Should pupils give their teacher a Christmas present?


8th December 2016

As we approach the end of the term, we want yo know: Should pupils give their teacher a Christmas present?

Are you getting our teacher a present? What are you getting them? If you’re not – why not? Vote and comment below to let us know.

Should pupils give their teacher a Christmas present?


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greninja7 · 8 years ago

I personally think yes since they've been educating you since preschool all the way to university and that's 15 year life span. But come on, at least be nice to them and give them a card.

pony · 8 years ago

I think they should because teachers work hard and they deserve a present.

k8tielou · 8 years ago

I agree with greninja7 they spend most of their time for you. Planning lessons, marking books...
At least give them a little something for their efforts. Especially when you are in yr6 and studying for SATS.
They will help you pass!

Hippo54 · 8 years ago

I agree with greninja7. I always give my teacher something

GeeMee · 8 years ago

Yes, they do so much for us!??

sportfire · 8 years ago

Definitely a yes I meen they would've helped you in some way or another
Unless it's a mean teacher nobody likes a mean teacher

tincan · 8 years ago

i do not think any teacher should expect a present from their pupils but maybe some pupils would like to give their teachers presents

natella · 8 years ago

Yes because even though some kids might disagree, I think planning lessons is way harder than being taught lessons. So we should basically say 2 words (thank you) to them!

ernie4545 · 8 years ago

of course you should they spend their year helping you

mabel11 · 8 years ago

Depends who the teacher is.

uniquepika · 8 years ago

After your teacher has helped you for a year , they deserve a little present even if it is just a pack of pens from pound land.

bluehair11 · 8 years ago

yeah, at least a card would be great

wren · 8 years ago

I think it's good to show your appreciation to people who are helping you learn and develop.

nickmoo · 8 years ago

it is kind and thoughtful

TSHD789 · 8 years ago

Teachers do a lot- they deserve it!

rocker26 · 8 years ago

I think yes; your teachers do so much for you. It is a nice way to show how much you appreciate them. Without teachers, where would the world be?

TF11 · 8 years ago

Depends on the teacher

rset005 · 8 years ago

the ones which are not strict deserve a present

animaljam · 8 years ago

how would you like it if you taught somebody and they didn't say thanks or anything so i said yes!!!!

adamosaeed · 8 years ago

At high school you have too many teachers to give presents to.

unicornmag · 8 years ago

They have been teaching us and putting up with us all year

sangn08 · 8 years ago

The teachers deserve a gift because what they teach you can help you make a difference to the world. Also Christmas is quite a stressful time for them with so many things to organise.
Make sure you give your teacher a gift this Christmas! ?

fn920 · 7 years ago

Personally, for me it's totally voluntary to give a gift to your teacher. Its completely fine to not give one to them but we should put into consideration the amount of work they do to give us the education we have. Not only do they just help us with our work but they plan lessons, have after or before school tuition with pupils, mark books in the only free-time they have in the whole week and are patient with us in general. This is only some of the jobs a teacher does and for most people, just that is challenging!

Leeandari · 7 years ago

Yes because they educate u so u can get a good job and have a good life so b grateful ;)

prongsii · 7 years ago

I am the only person leaving a comment who says
The teachers get paid for what they do, otherwise they would just give up their job.
Why do you need to give them a silly old present at all then?
I disagree with sangn08

ettie · 7 years ago

If you like your teacher then you should give them a present but if you don't like them don't give them a present

izzieg_ · 7 years ago

No because you have no personal relationship with them, and besides they might have given you a detention before.

chatty · 7 years ago

I think giving your teacher a gift is a good idea because they have helped you all year round and you can easily buy a box of chocolates which are really cheap and everyone can afford them so there will be no problems !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

charliep06 · 7 years ago

of course because of what they have done for you :)

chatty · 7 years ago

I think it's a really good idea to give your teacher a present because you can easily buy a box of chocolates which are really cheap and affordble so there will be no problem there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

chatty · 7 years ago

Teachers diserve a treat as much as we do even if they are really strict !!!!!!!!

chatty · 7 years ago

I love my teachers !!!!!!

snowflette · 7 years ago

I think you should not be forced to give teachers presents for you have a money problem

eviescout · 7 years ago

i think they should because they are very patient( well some.)they should all get it ,they are amazing people

leon1212 · 7 years ago

yes, because we learn a lot from them and they deserve more than naughty behaviour

Yasmine · 7 years ago

No, because some children won't give, and they might feel embarrassed because they don't have enough money. Also if there is only one person who does the other children might call them a goody goody or something.

dh9 · 7 years ago

u should, teachers work sooooo hard

welovenews · 7 years ago


applerose · 7 years ago

Yes because they spend their time teaching us in order that we get a good job later in life.??????

elyons9299 · 7 years ago

Why shouldn't we
After all our teachers spend half their day doing stuff for us
By the way... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

puppy20 · 7 years ago

I think you should give teachers presents!They have done so much hard work throughout the school year and deserve a little present!Also, they try so much to help you with your learning e.g. preparing you for exams!

Rigejti25 · 7 years ago

Kindness is a step towards wisdom

boo22 · 7 years ago

I think that a card or small token is nice but it is hard when you get to high school as you have a lot of different teachers. ?‍? ?‍?

bluelion · 7 years ago

I think yes because they are the people who work extremely hard to help you learn. It's good to give them something in return, Christmas is a time for giving presents.

ballerina7 · 7 years ago


kesselkids · 7 years ago

depends if you like the teacher or if he or she is your favioourite.

meggie5049 · 7 years ago

Yes it is a way of giving back on all the things they've taught you

Sparkle09 · 7 years ago

I usually give my teacher a gift but I do agree with mabel11- depends who it is.

doshi2604 · 7 years ago

We should give our teachers Christmas presents or at least give them a card because the provide us with the education we need

nbeausang · 7 years ago

Teachers work very hard each day a box of chocolates and a card wouldn't hurt

ashelley · 7 years ago

Yes because they have helped you a lot so you should give them something.

gaggy116 · 7 years ago

I agree with tincan. teachers shouldn't expect a present but if you really like them it is nice to give them one.

happy4456 · 7 years ago

I agree with everyone who said yes! Our teachers have even educating us for a long time, they deserve to have a little treat at the end of term!

Mae-Bush · 7 years ago

it depends if they want to or not and if the teacher is good

cordie · 7 years ago

They do something for you so youcan do somthing for them

yanisk · 7 years ago

Of course we should give teachers presents, after all, they teach us!

CatLover01 · 7 years ago

Personally, I think you should because they have been so patient with you and worked so, very hard to help you with your work. That will help you in the future. So at least give them a little, tiny present, and if not, just a card!

Loops99 · 7 years ago

I think pupils should definitely give their teacher a Christmas present because 1. it's a nice thing to do and 2. it shows them that you appreciate all their hard work

rubyrub · 7 years ago

of course, they do so much for us. A card is like nothing compared

Inventor22 · 7 years ago

Yes, you should for all the other reason's,
especially if they give you one.
At least a card for them.
I will next year.
From Charlie

star234war · 7 years ago

I think we need to give a Christmas present to are teachers

dk.moffatt · 7 years ago

they have been teaching u your whole childhood so it wouldnt hurt to at least get the a card.
i always get my teacher a Christmas present, nothing expensive, just a box of chocolates or something cheaper.

FNKS · 7 years ago

I'm actually not sure because giving them a present would show the apreciation you have for them. They do spend their weekends and holidays marking books and preparing lessons. I would definitely give them a present if I liked them and if they'd helped me. Year 6 is especially tough for the teacher at the beginning,but you literally don't do anything after SATS.
On the contrary, I don't think anyone should be forced to give presents because you could have money problems and you could feel forced if all of your friends did. You do actually give them a leaving present so technically on average they will get a present from each child even if it is a small box of chocolates or a fancy candle for a leaving presents.
Honestly I don't think teachers really mind because they get a new class every year so they get lots of presents.
I would only give presents in primary school because in secondary you have many teachers and if you only give it to one then the rest of them my feel upset or disappointed that you may not like them.

mjmd222 · 7 years ago

Come on its obvs yes and they work 2 u know!!

shea2005 · 7 years ago

Teachers r here to help u learn and they help u improve. They deserve a little present

pudsyears · 7 years ago

I think you should give your teacher a present but not an expensive one.

IsabelH · 7 years ago

Defiantly yes because they work so hard working and marking late every night and planning for ages of what to do and what fun activates and a timetable so I am going to say yes I think they should have a Presant

eleaaylwin · 7 years ago

we should give them a present at the end of term because they've worked really hard to teach us and that's like a present-their present to us is knowledge- so we should give them one.

bluerose9 · 7 years ago

I agree with shea2005.

evadore · 7 years ago

I think giving your teacher a Christmas present should be something to do of your choice - just like giving a Christmas present to anyone else.

shea2005 · 7 years ago

they r a teacher not a freind

ninjahari · 7 years ago

Obviously I always do it.

amelia.a · 7 years ago

Why shouldn't we?

schwab1 · 7 years ago

of course is that even a question

charlio · 7 years ago

depends if you like the teacher or not :)

lmo07 · 7 years ago

I don't agree because there payed to teach us

ASA · 7 years ago

They teach you everyday and have to deal with you!!!!

norensanz · 7 years ago

the poor teachers have been teaching us all year they need something

d10 · 7 years ago

Yes, if they want to!

dogo · 7 years ago

I think Yes because they have taught us for so long and looked after us so defintly Yes for Me!!!!!!!!

unicorn21 · 7 years ago

Your teacher educates you and prepares you for the world. They teach you everything you need to know and spend their time marking work and preparing lessons. I think teachers deserve lots of respect as they help you to get a job and a life and the least they deserve is a nice Christmas gift to say thank you!! ???

simmie09 · 7 years ago

they do so much for us they plan enjoyable lessons

simmie09 · 7 years ago

i love my teachers!

humzie · 7 years ago

i think yes coz they taught u for a whole yr

humzie · 7 years ago

and help u with school work and exams

unicornfan · 7 years ago

Yes!!! I always do!?

ac20 · 7 years ago

Our class has done!

elliefn123 · 7 years ago

Yes because they have worked hard to teach you things that will be helpful in your life so give them a reward for their hard work?

pinkems · 7 years ago

They work so hard for us and they deserve respect and lots and lots of presents. I have always given my teachers presents for all occasions.

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bigdream · 7 years ago

it would be nice to give your teachers a present because the it is a nice way of saying thank you for teaching me, you are the best teacher. They have put time and effort into us. I used to go swimming at school on Wednesday at 18:30 and it lasted for around an hour and a half. And when I come out my teachers are still in their classrooms.

adelie · 7 years ago

Why not?

nannyisthe · 7 years ago

i love you

wiseowl49 · 7 years ago

If they give you something, you could at least give them a card.

jelibean · 7 years ago

if they want to

sophette · 7 years ago

I think yes and no. No- if they are horrible and are really mean then definitely not! Yes- they taught you pretty well everything you know and you will no it for life. Overall, I think you should unless there horrid!’ ?????

shreddeddo · 6 years ago

definitely yes if they have been teaching nice all year yes

flyingjo · 6 years ago

They do so much for you, and work very long hours, so it's only far to give them a present to say thank you

sootysweep · 6 years ago

I think they should. Teachers spend a lot of time trying to help people and even if it is a 50p pencil then they appreciate it.

shreddeddo · 6 years ago


shreddeddo · 6 years ago

last to comment ? this has been for two years!?

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katkid10 · 4 years ago

I think that it depends on how much money you have because some people have huge families so they might not be able to afford another gift for their teachers.

weirdcat · 3 years ago

If you have the money, then yes definitely!

panda89 · 3 years ago

i do not think teachers should expect presents but if u have the time and money to get them a present come on they do a loads of stuff for us even if it’s boring.

monkey61 · 2 years ago

I always do. Why not? They do so much for you and help you learn and be more confident.