questionshow much for teacher gift cards?

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$20 is perfectly reasonable. i like that you're doing 2 cards, 1 to buy classroom stuff and 1 for the teacher to treat themselves to a little something. good on you!

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I agree. $20 sounds like a good amount.

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I also think that the 2 x $10 sounds like a great idea - I'm sure the teachers would be really appreciative of the one they can use for the classroom (Staples, Target, Walmart, etc), since I know most teachers purchase so many supplies on their own. A coffee treat is always good, too!

I think $20 on its own might be on the higher side, but certainly not unreasonable, and splitting the gift like you're thinking puts it well within the acceptable realm.

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I'd do between $10 and $20, depending on the teacher.

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$10 is more in the neighborhood of what I would do if I gave gift cards...

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Your "head room parent" should have organized a contribution drive - everyone pitches in what they can afford or what to contribute, room parent buys one or two high-dollar cards for places s/he knows the teacher likes.

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Our room parents arrange this here, but it's great you want to do something just from you. We do $10 per year per family, and then I also give cookies/candies I've made at home.

I'd check the bylaws/policies of your town, though - we have a cap of what we can give teachers each year. So you don't want to end up accidentally going against policy.

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$10 to $15, $20 if you are generous.