Teachers play such an important role in our kids’ lives, but they can be the hardest people to shop for. Here, real teachers share their tips on the gifts they treasure most.
Shareable treats. “I love anything I can open and share with my friends and family during the holiday break — all the better if it’s chocolate,” says Marie-Christine, a grade one teacher from Quebec. Try Second Cup’s signature hot chocolate, which is available in three festive flavours: chocolate, white and candy cane white.
Giving back. “I love the idea of a gift that gives back, and would love having a donation made on my behalf to a local charity,” says Lisa, a high school teacher in Ontario. Consider a donation to First Book Canada, a charitable organization that provides new books to children in low-income families throughout Canada.
School supplies. “I would love it if all the parents would come together and get something that we could put to use in the classroom — like some awesome new supplies or a piece of classroom tech,” says Cathy, a grade six and seven teacher from British Columbia. For a gift the whole class can enjoy, choose a gift certificate to a local office supply store.