10 Greatest Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Gift Cards and Certificates

One of the nice things about gift cards is that they're flexible without appearing detached or unfriendly. You can often choose the design of the card or certificate for a personalized look, too. Let your child choose what type of gift card suits his teacher best. Gift cards are a big favorite among teachers and a convenient choice for parents. Whether you opt for a variety or department store card with lots of buying options or choose a specialty store card for a location where you know your favorite teacher will be able to indulge a passion for chocolate or French milled soap, a gift card is a sure winner.

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