Years ago it was more uncommon than common to have a male teacher. Fortunately, schools are filled with both male and female teachers in today’s time. It does, however, make gift giving a bit trickier when it comes to holiday gifts and and of the school year gift ideas. For women, it’s easy…jewelry, hand lotion, candles. But, shopping for a man is difficult all in itself let alone a male teacher.
We will list out some wonderful gift ideas that are perfect gifts to give during the holidays, teacher appreciation week or as an end of year teacher gift.
Gift certificates seem to be a favorite as a classroom gift or one that the room mom puts together. Although they are nice gifts, it does seem like the easy way out. The first thing you want to do is ask your child any interests, hobbies or tastes the teacher has. Believe it or not, they do share this information with their students. Many teachers talk about what they did during the weekend or in the evening, they may drink coffee or tea in class. They may talk about how they love chocolate or even if they play the guitar. These are all helpful hints that will help allow you to pick out a gift a little more personal.
Since we are all more conscious of living “green”, if the teacher is someone who enjoys coffee or tea, why not a thermos or personalized mug. You can include coffee beans or tea bags as an added bonus.
For the teacher who is at a computer all the time, why not a personalized mouse pad. Many different styles are available where you can put a picture of the class or a calendar mouse pads that can be personalized with his name and grade.
Personalized work bags or totes also make a great gift idea for the male teacher. These style work bag features dual interior chambers, multiple interior pockets for PDA, writing utensils, notepads and miscellaneous supplies, two exterior pockets, cell phone carrying case and mesh pocket. With all these features, taking school work home has never been easier!
If you want to get a little more creative with your gifts, you can find out where is favorite restaurant is or whether he has a favorite sport. If he enjoys baseball, personalize a baseball bat with his name and have all the kids sign the bat. Or for the teacher who enjoys golf at the end of the year, a dozen golf balls will sure come in handy.
Don’t forget, just because your child may have a male teacher, it does not mean you have to stress about what to get him as a gift. It’s not about how much you spend as it is that you took time to think of gift with meaning. Be sure to include a handwritten gift note expressing your appreciation for a wonderful school year or a holiday season filled with rest.
Source by Gina Mahony