Help a Mom: Seeking ideas for gifts for teachers
Posted December 11, 2012
Here's a mom asking a questions that many of us are wondering about this time of year: Holiday gifts for teachers.
Here's what she wrote: I have two preschool aged children (ages 4 and 2), and I am looking for ideas for Christmas gifts for their teachers.
My mom is a retired teacher who has enough ornaments, all given to her by former students, to fill more than a tree. She has more teacher and holiday mugs than even a dozen people would ever need.
But I remember her spending a lot of her own money on items for her classroom. So with that in mind, I always go the gift card route - going in on a joint gift with other parents in the classroom or getting a card to a craft or local teacher's supply store (The Teach Me Store in Raleigh is a favorite of mine).
A friend actually emails her daughters' teachers to find a list of their likes, such as favorite restaurant, favorite coffee, favorite candy, favorite color, and shares it with other parents in the class.
What do you give your kids' teachers? Please share your tips in the comments box below. (If you don't see the comments box below, you'll need to log in or sign up for a WRAL account. You can do that by going to the top of the page and clicking on either "log in" or "register").
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