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GIFT IDEAS FOR TEACHERS THAT THEY’LL LOVE

We know the pressures of making a good impression with your kiddos’ teachers, and sending in a sweet little present this Holiday can be one more added pressure – especially as you try to stretch your holiday budget as far as it can go.

We’ve been scouring Pinterest and polling our hard-working teachers to pull together a list of tips and practical and creative gift ideas ideas that will score some brownie points with your child’s teachers this holiday:

MAKE A LIST OF TEACHERS

First things first. Make a list of the teachers and other administrators that make an impact on your child’s school day. Here’s a handy list, in case you need it:

Specials teachers: music, gym, art, media

Administrative members: school nurse, counselor, cafeteria aides, car drop-off and pick-up aides, principal, assistant principal, secretary/office lead

MAKE A GAME PLAN

Think about the relationship your child has with each teacher, and decide if that warrants a “unique” gift with a personal-touch, or a small gesture that can be bought in “bulk” and then divvied-up and given to multiple teachers/administrators.  And decide if time is on your side when determining if you should tackle hand-made gifts or go store-bought. Here are some ideas for all types.

LOOK FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND IDEAS

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Key Chain
Help keep her class room keys organized with this little cutie

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Tote Bag
Stylish, practical and versatile enough to use in the classroom

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Handmade Sandwich Bag
This is a low-cost and personal gift that will get everyday use

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BUY IN BULK AND ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH

  1. Gift cards for coffee, treats or lunch.
  2. Unique school supplies – teachers love supplies, so don’t be shy with finding a few supplies and then bundling them together.
  3. Candy – homemade candy or treats can be deliciously-personal or buy unique store-bought treats at places like Trader Joes.
  4. iTunes gift card — if your child’s teacher has an iPad, this can be a perfect gift.
  5. Plants — look for plants that are adorable and petite, and don’t require too much attention.

GIVE GIFTS EARLY

Stand out and save some dough in December by giving gifts during Thanksgiving. The meaning behind teacher gifts is to give thanks for all the support and wisdom your teachers provide each day, and what better holiday to give thanks than Thanksgiving?

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