I have been very spoilt both years that I have been a teacher, and the school is in a very affluent area. My favourite presents are the cards with a message from the child or their parent to say how much they've enjoyed the year or a homemade gift. This year I got an envelope with a £10 note in which I thought was odd.... no note to accompany it. It's a shame that they feel they have to give a gift sometimes. I appreciate every gift I get though, and always write thank you notes. I got 11 bottles of wine this year!