Jump to content

What gift are you giving your children's teachers this year?
**fluff**


  • Please log in to reply
50 replies to this topic

#1 CSF

Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

Just wondering...

#2 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

Wine.

They were already inundated with chocolate by the time we were organised enough to buy gifts. They all seemed pleased too original.gif

#3 babysaurs

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

Those personailised reward stickers that someone on here said awhile ago about in another thread, were a big hit original.gif

#4 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

I gave my DS's classroom teacher a set of candles from Dusk.

I gave his learning support co-ordinator, and aide, handmade bamboo cotton dishcloths :-)

#5 songshirah

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

Christmas hampers.  Also, heartfelt written cards thanking my kids' teachers, teacher assistant and learning support coordinator for all their hard work and dedication to helping my kids achieve their potential and helping them love school again after a disastrous first semester at another school.

My kids' teachers are wonderful!

#6 ez21

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE (♥~Bodhichitta~♥ @ 15/12/2012, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I gave his learning support co-ordinator, and aide, handmade bamboo cotton dishcloths :-)


Great idea.  What type of bamboo fabric do you use and where do you get it from? (assuming that you make them yourself)

#7 katniss

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

My DS has made handprint flowers with "Thank you for helping me to grow" written across the top.

Looks like this

http://pinterest.com/pin/141652350750815096/

#8 cinnabubble

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

http://www.amazon.com/James-Mollison-Where...p/dp/1905712162

This book, plus card and grovellingly heartfelt note.

#9 Fr0g

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

Nothing this year. I remembered to pay one class rep the thoughtless $5, but forgot for another.

Sad to say, gratitude-fatigue wore me out.

I couldn't even make it into class on the last morning for one of my kid's classes.

#10 tickly_rain

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Gift cards (bookstore / camera store depending on interest / hobby) in a pot.  Chocolates scattered around.  Pot looks like this http://itsallaboutty.blogspot.com.au/2010/...your-tummy.html

#11 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE (ez21 @ 15/12/2012, 04:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great idea.  What type of bamboo fabric do you use and where do you get it from? (assuming that you make them yourself)


Thank you :-)

I do make them myself.  I buy the bamboo cotton from Spotlight - it's about $4 a ball, and makes 1 & 1/2 dishcloths.  

This is what they end up looking like.

#12 ~Sasquatch~

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

I'm out of ideas this year, hoping subbing here will give me some ideas.

Edited by ~Sasquatch~, 15 December 2012 - 04:37 PM.


#13 Tiger Lilly

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

A usb in the shape of a lamborhini and a box of roses.

#14 CSF

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

What if they have, roughly, five different teachers each?

#15 B-B-M

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

Personalised stationery - little notebooks/notepads with "From the Desk of Mrs blah blah" on it. They seemed to be a hit!

#16 i-candi

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

For DS school (first year secondary) I made a lot of cake pops in Christmas colours and some looked like plum puddings along with a thank you card.

For DD (year 4) a $50 movie voucher, the teacher I mainly work with a $50 fuel voucher (her partner just moved a four hour drive away to start a new business so lots of driving, $50 movie voucher for DS bus driver (long story but the bus driver made DS feel 'safe' and it was such a long drive twice a day!). Candles and wine for the other teachers I work with.

For the staff I work with (well not anymore, I'm moving schools next year) I'm going to make cakes and cake pops for the staff development day!

#17 Etcetera

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:37 PM

We gave her a couple of Graeme Base hardcover books for the classroom and a box of chocolates.

#18 Expelliarmus

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

Nail polish, Christmas ornament, toiletry pack, music download, hot chocolate mug, roses chocolates.

#19 ~Sasquatch~

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE (B-B-M @ 15/12/2012, 05:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Personalised stationery - little notebooks/notepads with "From the Desk of Mrs blah blah" on it. They seemed to be a hit!


Where did you get these? too late for this year but would love it for next.

#20 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

A mixture of Christmas decos, chocolates and notebooks.  Packaged in cellophane - everything looks more impressive wrapped in cellophane with loads of ribbon.

#21 PopsiclePeach

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

I bought a nice rectangular basket and put a bottle of Jansz bubbly, a cute mug, some Haighs chocolates and some personalised stickers.  And a heartfelt card.  She loved it  original.gif

#22 Puggle

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:43 PM


A set of Envirosax fabric bags in a gorgeous print and some handmade bits and pieces yet to be decided.

#23 frozie

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (CSF @ 15/12/2012, 06:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What if they have, roughly, five different teachers each?


For DS's main teacher, we got her the Where Children Sleep book and a card.  For his other 4 teachers, I made these and filled them with Cadbury favourites chocolates.

http://www.ourbestbites.com/2011/04/tin-ca...or-mothers-day/

If you scroll down to the bottom, there is a printable for teacher tags.

#24 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

MOR soap for both DD's kinder teacher and teaching assistant original.gif I like some of the ideas on here though!

#25 ~Sasquatch~

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

Some of the ideas on here are so lovely, so nice to see such appreciation for our teachers  biggrin.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

'I thought it was impossible': Emily Symons pregnant at 45

Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.

Afternoon naps may be bad for toddlers' sleep

You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Jaime King to be a mum again

Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.

Nannies should receive government funding

The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found. 

Common skin irritations in newborns (and how to treat them)

As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom

Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

Preschooler walks 2.4km home alone

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.

Video: Why mums get nothing done

In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

The middle name game

The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.

A rare glimpse inside the womb

A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.

Battered mum forced to write to her attacker ex in jail

Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.

Woman pleads not guilty to ultrasound scam

A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Brain damaged mum receives compensation

A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.

The Katering Show's next big delivery

Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

Why I have mixed feelings about Cindy Crawford's leaked photo

Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.

How to create a Peppa Pig pancake

Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?

'It's a little life, not a little loss': pregnancy after miscarriage

I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.

Bonds Baby Search 2015: what you need to know

February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.

Who will manage your Facebook account when you're gone?

This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.

Struggling mum of four wins $188 million

Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.

Pregnant obese women a 'relatively new problem', coroner hears

A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.

'I'm angry as hell': the story behind mum's passionate vaccination plea

She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

8 different kinds of tantrums

I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.

What's the best position for giving birth?

If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?

Wife forgives snake catcher husband for car surprise

With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.

Kids who meet milestones at their own pace

We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.

Ruby shines as Bonds Baby

Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.

Why dads should go to sleep school

If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Win a KitchenAid Mixer

Let's celebrate 300,000 fans on Facebook

To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.