While a new set of whiteboard markers or pencils might not be on the top of everyone’s Santa wish list, teachers actually love this stuff. Mainly because little fingers borrow what belongs to the teacher throughout the school year. Find a nice set of pens, a notebook or even a designer stapler (yes, that’s a thing) and you’ll send your kid’s teacher off on their festive break with a real spring in their step.
A treat voucher
The festive season is a time for teachers to kick up their heels and take some time out for themselves. The gift of a cinema, restaurant or a shopping centre voucher gives them the chance to relax and unwind after a long year. After 12 months of school canteen lunches, your teacher deserves some me-time – just make sure the voucher is for use at a location that’s not normally frequented by their students.
Let’s face it – it’s always better to get quality over quantity. Organise the other parents and buy a single, amazing gift for your teacher. You could also add a bottle of bubbly. It might even be worth having a quiet word with the teacher to find out what they really, really want. It’s a win-win for everyone: parents don’t need to spend as much, and your class teacher will have a gift other teachers in the staff room will be green with envy over.