apples, plaques, etc. Avoid anything the teacher has to wear, even handmade jewelry. A cute handmade gift is sweet. I am not a teacher, but that is a practical gift. Appreciated: gift cards to book stores or coffee shops or nice note telling the teacher how much you appreciate him/her. This creamer is perfect.
One of my colleagues confessed to me that the lotions, cute teacher products end up at her garage sales. Because you can never have too many shoes! Also, a nice tote bag with an initial on it, and a pretty coffee mug (lidded) that I would never buy for myself. She asked me in advance what I would like and delivered it to my desk. I lift my hat to her keeping a straight face. I made my sons teacher a couple of his cousins teachers beaded lanyards they were a hit! With the end of school right around the corner, its time to show your childs school teachers some love! They were all really well received. Little gift cards are always appreciative. Look at Atlas Pen and Pencil to buy these in bulk. Best gift I ever got was a rose bush.
(and room mom for my kids classes!) here! Teacher secret: Most teachers are kind of fanatical about school supplies, some like certain brands, certain things, etc. Click on a coupon, when you click a coupon, a box appears with your coupon code. I love homemade note cards from students or gifts that are useful like expo markers, a flash drive, even pencils/pens or sticky notes.