Gifts for School Bus Drivers

Updated on December 02, 2010
R.D. asks from Port Jefferson, NY
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Hi,
My son just started Kindergarten and I was wondering if it is appropriate to give the school bus drivers gifts?

Is this allowed even?

Thanks!

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L.L.

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Glad I picked up another hot/cold coffe cup i'll send this but oops I forgot i'll need another he has a morning/after school driver.This will come in handy with a screw on lid they won't need to worry about it splashing out all over.
Yes it is appropriate it's all about giving

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M.L.

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nothing wrong with a little card, or small giftcard!

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B.R.

answers from Naples on

I think that it is a lovely idea for someone whom most people overlook! I agree - a small gift of some kind, or gift card even - to a coffee house, movies, Walmart - (can be used for gas or groceries), an ornament in a pretty gift bag with a card by your son would be really sweet! Good job for thinking about him/her!

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S.O.

answers from San Antonio on

It is appropriate! I have given Gloves and scarves (wow- especially in NY this would be good!) and travel coffee mugs. Or gift cards.
Any of those is great!

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J.C.

answers from Philadelphia on

They have such a huge responsibility I can't believe parents over look them at Christmas. I give $10 (cash) at Christmas and the end of the year.

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L.M.

answers from Dover on

Something small should be fine. Maybe a hot chocolate "ice cream" cone...it is homemade but you can find how to make it online. It is cute.

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L.L.

answers from Topeka on

Glad I picked up another hot/cold coffe cup i'll send this but oops I forgot i'll need another he has a morning/after school driver.This will come in handy with a screw on lid they won't need to worry about it splashing out all over.
Yes it is appropriate it's all about giving

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R.M.

answers from Topeka on

My husband was a school bus driver for about 10 years after he retired and he always received gifts from his boys and girls...sometimes it was home made goodies...gift cards to a store or movie passes. He especially enjoyed anything that the girls and boys had made themselves...he loved his kids and they loved him!!
I really like the idea of a travel mug...or a warm pair of gloves...something he could have used while he was there on the bus!!!

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M.D.

answers from Pittsburgh on

Absolutely it is acceptable. We always try to remember the bus driver. They are so often overlooked and their job is so important. I usually send our bus driver a cute candle holder, a fancy ink pen with her initials on it, other have give her a plant. I like the idea of a nice pair of gloves.

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V.M.

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I love our driver, She is so sweet but firm with the kids and after cleaning up my son's puke, and driving him safely in the ice and snow, i owe her more than words can describe. I do remember her at christmas, just something little but heartfelt.

D.P.

answers from Detroit on

Last year my dds and I hand painted ceramic ornaments- the kind that goes in a kiln. We gave them to teachers, bus drivers and therapists. They turned out cute and were adorable. I also made pocket tissue jackets. This year, I plan on using the $3 frames at Walmart and finish them with handmade paper.

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M.V.

answers from New York on

Yes, definitely! I always give cash in a "holiday" card on the last day of school before break.