As a teacher, I often get a number of gifts from students. Every one of those gifts is appreciated for the thought and the message it conveys, but I have to say that not all of them are wanted.

I mean, little soaps are cute but not so practical in a house with 3 boys and I’m actually allergic to chocolate (yes I know it is shocking!) And I’ve noticed that female teachers never get given wine! (I wonder if female coaches, leaders, etc find the same thing???)

So I was VERY pleased today to get a gift from my class – not each child, but a class gift organised by a parent or two. They gave me a voucher for a massage and a bottle of moisturiser – a perfect way to relax at the end of the year and very thoughtful as a teacher gift.

It’s probably too late for this year, but if you are thinking of a gift for a teacher/leader/coach consider getting something as a group – the recipient is likely to appreciate it and it may even be cheaper than buying something yourself.

And for anyone who does want to organise a group gift, I came across a site that may be useful – Group Prezzie manages the payments from everyone in the group.