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Holiday Gifts for Teachers That Are Guaranteed to Please

The search is on for gifts to express appreciation for your child’s teacher and the important work they do. Supplies are one thing that’s always welcome – they’re practical and useful gifts that can save a teacher money and provide a lot of fun for the class. If you want to give teacher more of a “treat” that they get to enjoy for themselves, we can help you with that, too!

Here are some ideas to help make it easy to find the perfect gift. Be sure to include your kids in the process of shopping! If you’re thinking of supplies, not only is it fun for them to select the items they want to use, they have expert knowledge on what is needed… and they may know some of your teacher’s likes and hobbies to help give a gift a personal touch.

Desk Items “Just for Teacher”

Pads of paper, pens, and pencils are items that always seem to disappear. Quality equipment (such as staplers) are also worth their weight in gold! Stationary is great for all the nice notes teachers like to write and send home. A chic desk organizer is something every teacher can appreciate – either on its own, or a creative “gift basket” for the other items you may want to gift!

Sophisticated Treats for the Classroom

If parents are pooling resources for a group gift, there are often costly supplies that are usually out of budget. STEM toys and games, electronics, books, and specialty paints are enjoyable for kids and teachers alike and can be purchased in group gift situations.

Personalized Items

If your child’s teacher has everything already, consider personalized items including notepads, adult labels, and stamps with custom impressions like “Good Job! – Ms. Smith.”

Little Luxuries for Teacher

Easy-to-care-for plants for the classroom, their favourite tea or hot chocolate mix for breaktime, funny signs for their desk, a pleasant hand lotion to keep in their drawer for winter-dry hands… the possibilities are endless!

Arts and Crafts Materials

Things like crayons, glue sticks and construction paper may not seem exciting, but these resources are used daily for lessons and activities – and teachers use more of them than you may think!

The Trusty Gift Card

Gift cards are easy to coordinate for a joint gift and guarantees the perfect choice, especially if you don’t know the type of pens – or wine – they prefer!

Don’t forget to have fun with the presentation. You can make gift baskets with a caddy, tote, or desk organizer as the base. Or perhaps try assembling your gift in the shape of a snowflake or tree to capture the spirit of the winter season!

Most importantly, don’t forget to include a thank you card with personalized note from you and your child; these are treasured keepsakes!

 

To make your shopping easier this season, we’re pleased to partner with Staples to give away school supplies and a $250 Staples Gift Card (total value, $300). Enter via the contest below! We’ll be drawing the winner on December 7, 2018. Good luck!

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Holiday Gifts For Teachers That Won’t Break The Bank

Gifts for Teachers

Say thanks this holiday season with a gift that shows your gratitude for the time and heart your child’s teacher puts into teaching them.

We polled our team of tutors for a list of seven thoughtful yet practical presents that are big on appreciation without putting a big dent in your wallet.

A handwritten note: Teachers genuinely appreciate artwork and mementos from their students. Encourage your child to prepare a handmade picture or card with a thoughtful letter. Don’t be surprised to see it displayed in a place of honour at the teacher’s desk next time you visit the classroom.

A children’s book: Teachers are always looking for new books to add to their collection. Head to your local Indigo and let your child choose a book to gift their teacher; if you’re worried the teacher may already have it, stick with one of the latest finds. Encourage your child to write a personalized inscription inside the front cover to make this the perfect teacher appreciation gift.

School supplies: It’s no secret that teachers can’t get enough of school supplies. Dry-erase markers and colourful Sharpies are two popular supplies that teachers love to use but rarely buy for themselves. Pick up a pack or two of these multipurpose markers for a gift that’s guaranteed to be well-used all year long.

Gift cards:  You can’t go wrong with gift cards, and Indigo or Staples are excellent choices. Teachers love the chance to stock up on supplies or pick up a new book to enjoy with their class. Another popular option is a gift card to the coffee shop that’s nearest the school, to be used for a lunchtime coffee run.

School-safe snacks: Beyond regular classroom time, school days are jam-packed for teachers. Between supervising an extra-curricular, indoor recesses, meetings, and staying late for planning and marking, they can put in a lot of extra hours. Create a snack pack full of healthy, nut-free treats that your child’s teacher can leave at school to nourish them when they need it most.

A tote bag: A roomy, durable tote bag with a reinforced bottom is a fantastic teacher gift. They’re always carrying books, marking, science and craft supplies between home and school, and a great bag will make it easy to do.

Gloves: With hours spent outside for yard duty, a cozy pair of gloves will keep a teacher’s fingers warm during the winter months while still giving them the freedom to use their fingers to help with jackets and opening snacks. Choose something on the thick side, as the weather feels extra cold when standing around in the schoolyard.

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5 End of Year Teacher Gifts That They Will Love

End of year teacher gifts

With the end of school rapidly approaching, you may be starting to think about a gift for your child’s teacher to thank them for a wonderful year. Why not make this an educational activity and involve your little learner in the process?

We have five gift ideas that will help you and your child show your appreciation without breaking the bank.

Gift cards: You can’t go wrong with gift cards. If you are not quite sure what to choose, Indigo and Staples are always good choices, as teachers love to the chance to add more children’s books to their library or stock up on supplies. A Starbucks gift card is always popular-they can go towards a teacher’s coffee run.

Donate to a cause: Looking for inspiration for a teacher who always shows their students that kindness and caring come first? Consider pooling resources with other families and look at UNICEF Survival Gifts. They have many educational options that directly help teachers and students across the globe.

Personal item tracker: Between extracurriculars, assemblies, meetings, yard duty and the classroom, teachers are always on the go. It can be easy for them to misplace things like their classroom keys or phone. Gift your child’s teacher a techie gadget with Tile, a personal item tracker that will ensure they can find always find the most important items. Since STEM is all the rage in the education world, this cool gift might even spark an interesting class discussion.

Personalized labels: Have you ever seen your child’s classroom library? Then you’ll know that teachers have tons of precious items that are shared with many. To help them keep their books from disappearing, what better gift can there be than Adult Labels from Mabel’s Labels?

A class memory book: Collaborate with your child’s classmates to create a special book for the teacher. Each child can write one page and draw a picture of their favourite moment from the school year. Bind it together with the dedication page signed by all the students. Parents can even add in pages! This gift will be sure to have a place honour in the teacher’s life long after the students graduate.

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