There’s no question about it; driving is possibly the most dangerous thing you can do – even at your own time. So you can imagine how it feels like to have to teach people how to drive every single day. It’s nothing short of putting your life in the hands of learners. But then again, learning to drive is a crucial milestone; and once you pass the test, it’s definitely worth celebrating.
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So why not give the dedicated instructor who stuck with you through thick and thin a little something to show appreciation? Here are the top gift ideas for driving instructors.
1. Evolution Driving Instructor T-Shirt
If your instructor has a sense of humour and doesn’t dress formally all the time, then this is the ideal gift for them. This 100% cotton short sleeve T-shirt comes with the instructor’s version of Darwin’s theory of evolution that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
The shirt feels softer due to the use of air jet spun yarn and has set-in sleeves with twin needle stitching. And the best part is that it comes in a wide range of colors such as red, pink, black, purple, blue and white. So if you’re feeling especially grateful to your instructor, then why not grab the whole set and give them something to wear everyday of the week?
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2. Awesome Driving Instructor Silver Mug
Is your driving instructor awesome? Then how about a gift that literally tells them how legendary they are. Look, you don’t need to search far for a great gift, because you can never go wrong with a mug.
This 14 ounce insulated stainless steel mug comes with plastic handles and is a perfect fit for vehicle beverage holders. And just in case the road gets bumpy (or your driving gets erratic) at least the lid is leak proof so there’s no spills. The cap has a swivel feature for aligning with drinking holes so one hand is always on the wheel. And on the front, it’s distinctly written in black – this is what an awesome driving instructor looks like.
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3. World’s Greatest Instructor Coffee Mug
Like I said you just can’t go wrong with a coffee mug. If your instructor was especially patient with you (especially if you we’re one of those students who needs extra learning) then they really are the world’s greatest instructors. So it’s only fitting that their coffee mug says so.
This ceramic Durham style mug is covered by cartoon cars and thanks the world’s greatest driving instructor for a job well done. Of course, they may not be able to take it with them in their cars, but they’ll sure enjoy a11 floz of coffee in the morning that will put them in the mood to handle all sorts of pupils.
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4. One L of a Job
This has to be hands down the best gift that you could give an instructor. What could be better than the adventures and tales of a real life instructor who overcame many frustration and hilarious twists and turns to achieve every instructor’s dream?
From less than inspiring instructor centers to challenging examiners and unpredictable pupils, Vincent Ryan gives us a light hearted look at the life of today’s hectic ADI’s. Why not read it too? You’ll learn to appreciate just how difficult it can be to be an instructor; it’s not just freedom of the open road and working when you want. Vincent Ryan’s book is definitely essential reading for all prospective driving instructions; truly one L of a job.
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5. Equilibrium Men’s Steering Wheel Design Cufflinks
We’ve all got that one instructor who without them, learning to drive would have been an absolute nightmare. They stuck with us when we didn’t even know where the brakes were, they patiently taught us how to park correctly and even bore with us when we almost crashed in a ditch.
That’s a whole lot more than most short-fused driving instructors would do. So what do you get someone who went above and beyond the call of duty to turn you into a driver? When a simple mug won’t do, how about something a little more classy and personal? These Equilibrium Men’s Steering Wheel Design Cufflinks are the perfect way to say thank you sire, for a job well done.
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6. A thank you note and a bottle of wine
Yes, I know this one is a classic.
But, who says it can no longer be appreciated?
If your instructor made it easy for you to learn, it is only fair that you appreciate them for that. Many driving instructors are known to be rough and commanding. You will dread the thought of ever learning how to drive.
Therefore, if you come across one that understands your situation, it is good that you appreciate them. A thank you note would, therefore, make an excellent gift idea. Have a personalised message letting them know how you appreciate their help as you learnt how to drive.
You can accompany the note with a bottle of wine to cool down their nerves in the evening after a troublesome day.
7. A membership to a place
As you were taking your driving classes, were you having a casual conversation with your driving instructor?
Did he/she mention a place that he has always wanted to visit but never had the money to pay for the membership?
If you are thinking of how to appreciate your driving instructor for being kind, you can make their dream come true.
Pay a membership fee for them so that they can visit that place that they have always wanted to visit. It can be a museum, botanic garden, aquarium, etc.
8. A positive rating
We all have that one driving instructor who is incredible in every way. They will never get tired of correcting you no matter how many times you make mistakes.
Also, the driving instructor was gracious enough to accompany you while doing your tests. He sat at the back of the car while you were doing the test just to assure you and give you confidence.
If you had such an instructor, getting him a physical gift is a perfect idea. However, it would be better if you did something that will affect his job positively.
Therefore, you can give him a perfect rating. Write a positive rating and copy it to his boss at the driving school. Your positive feedback and that of others may just land him a promotion or a pay increase.
9. Driving instructor hat
Does your driving instructor like keeping things casual? Maybe he is always in jeans, t-shirts and a hat.
If your driving instructor is such a kind, then you can get him a hat.
To make the hat more sentimental, you can customise it with a photo of him while in action. You can also have a personal message that proudly shows he is a driving instructor. For instance, “I am a driving instructor, and I am proud of it.”
10. A gift card
Are you still looking for the best way you can appreciate your driving instructor for being of help?
How about a gift card to a restaurant of a local supermarket?
You can show your driving instructor appreciation for all the hard work and sacrifice by getting him a gift card. He can use the gift card to enjoy dinner with his wife or family in a fancy restaurant, and he will forever be grateful for the action. You can also give a gift card to a local supermarket or grocery so they can do some shopping.
You can determine the amount of money that will be used on that gift card.