Let me just tell you, your child’s teacher does not want another bottle of something from Bath & Body Works this Christmas. She’s not pining away for another “world’s best teacher” mug, either. In fact, you can probably rule any small bauble, doodad, doohickey, gismo, knickknack, thingamabob, tchotchke, trinket, whatchamacallit, or whosie-whatsit.
And while I have by no means cornered the market on knowing what teachers like, I tend to think that favorite store or restaurant giftcards are almost always appreciated. I’m a fan of the group gift especially for this reason–I love getting a substantial gift card to a favorite place and then “wrapping” it in a special gift basket filled with a few treats.
But today, I was at Li’l Bro’s preschool when I was stopped in my teacher-gifting tracks.
As I admired a teacher friend’s silver charm bracelet, she told me it had been a gift from a past class of students.
She explained that one of the room moms had sent home a little note organizing the gift, asking each family to choose a charm to add to the bracelet. Then the organizing mom put all the charms on a bracelet and wrapped it up to give.
WHAT a brilliant idea. I’m gobsmacked.
I’ve never seen such a lovely, personalized gift! Mrs. D explained how different students would proudly point out which charm they had chosen for her. It had a monkey charm (her class mascot), a heart-shaped “patience” charm (very appropriate for a preschool teacher, non?), her initials, etc.
And as I’m not easily surprised by teacher gifts, I just had to share this one!
So anyone else out there know of a brilliant teacher gift? Do tell! I so appreciate your taking the time to comment and share.
And look! Here’s the update on how to put it all together!
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