First off, it's important to note that the majority of teachers don't expect gifts!
But do usually receive some each year.
But why you might ask...
Well... gifts are a way of expressing your appreciation. Yes, teachers are 'doing their job'. But they can do it passionately, with skill and care. Or they can just turn up.
And while the most appreciated gesture a parent and student can give is a card with some words of gratitude... if you're like me and will definitely be thanking my children's teachers for their hard work and dedication in caring and educating my children with a gift, then you should know that a survey from GroupTogether found 75 per cent of teachers admit that they would prefer one group gift from the class.
If a class of 25 children comes together, with everyone chipping in $10, then a $250 gift voucher can be given to the teacher, on behalf of the class.
Hint Hint Nudge Nudge... Supermumma and Co have Gift Vouchers available!!
If however you want to say thanks to your child's day care/kinder/school teacher and you don't want to organise or put in for a group gift, teachers surveyed would prefer these didn’t end up on their desk (again):
- Hand Cream
- Baked Goods
- Pot Plant
While these are all lovely... it gets a bit much when you have 20+ children all giving you boxes of chocolates or hand cream! The gesture is absolutely appreciated, but the gift unfortunately almost becomes a burden. There's only so much chocolate you can eat and hand cream you can use.
Here is a list of ideas from Supermumma and Co which we know your child's teacher will love;
- Wine Glasses
- Wine or champagne
- Thermos or Glass Tea Bottle
- Bath Salts
- Heat Bag or Eye Pillow
- Nail Polish
- Compact Mirror
- Gift Vouchers
Shop End of Year Gifts for Teachers here
How will you be acknowledging your child's teacher this year?