I'm trying to find information about teacher gift policies, but I'm running into dead ends. I find a lot of rules about teachers accepting gifts - what they can accept, the value of what they can accept, etc. But what about teachers giving gifts? Here's why I asked. A high school coach (who is also a teacher) gave a sports reporter for the local newspaper an expensive gift commemorating a championship season. The reporter accepted the gift and thanked them on Facebook. Someone notified the newspaper. As you might imagine, that's a clear cut violation of paper's ethical policies and gift policy. The Reporter has been suspended. But now I'm wondering if the coach/teacher did something wrong? School districts have rules against accepting gifts. But what about giving gifts??