Are you the kind of teacher who likes to give a special birthday present to their students? I always do, and to stay organized, I have a really nice, large birthday calendar in my studio (on a door) from Melody Payne. She created this just for teachers (and has cute matching newsletters too!) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Birthday-Bulletin-Board-Display-Certificates-Banner-with-Famous-Composers-1938376
Buying presents can get expensive! I tend to buy the same thing for everyone and switch it up once a year.
Here are some gifts you might be interested in getting your students (or yourself! please note, these are amazon referral links and your purchase helps support the maintenance of this website-thanks!)
I give out these to violin students
Nano Block Violin:
Magic Rosin (they have hundreds of designs)
and these to piano students:
If you want to make a lasting impression on your students, but are worried about the costs why not charge a yearly studio fee which would cover the cost of a present?
If you want to bring more fun (and students) into your studio, please be sure to check out my book now while it is on sale!