8:19 pm December 16, 2009, by Maureen Downey
Teachers, Can I have a show of hands?
Who likes cash gifts?
My seatmates and I debated whether cash is an appropriate gift. Jamie Gumbrecht (Access Atlanta authority on what to do and my personal tech advisor), database genius Matt Dempsey and I parted ways with the queen of cash, Atlanta Bargain Hunter blogger Rana Cash, Rana says money doesn’t take any thought. (Matt said he likes sacks of money for presents.)
I need some teacher gift ideas. I was thinking of writing checks, something I have never done.
Is that crass? I have bought a lot of classroom books over the years as teacher gifts, but think teachers could use the money this year to buy whatever they want for themselves or their class.
My teacher pals are divided. Some like gift cards but my stint as a consumer reporter made me swear off gift cards since so many never get used because recipients misplace them or their expire. Money is more reliable.
Let me know your thoughts.
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