Okay, before I even start I have to clarify-no matter how much you mull about or search for it:There Is No Perfect Gift! I hear and see these silly ads/commercials and have to roll my eyes,when I’m feeling sarcastic, or laugh, when I’m in a jovial mood. People put so much emphasis on the perfect gift out there. What you think is perfect might be a whole different story to someone else. That’s why it has to stop! Stop mindlessly searching or rushing or worrying about finding the special gift for that someone. Most of the time they dislike it and will regift it or exchange it anyway. Does that mean you should throw up your hands and say no more? All depends on your debt level. Sorry, sarcastic persona today.
The perfect gift was given long ago and it wasn’t bought.
As a teacher, I’ve gotten my share of gifts, all of them appreciated because that child and their family thought enough to let me know I was special to them. For those families buying for a special caregiver this year, ask questions before you buy. Your child’s teacher could be on a special diet and can’t enjoy the box of Whitman’s sampler you bought. I know some teachers at the beginning of the year do a whole introduction of themselves so their families know their likes and dislikes-I think that’s a little bit over the top. Just like teachers get to know your child, get to know your child’s teacher. Volunteer at school, chaperone a field trip, or have a parent teacher conference. Ask your child questions, after all we spend 5 days a week for 6 1/2 hours together. Your child might know their teacher’s favorite color or his/her favorite beverage or snack. Still stumped?
Here are some of my favorite things(I hope my student’s’ parents are reading my blog ):
- Gift Cards.
- Meaningful Mugs.
- An ornament.
- Candles, scented hand soap, scented hand sanitizer.
- Homemade Card.