I’m going to give a couple of tips on Teacher Gifts for the end of the year.
But first, a disclaimer.
I recently tried to send gift cards to some graduates we know. You may think “It’s a gift card. How hard could it be to send a gift card?”
Turns out – it can be very hard.
First off, I looked at the rows of gift cards and decided a nice generic Visa card would be nice. I was at Target so it ended up being a Target Visa, but it still should work wherever.
I grabbed five, without looking at each one. This got me gift cards wishing Happy Birthday and much love to a Happy Couple.
I decided people would just have to deal with this and that it’s the thought (and money) that counts.
For many people, that would be enough snaffus for one gift card giving experience, but not for me.
It turns out half of the cards I gave away weren’t activated. A friend let me know something was up, luckily. I was charged for the cards, but a glitch in the computer system didn’t allow activation. (Consumer Tip: Only buy 4 gift cards at a time.)
I have no idea who has those cards because I didn’t write down who I sent a wedding v. A bday v. A plain gift card to. I know I should be more organized, but I didn’t think it would matter.
I then messaged everyone to ask them to let me know if I sent them a gift card or just a useless piece of plastic that was for the wrong celebration in the first place.
If you’re okay with getting gift giving tips from someone who just did that, read on.
If giving a gift card, MAKE SURE THE GIFT CARD IS ACTIVATED. It will say on the receipt. Look at the receipt. Supposedly receipts are helpful things. Who knew?
I’m still having a hard time getting over the tip #1 experience.
I hope some of this helps.
Cuz once school is out, you’re on your own.