(Closed) Sister starting new job as a teacher… any gift ideas???

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1715 posts
Bumble bee

A crystal apple paper weight or a crystal apple charm/necklace?

Post # 5
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A Vera Bradley bag to carry books/work back and forth to school!

Post # 6
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I send the bag idea!  My dad gave me a big Ralph Lauren canvas bag to carry all my books/papers when I started teaching and it’s amazing.

Post # 7
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

And an assortment of her favorite sweet things (chocolate, candies) to keep in her desk… that desk drawer was a life-saver (ugh, the pun) for us! 


Post # 8
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am a teacher and I would suggest either, a nice work bag (I have a vera bradley that can hold my laptop and I absolutely LOVE it), I am not sure where you live but a giftcard to a teachers store nearby is wonderful, one thing I would have LOVED my first year is a door sign or something to hang in her classroom that say Mrs (or Miss) __________’s Classroom.

Also a very throughtful gift I got from a close friend was chicken noodle soup for the teacher soul.  

Congrats to your sister!!! (for those of you who aren’t aware teaching jobs are VERY hard to come by today so it is a MAJOR accomplishment)

Post # 10
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

We got SIL a little basket full of teacher necessitie-hand sanitizer, tissues, pencils,a cool pencil sharpener, a candy jar with candy, aand a few other classroom things. She is going to teach high scool so we skipped anything too cutesy.

Post # 11
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love the tote bag idea- teachers are forever carrying things to & from work (laptops, papers to grade, lesson plan books, what have you). This could be an amazing lifesaver!

I also know at the beginning of the school year, my sister (who teaches K) always spends a small fortune at target. So, if you don’t want to choose the bag she’ll carry, maybe a gift card? It would definitely get used ASAP!

Post # 12
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I think a Vera or monogrammed initial tote bag would be great for papers etc, many of my friends that teach use them daily. Also maybe a coffee card to a place close to her so she can get caffinated in the morning Laughing

Post # 14
3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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