Here are some tips from teachers.
Ask your teacher what she/he wants.
If it’s expensive, group together for it.
Feel awkward asking? Suggest a few things and let her choose.
Or, give a voucher or something that can be exchanged.
If you know their interests, it helps. Ask – sport, art, reading, outdoors, hiking, music …
Are they traveling this Summer? – maybe something for the trip
1. 20 parents x $15 = $300 gift
One group gift rather than lots of little things. Try www.GroupTogether.com. It takes the hassle out of collecting money from other parents. Set it up in minutes. Then they email the parents, let them chip in online (or not), send weekly reminders, creates a card with personal messages and pics. They don’t sell gifts. They just do the collecting and then they send you the money to buy whatever you like.
|GroupTogether.com collects for you and creates a group card|
|Class gifts for the teacher|
As parents, we’ve all been there and we’ve all said it, that seminal line, spoken moments after your child’s birthday party has ended, “NEVER again”. And yet…in our infinite wisdom