Gifts for a future teacher?

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  1. Jacob13

    Jacob13 New Member

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    Hi guys, I’m not a teacher myself however my girlfriend is going to teachers college and I was looking at getting her some gifts to say congratulations for getting accepted to both programs at her university. I was wondering if you guys might have any input on things that might be good ideas for her just starting out. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
     
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    A pen will be the best option for a teacher.
     
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    I believe that best present is something handmade. But not everyone are able to do something with hands. I like some gift baskets where there are many little cute and useful things.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    A great tote bag.
     
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    30 years ago I left industry to train as a teacher. The company refused to give me voluntary redundancy. The store keeper heard this and raided the stores to give me a 'teacher's pack' it was basically a crate of stationary including pens markers. Packs of paper stapler hole punch chalk folders Tec. I still have some of it. These days I would give white board pens and other stationary. Also for a student I always give beer vouchers. In the US these vouchers are green and has pictures of presidents on them in the UK they have the queen on them
     
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    These are all great ideas so far guys thank you! I've got her lots of stationary stuff and some organizing things for at home, I think what I want now is a name plate for when she has her own desk. If anyone thinks of anything else that might be nice to have that would be great too!
     
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    Keep in mind that last names may change!
     
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    I nice bottle of wine (or Scotch, etc. depending on preference) to be opened upon securing her first teaching job.

    If you want to go sentimental, buy a planner to give her when her program starts (I’m assuming in the fall). Work ahead to write a comment in each date that includes a new reason why you love her or why she is awesome. So when you give it to her, she will be surprised with 365 different sweet/positive comments, one for each day. Guaranteed to get you major brownie points.
     
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    It better change! And then she'll get another one!
     
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    I do like the bottle of wine for when she secures her first job idea! That's great! But she has a whole lot of cue cards with all the reasons I love her already haha
     
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    I would love a gift card for places I could buy things as I needed them.

    I had so much cute, yet useless, stuff my first year. My most useful items are those I buy as the need arises.
     
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    Get her a gift card for a local teacher store or Teacherspayteachers.com.
     
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    Beer vouchers? Please explain.
     
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    Money!
     
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    I think you can buy chalk markers for her instead of chalkboard because chalk dust is really bad for the lungs.
     
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    I love my Erin Condren planner. It was actually a gift to me from a colleague! Something that I imagine she'd want to design, for sure so best to get a gift card - you can personalize with photos, etc and I even had mine printed en español as I teach Spanish:) I also second a teacherspayteachers gift card, or gift cards for shopping for teacher-friendly wardrobe (for those of us that still teach in person!) - Target, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, etc. I'm on my feet almost all day & I've found many great pairs of work shoes at Rack.
     
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    I'm not sure what your $$$ range is so I'll try a variety...
    Papermate flair felt tip pens (I could not have enough)
    Chalk markers (again, I could not have enough but make sure they are quality)
    TPT gift card
    Super Teachers .com subscription
    Dansko shoes (or Sanita)
    good tote (like the thirty-one) or lunch bag
    Festive socks or shirts (or such) each holiday is often a hit with kids
    Good water bottle (or thermos)
     
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    This thread was started almost two years ago. I hope that the OP has managed to find some gifts in that amount of time! :p

    To the point, if it were me I always appreciate good clicky pens in a variety of colors, sticky notes, and notepads.
     
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    Never in my career have I ever used chalk markers. I haven't used actual chalk since I taught at the university, like 20 years ago.
     

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