Gifts For Teacher
Don't our teachers need some recognition and feedback for a job well done? Don't they mean a lot to the success of our children's present and future? Then let's show our appreciation for our teachers and tell them just how important they are to society. Why wait until an important holiday to give them a gift, let's do it now! Let's just think of some unique occasions to take them some presents. There are many gifts that will bring big smiles, and nothing to out-of-this world, let's keep them economical, but something they'll like too.
What are some fun and unique presents to take to teachers that don't require much money?
Anything homemade will be much appreciated. Whenever it's "the thought that counts", homemade gifts do the job. They say, "We care about you, you are important, so important we invested our most valuable resource, time, to make you something to express our appreciation for you and what you've done."
So what kinds of homemade gifts can I make with my children to take to their teachers?
Crafts will last a long time and the teacher can adorn his or her desk with them to remind themselves that she's loved and doing a good job. Craft-making is fun and a wonderful way to spend quality time with your kids. However, since I don't make a lot of crafts myself my other suggestion for great teacher gifts are decadent desserts. Craft-making and creating desserts are similar, except desserts taste better! They are easy to create and don't take much money to make. You should already have many necessary supplies with which to make the dessert gifts, if not all of them. You just need to purchase the ingredients. Deluxe sweets and candy gifts make for tasty treats and are beautiful in presentation so your child's teacher will get a triple effect of satisfaction: the surprise of receiving the gift, enjoying the attractive presentation of the dessert and finally the pleasure of the treat tantalizing his/her taste buds.
Some desserts that taste great, are easy to make and can be made many different ways are cookies or cupcakes. Cupcakes can be more elaborate than the normal, boring chocolate or vanilla. There are some "upgraded" kinds of chocolate and also a variety of other cupcake flavors. Chocolate covered treats are also easy to make from strawberries, cherries to even coffee beans, but by far the most attractive are chocolate covered apples that can be sprinkled with all different kinds of toppings and mixed and matched with white and dark chocolate as well as caramel. You and your child will have a great time making these desserts together, but the best time you'll have is when you see his or her teacher smile from ear-to-ear from the joy of seeing how much he/she is appreciated.
So when would be a great time to take teachers presents?
Just be creative, spontaneous gifts are always well received because the element of surprise is very effective, however, there are some unique instances to make up some great excuses or reasons to give gifts for our teachers.
10 Occasions for Teacher Gifts
- Long Weekend: Right before a weekend with a minor holiday attached to it, you could include a "gift message" that says something to the effect of, "It took my mommy and I a long time to make these yummy cookies, I hope they last a long time until we have classes again. Thank you Mrs. Gibson for helping me achieve high grades."
- The Start of a Holiday Month: During a month that has a popular holiday in your country built around a distinct theme, for example, Thanksgiving in the US, or Halloween. Take Mrs. Jones some Halloween cupcakes with a message like, "Trick or Treat Mrs. Jones! OK, no trick this time, just treat. I know it's not yet the 31st, but I couldn't wait until then to bring you something good to eat. My mommy and I made these for you. Thanks for everything you've done. Hope you enjoy eating them as much as I loved making you them."
- Good Grade (Mark) on Exam: To celebrate your child doing well on a test take the teacher a gift with a message similar to, "Thank you Mr. King for everything you do to help my son Timmy and all the other kids. He really admires you and respects you. We thought we'd celebrate his good test results and show you how much we appreciate you. Hope this Chocolate Cookie Cake gets an "A" too, at least for effort!"
- Milestone Year at Same School: Whether it's Mrs. Carter's 5th year at the same school or Mr. Thomas' 20th, show you're paying attention to their accomplishments.
- Milestone Year as a Teacher: Maybe Mr. Peters has taught for many years at different schools. You could find out by simply asking him and then later deliver the gift to congratulate him for his great contribution.
- For Hometown Team Winning a Championship: Everyone in the city will celebrate, but use this unique opportunity to thank him/her for the extra hours after classes they invested in helping your child with personal attention.
- Change of Seasons: Teachers love to decorate their room for the change of season. Whether it's about to snow, the leaves are starting to change colors, the temperature is getting warmer or the rain is coming to soothe the long drought, use this time as an excuse to bring the teacher a gift to rejoice in the new weather ahead.
- After Important Class Project Finishes: The big sigh of relief, no more agonizing over researching or creating, the project is over and everyone can relax. Congratulate him or her on finishing the race.
- Get Well: If Mr. Robinson was away for a while getting better from an injury or illness. A heart-felt gift is probably the exact medicine to help him to get better.
- Teacher Appreciation Day: Many countries have one and they're on different dates.