Woman creates a detailed pyramid to help parents with their gift shopping for teachers during the holidays
Christmas is here, which means that it is the season of receiving and giving gifts. Gift-giving is not an easy task by any means. Every person wants their gift to touch its recipients. Sometimes this guessing game dampens the spirit of the festival. People end up with gifts they did not want because of wrong presumptions. In order to resolve such situations, things like Amazon wishlists have entered the forum and if someone is specifically looking up suggestions for their teachers, @kaylabreana1 is here to help. She has created a pyramid that could help parents get the perfect gift for their child's teachers to showcase their gratitude.
There are three levels to this pyramid. The lowest is filled with gifts that are simply no-go this festive season. The first name to be revealed was Candy. Candy is a common gift during Christmas but in reality, it is not suitable for everyone. Some people don't have a sweet tooth and there is no sustainable use of such gifts. The next one to follow was a blanket or pair of socks. The gift might go with the season, but it is something everyone has and nobody wants more of it. There is also nothing special about it. As Kayla puts it, "You did not stick out to me." The last one was candles or perfumes. Kayla shared in her Buzzfeed interview that these gifts are extremely risky to give, as everyone has different preferences when it comes to scents.
Then she moves on to the next tier, which contains acceptable gifts. The first item on this list was an insulated cup. For teachers, there can never be enough insulated cups. As they go through classes, these cups come in handy to keep their drinks fresh. Anyone who gives this as a gift definitely earns a "high score." It is followed by gift cards, which give teachers the liberty to choose anything they want this holiday season.
The top spot is captured by a gift that doesn't cost a penny: parent involvement. Teachers are committed to the well-being of their students. In order to help students in the best way possible, it is essential that teachers and parents work in tandem with healthy communication. Unfortunately, many parents do not invest that much because of various issues. Kayla explained what she meant by parental involvement in the interview: "An involved parent means things like checking binders/folders, making sure their child's homework/projects are done and communicating with the teacher if their child will be out during a non-break. In addition, being open-minded to suggestions that teachers give for a child’s academic, emotional and mental success. I know this is feasible for all parents."
The comment section agreed with this pyramid of suggestions. @itsmejessica88y wrote what gifts she brought, "Well, I’m already an involved parent. I got them each a candle, a special teacher frame with kids' picture, hot cocoa bombs and a $20 Visa gift card." @sunshineorange1 wrote about their gift plans, "Son's teacher has made the biggest impact in the last few years, we're getting a $100 Bunnings voucher (Home Depot in Oz) but it doesn't seem enough."