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#936676 - 12/18/05 01:51 PM Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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I am a 58 year old newbie taking lessons from a nice younger woman probably about 35 years old.

I wonder if it would be appropropriate for me to give her a small Christmas gift at our last lesson before Christmas (this coming Thursday). My wife cautions that it may not be appropriate since I am a male older than she is.

What do you think? If yes, what would be an appropriate gift? If no, should I just give her a card (& a hug)?


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#936677 - 12/18/05 02:20 PM Re: Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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i guess some good European chocolates would be ok. besides, it's only for Christmas.

#936678 - 12/18/05 04:02 PM Re: Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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If you're worried about it, just give a card. You could give a Christmas "bonus", not sure what the appropriate term is equal to one lesson fee or a gift card to Barnes and Nobles or local bookstore equal to the amount of one lesson.

#936679 - 12/19/05 12:33 PM Re: Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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John
I liked your idea of a card and a hug.

I thought I wuld throw this out there...like Click and Clack the "tappet brothers" on NPR...

Is this a relationship question? Do you have any interest in this woman other than teacher-student? Hope this does not offend.


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#936680 - 12/19/05 12:35 PM Re: Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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John
OMG...I just re-read your first post and saw the words..."my wife" Oops! Forget my last question! I should really slow down when I read.


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#936681 - 12/19/05 06:00 PM Re: Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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It's the end of my final week. I've been eating biscuits and chocolate all day. If anyone tried to hug me I would throw up!


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#936682 - 12/19/05 08:54 PM Re: Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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I don't think I'd give her a hug. Perhaps a box of chocolates from you and a card signed by you and your wife.

#936683 - 12/20/05 04:52 PM Re: Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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As a younger female teacher myself, I hate receiving the 4 most common gifts: candles, chocolates, bath products, and cookies. Better would be a gift card/gift certificate from her favorite music or book store.

Also think about what her non-musical interests are. She may be a cat or Simpsons freak, for example. One of my favorite gifts from a student last year was the third book of the The Simpsons: The Ultimate Guide to Your Favorite Family.

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#936684 - 12/20/05 08:10 PM Re: Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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I gave my older (male) teacher a gift card a little more generous than one lesson's fee, a small bunch of flowers for his family, and skipped any hugging.

Dorrie

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today at the lesson, i gave my teacher a box of Belgium chocolates and some holiday candles and he's so happy to accept them. initially, i was wondering too if it's ok to give him anything on the 3rd lesson with him. but it's holiday time, and teachers also want to be appreciated!

#936686 - 12/22/05 08:07 PM Re: Christmas gift for younger female teacher?  
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Thanks for all your advice.

I decided that a small gift was appropriate. Today, I gave her a Christmas/note card with a $20 gift card for a local music store. She loved it, and gave me a hug!


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That is too funny, LOL!!!


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