Do you have a favorite teacher or perhaps your youth director is someone really special in your life? During the holidays
you might feel driven to give these special individuals a gift, but struggle to actually seal the deal since youíre not sure what to get an algebra teacher for Christmas. It can be hard buying a gift for someone you only know in a work-sense, but donít let that stop you from showing how much you appreciate that person this Christmas
A nice gift for a teacher or other adult is something they can actually use in the course of their job. For example, a teacher goes though plenty of notes and post-its, perhaps a clever notepad or personalized post-it notes would be a nice touch. Everyone can use a new pen, or in the case of the algebra teacher, a new pencil. You donít need to buy a Mont Blanc (read: very expensive pen), but you can certainly find something fun. This way, when the teacher picks up her new flashing neon grading pen, sheíll always think of you and smile.
Something to Eat
If it bothers you to only have thirty minutes for lunch everyday, you can be sure it bothers your teachers as well. Most adults can leave their jobs for a lunch out or even grab some fast food, but thatís not true for teachers. They actually wind up with less time to eat than you do in most cases, so why not offer them a dinner out? A gift card or some special homemade treats are always appreciated. Chocolate, nuts, and other seasonal favorites are easy and always appreciated.
Something to Spend
If youíre well and truly stuck, offer your adult friend a chance to do their own shopping. A gift card to a store you think they would enjoy is a great choice. A gift card is easy to wrap as well, especially if you put it in withÖ.
Something to Read
Most adults who spend their careers working with children know that they will get little reward for doing so. You donít hear about rich teachers or youth leaders. These adults often have to get the same amount of expensive education as businesswomen and bankers, but obviously make much less. They teach because they want to work with kids in some form or function. If you were to take twenty minutes and create a letter or even a poem expressing how much your teacher has meant to you and what you enjoy so much about being around her, the letter will likely be much more valuable than any chocolate or gift card that comes with it.
Something to Smell
Most women, no matter how tough they seem, are suckers for something that smells nice. A scented candle, a jar of scented bath beads, or a bottle of smelly lotion is a nice touch. If you think about it, things that smell nice are like a little luxury in the middle of a normal day. Everyone loves luxury.