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If there’s a teacher change coming up and you’ve been very happy with the work of your child’s teacher, a little thank you can be a nice idea. When the whole class gets together, gifts for teachers don’t even have to be particularly expensive.
Why do Teachers Need Gifts?
Teachers can be a blessing or a curse. While some seem to have hung up their work ethic and motivation a long time ago, luckily there are many others who really want to make a difference and are highly motivated to encourage and support your child in their learning. When such a teacher leaves the school or changes classes, a small farewell gift can’t hurt to express gratitude. Even if the class teacher has been wonderful through the elementary school years, a little thank you can’t hurt with the upcoming change of school. And if the entire class pools its efforts, a nice sum can be raised quickly without any individual family having to spend a fortune.
Gifts for teachers are about the recognition of the good work that has been done with the class in recent years. There are many gifts for teachers, but what is really suitable and meaningful?
What Can You Give a Teacher as a Gift?
Remember, gifts for teachers are not something you must do. Even someone who has done a good job does not automatically expect a “reward” at the end of the school year. But dedicated teachers, who may also take time privately helping out your child, call you with concerns, and are always there with good advice, deserve to know how satisfied you were with their work.
There are no fixed rules for these gifts, even a simple flower delivery will suffice. The amount, price, and type are up to you. A good idea is to present a gift together as a class. On the one hand, this adds up to a nice sum of money without individual families having to dig deep into their pockets, and on the other hand, the teacher has something to remember the entire class by. If you want to express your gratitude, talk to the other parents in the class to discuss a joint gift. After all, the more people participate, the greater the organizational effort.
What are Useful Gifts for Teachers?
Often you know little about the private life of a teacher, after all, you get to know them only in the social environment of the school. Since you want to praise his achievements in this very field, it can be a good idea if gifts are useful in everyday school life.
A nice fountain pen or retractable ballpoint pen are classic and popular gifts. If the whole class pools together, large sums can quickly accumulate, which can be used for particularly noble and good models. This way, you present the teacher with something practical that they would probably not treat themselves to in that price range.
Liquid chalk pens can also be useful. Unlike regular chalk, they allow you to write much better and more legibly and don’t have your fingers constantly covered in chalk dust. If your child’s teacher still belongs to the old school and prefers classic chalk, then a practical chalk holder can also be an inexpensive idea. If a lot of money comes together, a nice briefcase is also a great gift that makes the way to work less complicated and reminds of the nice school class.
Funny Gifts for Teachers
If your teacher likes to lighten up the lessons with a few jokes, it would be a good idea to address this side of them. There are many funny gifts, for example, how about a practical coffee mug with a funny saying like “Trust Me, I’m An English Teacher” or “Teachers Are Right In The Morning And Free In The Afternoon”? That way, a smile will cross the teacher’s lips during every coffee break.
A T-shirt with a funny saying can also be a good idea. Nowadays, you can get a T-shirt with anything written on it, and if your child’s teacher has a favorite saying that they use often and that would look good on a T-shirt, this will make a perfect gift. Classic examples of this are frequently used phrases, such as “No, I haven’t corrected the class work yet!” on the front and “Yes, you should copy from the blackboard!” on the back. Such gifts are especially suitable if the teacher often humorously says how many times they have to repeat everything. Now they can let a T-shirt speak for itself.
All in all, there are many different options for beautiful gifts. Practical, fun, or personal, there’s something for everyone. If the whole class gets together, it will not even be expensive for you. And the teacher is certainly will be happy about a little attention.