With the holiday’s quickly approaching you may have started to think about what you will be getting for your child’s teacher. Being a substitute teacher for the past 13 years (some full year positions in between as well), I have been on both ends of the gift spectrum. While I love everything that any student has given me and still proudly display these items, I have a little inside scoop on what teachers really want this holiday season. Most of all I want to mention that we never expect gifts. Your child being happy or simply telling us “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” is all we really need, but if you are like me and want to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher, then keep reading and I will share with you my top 5 gifts to give to your child’s teacher this holiday season.
4. Monogrammed Clip Board. If you were to walk into your child’s classroom while the teacher was teaching, chances are she will be using a clipboard for something. These beautiful clipboards from Erin Condren are perfect to gift to your child’s teacher.
3. BOOKS! Teacher’s love books and they love to have books in their classroom for their students to read and enjoy but books are expensive. So send in a book or two for your child’s teacher and they can add it to their classroom library. Buy books that you think the children will enjoy. Every book helps and just think you are buying a gift that will directly affect every student in that classroom (and every year after). Books give the gift of knowledge and is there any better gift than that?
Image from www.alamy.com
2. Classroom Supplies. Do you know how often pencils are misplaced or notebooks grow legs and walk away? More than you can imagine. Your child’s teacher has to pay for extra supplies through out the school year from their own pocket and as you can imagine, that can add up very quickly. Put together a nice basket of extra supplies that you know the classroom will use during the year. Pencils, crayons, glue sticks, sharpies, dry erase markers etc. This is a great idea and I know your child’s teacher will love it.
1.Gift Cards. I loved getting gift cards, it doesn’t matter where they are from and how much they were valued. One’s that I could use for the classroom were great. Gift cards from places like Michael’s, your child’s teacher can buy something for themselves but also could use it for craft supplies for the classroom as well. Book store gift cards can be used to help replenish the classroom library or for your child’s teacher to buy themselves something to read in there downtime. Gift cards are always in win in my book.
These are just a few ideas that I wanted to share of gifts to give your child’s teacher this holiday season. I hope you enjoyed and most of all, have a wonderful day. Take care everyone.