#1 Teacher Anything
Teachers get a lot of gifts every year from their doting students. Unfortunately, many of them are. . .well. . .unfortunate. Let's face it, harried parents aren't always the most thoughtful of gift givers. Guaranteed - there are teachers everywhere who have drawers full of unwanted gifts just waiting for the next white elephant party. Avoid making your kids the talk of the town by avoiding any of these things like the plague!
Even if Mr. Smith is your child's favorite teacher ever, steer clear of t-shirts and mugs and other paraphernalia marked with "#1 Teacher!" Even if he's the best teacher in the entire history of teaching, these gifts are just not going to be appreciated. Just like those ugly sweaters your grandparents used to give you, #1 Teacher gear is often purchased but never used. Have you ever seen anyone wearing such a shirt, or using such a mug? No, you haven't.
If Mr. Smith were to give this gift idea a grade, it would be a D. As in D for "Do not want."