Last year you asked what do teachers really really want and this year we have the answers for you. GroupTogether conducted research to find out those gifts teachers would love to receive and those that they’d rather not.
Not surprisingly, all the teachers responded that their preferred gift is one that every parent can afford, the personal note. They LOVE hand written messages from the heart that let them know what their students and parents think of them.
However, for those parents that still want to give a gift, we have some interesting results for you. Nearly 75% of teachers reveal that they would love a gift voucher. And where would they like the voucher from? Well our results show that teachers favour the big retailers: Westfield, Dan Murphy, Rebel and Myers topped the list.
The runner up best gifts? A group gift from the class for Gold Class Movie Tickets, a pamper day at a local spa, a voucher from their fav restaurant and a stellar bottle of wine or champagne (it is almost New Year’s Eve after all).
The gifts to avoid? Well, there was almost universal agreement that mugs, hand cream and chocolates were in the no-buy-zone. It completely makes sense when you take into consideration dietary restrictions, allergies, different tastes and the fact that one person can only use so many mugs in their lifetime.
So that’s our list of winners and losers for 2016, compiled from the answers of 198 teachers across Australia. Keep in mind that whatever you give, as long as you put some personal thought into it, your childrens’ teachers will love :).
Wishing you a smooth and stress free end to the school year.
Ali + Julie
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