Post # 1
We are really, really, really tight on money this year but I still have to get gifts for my son’s teachers (4 of them – two pre-k teachers, music teacher, and language teacher), and family friends (mother-in-law and her friends, and their kids (my age – 30’s). I have made jewelry in the past but I don’t think it’s their style so I don’t want to waste my time (and money) making something since I don’t make really cheap things (usually make Swarovski earrings/bracelets/necklaces or other gemstones). So, I thought this year, I would give each a small, cute tin with peppermint bark and give each lady this (see pic attached).
/It’s only $2.50 and all proceeds go to breast cancer research. I know it’s not real (real pearls) but it’s fun, pretty costume jewelry and goes to such a great cause. I had a breast cancer scare a few years ago and also tried my best to raise money for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk so I love that all proceeds go to help this.
Does this seem too cheap/tacky? I can afford to give all ladies this and not worry about spending more than I can afford. (Of course I would give my mother-in-law more than this but I would give her one also.)
Thanks in advance for any opinions.
Post # 3
I think you have a great idea! It’s a good way to support the cure and give a really cute gift. They will also love the peppermint bark..yum!
Post # 4
i looove peppermint bark. that alone is a wonderful present. does the bracelet come in any other colors? not sure if every girl is a pink person. otherwise, cute!
Post # 5
I totally agree these are very cute ideas! It’s very thoughtful and sweet!
Post # 6
We never have much money for the holidays so we just buy picture frames and give everyone our Christmas photos that we get every year. It’s fairly cheap and it’s something the families like. I think you idea is really nice. As long as they don’t look cheap they should be fine. Candy is always something people like! lol
Post # 7
Do you really have to buy gifts for all those people? I have many friends who are teachers and they would be very happy not to end up with all sorts of things they will never wear, use etc etc.
They have told me they would much rather get a hand written note of thanks, perhaps giving an example of how their teaching has impacted your child in a positive way.
Post # 8
While I love the idea of a gift that supports a charity, I personally do not like getting knick-knack-y things that I know I will never use because I find it wasteful (environmentally). Food items/consumables make the most sense to me. Or in this case, I would appreciate a little note saying that you had donated to breast cancer charities.
But maybe I’m in the minority… I really do love the sentiment! (Sorry to be a downer…)
Post # 9
That’s really interesting. In NZ it would be a bad thing to buy a gift for your kids teacher. That would go into the “conflict of interest” basket. Is it not seen as a bribe or something?
Our govt has very funny ideas 😉