Like every year, a lot of students and their parents face with the problem what gift buy to a teacher at the end of the semester. In moments like these, all our ideas in our heads disappear as if by magic, and they are replaced by black hole accompanied with despair and doubt. We all have been there, right?
That’s why, this year, based on our experience, we asked befriended teachers which gifts make them happy, and which make them uncomfortable. Based on their answers we made a list of the best and the worst gifts that we would like to share it with you.
List of the worst gifts:
cups and mugs
frames and candles
Cups and mugs are on the top of the worst gift list. Some of teachers have a pretty huge collection of not up to pair mugs and cups, which they do not use. Jewellery is also not the best solution, because it is hard to decide what a person likes. Teachers claim that this type of present, also makes them feel uncomfortable. All kinds of decoration, such as frames, or candles, as well as cosmetics, are not considered as a good idea.
List of the best gifts:
good coffee and tea
Teachers say that, if we necessary want to make them a present, lets buy interested books referring to the teacher’s subject, or live plants, that will revive a classroom. A good idea is always a nice pen with engravened tiny message. We should not forget that teachers also like good quality coffee and tea. Gifs cards to bookstores and stationery shops are becoming more and more popular, and teachers admit that this kind of present could make them happy.
But they emphasise that even the most sophisticated and perfect graduation present does not have the same value as the card written by pupils, or a souvenir photograph. One of a teacher told us, that one year she got a nice, hard covered notebook in which her pupils wrote poems, memories and words of thanks. She emphasises, that this is the present that she will always remember. In such a situation even the most adamant PE teacher will be touched 😊