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GIFTS for teachers who wrote rec letters for you

yournamehereyournamehere Posts: 1,588Registered User Senior Member
edited December 2008 in University of Pennsylvania
okay, so to take out a little bit of stress on this board (okay, not very likely. but still!)...what are you goin to give to the teachers/GC's who wrote recs for you?

btw, how much in a Barnes and Noble gift card should i include for a teacher? i'm thinking about maybe ~30 dollars? is that too little?

teacher 1 (female) - silk scarf
teacher 2 (male) - Barnes and Noble gift card
teacher 3 (male...wrote my arts supplement rec letter) - box of chocolate
GC - box of chocolate
GC's secretary (the one in the guidance office who actually does most of the work) - box of chocolate


and i'm gonna give something better to my extra rec person i guess...he's also a family friend. so...
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Replies to: GIFTS for teachers who wrote rec letters for you

  • Python167Python167 Posts: 101Registered User Junior Member
    Oh, oh oh... you should have known better. You're supposed to give them the gift BEFORE they write the letter! Just an added incentive to write something amazing about you!

    Joking -- But ya they seem like great gifts. If you get in, you'll gladly shell out $30 for those gift certificates.
  • spikypufferfishspikypufferfish Posts: 211Registered User Junior Member
    wow you would do thirty dollars? i was thinking 20 is pretty standard at my school

    i think i'm just gonna give them all pretty much the same thing, and a thank you/christmas card too. that was it doesn't seem too suck up.
  • soysauce56soysauce56 Posts: 396Registered User Member
    Geez, I was thinking of just baking some cookies and wrap them in a nice box or something..if I decide to give anything at all. Yeah I'm really bad with sucking up to teachers..I mean you don't have to spend 30bucks to show your appreciation. Just something at all would be great. Everyone loves cookies anyways.
  • bulinskimombulinskimom Posts: 112Registered User Junior Member
    At my daughters school, homemade cookies are the standard and actually expected, in a fun way, from the teachers.
  • GimmeStanfordGimmeStanford Posts: 317- Member
    i dismissed myself from school, drove to burger king, and brought back tendercrisp meals for my teachers. every time i spoke with my guidance counselor i saw he was drinking diet mountain dew, so i went to target and got him two twelve packs. i sent in an optional rec to stanford from my supervisor at work, she loves cats so i ordered and sent to her work a figure of this cat with a ridiculous grin on its face
  • laxgurl0707laxgurl0707 Posts: 162Registered User Junior Member
    really? i would say 30 is good. but if its like a teacher that wrote ur rec, during Junior year, ppl may spend upwards of 50-70 on gifts like stuff from swaroski or something...
  • starcrane721starcrane721 Posts: 201Registered User Junior Member
    lol...didn't even know u had to give them a gift.....
  • pchenzpchenz Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    a bottle of wine
  • CollegeDKCollegeDK Posts: 110Registered User Junior Member
    No need to gift unless you get in ;)
  • yournamehereyournamehere Posts: 1,588Registered User Senior Member
    collegeDK, i'd love to do that...but, i'll be nicer. haha

    so i guess 30 is plenty. a friend of mine goes, "oh, at least 50!"
    well, but then again, she has 2 mercedes and an infinity at home.
  • gadgad Posts: 237Registered User Junior Member
    2 mercedes and an infinity haha :)
    I dunno... my school's located in the out of nowhere, so I guess I should order something nice via online
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