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Present for DS's teacher of 3 years - moleskine notebook and an apple? Awful?

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MrsLettuce Sat 05-Jul-14 22:52:58

DS has had the same teacher for 3 years now, she's been wonderful. Really good. We'd really like to give her a little something but I'm stuck. This is the 'best' idea I've had but, yeah, maybe I'm odd in my liking of stationery and fruit.

Am hoping someone has an opinion.

GretchenWiener Sat 05-Jul-14 22:53:51

Oh fgs give her a bottle of wine if you have to

MrsLettuce Sat 05-Jul-14 22:55:18

No idea if she drinks

vestandknickers Sat 05-Jul-14 22:55:47

It's a bit lame. A book token in a card telling her how mazing she is?

GretchenWiener Sat 05-Jul-14 22:56:46

It's weird. I would not be thrilled. I don't use notebooks. I have an iPad

GretchenWiener Sat 05-Jul-14 22:57:04

Presume teachers drink. I would

Panzee Sat 05-Jul-14 22:58:06

What does your son want to give?

littleducks Sat 05-Jul-14 23:00:29

I think the notebook is a good idea. I exist a teacher wouldwould use one for work even if they weren't the kind of person to carry one in their handbag. I agree that you shouldn't give alcohol if you don't know if she drinks.

GretchenWiener Sat 05-Jul-14 23:02:01

Really? You'd find out. Every time?
This would never occur to me. Just give it away of you don't like it like any other gift

FrancesFarmer Sat 05-Jul-14 23:04:34

I would really like that gift - a bit different to the usual items teachers receive.

steppemum Sat 05-Jul-14 23:04:53

The notebook if probably nice, but an apple? I am a little confused by that.

GretchenWiener Sat 05-Jul-14 23:07:00

Oh god both frickin nuts

WaitMonkey Sat 05-Jul-14 23:10:47

Harsh responses to the op. Lovely gift imo. smile

teacher54321 Sat 05-Jul-14 23:11:15

I would think that was funny and individual and sweet, so would be very pleased.

LondonRocks Sat 05-Jul-14 23:14:07

Why do teachers need gifts these days? Nice to appreciate them, but, really?

Give what you want to give from your heart. It's a nice thing to do and if it's not liked, can be given away, surely?

HappyYoni Sat 05-Jul-14 23:19:01

Why would you give anyone an apple as a present? That's like giving someone a banana, or a pear...just a bit weird. Notebook sounds nice tho.

Gretchen You're getting a little too emotionally involved in this...

Nyx Sat 05-Jul-14 23:24:22

Haven't you heard of giving an apple to a teacher? Not weird at all IMO, just traditional surely? And a moleskine notebook is a lovely idea, again IMO. Why the 'fgs' comments?

Friedbrain Sat 05-Jul-14 23:24:45

Amazon vouchers....

They sell everything on Amazon!

picnicbasketcase Sat 05-Jul-14 23:26:34

Wine or chocolate. Standard gift but if they don't drink or don't eat chocolate, it can be enjoyed by their family or someone else they give it to.

MissOtisRegretsMadam Sat 05-Jul-14 23:26:41

Moleskin though??? Imagine if they spilt coffee on it... Damp moleskin!
I'd go for a voucher and a nice card...

Why the apple? As a cliche joke?

MotleyCroup Sat 05-Jul-14 23:26:51

I read a thread recently where a few teachers stated that they loved stationary gifts, gel pens, sticky notes etc

calzone Sat 05-Jul-14 23:27:13

I have bought a costa coffee card for Ds1's tutor. smile

Nothing for ds2 teacher.sad

Florentines for the TA.

Notebook is nice.
Apple is odd.

staverton Sat 05-Jul-14 23:28:43

Liberty notebook better IMO

Xmasbaby11 Sat 05-Jul-14 23:28:44

Sounds great. I'd love the notebook!

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