I remember baking cookies for my teacher and presenting them along with a small gift my mother picked out. The teacher was always delighted (or acted so) and I was pleased she/he was pleased. I only had one teacher a year during primary school so it was one gift.
The nursery that my daughter attends is a different story. There is the main teacher - who is lovely. And then there are two teachers who trade days throughout the week with my daughter's group. There are also three other teachers in the class who each have a group of children they look after. Then there is the nurse and the two lunchtime fill-ins who look after the kids. I'm expected to give a gift to EACH of them. It's madness. Apparently, a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates won't do - well it will but I'd be considered a cheapo - not that they would ever say that.
Here's what folks suggested: gifts cards to different women boutiques (mid-level not high end), jewellery, vouchers for music or electronics, electronics, etc. Some folks were more like me - it's too much. They are all really very nice women, but I am not a Rockefeller. That's eight gifts I'm expected to buy. AND I gave little cards to her 39 classmates. So what do I do - should I be the cheapo and buy wine or go whole hog and buy them each an iPad? I want to do what's right but I don't want to break the bank at the same time.
I'd love some input on this one....
Lucy (see below in comments) sent two lovely ideas over that I have to share. How ADORABLE are these?