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Friday, December 16, 2005

The Best Teacher Gifts

A recent letter writer to Berkeley Parents Network asked for advice on what to give her child's preschool teacher as a holiday gift. She did not feel comfortable giving money.

But, fortunately, readers "got it" in terms of acknowledging that teachers are extremeley underpaid -- especially new teachers -- and would not be offended if she forked over cash. They also gave other great gift ideas for teachers such as gift cards to local coffee shops and grocery stores, bookstores, and even clothing stores if it is known where he or she likes to shop. One teacher even wrote in to say "personal pampering" items such as "manicures, pedicures, restaurant
certificates, movie vouchers, book certificates and so on are great for almost everyone." These items, accompanied by a hand-made card and/or picture of the child, were her favorite presents, she added.

Teachers greatly influenced and inspired me. Let's spread some cheer to some of the most valuable and underpaid members of our society!


At Friday, December 16, 2005 6:00:00 PM, Blogger Erika said...

My daughter's day care providers are receiving Wells Fargo gift cards...good as cash, and can be used anywhere!

At Friday, December 16, 2005 11:51:00 PM, Blogger Gloria said...

You can NEVER go wrong with a gift card from my favorite store. Target...


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