It is a questions we struggle with every Christmas, so we decided to take get rid of the guessing game and just ask!
We asked several teachers, “What are you favorite/most memorable gifts you have received from a student”? Here is what they had to say!
“Some of my favorite gifts include coffee, hand soap and hand written cards! It is always a treat to go back years late and look at old notes from students.”
“One year, I had a student give me a gift basket with all the ingredients to make ice cream sundaes. It was such a treat and something I could enjoy with my family. Sonic gift cards are always a great idea too!”
“As you know, teachers spend a lot of their own money on things they want to use for their classrooms. I most appreciate a gift card to some place like Walmart or Target so I can purchase supplies I would like to buy for my classroom, but I don’t have to use my own personal money.”
“You can’t go wrong with gift cards from Sonic for happy hour–or really any gift card that is food related!”
“Gift cards where we can go buy supplies for our classroom, such as Walmart, Dollar General, Target and IPA. I also love Bath and Body works wall flower fragrances and gift cards to Sonic!”
“Thoughtful cards are the best. I also appreciate nice pens for grading or cute office supplies and Sonic or Starbucks gift cards. NO coffee mugs or cups! I have so many!”
“Once a student (or their mom!) was crafty and created a little bin full of different mints and gum. It lasted me all semester and it was wonderful!”
“My most memorable gift was given to me when I was teaching kindergarten. I had the student of a co-worker at school create a photo of my class that I will treasure forever. She had framed our class photo, then one day while I was away, she had the entire class sign the mat of the frame. I loved it!”