The group class gift seems likes a smart idea. The class sends in $5 or $10 cash. The money is pooled for one big gift card that the teacher can actually do something with instead of a $10 to Red Lobster and $10 to the Olive Garden and $10 to Cracker Barrel.
However efficient and useful the giant class gift card is, it just doesn’t seem very personal.
I guess because Rose’s teachers looped up I kind of feel like I know them well enough to choose a good present for them. The one teacher loves to read and loves Julia Child so I thought it would be nice to give her that book “ As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto.” I think she would enjoy reading it over the holiday break.
Her other teacher has small children so I think movie passes would be greatly enjoyed on the new Muppett moive or “Arthur Christmas.”
I asked Rose and she just wants to participate in the class gift.
What do you think: Are you for or against the class gift? Do you think it’s easier for the parents and better for the teachers? Or do you think teachers appreciate smaller gifts from individual families that show they know what they like?