Just Precious

5 Things … not to give as a teacher gift

Posted in 5 Things..., education by Julie Meyers Pron on November 2, 2009


I promise, a teacher doesn’t need (or want) another of these. (Though she’ll be adoring in her thank you note anyway!)

  1. Scented candles
  2. Scented lotions
  3. “#1 Teacher” mug (or #1 Teacher anything)
  4. Christmas Tree ornament (especially if she doesn’t celebrate Christmas.) This also applies to a Jesus Loves Me baby toy for a baby shower for a Jewish teacher Mom-to-Be. Very nice, but she doesn’t want it
  5. Gift Card to a store that isn’t near her home. No, she’s not going to drive over an hour for a movie she can see around the corner at a local theater. She also would rather not drive upwards of an hour to a spa, video rental shop or mall. If you’re going to gift a  gift card (and gift cards are a good thing to gift!), make sure there is a store local to the teacher, or that she can redeem it online.

So, what should you gift a teacher? Find out in next week’s 5 Things.

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  1. Lynn from For Love or Funny said, on November 2, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Drat. Now I have to return my #1 Teacher scented tree ornament…looking forward to reading your suggestions for teacher’s presents!

  2. Paula said, on November 9, 2009 at 11:28 am

    from: Everyone – Group Gifts Made Simple
    After volunteering to organize the year-end gifts for my three kids’ teachers and coaches (… big sigh!), I knew there had to be a better way! Launched in 2008, from: Everyone (www.fromeveryone.com) makes the arduous task of organizing a group gift effortless from start-to-finish. Organize, invite, collect, send – ONLINE, amazing, right? And, from: Everyone is all about the gift card; the gift of choice (and btw, most of them can be redeemed online!). And we don’t hide anything – you pay a skimpy 10% service fee for making your life easy. So for a $10 contribution, we tag on a buck for our troubles (including packaging and shipping)- trust me, busy moms know it’s a dollar well spent! So the next time it’s your turn to organize a gift for a teacher, a bride, a graduate or whomever, remember to give a gift from: Everyone! Thanks, Paula Cho, Co-Founder

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