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Teacher Gifts: The Best and the Worst

Though the sentiment is lovely, few teachers really want one of these.

This is the first holiday season that my daughter has attended preschool, so when I began making my Christmas list, I was at a loss for what to give the three women in her life who love and care for her in my absence.

I asked some of my amazing friends who are teachers for a list of the best and the worst gifts they’ve received from their students over the years and they offered up some great feedback.

So, if you’re struggling to figure out what to buy your child’s teacher like I am, here’s what they had to say…


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    Rather than another apple-shaped gift...
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    ...your child's teacher would love an Apple iBooks gift card.
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    Instead of scented soaps, lotions, and perfumes...
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    … why not give a Bath and Body Works gift card so your child's teacher can choose his or her own favorite scent?
    Click here for more information.
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    Rather than gifting candles that may or not may match the teacher's decor...
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    ...you could give an American Express gift card, which would serve as a much-deserved bit of mad money. (You can get these in nearly any dollar amount.)
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    Instead of giving the teacher yet another mug...
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    ...you could choose a moderately-priced bottle of wine for her instead.
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    In place of an object that tells the teacher that he's #1...
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    ...why not have your child write a special letter explaining what makes her teacher #1?

 

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