Let’s Talk Teacher Gifts
Let me start by saying, I have a lot of experience giving and receiving gifts as a teacher. There are some definite no-no’s when it comes to giving your special teacher a gift.
Please don’t give a mug, for any reason, at any time. I repeat: DO NOT GIVE A TEACHER A MUG. We have mugs in all shapes and sizes. We have a million mugs and don’t need any more. We also don’t need cheap chocolates, little statues, or anything that looks like you found it in the back of your closet.
With that being said, there are a million great teacher gifts out there.
Gift Cards are so much better than any of the above mentioned items, even if you only spend $5. Just think, a $5 gift card to Target can get us pens, pencils, paper, or numerous other items we need. Besides, all teachers love to shop at Target. Another winning gift card is Amazon. Teachers spend a lot of time on their devices researching new ways to teach our students. Many times, we follow the link and can purchase the item from Amazon immediately. Again, it doesn’t need to be for very much.
Gift cards to restaurants are also amazing. After a long day teaching the kiddos, it’s nice to be able to pamper ourselves and go out to eat. And don’t forget a Starbucks card. Teachers love coffee!
School Supplies- All great teachers spend their own money on school supplies. Sending a ream of paper will melt your teacher’s heart. We get excited about new and fun supplies. Teachers love Sharpies, Flair pens, stickers, post-it notes, etc.