Teachers do so much for our children that it's only natural to want to give them a gift to thank them for their hard work. Aside from giving a fresh apple as a trademark gift, other standard fare typically includes lotions, baked goods, coffee cups filled with candy, and since the rise in popularity of Pinterest, wreaths and wall hangings made out of crayons.
While the gestures are, of course, wonderful, the gifts themselves aren't always as useful as the giver may have thought. Skin sensitivities can preclude them from using certain lotions, dietary restrictions may cause them to skip out on eating sweets, nobody needs 10 new coffee cups per year, and how many personalized wall hangings does one person need?
Parents absolutely have the best intentions when giving gifts, but here are 10 ways to show teacher appreciation that they can actually use.