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#1 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

Trying to avoid the token box of chocolates this year. Any ideas?.

Edited by ~Songbird~, 21 November 2012 - 06:30 PM.


#2 vanessa71

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

I always try to do something homemade, like shortbbread.



#3 beaglebaby

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

I made fabric carry bags for them last year, they loved them and I still see them using them around school.  Another year the children bought some punnets of herbs and some nice pots and planted them up and took care of them until the end of term to give to their teachers.

#4 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

Should say it's a male teacher.

Oh and not home made, but thank you for the suggestions  original.gif

A plant may be an idea though..

#5 Funwith3

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

My daughter has a male teacher this year too. I thought of the best idea!!! Go to either the world vision or oxfam websites and buy some chickens and eggs, or pencils and school books for children in Africa. I figured that the teachers would get so much chocolate and biscuits, cakes etc that they'd really appreciate this gift.

#6 HRH Countrymel

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

A card with a genuine heartfelt message.

That's it.

Why?

* I am a teacher
*my Mum was a teacher
*my grandmother was a teacher (and lived with us)
*two Aunt's are teachers
*my inlaws were both teachers
*I have many teacher friends.




#7 roses99

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

My friend (who is a teacher and whose husband is also a teacher) wrote this guest post, with lots of great suggestions:

http://beafunmum.com/2012/11/guest-post-gi...-yearchristmas/

ETA: Consider buying a stash of stickers that they can use the following year. Most primary teachers spend a lot of their own money on stickers and little treats; I'm sure they'd appreciate some that they didn't have to buy themselves. You can even order them with the teacher's name on them. I did this for one of DS's teachers, that said things like "Mrs X says great work!"

Edited by roses99, 21 November 2012 - 06:50 PM.


#8 Ritaroo

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE (*magenta* @ 21/11/2012, 06:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alcohol.


Agreed.

#9 Princess Bubblegum

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I have to remind everyone that sometimes home made food isn't really a teacher's favourite. Not one teacher I works with will eat food made at home, unless they know the parent really well and are really, really, really certain about the standard of hygiene in their home. I don't mean to offend anyone, just making a point.

A really thoughtful card is lovely.

Wine glasses and alcohol

I love practical, yet cute stationery (memo pads, cute pencils/pens, paper clips, bulldog clips)

For a male teacher: Bunnings vouchers, beer, red wine, ties (as in neck ties, if they wear them - ie: private school teacher), personalied pen, key rings

#10 JAMFC

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

Wine for the teachers this year

#11 Heather11

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (roses99 @ 21/11/2012, 07:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My friend (who is a teacher and whose husband is also a teacher) wrote this guest post, with lots of great suggestions:

http://beafunmum.com/2012/11/guest-post-gi...-yearchristmas/

ETA: Consider buying a stash of stickers that they can use the following year. Most primary teachers spend a lot of their own money on stickers and little treats; I'm sure they'd appreciate some that they didn't have to buy themselves. You can even order them with the teacher's name on them. I did this for one of DS's teachers, that said things like "Mrs X says great work!"



Yes I brought the personalized stickers last year.  They were a great hit.

#12 ihope82

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

Another teacher here...I second the idea of oxfam/ compassion/ tear/ world vision gifts..I think they are a wonderful gift idea to show appreciation and help good causes.

One of the most beautiful gifts I ever received was from a little girl who wrote my whole family's names on Christmas baubles with glitter pens....she included my daughter who had passed away that year, they're very special and bring tears to my eyes every Christmas when we hang them.

Most teachers really just appreciate a few kind words, especially from parents. I know we often feel under attack from the general public & that a lot is blamed on us...yet a lot of us spend sooooooooo many extra hours at school and working at home - not for money or accolade, but because we care about the kids so much. So it really is so encouraging at the end of the year when extra effort hasn't gone unnoticed.

Sorry...bit of a rant there...now I'm getting soppy, I love my class & don't want to let them go!!!!  sad.gif

Edited to add: each to their own, but I'd never throw out homemade food etc...gosh, I only have to think about take away food etc....I'd say most homes are lots more hygienic than some restaurants and caves etc! Don't think too much...just enjoy yummy stuff!! Doh.. Cafes not caves.

Edited by ihope82, 21 November 2012 - 07:11 PM.


#13 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

.

Edited by *SnowFlower*, 20 February 2013 - 05:21 PM.


#14 Lagom

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

My baking must be of a superior standard because I keep getting DD's teachers asking for treats.  wink.gif I bring them in morning tea every now and then when I've been baking and I know it's appreciated.

DD has made both of her teachers a card and has written a message in it.  I'm going to bake some of my white chocolate, macadamia and cranberry chunky cookies.  DD made a tag that says, "Thanks for helping me to be a smart cookie."  Corny but I know they will like it.  happy.gif

#15 Heather11

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE (~Songbird~ @ 21/11/2012, 07:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From reading all suggestions inc on that site, I think I have come up with movie ticket vouchers for the teacher and his wife. Our local cinema has christmas movie vouchers avail at the mo (cheap but lovely country theatre).



Yes I did movie vouchers one year too. I am doing book vouchers this year.

#16 citylife

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

Alcohol: beer/wine champers
Movie tix
Christmas decoration
Christmas tea towel/table ornament, etc they can use each year
Book voucher
Thoughtful card with scratchies/tatts ticket
Christmas storybook for classroom
Or hone in on something personal if you know them well eg perfume, earings,
at then end of the day it is a token to say thank-you and I am sure the teacher appreciates whatever gift they receive

#17 naomi_j86

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

Our teachers are getting 'money trees'...
A small Xmas tree ($2) with scratchies tied all around it.

#18 LynnyP

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

I've found these threads really useful over the years.  I only made homemade stuff once before I read these sorts of threads.  It makes perfect sense to me that teachers would be iffy about some of the stuff they received.  I don't like baking anyway so I am sure duty baking tastes even worse!  Since my daughter stared proper school we have always had a class parent who collects money from everyone else who wants to participate and buys a joint present.  We put in $20 each and the teacher gets a $300 gift.

#19 i-candi

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Wine and the kids (well not DS this year) sew a Christmas wine bag cover.

#20 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

Jar biscuits. Google some recipes.

All of the dry ingredients are layered in a jar with a little tag to say how to prepare them. All that they will have to do is add egg, butter and vanilla essence.

I've ever made them but am planning on making some this year, I'm going to make a test batch before I give them to anyone.

#21 hm6

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

Yes I did the Oxfarm presents one year too & they were really appreciated - my DS's teacher has been teaching for at least 30 years so it seemed a good way to acknowledge the work she did with him ( plus had really been supportive of me during a bit of a difficult time - read I sobbed on her shoulder - she was lovely) - she loved it. One year I got a male teacher who played the guitar a Oxfarm thing about this card goes to teaching a child music etc - he loved the thought and went out of his way to thank me for it.

#22 Heather11

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

QUOTE
It makes perfect sense to me that teachers would be iffy about some of the stuff they received


Allergies could also play a part unless you labelled exactly what is in whatever you made.

#23 gina70

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

I have bought past male teachers a carton of those boutique beers, the 10 pack.

#24 MrsMumma

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

I always buy my mentors and my sons teachers a gift for the classroom. A puzzle, game, book that DS has picked. We usually put a sticker on the bottom with ' Dear Mrs B, thanks for a wonderful year. Love {Child Name}, {Class}, {Year}

Saves the teacher money out of their own pocket and is loved by similar age children for years to come original.gif

#25 Etta

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

Do people buy female teachers booze as well as the males? I hope so. I love getting a bottle of wine from a student - also Christmas decs make good presents and are a nice way of remember the student who gave it to you. I LOVE home made biscuits, too. I usually buy Care gift packages - I think teachers (and all of us) would appreciate the money being spent on someone else who really needs it.




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