Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Might as Well Give In
Scrapbooking page courtesy of How Fast They Grow.
Many of you have emailed asking for ideas for teacher gifts for the holidays. At my kids' school there is a longstanding tradition of collecting donations from parents and putting all the money together toward one gift card for the teacher. Last year we did a Visa debit card and in years past we've done Target, etc. They really seem to appreciate this, as they tend to get lots of (for lack of a better word) cr*p otherwise.
In addition to the gift card donation, I do like to give something small. I usually bake a cake and put it in one of my lovely knock off Williams Sonoma boxes. Other ideas I love include:
Slatkin & Co. Holiday Candles
These are the best smelling holiday candles. Not too floral, not too spicy, just right. You can get the large size for $32 or the smaller votive for $12. Believe me...worth every cent.
I also LOVE this hot chocolate from
Trader Joe's, as well as their gingerbread coffee. Wrap these up in some cellophane with a cute bow and you're set!
I also love the idea of creating a calendar for the teachers. This could prove to be rather time consuming, but if you have the time...it's a great gift. You can go to Kodak.com or Snapfish.com or Shutterfly.com, download pics you've taken of the kids in the classroom, and make your own calendar. You can even put specific pictures on specific dates if you use Snapfish. This way, you can put your child's face on the box that holds the date for his or her birthday. If you do this for every kid in the class, their teacher is sure to remember all the birthdays!
Another gift idea I think is so useful to teachers is a gift certificate to one of the meal assembly stores that have become so popular. Dinner Afare, Corner Cuisine, Let's Dish and Dream Dinnersall come to mind. These outlets offer great, pre-prepped meals that are huge time savers. We have one locally that I use every month. You can't beat the prices and the meals are truly delicious.
I hope this gives you all some great teacher gift ideas!!!
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