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#1 *Ker*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

DD's teacher won't be back at the school next year  sad.gif  so I want to get her a present from me. She has been so good for DD and has given a LOT of her own time to her. I have the teachers presents from the kids organised, but this is something from me to her. I'm also writing a card naturally.

She's 24, 2nd year out of teaching, gorgeous, funny, bright and bubbly. VERY enthusiastic about work lol. She has an Iphone 5 and an Ipad...what about a case for either? I saw a gorgeous hot pink croc leather ipad case just recently.

Any other ideas?


#2 Sail to the Moon

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

Just a thought, but if she has an iphone and an ipad, she might already have cases for them both. If you're open to buying vouchers, you could always buy her an iTunes voucher and give that along with a nice letter or card. original.gif

#3 Expelliarmus

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

It's nice to change the covers up a bit original.gif I'd love another iPhone case - in case one day I'm not feeling very red wink.gif

#4 *Ker*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

I know she just has a silicon case for the iphone...don't know about ipad cases though.

I hate giving vouchers! It just seems to show no thought to me!


#5 Caseymay

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

If she loves her work she may love some new resources. What about a voucher to an education supplies shop? Of course that is work related and you might rather something that is for the holidays.

What about
* Dinner voucher?
* Massage voucher?
* Self made hamper with nice cheeses, wines, bikkies, fruit etc?

I like the iPad/iPhone cover idea! Plus a nice card and that is plenty really. I'm sure she will love just to know that her extra effort is appreciated original.gif

ETA: Oops just read your voucher comment!

Edited by Caseymay, 04 December 2012 - 09:59 PM.


#6 *Ker*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

LOL she is a teetotaller too! That's why I'm having such a hard time. She is young, iranian and still lives with her parents, if that gives a better insight to her.


#7 *Lib*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Gold class movie tickets?

#8 Sail to the Moon

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

If you know which type of iPad she has, you could buy a case from the Apple store and choose an engraving for the case. You could ask your daughter for ideas about what should be engraved on the case original.gif .

http://store.apple.com/au/product/MD579FE/...ct-red?fnode=3b

#9 ekbaby

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

TBH I think a heartfelt card explaining what you love about the way she works would be the best part of the present original.gif

Are teachers allowed to accepts gifts over a certain value? When I worked in govt jobs we were not allowed to accept anything more than a token gift from clients.

My DP is a teacher and personally she would feel embarrassed to receive some of those gifts- not because she is not loving the sentiment behind the gift, but out of concern for the family spending money on her. She has always worked in low SES areas though. However the personal cards she has received from students saying things like "thanks for listening to me" are treasured and will be kept forever  wub.gif

#10 Jayne174

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

What about some stationery or a diary from Kikki K?

#11 Lokum

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

I have a beautiful mac book cover from toffee ... they do ipads etc as well.

I actually coveted it for a while and adore it.

#12 hawkara

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:19 PM

QUOTE (*Ker* @ 04/12/2012, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hate giving vouchers! It just seems to show no thought to me!


I understand not wanting to give gift vouchers, but I love receiving them because I get the double enjoyment of shopping to spend it and getting to pick something I will like and use.

#13 Expelliarmus

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

QUOTE (ekbaby @ 04/12/2012, 11:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are teachers allowed to accepts gifts over a certain value? When I worked in govt jobs we were not allowed to accept anything more than a token gift from clients.

OP is in SA where the giving of end of year thank you gifts has no limit of a monetary value attached. Anything suggested here, given in the last week of school would be acceptable.

Movie tickets sound good too. Don't feel you need to, but there is nothing at all wrong with wanting to.

Edited by howdo, 05 December 2012 - 07:08 AM.


#14 morgansacre

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:25 AM

My youngest DD had a teacher she loved, she was so nice to the kids and they all liked her, but unfortunately she was leaving that year.

All I knew about her was she was English, so I made her a very cute Beef Eater doll. She was over the moon about it, she thanked me every time I saw her after that..lol

Ker I would get her a case for either her iPad or IPhone. I love changing mine. I only have two, but I change it according to my moods...lol

Lynn

#15 justcait2

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:34 AM

Perhaps you could buy her a special book or a couple of books that she could have as a resource for school.  Also perhaps have a look at a kimochi doll.  They are used extensively at our school from prep to grade 4 and all the kids love them. They are feelings dolls and help kids express their feelings, and they are so cute

#16 RebelWithoutAClaws

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:41 AM

I'll tell you what the most coveted teachers gift I've ever seen is...

A stapler... an automatic one from Smiggle. Majority (if not ALL) teachers LOVE stationary. When the teacher I was working with got given this stapler there was lots of oooohing and ahhhing by all the teachers... (FYI the teacher was male and he LOVES it... if he's away, he gives "custody" of his stapler to someone hehehe)

Best teachers gift ever. It's kind of novelty and fun, but also practical.

#17 fluttershy

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE (PussyDids @ 05/12/2012, 09:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
.. if he's away, he gives "custody" of his stapler to someone



I think I want one.......

#18 Duechristmasday

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

I like to buy a beautiful christmas ornament and have something engraved on it.  Last year i did this for the teachers (with child's name, grade and year with a thank you), and I wrote a beautiful card and they all loved it.

This is something they can cherish and hang on their tree every year.  Every time they do they will think of you.

Teachers get so many gifts that allot of the time they get donated or re-gifted (sad but true, especially for chocolates etc)..... its the personal ones that will get used, and words that mean the most.

#19 Chelli

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE (*Lib* @ 04/12/2012, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gold class movie tickets?

I second that one.

#20 littleboysmum

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

A beautiful diary for next year, girly umbrella, some nice costume jewellery eg earrings.

#21 *Ker*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Some great ideas here. I think it's narrowed down now. I found another idea too.

I collect willow tree figurines and I found one titled "Wisdom" and depicts a child with a book. The teacher, B, is quite sentimental and I think this would really touch her. It has a little spiel about depicting a love of learning, which is what she has done for DD.

So...
Iphone case.
Stapler.
Christmas ornament.
Diary.
Or Willow Tree figurine?

This is a present just from me, in addition to what the kids are giving the teachers. I want something that will thank her for the extra time and help she has given DD throughout the year.

#22 Expelliarmus

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

I might buy myself that stapler for my birthday ...

#23 *Ker*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

http://www.demdaco.com/Wisdom/26122,defaul...&brandId=WT

That's the figurine I found.


#24 SplashingRainbows

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

Figurine
Stapler
iPhone case

In that order. I think the figurine is perfect. Good find.



#25 cardamom

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

I think the Willow Tree figurine sounds perfect. A dear friend gave me the Friendship one for my birthday a few years ago and I treasure it.




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