Teacher survey reveals the gifts they want (& don’t want)
According to a survey conducted by Australian company GroupTogether.com, 74.4% of teachers prefer a group gift voucher with a lovely message and a group card.
|Best Gifts||Worst gifts|
|Winner: Voucher from the class
Runner up: Other Group Gift from the class
Always cherished: Any card with words of gratitude or acknowledgement.
GroupTogether recently conducted research to find out what teachers love and hate when it comes to end of year teacher gifts. Over 200 teachers were surveyed in 2016 and 2017.
What teachers say!
Teachers were at pains to say that they didn’t expect anything. But if you’re going to fork out for something, they’d prefer one group gift. Ideally something that gives them choice.
Mentioned by teachers:
“Whole class gift voucher works a treat, although as a teacher any form of appreciation from a student or parent is treasured.”
“Food made by the children sounds lovely but we’ve seen where those fingers have been”
“Definitely pool gifts with either the whole class or other families if cost is an issue to avoid 20 boxes of $5 chocolates.”
“Thank you but I have a whole cupboard of unmatched mugs.”
Some tips from Julie & Ali – GroupTogether founders.
(They seven children combined – each with twin boys plus more
Here’s how to Spend less. Give better. With less waste.
GroupTogether takes the hassle and awkwardness out of collecting for a group gift.
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