Gifts for the New Year

What gift can you give a teacher for the New Year?

Every year in Decem­ber, mil­lions of par­ents are tor­ment­ed by the prob­lem — what to give teach­ers for the New Year? The need for a gift has not been dis­cussed for a long time — how to ignore peo­ple who work as “moth­ers” for our chil­dren from ear­ly morn­ing until late at night? There­fore, most par­ents per­ceive a good gift for a teacher for the New Year as a tra­di­tion, duty and a sign of respect.

Of course, buy­ing a gift, you need to take into account the per­son­al­i­ty of the donee: age, hob­bies, mar­i­tal sta­tus — in a word, every­thing you know about her. Then your present will become tru­ly nec­es­sary and valu­able for the recip­i­ent, caus­ing a lot of pos­i­tive emo­tions.

Universal Options

New Year is a hol­i­day of mag­ic, fairy tales, mir­a­cles. That is why the present should also be with ele­ments of sur­prise, cause joy and delight.

If you still don’t know what your edu­ca­tor is fond of, there are a lot of uni­ver­sal gifts that any woman needs, which she will absolute­ly be delight­ed with.

From parents

So, what can be giv­en to the teach­ers (there are usu­al­ly two of them) as a New Year’s present?

Deli­cious gifts come to mind first.

  • Fruit or berry bou­quet.
  • A bou­quet of sets or a com­bi­na­tion with fruits.
  • A bas­ket with New Year’s teas (gin­ger, cit­rus, apple-cin­na­mon) in the cor­re­spond­ing fes­tive design.
  • Sim­i­lar cof­fee bas­ket. Bel­gian choco­late, Irish Bai­leys and oth­ers are ll suit­ed.
  • A set that includes jams, mar­malade, pre­serves. Such sets can be pur­chased ready-made, or you can assem­ble them your­self in a beau­ti­ful bas­ket or box.
  • Choco­late set.
  • Cake to order or a box with your favorite cakes / cup­cakes. Now there are a lot of con­fec­tioner­ies at home that make beau­ti­ful and deli­cious set presents. A box with tri­fles or Pavlo­va cakes, adored by the teacher, will be accept­ed with grat­i­tude.
  • A gro­cery bas­ket that includes tra­di­tion­al New Year’s del­i­ca­cies — red and black caviar, red fish, good cheese and oth­er prod­ucts.

As for ined­i­ble presents, you can give:

  • plaid in New Year’s design;
  • a beau­ti­ful tea pair made of porce­lain or ceram­ics;
  • bright sal­ad bowls;
  • teapot;
  • a set of crys­tal glass­es (bet­ter for the most New Year’s drink — cham­pagne);
  • table­cloths.

When pur­chas­ing such a gift, choose some­thing that you your­self would be hap­py to use. A gift bought on the run, at a sale from the cheap­est, from low-qual­i­ty mate­r­i­al, will say a lot about the giv­er.

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Since a gift is a sign of atten­tion and respect, show it and do not hand over an unnec­es­sary item of low qual­i­ty.

No one for­bids, in addi­tion to the gen­er­al gift from the par­ents, to give the teacher some­thing per­son­al­ly from your­self, if you con­sid­er it nec­es­sary. If you absolute­ly do not have time to search for some­thing tru­ly wor­thy, a cer­tifi­cate can become a uni­ver­sal gift. It will give the teacher the oppor­tu­ni­ty to choose the right thing on her own.

Cur­rent­ly, all large (and even not very large) chain stores make it pos­si­ble to pur­chase a cer­tifi­cate for a dif­fer­ent cost — from 50 to 100 $. It can be a table­ware cen­ter, a per­fumery and cos­met­ics chain, a bag or acces­sories store, a jel­ry store, a chain of elec­tri­cal goods and house­hold appli­ances stores, and home tex­tiles. If you know that the teacher is an avid knit­ter, give her a cer­tifi­cate to a good knit­ting thread store, if she likes to cook, pay for a cook­ing mas­ter class.

A lover of cre­ative pur­suits (draw­ing, sewing dolls, pot­tery) will love attend­ing a mas­ter class on the rel­e­vant top­ic, and a bal­let fan — tick­ets to the pre­miere. If your teacher is a fan of healthy lifestyle, a sub­scrip­tion or a mas­ter class in yoga or anoth­er type of fit­ness that inter­ests her will please her much more than a bas­ket of sets.

From the group

As for gifts “from the group” and for her, of course, they are always accept­ed with plea­sure. A rare kinder­garten is equipped with office equip­ment or sta­tionery so that it nev­er needs any­thing. Edu­ca­tors are forced to print and draw a lot, so a gift from the field of office equip­ment or sta­tionery will be appro­pri­ate. It can be:

  • flash dri­ves with a large amount of mem­o­ry;
  • exter­nal hard dri­ve;
  • mem­o­ry card;
  • print­er, scan­ner, copi­er or mul­ti­func­tion­al device that com­bines all three func­tions;
  • dif­fer­ent kinds of office.

But these are gifts, rather, for a kinder­garten, and not for a teacher. A per­son­al elec­tron­ics gift might look like:

  • elec­tron­ic book;
  • ther­mo mug;
  • dig­i­tal pho­to frame;
  • back­lit aquar­i­um;
  • beau­ti­ful night light or table lamp;
  • mini foun­tain;
  • back­lit pic­ture.

Such a gift idea as a book is appro­pri­ate only when you know for sure that you are giv­ing what your edu­ca­tor dreams of. Let’s say she col­lects edi­tions of Alice in Won­der­land or Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood and you present her with a copy that she does­n’t have yet. Or she has a pas­sion for bak­ing, and you hand out a beau­ti­ful glossy book of cake and cup­cake recipes. It is unde­sir­able to give gift edi­tions of the Bible, the Koran or oth­er the­o­log­i­cal books, because faith is too per­son­al. It is worth refrain­ing from pre­sent­ing icons and images of saints for the same rea­sons.

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Of course, the cost of the gift is dis­cussed by the par­ents’ team. But, regard­less of the bud­get that you have, you can find a wor­thy present. In this sit­u­a­tion, fan­ta­sy is more impor­tant than a large amount of mon­ey.

Non-standard ideas

If the par­ents in your group are cre­ative and want to give the teacher or head­mas­ter some­thing tru­ly spe­cial, then, of course, an indi­vid­ual approach is need­ed. Any print­ing house or pho­to work­shop will make accord­ing to your order a wall cal­en­dar for the next year with a pho­to of chil­dren or a desk­top flip ver­sionwhere the “faces” of each month will be one or two chil­dren, depend­ing on how many chil­dren are in the group.

This cat­e­go­ry of gifts includes wall clock with a pho­to print of the band. por­trait on can­vas, made by a pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­phy artist, will be a sur­prise for a teacher or head teacher.

In advance, ask some­one close to the teacher to pro­vide you with the most suc­cess­ful pho­to so that the por­trait turns out to be tru­ly beau­ti­ful.

An inter­est­ing gift will be a set of Christ­mas balls or wood­en toys paint­ed by chil­dren. If one of the par­ents has the time and has cre­ative abil­i­ties, a book made using the scrap­book­ing tech­nique, reflect­ing the most inter­est­ing events of the year, will be an excel­lent present. There you can paste a pho­to, make appro­pri­ate inscrip­tions and much more. If there are no such cre­ative per­son­al­i­ties among the par­ents, you can per­form in the same style a pho­to book with pho­tographs of mem­o­rable moments from the life of the group.

An orig­i­nal gift will be a book about a per­son, in this case, about an edu­ca­tor or man­ag­er. There are pub­lish­ing hous­es that come up with a sto­ry about a per­son (most often a New Year’s fairy tale) based on a detailed ques­tion­naire that the donor fills out and pho­tographs of the donee. The ques­tion­naire lists both the hob­bies of the per­son about whom the sto­ry is being writ­ten, and its fea­tures — char­ac­ter­is­tic expres­sions, sig­nif­i­cant events, names of loved ones, and then the fairy tale turns out to be tru­ly per­son­al. Few peo­ple will refuse to receive a book about them­selves as a gift, and even designed so beau­ti­ful­ly!

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When choos­ing a gift of such a plan, you need to take care of order­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing or pur­chas­ing it in advance so that at the last moment you don’t take pho­to work­shops and needle­work stores by storm.

What is better not to give?

When plan­ning a gift for a teacher or head of a kinder­garten, one should not for­get that they are offi­cials, so it is advis­able not to cross the line of admis­si­bil­i­ty. There­fore, will sep­a­rate­ly sin­gle out the cat­e­go­ry of gifts that are not worth giv­ing.

  • Although the cham­pagne glass­es - a suit­able gift, the drink itself should not be giv­en, like any oth­er alco­hol.
  • Per­fumes of any kind — cologne, toi­let water, per­fume. These are things that each per­son choos­es for him­self. It is bet­ter to lim­it your­self to pre­sent­ing a cer­tifi­cate to the appro­pri­ate store, where the teacher can choose the aro­ma to your lik­ing.
  • Any kind of hygiene prod­ucts — deodor­ants, shor gels, anti-cel­lulite creams and more. You don’t even need to explain why.
  • Mas­sager, inhaler, neb­u­liz­er, oth­er med­ical equip­ment — it’s not a gift.
  • Under­ar — here not only the linen itself will be inap­pro­pri­ate, but also a cer­tifi­cate to the cor­re­spond­ing store.
  • Mon­ey - many peo­ple per­ceive such a gift as inap­pro­pri­ate, there­fore, if you do not want to offend the teacher, refrain from pre­sent­ing the “enve­lope”.

Gift giving tips

A pre­sen­ta­tion is not only a box in which it is placed, but also a design. New Year is the time when beau­ti­ful wrap­ping paper glit­ters every­where, tin­sel sparkles, Christ­mas balls and toys burn with mul­ti-col­ored lights. So pack your gift in such a way that it evokes a feel­ing of joy just by look­ing at it! If your gift is in a box, wrap it in pret­ty paper and dec­o­rate with tin­sel. You can attach a spruce or pine branch with a cou­ple of cones.

If your gifts are stacked in a bas­ket, it is very appro­pri­ate to dec­o­rate with tin­sel and it, put some beau­ti­ful Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, fig­ures of San­ta Claus and the Snow Maid­en, tan­ger­ines with leaves, bright paper bows. Then your gift will not only look bright, it will be fra­grant with the New Year.