If you are in doubt, maybe just write them a Christmas card. Are you studying in another country and therefore living in a different ‘gift culture’ than you are used to?
What do you think is the appropriate gift giving etiquette for the supervisor student relationship?
Make sure you ask more than one as opinions may vary.
Finally: just because certain behaviour is considered ‘normal’ doesn’t mean you have to normal.
I am no stranger to the odd bottle of wine or box of chocolates, but a little brass plate on a stand was unexpected kind of gift from a student.
Have a look at this post on Christmas baking for some ideas.
Just make sure you don’t give your supervisor food poisoning…
As I highlighted in my story, experiencing the gift giving norms of another culture can be delightful.
Wine / chocolates If you do decide to give a gift, in Australia wine is considered a safe, socially neutral choice.