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Beyond the Apple - Great Teacher Gifts

Mar 16, 2008
How many times have you been presented with the need to give your child's teacher a gift and are left with ideas that seem trite and overused? Just how many trinkets with apples on them can one teacher use?

Recently I had a night out with my gal pals and we got to gabbing as we always do about how busy we all are. We all have to juggle full time jobs with our families and it can be hard. On of the women is a teacher and suddenly it hit me - our teachers are just as busy as I am trying to get dinner on the table, shopping and house cleaning all the while trying to be a great mom.

With all teachers have going on, a gift that simplifies their life is a good choice. One way to do this is to consider a gift certificate to a restaurant. Another great idea along the same lines is to find a house cleaning service that provides gift certificates for a full house cleaning. If your teacher is a guy, maybe a certificate to get his car cleaned thoroughly at one of those car detailing places.

If you aren't the type to buy a gift certificate or not sure if they really want a house cleaning service then think about the teachers' lives going to and from work. Most teachers don't want to carry a briefcase but maybe a monogrammed tote bag would be perfect for their needs.

Everyone is into electronics these days, and teachers are no exception. Accessories for the electronics such as carrying cases, covers, adapters, or speakers would make great gifts, and the teacher may even use these things in the classroom. You might even ask the teacher if there is a particular electronic he or she would like to use in the classroom. School budgets often don't allow for such extravagant items as electronics.

Everyone deserves to be pampered, and teachers are certainly no exception. I know that if I spent 6+ hours a day with 20+ young people, I would need more than a daily massage! Spa gift certificates would make a great gift, but those can be pretty pricey. So anything that can be used to pamper herself would be welcome gifts. Candles, manicure or pedicure products, hair conditioning masks, facial products, and body scrubs are just some ideas.

We owe teachers so much and they ask for so little. The next time you decide to get them a token of appreciation show them they are worth so much more than an apple and make their day.
About the Author
Jonell works for EyeCandyGift.com as an accountant and balances a career with raising her wonderful children. Jonell loves personal gifts whether that's a personalized pen or something specific like bracelets
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