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    Default Xmas gift ideas for childcare staff

    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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    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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    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!

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    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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    I'm thinking about doing this, maybe.


    http://www.thescrapshoppeblog.com/20...ments.html?m=1

    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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    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!

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    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.

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    I got my teachers Dan Murphys vouchers......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raising Leprechauns View Post
    I got my teachers Dan Murphys vouchers......
    Haha I am doing this! How much per voucher? (DD is 3.5yo and has AS, possibly OCD & ADD.. So I'm thinking 100 each?

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