachers always need supplies for their classroom – figure out what they need and bring it in or give them a giftcard to a local school/teacher store. Teaching can be a stressful job so it would be great if all the students collaborated and gave their teacher a giftcard to their favorite restaurant or how about one for a massage.
And if you really want to go over the top – here’s an idea. When my sister was student teaching one of the student’s family owned a jewelry store. Oh, yes she got a ring as a gift! If I am remembering correctly it was an emerald ring.
Well, that is just my non-teacher opinion! Mom, Dana, Mandy – what are your favorite kinds of gifts to get?