This morning, I went to “Muffins For Moms” at my daughter’s school. It was really nice, but LOUD! I admire Meg’s teacher greatly for being able to handle the loudness. I was there for 45 minutes and had to turn my radio off on the way home to enjoy the silence. I couldn’t imagine a whole day of it.
With that in mind, it’s that time of the year again- time to give teacher gifts. This stresses a lot of people out because they want to get the teacher something nice, that they will appreciate and/or use, but they don’t have a lot of money to spend.
Trust me when I say teachers get that, not having a lot of money to spend. I’m not going to jump on the “teachers are horribly underpaid” bandwagon, but I think we can all agree that teachers didn’t go into the profession to make a fortune.
My mom is going to kill me for telling the world this, but my mom is a teacher. She appreciates every gift she gets, but there are some gifts she gets more than others. Some more unusual gifts that she’s gotten are some of her favorites, like the doily a student and her mom crocheted for her. She sometimes gets really pretty pens and pencils. Gifts like this are terribly appreciated, and not too expensive.
Another thing you should consider is a gift card. Even $5 is a great boon to any teacher. Staples and Target gift cards seem to be favorites with the teacher set. Other things you might consider are movie passes, restaurant gift cards, even a pack of white copier paper- they go through paper like there’s no tomorrow!
You don’t have to go to great expense to let your child’s teacher know you care. Even a card with your thanks is an awesome gift.