Are you like me and always seem to be running late when it comes to buying gifts? Do you need a last minute gift for your teacher friend or a gift for your child’s teacher? Well, armed with this list of Top 5 Gifts Teachers Really Want, things just got easier for you. Last minute shopping will not be a problem! You just have to make haste and you’ll be able to purchase gifts teachers really want this year. And bonus points because you don’t even have to leave home to shop! PJs are optional.
Top 5 Gifts Teachers Really Want
- Amazon Gift Card – the list is endless of all the things that can be purchased both personally and for the classroom with an Amazon gift card.
- Target Gift Card – also another hot spot for both personal and classroom purchases.
- Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card – for the new teacher still stocking his/her classroom or the seasoned teacher who’s always looking for something new (make sure TpT is school approved)
- Restaurant Gift Card – knowing something about the teacher would definitely help here. What food does she talk about eating in class? Chinese? Mexican? Is she a vegetarian? Your child or someone else in the class might be able to help you sleuth out more information without tipping her off. 😉
- Starbucks Gift Card – for the coffee lover (*make sure teacher actually drinks coffee)
You can easily purchase these online and email them to the teacher. Or, print out the purchase notification, or something similar, and add it to a card with a note the actual gift card link will be coming soon.
If you’re giving a gift card that you’re unsure of its usefulness, you might consider adding a short note that the gift card be donated to the homeless or a homeless shelter if not needed.
Other Gift Ideas
- Personalized gifts made/purchased especially for the teacher. For example if you know the teacher loves chocolate and you give him/her chocolate. Other ideas might be jewelry or anything you know they’d love.
- Have student create a gift that will be memorable for the teacher.
- Card or letter of appreciation from the student or parent, along with a photo of the teacher and student if available.
This year you can give your gift and know that it will make someone’s day brighter. But in the end, really all the gifts do, no matter what they are, because it really is the thought that counts. Teachers like to feel appreciated. It’s not required, but it’s oh so nice. 🙂
If you have suggestions for the list, add them to the comments section below. I’m sure everyone would love to see them!
Merry Christmas to All!
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