Teachers pour so much attention, hard work and love into our kiddos that it is always nice to give them a thoughtful gift for Christmas!
During my years as a teacher before staying at home I received many very sweet gifts (and of course some crazy ones too). My most memorable gifts was from one of my fifth grade girls and it was the first book she ever learned how to read. It had her little five year old handwriting in it with her name and was a very touching gift for her to give me. I of course still have that book today!
Now that I am on the other end of the equation as a parent that is appreciative of what teachers do for my kids I decided I should get a list of good ideas for "Teacher Gifts" going. To start the year I gave my son's teacher a questionnaire as to what she liked. You can print it here. I also found out our school has a file with these saved for each teacher - isn't that a good idea! I then recently questioned some of my teacher friends that were at my house one morning as well as on my Brainstorm in Bloom facebook page as to what some good gifts are for teachers. They came up with an awesome list and I grouped them by theme (cause that's what I do).