School Gifts: from teacher gifts to back to school gift ideas

Posted by Rose Wismans on February 24th, 2020

When you have school-going children, you know how it is. You need to find back to school stuff and perhaps even gifts, thank you gifts for teachers, birthday gifts for other kids during the school year and so on. These gifts can add up and become pretty expensive if you’re not careful. So to make sure you stay on budget and still are able to get fun things and gifts, you need to plan ahead. Here we’ll discuss how you can use gift guides and other handy tips to keep your expenses for the school year and the school gifts in check. Let’s go over the school year and what kind of gifting expenses you can expect at what point during the year.

Start of the school year

The start of the school year doesn’t have to go together with getting gifts, however, in some places and families, this is a tradition. So if you can avoid this, I would strongly suggest doing so, and otherwise, perhaps go with something like going out to get ice cream at the end of the first school day as a cheap alternative to buying a back to school gift. However, if you really want to give them something for the start of the school year, then maybe go with fun school supplies or things they’re going to need anyway. Just make sure that they’re special enough to pass as a gift. In other words, don’t give a plain white notepad, because that’s too obvious that it isn’t really a gift. If you’re looking for some inspiration, you can check out this back to school gift guide, filled with fun school supplies to get. All of these gift ideas are all useful and practical while also remaining fun to give and get as a gift.

Once the first couple of months of the school year are behind us, the most expensive period of the year arrives: Christmas.

Christmas gifts for fellow students and teachers

Depending on where you live and your kids’ age, there’s likely to be a Christmas party that involves some sort of gift-giving. This can be a secret Santa kind of thing, or the teacher getting small gifts for all the students. Be mindful of the budget that is set, you don’t want to be the person who goes over budget and makes all the other kids disappointed in what they got. Going for chocolate and school supplies is always a safe bet. And depending on the pupil’s age, you can also gift them craft supplies. I also mentioned that sometimes teachers get their students some gifts as well during the holiday season. This is just one of the reasons why it is so important to say thank you to the teacher at the end of the year or on teacher appreciation day. Because teachers tend to have to invest their own money into the expenses for their students. And that brings us to the last two gifting events of the year.

Thank you gifts for teachers

You can either choose to get the teacher something for teacher appreciation day (a.k.a. teacher day) in March, or to get them something for the end of the year. Gifts for teachers can get expensive, so might be an idea to join forces with other parents and give one great gift together with a fun memento to remember their class with. If you’re looking for some inspiration for both affordable and more expensive gifts for teachers, then check out this teacher gift guide filled with gifts to get teachers for the end of the year. Gifts for teachers are great ways to say thank you and do something back for the person who’s had to put up with your child for the entire school year.

Conclusion: Schools & gifts

In the end, the most important thing is to plan ahead, have a look around and always keep your budget in mind. This post hopefully helped to get a good idea of what to expect of the average school year, and when your most expensive periods, gift-giving wise, are going to be.  

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