12 Holiday Gifts Teachers Do NOT Want

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For those who haven't already picked up a little something to give their child's teacher for the holiday season -- they might want to go shopping soon. The winter break will be here sooner than later, and no one wants to head off for vacation without giving the teacher a little gift of appreciation. But what should we buy for the wonderful people who make such a difference in our children's lives? Candy, mugs ... stationery?


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We want them to know how much we appreciate them -- but the idea of getting them something they aren't going to like is really stressful. Well, dear reader, here is a tiny stroke of luck -- we asked teachers to give us the scoop on the things they'd rather not see wind up on their desks this year. Yes, these teachers appreciate their students' appreciation, but that doesn't mean they need more stuffed animals or body lotion. 

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We spoke with real teachers to see what they like and don't like as far as gifts go. Take a look at these photos to see 12 holiday gifts that teachers really have no use for -- and will probably roll their eyes over. Sorry, guys, these treats are just no-gos. 



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