A teacher is holding up their hand to refuse a gift from a student.

What Can You Do When a Student Gives You a Gift that you Can’t Accept?

Teachers are often given gifts by their students, and it can be difficult to know what to do when you receive one. What if you don’t want or can’t accept it?

An older teacher is sitting at a desk helping a young student do their work.

The best gifts to give your child’s teacher

For teachers, receiving gifts from their students is problematic. There are ethical and legal risks when they accept gifts which you might not be aware of.

A young student is giving her teacher a bunch of flowers as a gift.

Your child’s teacher can’t accept their gift – What do you do?

They reach out to give it to their teacher and… the teacher turns it down. They say while the appreciate the thought, they can’t accept gifts from students.