Would this be a weird gift to give someone?

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27 Oct 2016, 3:58 pm

I'm thinking of making a little clay figure of one (or two) of my teachers to give to them as a holiday present. Assuming that I do a good job of it, would that seem like a strange gift? Sometimes, people talk about it being 'unnerving' to look at a replica of themselves, but sometimes people think it's brilliant to have a replica of themselves.

If I am to proceed with this plan, I'd like to keep it a surprise.


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27 Oct 2016, 4:09 pm

I for one don't see anything weird in that. And I do believe most people would find it more interesting than creepy.


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29 Oct 2016, 11:29 am

I wouldn't do it. At 16, you're expected to think and act like an adult. (While having no adult rights, but life's never fair, especially for aspies.) And giving your teacher a handmade present out of clay---even more so if it's a replica of him/her---has a heavily elementary-school feel to it. Probably even early elementary school. An elementary school teacher will like the gift, while a high school teacher may be weirded out, even if he/she won't show it.

In high school, most teachers expect some level of professional distance from students, comparable to a boss/employee relationship at work. (Congratulatory hugs at graduation aren't a part of it.) The best "gift" you can give is stop at their desk and give them sincere "Happy [holiday name]!" wish. If you must give something material, give a store-bought Hallmark greeting card, that shows appreciation professionally. And sign off with your full name, not a nickname.



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31 Oct 2016, 8:27 pm

Aspie1 wrote:
I wouldn't do it. At 16, you're expected to think and act like an adult. (While having no adult rights, but life's never fair, especially for aspies.) And giving your teacher a handmade present out of clay---even more so if it's a replica of him/her---has a heavily elementary-school feel to it. Probably even early elementary school. An elementary school teacher will like the gift, while a high school teacher may be weirded out, even if he/she won't show it.

In high school, most teachers expect some level of professional distance from students, comparable to a boss/employee relationship at work. (Congratulatory hugs at graduation aren't a part of it.) The best "gift" you can give is stop at their desk and give them sincere "Happy [holiday name]!" wish. If you must give something material, give a store-bought Hallmark greeting card, that shows appreciation professionally. And sign off with your full name, not a nickname.


I agree with this. A card and some sincere 'happy holiday' wishes would probably be a more suitable gift.


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14 Nov 2016, 9:50 pm

No that's very originial.. They will love the gifts... Knowing that you have sat down and spent time making them.