How Much to Tip: Gift cards
InvestorPlace’s Take: While some holiday tipping guides might suggest a cash gift for a teacher, that could too easily be seen by other pupils or parents (depending on who’s around when the gift is given) as trying to get a leg up for your child.
Several blogs — including Rants From Mommyland — instead make the case for gift cards. A few tipping guides suggest pooling together with other parents on a gift … but that could create drama too if some parents don’t have as much to give during the holiday season.
Whatever you decide, check with your school district’s rules to see if they limit or forbid gifts.