Man, including shipping times, you don’t have a lot longer to think this over: it is time to purchase some teacher gifts and get it over with. If none of last week’s ideas caught your eye, how about these?
A gift card to a big book store is like a gift card to OPTIONS. Teachers can buy a fun book for summer reading, or buy books for their classroom, or buy workbooks for the summer tutoring they’re doing. They can buy stationery or birthday cards. They can buy coffee and a cookie at the in-store café. They can buy calenders! Gift wrap! Road maps! Magazines! Post cards! Board games! If they’re in a pinch, they can use the card to buy a gift for someone else. It’s like a miracle gift! I like Barnes & Noble, and they have cute gift cards to choose from.
If you have a Lindt store locally, they have a large bag of truffles for $12.99. They routinely go on sale 2/$20, which is perfect if you have more than one teacher to buy for. Or, do what I do: buy one for the teacher and one for your own personal self. A little treat to brace for summer.
Teachers have to wash their hands a lot to avoid the plague clouds the children give off, so I like to give hand lotion. It’s tempting to choose a fun, pretty, scented one, but I’m so picky about scents myself, I don’t want to give someone a scent they don’t like. I choose a lotion that’s more expensive than I’d usually buy (higher price AND smaller bottle), and in a good brand. This Aveeno Intense Relief hand lotion is super nice without being, like, boysenberry-scented or anything.
And remember the thing about writing the teacher a letter (or better yet, writing the teacher a letter and also writing the principal a letter praising the teacher): that’s going to last longer than lotion or chocolates (especially chocolates).