We asked lots of primary and pre-school teachers what they really appreciated. Here’s the cheat notes on the YES vs the NO!
Ask us. At the moment, for example, I’d love one Le Creuset pot. It lasts forever and I’d always remember it was from my class.
It’s not that the teachers aren’t grateful and they don’t actually expect anything, but again and again we heard “If you ARE going to the trouble of giving a gift, don’t waste your money on a personalised mug.
Think twice before giving:
Lots said they end up giving away most of the chocolates. Can’t/won’t eat them before the expiry date.
Support teachers, music/art teachers/sport. There’s no obligation but it’s interesting to know what other parents do.
GroupTogether.com does the collecting, reminding and tracking for you. Then they transfer the money to you for the gift.
Set it up in minutes and they do the rest. To keep it personal, everyone who chips in can write a personal message on the card and upload a photo of their child (optional).
“But it’s funny!”, “He knows we didn’t mean it, it’s a joke”…never, ever should these words be uttered to your co-workers about a gift gone wrong. In case you’re not