Hi, I know most of you don't agree with giving teachers pressies at the end of term etc, but my daughter's leaving at Christmas. I usually buy some chocs or something anyway. I thought about a really nice decoration to hang on her tree and a sented Christmas candle? Does that sound nice? I'd like to get something that she'll remember Lucy giving her.
If you can think of anything else, please let me know. Have you seen anything and thought, that's nice etc. Thanks.
ohh yes, hand made card with something thoughtful written I think would almost out-trump most gifts (maybe I'm a softie like that though!). Candles a bit hit or miss as to if she'd use it or not.
I'd say avoid wine (although many people would probably at me for that) but that's as I don't drink it and if ever I get a gift from a student it's usually wine which is a bit pointless! Also I've been given chocolates but I have a special diet so usually they arn't suitable for me (DH never complains at getting to eat them though!). I have had in the past a little toy teddy chef which I have by my desk at school all the time still now a few years on (I teach cooking) and also a fellow cooking teacher colluegue had an apron embroidered with her name on which she uses all the time in her lessons. Maybe there's something like that which she could use in class in the future and be reminded of your daughter? (the mug idea is good too btw)
Goodness snowangels - I've got a snow day today I'll see if I can pop out to the shops to hunt for a specially crafted gift for the children's teachers this year. Ours get wine or chocolates and IMO should be jolly grateful. DS's housemaster got a good bottle of malt last christmas and sent a very nice thank you card.
I'd go with noble giraffe and perhaps enclose a book token or a voucher.
Hmm onceamai maybe didn't mean that how it came out - don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for anything and always appreciative/write to say thanks etc, I just feel a bit at people spending their hard earned money picking something for me when I can't/don't use it IYKWIM. Seems like such a waste....
We broke up yesterday and I now have so many boxes of chocs and biscuits that I won't need to buy any for a year! No more!!!! (especially as I'm on a diet). I did get a lovely jar of home made 'Boxing Day Chutney' from one student which was really appreciated and so different.
I agree with the idea of a card or a note saying how grateful you are. These really mean a lot.