A former teacher said most of these ideas are things they either appreciated or would have appreciated. But, she also didn't mind some of the items on the "don't give" list.
Pencil Flower Vase. Just put new pencils around a Clear Straight Beverage Glass. Secure with a rubber band and put a ribbon around the rubber band. Cute gift for a teacher.
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