They’ve worked so hard all year taking care of, teaching and guiding our precious little people. What can we get them that will really show our gratitude? We’ve pulled together a few ideas that we think any teacher will be thrilled to receive!
1. RDM Gift Guide
We’ve put together a cracking online gift guide this year – there are at least 50 great options in there for teachers, many of which are under $20 – have a squiz here!
2. Christmas Tree Ornaments
From shopping centre Xmas baubles to Etsy finds or homemade salt dough ornaments, Christmas Tree ornaments are a great present to suit every budget. Including your child’s name and the year will mean the teacher will get a lovely reminder of your child every Christmas.
3. Combine forces and buy a voucher
Some classes have email lists or Facebook groups to keep in touch during the year. Use these tools to team up with other families to get one giant, awesome gift such as a voucher. Something like a prepaid Visa card is great as there are few restrictions, or you could try using a website like grouptogether.com or groupprezzie.com.au to manage money collection.
4. Say it with words
Ask your child to make a personalised card or painting for their teacher. Don’t forget to add your bit too, and make it mushy!! Some teachers say they love these heartfelt cards even more than gifts.
5. Wine o’clock
Wine is a winner. Even if they don’t drink wine, there’ll surely be an opportunity for the giftee to share the wine with others.
6. Movie time
These days movies aren’t cheap, especially Gold Class! Two Gold Class tickets will set you back about $80 but if you can find another family or two to join you, it’s a really great option that your teacher will love! Check out Event Cinemas Gold Class info here.
7. Make it personal
Personalising gifts is a really special idea but you need a bit of time up your sleeve to organise this one. Items that work well for personalising include key rings, tote bags, bookmarks, pen holders, folders etc. One of our faves is a personalised stamp. Kids loving getting that stamp of approval from their teachers, so what about a personalised one that says something like “Miss Smith loved your work!” or “Miss Smith thinks you did a great job!”. We found these on Etsy.
8. School supplies
Did you know teachers often spend their personal money buying supplies to make their classroom a better place for our kids? This could be more art and craft supplies, mats, decor etc. So why don’t you give them a basket of school supply goodies? You could include special stickers (to give to students for good work), glue sticks, markers, pencils and anything else that you fancy.