Whether it's to thank them for a job well done or apologize for your child's behavior, teachers should be high on all parents' holiday shopping lists.
Here are some fun, unique and practical gifts that will help show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them and the job they do.
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Making a homemade gift from the heart is always a special way to show someone you care. So, this year, get the kids involved with writing out original holiday recipe books. Or, how about letting the kids decorate homemade hot chocolate packets? Helpful tip: Include two spoons to share!
For the ambitious and talented parents, try knitting a scarf, mittens or hat – a truly thoughtful gift that is sure to come in handy during the cold months.
Are you a picture taker? Try making a collage photo calendar filled with pictures of kids from the class. The teacher will appreciate the memories and the students will enjoy seeing each other featured the rest of the year. Head over to CVS or Rite Aid to create your calendar.
This option is simple, easy and always appreciated. Find out what your teacher’s favorite restaurant to give them a fun night out. Or, stop by the Coffee Beanery in Berkley to grab them credit toward a cup of Joe. Add in a package of their favorite coffee and watch the teacher’s eyes perk up!
For larger gift card gifts, ask other classroom parents to contribute and look for the following.
- For female teachers, find a holiday spa package that would allow your teacher to pamper herself with over the holiday break.
- For male teachers, how about a gift card to Lowe’s or Home Depot to catch up on those home improvement projects over the holidays?
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Try giving these yummy treats in fun containers with homemade cards from students. Sweet Essentials in Berkey has a wide selection.
- Want to give a fun yet practical gift that teachers will appreciate through the cold season? Try a bulk-size container of hand sanitizer displayed in a cute holder. According to one local teacher, it was her “coolest” present that year.
- Christmas ornaments are always a nice way to add memories to your favorite teacher's Christmas tree.
- Find a local charity or just one that is close to your heart and donate in your teacher’s name. Show your children the importance of giving during the season and share a gift that keeps on giving.