It’s almost that time of year when you need to start thinking about purchasing gifts for all the special people in your life. If you’ve got children you’ll want to say thank you to the people who have nurtured and educated them during the year like their teachers, sports coaches and OSHC and holiday care staff.
Knowing just what to get can be tricky (and there’s only so many boxes of chocolates our educators can eat!) so here are some ideas to get you started:
Everyone appreciates a gift voucher, especially someone who gives up so much time and energy for our kids. While some people may think gift vouchers are not very personal, they definitely can be if you put some thought into what you get the vouchers for. Find out what your educator’s favourite shop is and get them a voucher to spend on themselves there. For example, you could get them a voucher from their favourite coffee shop or movie ticket vouchers so they can catch up on the latest films if that’s something you know they enjoy.
If your child has had a big year, is moving on to high school or is just starting out on their education journey, you might want to get a gift that does more than just wish an educator a Merry Christmas – you want it to say thank you as well. Hard to Find has a whole range of personalised gift items from mugs and bags through to jewellery and Christmas ornaments your child’s educator will love. Include a message and your child’s name on a gift they can keep forever.
A combined gift
It’s not always easy to coordinate but getting a gift for your educator that’s from the entire class or group can be a great idea. When you combine forces, you can buy something you probably can’t afford on your own. You can use the pooled resources to create a gift basket or buy a gift card or voucher with a much larger value than one you can get yourself.
Subscription for a magazine or service
Does your educator have a hobby or interest you could help support? Consider a magazine or newspaper subscription tailored to their interests. You could even extend the idea to include music or streaming services. You can get gift cards for services like Netflix, Spotify and iTunes here.
Your child’s educator certainly doesn’t expect a Christmas present from your child, but it can be a great way to thank them for all their hard work. Use some of these ideas to get you started and ask your child to help with the decision-making process as well.