Boy do they deserve it, too, with all those extra hours of lesson planning and report writing, as well as the energy they put in to making every day special and fun as well as the energy spent on discipline.
It’s exhausting and, let me tell you — as a high school teacher gifts are rare. I was extremely lucky to have junior school, as well as the fact I was the ‘cool art teacher’ and was spoilt rotten most years. The gifts aren’t expected but it’s so nice to know you are appreciated.
I actually appreciated a small scribbled note throughout the year more as it was from the heart, but I’m here to help with some suggestions. Because even though everyone loves chocolate, one year I got enough chocolate I re-gifted a box with every Christmas present I gave, and still had enough left to get me though the year until the next batch. I would have easily put on 35 kilos if I had eaten it all.
Here are some gift ideas for under $50. You’re welcome.
These prints from Toucan are so gorgeous and the words are thoughtful. A great little reminder to keep on your desk to keep you motivated, and only $9. Pop it in a frame from Kmart and you’re onto a winner.
All teachers need coffee to get us through those early mornings with sometimes 26 energised little bunnies in one room, so a mug makes perfect sense. Also disguises wine really well.