I appreciate my children’s teachers and all the incredible work they do throughout the year, almost as much as I hate organising what to buy them as a gift. Which is to say, a lot.
When it comes to teacher’s gifts – you’ve got two options. And neither are good.
Option one is to go it alone. This is great for people who are either loaded and/or organised, neither of which I am. Hence, I always end up awkwardly handing over some generic mug or chocolates which doesn’t even come close to connoting my high opinion of them.
So that leaves me with the second option.
*Insert trigger warning*
The group present.
Apparently 97 per cent of teachers surveyed by GroupTogether said they prefer this option. 100 per cent of mums I talked to shuddered when I asked them how they felt about organising group presents.
They talked about how the ‘End of Year Gift’ group chat becomes a part-time job. How Harry’s mum said she would send the money with Harry to school but, according to your son, Harry has been living large at the tuckshop all week or some mum named Indi keeps flooding the group chat with pictures of her homemade Live Laugh Love signs (for 80 bucks) and Karen wants to know how, exactly, you plan on getting everyone to sign the card as one year she contributed a sizable amount yet did not get to sign the card.
If any of this sounds familiar, allow me to introduce you to a straight up game-changer for people who love the idea of a group gift, but have been burned by the reality.