It's that time of year where many of us start thinking of what to buy! This is the first year I'll need to buy a gift for DS1's carers, I'll need to get 4. I want it to be a nice gift, in appreciation of taking such good care of my boy, in a very trying year we've had. I'm thinking outside the box, not stock standard chocolates!
My first idea has been personalised stainless steel water bottles, as I always see the carers crappy recycled bottles with their names in texta! I can get them for $20 each which is my max budget.
WDYT? Any other useful ideas? Do you even bother buying gifts?
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04-11-2013 22:54 #1
Xmas gift ideas for childcare staff
04-11-2013 22:59 #2
I think the water bottle idea is lovely!
One year we made white Christmas slice and gave everyone some nicely wrapped.
This year I bought lovely MOR soap bars in gorgeous packaging and I'm adding a cute gingerbread house biscuit on a stick (bought from woollies )
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04-11-2013 23:00 #3
As an educator myself it's amazing to see parents offering us gifts as a way of thanking us. Honestly your idea is fantastic, wish some of my parents thought out of the box!
04-11-2013 23:04 #4
I got the kids to paint a pot plant and we put a plant in it. I think the things to avoid are coffee mugs, chocolates and biscuits.
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Movie tickets are always a big hit.
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04-11-2013 23:10 #6
I'm thinking about doing this, maybe.
To any carers/teachers would you appreciate this? Or is the water bottle idea more suited (which I may use as it is a really good idea)?
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05-11-2013 00:06 #7
I love the drink bottle idea! So clever and thougtful!
As an ex-educator pre -ds i used to get heaps of chocolates/biscuits. They are lovely, and obviously the parents value what you do, but u get heaps!
Other things ive recieved...movie tickets, hair care pack, body shop items, home made bikkies/slices, hot chocolate mix in a jar. It had everything in it - marshmallows, choc melts, cocoa, sugar, powdered milk, all layered nicely with a bow around it and instructions.
Im in the same boat this year with DS. He has 3 main carers. So far my ideas were:
Xmas platter with a deocrated candle surrounded by xmas fruit and nuts
plant in a pot DS decorates
No idea I want something out of the box too!
05-11-2013 09:46 #8
Ohh, the soap and pot plant ideas are good ones too, thanks.
For those considering a water bottle, I've found eBay cheaper than places like Identity Direct, Stuck on You etc They are proper bottles & BPA free too.
05-11-2013 13:09 #9
I got my teachers Dan Murphys vouchers......
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