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hippoherostandinghere Mon 22-Jun-15 20:31:41

...What do you all do? 2 teachers and 2 TAs here and have no idea what to get for them. I don't want to spend too much as money's a bit tight, I don't want to buy them things they won't like or end up with 28 other things the same.

I'm stressing out about getting it right and I only have till Friday to sort it.

AiBU to wish it wasn't the done thing to get presents?

As an aside I absolutely love both teachers, they have been amazing with both DC, and we will have one again for another year.

superram Mon 22-Jun-15 20:33:35

A card and bottle of wine? Mug with their name on- I would love one as mine keeps getting borrowed stolen

littlejohnnydory Mon 22-Jun-15 20:34:33

Handmade card and cake from dd here.

CamelHump Mon 22-Jun-15 20:35:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

littlejohnnydory Mon 22-Jun-15 20:35:53

I made a little booklet with ds once about the things he'd enjoyed and remembered at school that year. His teacher was really pleased and it cost nothing.

SpidySensesAreOff Mon 22-Jun-15 20:36:25

I got ours these They wear them all the time.

CrohnicallyAspie Mon 22-Jun-15 20:38:03

I work in a school, and my favourite presents have been the homemade ones. My absolute favourites were a handmade bracelet in a card with a soppy poem, and a picture made up of lots of words in different colours- it had been created on the computer, printed off and framed.

derektheladyhamster Mon 22-Jun-15 20:38:30

Small box of biscuits/chocolates? A picture drawn by your child?

CrohnicallyAspie Mon 22-Jun-15 20:39:24

little that sounds lovely and that's the sort of thing that I'd keep for years (and bring out whenever things get tough and I wonder why on earth I do the job)

hippoherostandinghere Mon 22-Jun-15 20:40:44

Is a homemade and nicely decorated cake a big no no or acceptable?

Thanks for all the ideas, love the necklace but too late to order anything.

I had thought about those word cloud things Chronically.

EastMidsMummy Mon 22-Jun-15 20:41:32

Booze or chocolate, please. Home-made presents go straight in the bon.

hippoherostandinghere Mon 22-Jun-15 20:43:46

One teacher is pregnant so no wine there. How would I know what to buy the other? White, red or rose?

bobajob Mon 22-Jun-15 20:44:03

I'd just do a nice card, made by/written in by the child.

Booze or useful stationery.

Lots of teachers won't eat home made presents.

pudcat Mon 22-Jun-15 20:44:20

I just loved having home made cards. I still have some lovely letters written to me by parents.

EastMidsMummy Mon 22-Jun-15 20:45:27

Any kind of wine, thanks. We'll swap it in the staffroom.

monkeysox Mon 22-Jun-15 20:45:44

Wine always a winner. Nice bath stuff for pg lady

CrohnicallyAspie Mon 22-Jun-15 20:45:51

hippo it really depends on the child. Honestly, does your child remember to wash their hands after the toilet, and cover their mouth when they cough and sneeze? If so a homemade cake will be appreciated.

However, if your child is like mine, and no matter how neat and tidy they may be when they leave the house, within half an hour they have a snot candle approaching their top lip, dribble hanging off their chin, and various stains of dubious origin adorning their top, the cake will be 'saved for later'.

KateBeckett Mon 22-Jun-15 20:46:48

The ones I love are the cards with lovely messages, mugs, pictures the kids have made.

But a sincere spoken thank you is worth just as much to me. Or wine wink

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 22-Jun-15 20:47:36

Booze or chocolate, please. Home-made presents go straight in the bon.

Really? Charming. I hope you don't work in our school. My cakes always go like, um, hot cakes at the various cake sales and I know the teachers like them because they buy them. grin

MrsPeabody Mon 22-Jun-15 20:48:27

Homemade cards have always been my favourite. Baked goods are a no unfortunately (especially squished cupcakes presented in a sandwich bag from the students pocket!) grin

squareheadcut Mon 22-Jun-15 20:48:30

I've never bought pressies for teachera. A simple thank you for doing their job should suffice.

GinUpGirl Mon 22-Jun-15 20:49:08

Can you really blame a teacher for not wanting 30 pieces of homemade tat? Its one thing when you love the kid making it, but 30?

EastMidsMummy Mon 22-Jun-15 20:50:23

No, a home-made cake is fine. Much appreciated.

But a home-made trinket, jewellery or picture - sorry, but I'm not going to clutter my house up with parental crafts, thanks.

HarryLimeFoxtrot Mon 22-Jun-15 20:51:14

We have an alpha mum who organises a collection, and them gets the teacher something from the whole class. I love her approach smile

bobajob Mon 22-Jun-15 20:51:47

To be honest, I don't think most parents really want presents - obviously booze or something expensive is nice, but 30 trinkets not so much. A card and a genuine thank you is better.

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