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Preschool end of year teacher gifts

Looking for some ideas for end of year teacher gifts. Nothing too $$$ since my twins have 3 teachers but something nice . Thanks!

Re: Preschool end of year teacher gifts

  • neverblushedneverblushed member
    edited May 2014
    As a teacher, I'm often on the receiving end of gifts from students, so I will weigh in with my faves below.

    Things I like:  gift cards to Target, bookstores, Amazon, Panera, snacks/food

    Things I am less crazy about:  candles, lotions, gift cards to Starbucks, mugs, things that say "teacher" on them.

    My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE things to receive:  Handwritten notes from my students -- I keep every single one I receive!   Parent emails praising my work that are cc'd to my supervisors!  These emails can be an unexpectedly powerful way to help a teacher advance professionally, and they cost you nothing but your time.  Few parents think to do this, but the effect of receiving an email like this huge.
    High School English teacher and mom of 2 kids:

    DD, born 9/06/00 -- 12th grade
    DS, born 8/25/04 -- 7th grade
  • For teacher appreciation week we got dd's classroom teacher a $10 target gift card, ghiradelli's assorted chocolates and a thank you card. I'm also a teacher (high school though so gifts are rare). The only thing pp mentioned that she didn't like and that I disagree with is the Starbucks card. But that's just personal preference. I love coffee and free coffee is even better! We also got the teacher a target card for Christmas. That way she can spend it on herself or on her classroom.
    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
    Lilypie Fourth Birthday tickers

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  • I also typically do Target giftcards (Starbucks if I know for sure the teacher drinks it), a card (I ask the kids to tell me their favorite thing about the teacher & I make sure to include that), and sometimes a small treat or flowers or something.  This year I don't know a whole lot about their teachers personally compared to last year when their teachers were a little more chatty/transparent about that sort of thing, so Target just seems easiest.
  • Spin313Spin313 member
    edited May 2014
    Pros: gift cards (Target, Meijer, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Barnes & Noble, restaurants), personal notes, flowers, books/classroom supplies

    Cons: knickknacks, candles, lotions/soaps

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