This week is the end of the school year and the beginning on the school summer holidays for most schools.
Many of you are probably wondering what would make a good gift for your child’s teacher and or the head of the school. Our son broke up from school last week, and I was in a tiz trying to decide on what would be better than the bog-standard chocolates, which let’s face it will probably have melted in the summer heat before they even get beyond the school gates.
I decided on cupcakes from Munch – and not just any ordinary cup cakes either. These have a tower of icing on top, with a flake, chocolate eggs or other fanciful decorations on top. They looks scrumptious, and I’m sure the teachers enjoyed them with their afternoon tea!
If cupcakes aren’t your thing, here are some tips on finding the ideal end of school year gifts:
1. To help make up your mind you can easily read reviews of gifts you are considering buying at places like www.amazon.com, www.buy.com, www.epinions.com, www.bizRate.com, etc. And of course, you can even purchase from there, too, if you can get a guaranteed delivery in time!
2. Price comparison for gifts is easy if you’re switching between sites like www.shopping.com, www.pricegrabber.com and www.cnet.com. The lowest gift price is out there. All you have to do is find it.
3. Maybe you want to go all out and buy something the teachers can wear. One problem with wearable gifts, however, is getting the right size – and you don;t want to cause offence by over or underestimating size! You can overcome this by getting accessories – scarves, belts, hats, etc can fit the bill.
4. It’s obvious, but why not ask your child to choose the gift? He’ll know his teacwell, and you can say that it’s a gift from him, which takes you out of the equation altogether.
5. Always think about the recipient of the gift. A teacher who is close to retirement age is unlikely to appreciate a year’s subscription to a risquÃ© glamour magazine, and a fresh-faced teacher probably doesn’t really want a pair of socks.
If all else fails, bake a cake if you have time, or get some flowers or a plant wrapped up in unusual wrapping paper – it is the thought that counts afterall!