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rknight87 05-07-2017 11:59 AM

Did I Give a Weird Gift?
 
Hi,

I'm not sure this is the right place to post this, but I'm not sure where else it would go. I just finished up my senior internship in a 3rd grade classroom, and the team I worked with was wonderful. We often would order food and eat together as a team. My directing teach got to leave to pick up the food since I was there to watch the class. The team joked about how they would miss me because now no one would be able to leave to pickup food. As a thank you gift, I bought gift cards to Dunkin' Donuts that would pay for the whole team to have coffee and donuts. I put the cardboard tags that showed how much the gift cards were for in the thank you note I left, and put the actual gift cards in my wallet. I explained in my card that I kept the gift cards so that on a day and time of their choosing I would pick up the coffee and donuts and deliver it to the school. I didn't want to just promise them coffee and donuts, because I thought they would probably never feel comfortable contacting me about it. I thought if they could see that I bought the gift cards, then they would know I really intend to deliver the gift. Now I'm feeling concerned that perhaps I should have just actually given them the gift cards. I just knew that no one would be able to comfortably leave to go pick up the food. I'm going to contact my directing teacher next week to offer a couple days that I could come so she doesn't have to be the one to reach out. Was this a weird or inappropriate gift? I was trying to give something I knew they would enjoy that had a connection to the time I spent there.

lisa53 05-07-2017 01:16 PM

I think that's an awesome and very appropriate gift. It shows how much you appreciate the whole team. I'm sure they'll appreciate it!

rknight87 05-07-2017 02:41 PM

Thank You!
 
Thank you for your reply! It helped a lot.

LibbyRWindsor 05-15-2017 12:46 PM

Sweet
 
I think that your gesture was incredibly sweet and thoughtful. I am sure that it was truly appreciated. :)

MrsWok 05-16-2017 01:46 PM

Very cute gift!!!! You did good :)

Cat woman 05-21-2017 04:36 AM

I never check this board, but tapped on it accidently and of course, your title intrigued me<!--giggle-->. I think your gift is a great idea. They will love it! Very creative thinking, too;)


ETA I just noticed the date of your OP. How did it go?

kahluablast 05-21-2017 05:52 AM

Just make sure to remind them if they didn't take you up on it yet. Or just check their schedules and ask if it is a good day to bring treats.

Sometimes using gift cards is the hardest thing!


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