Teacher Gifts

Say ”thanks“ for a great school year!

We humbly consider ourselves THE teacher gift experts as we see thousands of classroom collections every year. We thought we’d share some tips.

TOP 5 TEACHER GIFT BEST PRACTICES

1. Online

Offer an online way to pay–not just checks and cash. Our data shows that most classrooms collect 40% more for teachers when moving online.

2. Early

No one likes to rush. Start your collection early. If you give people more time to give, it usually means your teacher will receive more!

3. Group

Go in as a classroom…or better yet, a school. School-wide staff collections can be hugely successful—it’s easier for parents and means bigger gifts for staff.

4. Gift cards!!

This may seem like an obvious one, but we feel like we just HAVE to list it. If given the option to receive 10 candles and 10 mugs OR a gift card for $150+, we’re pretty sure we know which one the teacher would pick. Teachers ranked gift cards very high on the list of their most desirable gifts in our recent survey. Add a personal touch with flowers and a card.

5. Be organized

Identify a room parent or individual to lead the task. Assure them that they will be a classroom HERO and won’t have to juggle checks or cajole parents. Anyone can hop on Cheddar Up and create a collection in minutes with instant tracking and automatic reminders.

Move your classroom collection online with Cheddar Up

Collecting for everything from field trips to teacher gifts has never been easier! Create a collection page in minutes and share your link. All payments and information are tracked automatically and can be easily exported to Excel for instant reporting.