I cherish my children’s teachers. Every single one of them.
I absolutely LOVE seeing all of the appreciation gifts out there because they sure deserve them! It’s the least we can do right?
It’s also such a great way to teach our children to say “thank you”.
Well, I asked teachers on our Facebook page to share favorite gifts they have received during the school year and I can’t wait to share the results!
Here are the top 10 most popular answers…
1. Thoughtful Personal Note
2. Gift Cards
3. Spa/Pedicure Gift Certificate
4. Photo Book with Memories Throughout the Year
5. Handmade Bookmark with a Gift Certificate for a Book
6. Personalized Stationary
7. Money for School Supplies
8. Stack of Blank Homemade Cards
10. Gift Basket Full of School Supplies
Michelle McMillan Riggins: “When I taught k12, anything was always appreciated, of course, but the ones that meant the most were the ones that sent the message that the parent remembered that I was more than a teacher. The movie theater gift card, the cute beach towel and beach tote, the gift certificate for a mani-pedi… it always made me feel like they knew I sometimes needed a break from the classroom in order to be an even better teacher.”
Judy Switzer White: “Lots of great suggestions! But if you’re looking for really low budget, nice notepads are a great gift. I send out so many notes to parents, & it’s nice to have something pretty (not just the typical yellow mini-legal pads) to be able to write on to send home. And some that have envelopes are a bonus. Sometimes we don’t want little prying eyes to read the note!”
Christy Mathis: “I did not get this but one of the teachers on my team got a coupon for a pedicure – awesome gift for the start of summer! The rest of us were jealous! lol”
Ellen Justice: “Gift cards are great!! Amazon is a great choice because there you can get just about anything and everything there! Stay away from too many sweets — sadly, I end up tossing a good bit because I just simply can’t eat it all, especially since its just me at home. Fruit is a good choice. A student gave me a handmade cutting board (made by her grandpa) my first year teaching. I still have it and love it. Hmm…a new lunch box is nice as well!
Meridith Watson: “Gift cards are so appreciated. But i also love a well thought out personal note that shows the family appreciates time and effort. Those mean a lot.”