I have a few qualifications for these type of gifts:
- They have to be useful. Who wants to spend time and money on a gift that is going to find a trash can as soon as the final bell rings?
- They have to be budget friendly. Little boy #1 has two aides and two teachers. This rule is more important at Christmas time when I include therapists! Presents add up quickly.
- They have to be creative. Teachers often have between 25 and 30 students. Although I am sure teachers are thankful for everything they receive, I also don't want to contribute to a vast mug collection or be the 15th apple on the last day of school.