Hold the soaps and skip the choccies
There’s no disputing the fact that your kid’s teacher deserves a lovely little thank you for all of their hard work during the school year. But while presenting them with some choccies or scented soap certainly expresses your gratitude without busting your already stretched Christmas budget, stop and think for a moment. Do teachers really want all of these little gifts?
According to reliable source (an actual teacher who polled the staff room!), here’s a list of what NOT to give your child’s teacher. And you won’t believe what they actually love receiving most – read on to find out….
Yep, believe it or not. Although these seem a safe bet (who doesn’t love chocolate?!), there’s only so many choccies one person can eat. And teachers usually get 10 times that amount.
Again, a hand cream or bath bomb seems safe enough, right? But it’s pretty hard to know which varieties Teacher likes best, and chances are your gift is going to go to waste.
Who doesn’t love a scented candle? Apparently teachers, once they’ve received the first 20 or so.
Sure, it’s the thought that counts. But given there’s no guarantees about what standards of personal hygiene Little Johnny maintained while baking those shortbread cookies, Teacher tends to feel a little apprehensive about eating them.
So sweet and cute, and thanks for the effort and thought. But Teacher has probably seen enough of your kid’s creative efforts in this year’s arts and crafts lessons.
The fragrance a person wears is usually a pretty personal choice, so best to skip this one. And under no circumstances are supermarket fragrances a great gift idea.
Trust us, there’s enough of these in the staff room already to keep your Teacher covered.
Think paper weights, miniature desk clocks and statuettes – and then stop thinking about them as an option. There’s only so much room on a teacher’s desk.
Just because their students are kids who love toys doesn’t mean teachers do too.
A great idea, but a risky choice. It’s just too hard to know which titles Teacher prefers or has already read.
So what do teachers want for Christmas?
Despite the above list, it goes without saying that Teacher will love any gift that you take the time and effort into giving them – it is indeed the thought that counts.
But the good news is – the gifts teachers love most cost the least of all!