D. asks from Clearfield, UT on December 03, 2007
Christmas Gift Ideas
Hello! My son goes to daycare full-time and I want to give his teachers (all women) something to show my appreciation. They take very good care of my son and he just loves them all. Does anyone have any creative and inexpensive gift ideas that don't involve baking or scrapbooking? I just don't have the time right now to do those things. Thanks!
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L.S. answers from Milwaukee on December 05, 2007
I thought about this issue last year with my son's daycare too, and then they put out a notice that in lieu of individual gifts, they had a "wish list" for items needed at the daycare itself.
I always thought it would be nice to bring in some muffins, fruit and juice for them one day as an easy way to say thanks to everyone and give them something nice. I'm not sure of the logistics of them taking breaks, etc. to enjoy it so you might want to coordinate that with the supervisor.
K.H. answers from Great Falls on December 04, 2007
Gift cards are always appreciated and they don't have to be for huge amounts. Five dollars at a coffee shop or bookstore is great. As a teacher myself, I often get a variety of items that range from practical to ornamental, but gift cards have always allowed me to go find something I specically want to get to use in the classroom. I would also suggest going to a bakery in your town that makes delicious breads. Instead of a gift card, you could get a specialty loaf of bread for each teacher and wrap a pretty ribbon around each one. That way you could give a yummy gift without having to spend the time baking it yourself. Good luck.
S.P. answers from Great Falls on December 04, 2007
I gave our daycare provider a cup with some useful things. Like, erasers, pens and tape. Those are things that they need all the time. I didn't have to do much and it was cheap. You can get cups at the $ stores. good luck and happy holidays
M.M. answers from Casper on December 04, 2007
You can buy some inexpensive cooking spoons. Wooden or plastic and fill them with Hershey's Kisses. Even Hershey's Hugs if you want. Cover with Saran Wrap or Colorful plastic and then tie with curling ribbon. Add a cute tag with somekind of cute saying like " A spoonful of Kisses(and Hugs) for a special teacher I love." Or something like it.
Another one is to consider that each one of them work full time and are busy with little ones all the time. They could use some grown up time. Find out if there is a theatre close and buy a set of tickets for each one. Some aren't as expensive as you'd think.
yourmusic.com has cd's for $6.99 each. There is a membership thing, but it's really a great deal. You could join and then purchase them each a cd maybe even a Christmas one.
Have a great time and have fun with the giving!
A.B. answers from Fargo on December 04, 2007
Gift cards to either book store, coffee shop, etc. Even $5 will be appreciated.
D.C. answers from Iowa City on December 19, 2007
Envelopes with cash is always appreciated. Daycare workers make so little and contribute so much.