Gift of wine stands the test of time for teachers
TERM four has started, which means school is almost out and it's time to start thinking about gifts for our school teachers.
It is a lovely gesture to give a little thank you to the people who have taught, played with and - let's face it - endured our children during the year.
I'd be very surprised if my son's Year 2 teacher doesn't start a drinking habit after having my little precious in her class this year.
She has the patience of a saint, so I think she deserves something a bit spesh.
Remember, the more trips to the principal's office during the year, the more you should probably spend on a gift. I think I'll need a bank loan! Here are some ideas.
Box of chocolates
Flowers in a pot
A nice boxed pen set
Fancy selection of tea or coffee blends
Gift vouchers to Typo (seriously - who doesn't love Typo?)
The gifts that a teacher can use - and are pretty.
A HUGE coffee cup (they need it - don't be stingy)
A photo frame (if your child was naughty don't include a picture)
Coloured clipboards in the teacher's favourite colour
Selection of fun stamps or stickers
Christmas earrings or cufflinks
Boxed Lions Christmas Cake (practical and goes to a good cause)
Box of homemade Christmas biscuits
Christmas mug filled with chocolate bars
Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum: http://www.stayathomemum.com.au