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Calling Teachers (unashamedly TAAT i just need to check, is that BU?)

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VacantExpression Wed 01-Jul-15 13:18:29

Would you REALLY appreciate a thank you gift of stationery supplies? As I think I really like this idea but don't want DS's teachers (who are lovely) to think WTF?

AIBU To remain unconvinced this would be popular?

Wideopenspace Wed 01-Jul-15 13:19:40

I'd love it, especially from Paperchase, I luffs stationery porn.

Bea Wed 01-Jul-15 13:20:46

hmm a nice notebook! Yes! To the stationary porn!

JustinsBrother Wed 01-Jul-15 13:21:43


TitusAndromedon Wed 01-Jul-15 13:24:44

I live for nice notebooks and those cute booklets of post-it notes with different designs and things that you can find in Paperchase. I would love to get a few bits like that which co-ordinated.

RockySpeed Wed 01-Jul-15 13:26:12

Oh yes! Nice pens and notebooks!smilesmilesmile

glenthebattleostrich Wed 01-Jul-15 13:35:21

Ooh, shameless highjack!

We are planning on getting the teachers and TA's in DD's class (there are 6 I think!) a nice notebook and pen each but DD also likes to make presents. Would a fabric pencil case go down well? Or a fabric bag? Like these:

I would never inflict baking on anyone but family but wanted to give something personal. The other idea was a photograph on a notebook from somewhere like funky pigeon?

There are 4 parents all putting in for a joint present so it will also include a small bar of hotel chocolat and a bottle of Aldi's finest prosecco (my favourite by the way, not being a cheapscate!)

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Wed 01-Jul-15 13:37:58

Yep, sounds good, I'd love it! smile

MidniteScribbler Wed 01-Jul-15 13:39:20

Yes to all forms of stationery. I have never met a teacher that doesn't go get excited when walking through the door of Officeworks.

modelthroughit Wed 01-Jul-15 15:07:37

I'm a teacher. I LOVE stationery; I'm pretty convinced we all do. Back to school stationery sales are one of my favourite things.

To have a pencil case or similar made by a student would probably make me cry (hopefully in private, and with joy) and I'd treasure it for a long time to come.

Failing that, any stationery comes in handy. In my experience, a teacher's pen is NEVER where they left it - and more often than not, it's in a kid's pocket wink

CherylBerylMeryl Wed 01-Jul-15 15:10:49

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MiaowTheCat Wed 01-Jul-15 15:13:54

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P0llyP0cketR0cket Wed 01-Jul-15 15:19:33

Ok, I'm the only one but no way! I want wine please. Or food.

glamourousgranny42 Wed 01-Jul-15 15:36:23

I'm a teacher and I LOVE stationery. My trainee teacher gave me gorgeous notepad and a gift card for paperchase. I'm in heaven!!

AlwaysDancing1234 Wed 01-Jul-15 15:38:13

School budgets are such that decent stationery is always welcome.
A personalised notebook/pencil case/academic diary would be wonderful

QueenofLouisiana Wed 01-Jul-15 16:02:43

Yes! I love pretty pens and things just for me. My favourite present last year was a pen with my name engraved on it (Mrs Louisiana). No other teacher can pinch it!

soapboxqueen Wed 01-Jul-15 16:06:24

Yes. Luffs the stationery.

neverputasockinatoaster Wed 01-Jul-15 16:09:58

I am an ex teacher.
Yes to stationery! I loved getting glue sticks as ours all went walkabout and were like gold dust!
One year a child put those knotted plastic lace things around a black and red pen for me so no one else would steal my register pens. Scoobies I think they were called.
Another year my PPA cover always nicked my pens so a child had a pen engraved with my name. She told me she'd chosen pink because she knew Mr X hated pink!

987flowers Wed 01-Jul-15 16:19:22

Yes to stationary here! I only became a teacher so could get a teacher diary!

tilliebob Wed 01-Jul-15 16:19:25

Absolutely - glue sticks are more prized than gold in our school. You can't go wrong with a nice notebook either grin

PuntasticUsername Wed 01-Jul-15 16:28:45

This thread confirms my own personal experience, which is that every single teacher I know is thoroughly obsessed with cool stationery and either they are happy to admit that that's why they went into the profession to begin with, or they're still in denial wink

mayfridaycomequickly Wed 01-Jul-15 16:42:44

A little boy once gave me a pot like this

but he'd made and decorated it himself (think it was a tea bag box painted and varnished) with nice pens in. Best present ever and I still use the pot 12 years later!

0ellenbrody0 Wed 01-Jul-15 17:04:52

Another teacher here, secretly hoping for stationary!!! Fancy colour gel pens, post its, note pads, push pins for notice board - love 'em all.

clam Wed 01-Jul-15 17:14:32

My best gift yet was an electric pencil sharpener. Bit pricey, but if you club together with a couple of others, it might be do-able?

ItMustBeBunnies Wed 01-Jul-15 17:28:51

Love love love stationery! Or chocolate. Or wine (white). Or mugs.

I only get occasional presents (secondary), but those are my favourite types. A card is always the best part, though. I keep them all!

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