I’ve been on the other side of the coin this year – sort of.
I’m a teacher, but now that I’m a parent and a blogger as well, all I see everywhere is ideas for things to give a child’s teacher.
It got me thinking – so I took to the streets (and by that I mean Facebook) and asked teachers what they would really like for Christmas from their students.
Their answers might surprise you …
5 things teachers REALLY want for Christmas
The most popular answer was alcohol – please don’t be offended by that. Teachers work long and hard, just like everyone else. They are human too – just like everyone else! It’s not because they need to drown their sorrows in some heavy brew after teaching your child, or that they are super-stressed after facing masses of children all day, every day. OK, it MIGHT be some of those things, but generally, most people like a good drop of wine. Even teachers!
A donation to charity
Some teachers commented that they didn’t like getting gifts. They would prefer that a gift was donated to charity instead. I do know some schools ask that parents do this, rather than providing a gift for teachers. It’s a good idea, and if you want to do it there are some cute ways to go about it. Personally though, I like the extra touch of a gift, even if it’s tiny. Which leads me to my next one …
I’ve gotten some gorgeous ornaments from children in my time. Some hand-painted! It’s a beautiful idea and something that won’t go to waste!
By personal, I don’t mean socks and jocks. But something that is helpful. It can say, “I know you work hard and so here is an offer to help you relax”. I remember receiving a gorgeous bath set one year and I really appreciated it!
It always goes a long way too!
There are more great ideas and info in our Family Christmas Hub – check it out!