Tutors and Teachers – Day 5 of 12 Days of Shopping

Tutors and Teachers – What to buy? Pragmatic Mom is handling the Teacher component – I have Tutors (and Coaches).

Chocolate Passport from Trader Joe's via Capability Mom

Chocolate Passport from Trader Joe’s

Coach gifts are easy – the challenging part is collecting the money from everyone. It’s not that people don’t want to contribute, it’s just that the kids are generally from different schools and parent schedules conspire to make this the trickiest of exchanges. We always get gift cards – to local restaurants (Farmstead Table was this year’s choice), sporting good stores like City Sports.

Tutors – Gift cards are also a good choice for tutors, too. Luckily you can pick one up at almost any grocery store, or pharmacy. If you do give a gift cards, have your child make a card to go with it. It is always my favorite part of any gift.

Want something more personal?

wilder glassworksSearch out local artists – Here is a gorgeous fused glass plate from Wilder Glassworks – keep it simple or fill it with candy. This small square dish is only $15.00 – Wilder Glass has larger pieces and makes custom plates, too.

Want to find local artists? Try Indalo Gallery in Newton Highlands. Sharon Schindler Photography has some gorgeous photos on birch wood (I just won one at the NewTV auction last week) and photos printed on gorgeous stone coasters. These are great gifts for the hard to buy for folks on your list.

If you want to make your own gifts, there is a great drop-in art studio and they have classes, too, in case you are artfully challenged.

Indalo Gallery Website: From the novice to the most seasoned of artists, Indalo’s open studio space is right for you! Come on in and experiment with creating in resin, sterling silver clay, felting, acrylic paint, colored pencils and a whole host of media. We even create websites and teach you how to manage them! How’s that for creativity?
Sharon Schindler Photography - Stone Coasters capability mom blog

Sharon Schindler Photography – Stone Coasters

Here is my post from last year – Teacher and Tutor Gifts - if you need more inspiration.

The 12 Days of Shopping

Dec 1: Make Your Own Gifts Granola, Day 1 of 12 Days of Shopping – Granola versus Homemade and Personal – Granola from Flour and Barefoot Contessa.

Dec 2: Kids Make Gifts CRAFT (ModPodge versus Clove Fruit)

Dec 3: Personalized Gifts (Fancy Address Stampers versus Pretty Papers Giveaway)

Dec 4: Father-in-Law/Dad and Mother-in-Law/Mom

Dec 5: Tutors/Teachers

Dec 6: High Tech/Low Tech

Dec 7: Hostess/Gifts That Give Back

Dec 8: Sanitation Engineers, Mail Carriers, Hairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer, etc. (a.k.a. who else did I forget?) and Emily Post’s Etiquette on this subject.

Dec 9: Husband, Me (Our Own Wacko List); Capability:Mom Husband/Wife

Dec 10: Dog/Cat

Dec 11: Quick Gifts from Whole Foods versus Gourmet Food Store

Dec 12: ‘Cause I Am So Together, Last Minute Home Made Gifts: Pragmatic Mom and Capability : Mom

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