While you may be tempted to Pinterest some cute, crafty idea for your child's teachers - let me caution you to think again.
It's not that we don't love the thoughtful creativity a letter made out of crayons requires...it's just not the same as a gift card or cute item we might love but never buy ourselves.
I honestly do appreciate every gift I've ever gotten over my 11 years of teaching. But, to be honest, the things I've loved most are the gift cards and fun items I wouldn't normally purchase myself (like a monogrammed market basket that I used for everything).
I know what you are thinking...
Gift cards are impersonal and you want something original and thoughtful. I understand where you are coming from...but hear me out. Have you ever gotten a gift card you didn't appreciate and use?
Yeah...me either. In fact, gift cards give me permission to spend some money on myself, on things I actually want.
Still not sold? No worries, I've come up with a ton of ideas to show that teacher in your life some love...and only a few are gift cards.
Full Disclosure - this list is mostly geared towards female teachers. If you have a fantastic male teacher in your life consider: apparel from their favorite team or a neutral gift card.
Okay...need some unique ideas that you don't have to make and that will likely be uber appreciated? Here's a ton! Scroll through the pics below!
Teacher gifts don't have to take lots of time (or money) to be super appreciated. Personal and thoughtful is getting your teacher friends things they would actually love! So, don't be afraid to gift card it up. Or, opt for one of the other gifts mentioned above!
Teachers out there...what's a gift you would really love this Christmas? Leave your comments below!