Why we are grateful for teachers:
- They teach little Jack to hang up his coat and write his name
- They find athletic talent somewhere in your child and help bring it out despite the two left feet
- They make your little princess feel like a little princess in the hand-me-down tutu
- They teach children the stuff we have already forgotten (like algebra)
- They have patience
With that in mind, here is our savvy teacher’s gift guide, because this is definitely not a re-gift situation.
Present the card in a reusable shopping tote from Envirosax ($8) small enough to keep in a purse all the time and you’ve got something green enough for even the most environmentally inspiring teacher. www.eco-handbags.ca
If you’re looking for a class gift that all the kids can make a mark on (or something from the whole team), the personalized signature platters from Serendipity Crafts are a great choice. Montreal-based designers Hugh and Elizabeth hand-paint each platter ($40 – 120) according to your specifications so you can include the teacher’s name, the year and any other class information you desire. Once you receive the platter (and may we say, without giving the secret away to our own kids’ teachers, the customer service is exceptional), all the children can sign it with the special pen that is included. Special note: If you’re the class mom, note that ordering this gift is a LOT easier than volunteering to put a memory book together. www.serendipity-crafts.com
Give Teach a break from gold stars and email this summer with a custom stationery ‘wardrobe’ from Penny People Designs. We’re especially fond of the personalized stickers, the designer address labels and the designer correspondence cards, all of which will let her keep in touch in style. www.pennypeople.com
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