It’s the annual ritual of every parent with school-age children: that last-minute dash to the shop to buy a gift for the person responsible for inspiring their child with a love of learning.
But this year, before you reach for those old-faithful gifts of scented candle, bubble bath or fancy choccies, think about giving your favourite teacher a gift that will give them those end-of-term warm and fuzzy feelings.
Hint: they don’t want another ‘World’s Best Teacher’ mug …
Gifts for Good
Teachers are passionate about education. Of course they love teaching your child, but what motivates them every day is the positive impact they have on the lives of countless children. Buy them an educational item from ChildFund’s Gifts for Good catalogue – library books, scholarships or even classroom desks – and you will give them the joy of knowing they have helped students at home and around the world.
When you donate a gift through ChildFund’s Gift for Good program you also get a beautiful gift card that tells the recipient how their gift is making a difference. Add a personalised message and tell your teacher how much you appreciate their work, and you’ve got a gift that will be sure to knock their socks off (the socks bought for them by an unthinking parent).
Find out more at: childfund.org.au/gifts-for-good
Teachers value caffeine, and with good reason: who wouldn’t need a cuppa after a day of wrangling a classroom full of whipper-snappers? Buy the staffroom a new espresso machine, organise for the local café to deliver a coffee-a-day for the first two weeks of the new school year, or give them a nice reusable coffee cup. They will thank you – a lot.