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How to Thank a Teacher: Gift Ideas

Teachers are some of the most important people in our childrens' lives. These parents offer their best advice for getting the perfect gift for your child's teacher.

Thu, 25 Jul 2013|

-I think my favorite gifts are things that are really need by the children and from the children and show the true meaning and love of their teacher. -Make a card or paint a picture at home or, you know, something like that. Decorate a mug-- something personal that the kid has more evolvement and not just going on buying something. You know, gift cards sound cliché but teachers spend a lot of their own money on things like pencils and books and things for the classroom. So gift cards to offset those cost are really great gifts. -Usually for teacher's gifts, I try to get something unusual other than like a coffee mug. I tried to go to a gift shop and look for something that's a little bit different. I think the best teacher gift to give is appreciation and appreciation year-long not just at the holidays or the end of the school year or Teacher Appreciation Week. The best gift to a teacher is a hand-written notes saying you appreciate the work that they do. And if you've got great teachers, send them an e-mail and copy their principal. They have a boss too and it's nice for them to be acknowledged in a positive way. -The best gift that I ever received was a teacher-- a bag that I can carry my work back and forth to the school and it actually happen to come from one of the artist students that I ever had. So, it was very nice rewarding gift from her mom to say thank you for helping, you know, get her through the year.