As any parent who sends their children to school will appreciate, teachers have an important role in their development. They are not just there to teach them about the Battle of Hastings or what Pythagoras The oremmeans and is – they are there to give them support and help them achieve something great while they are under their watchful eye.
Teachers are special and if you are a parent of a child who has a teacher who constantly goes over and above the call of duty or just has a knack for getting the best out of your kid, you probably want to show them how much you appreciate it. Have you ever noticed how many parents often get teachers the same old, cop-out and tired gifts of toiletries and smellies?
If you are looking for some inspiration for gifts that your child’s teacher will want, you’ve come to the right place. In this post that’s what we are going to look at.
It’s not a cop-out to buy a gift card for a teacher. Especially if you can figure out what their favourite clothes shop or department store is. Teachers are just like us every day folk, they like to shop and like getting bargains. They also like the chance to spend money that they would not otherwise be able to spend on nice things. So, gift cards are perfectly acceptable.
Gourmet Gift Baskets
Gourmet baskets follow a similar concept to hampers and include various interesting and intriguingitems. They are great for the teacher who always speaks about his or her dietary habits or visits to exciting and exotic restaurants. Gourmet baskets are also a little bit of a spoil. So, if your kid’s teacher is always working hard than anyone else, or seems to be and you want them to be able to put their feet up and enjoy some smelly cheese or fine dark chocolate, gourmet baskets are perfect for achieving this.
A Simple Thank You Note
Sometimes it’s the thought that counts and sometimes even the smallest of gestures can go a long way to showing a teacher just how much they are appreciated by parents and pupils. Rather than writing the thank you card in your own perfect handwriting, why not help your child compose their own message, or include parts from both of you.
One way to really touch a teacher’s heart is when they open the card and can tell it’s not been written by the parent. It can even be a nice authentic touch to leave the spelling and grammar errors in. A thank you note doesn’t need to be perfect, it needs to have heart behind it.
Teachers work hard for our children and deserve recognition for their efforts. Instead of getting a card and a bath bomb or something a bit tired and unimaginative like that, that does not have any heart or emotion behind it, consider one of the choices above and you are sure to help that special teacher know their hard work was not in vain.