What are some cheap and thoughtful holiday presents for teachers?

@wahmoftwo (1298)
United States
October 15, 2006 9:21pm CST
I always like to remember the people who teach my children durng the holiday season but it can get really expensive. Any ideas?
11 responses
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I give them flowers..you can get a dozen carnations for about $3 to $5..or small potted plants also only a few dollars...Gift cards are also always nice as so many have to buy their own classroom supplies these days..
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
16 Oct 06
Never thought about flowers... Thanks for the suggestion!!!
@pintac (166)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Some classes at my daughter's school have each student bring in a flower or two from their own backyards or gardens and then assemble a bouquet for the teacher. I find this a very refreshing, thoughtful, and FREE way to show some appreciation for the teacher.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
3 Dec 06
When my son was in third grade, his teacher had suggested at the halloween party, that if at Christmas if anyone was planning on getting the teacher something she would suggest buying or making something to be an addition to the room. She was having to buy some supplies out of her pocket because the school had quit supplying enough. We bought her some paints and construction paper. I also had some games that my son hardly played that were different and had to do with spelling and we wrapped them up and sent them also. She used the games for special occasions. She sent a thank you card and even called me on the phone to tell me that she really appreciated what we had given and that it really helped her out with her class.
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
3 Dec 06
That is GREAT!!! We are very lucky to live in an area that has one of the best k-8 schools in the state. It seems to be very well funded. The teachers also have pretty good salaries (condsidering they are teachers). Most of them live in the prominent part of town. I have seen television shows feature schools that are terribly underfunded. My hats off to those teachers who work so hard with so little and even contribute their money to the education of their students.
@ariose1 (19)
• United States
11 Nov 06
Last year I went to the dollar store and got coffee mugs with holiday prints for $1 each. Put some kisses in it and used colored (green or red) cellophane cut in square to wrap it from the bottom. Scrunch the top and tie it with ribbons. You can also use homemade cookies instead of kisses. It was inexpensive and cute.
@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
14 Nov 06
This is what we do also. There are some real pretty mugs at the dollar store then we often buy a bag of candy and put some in each one.
• United States
11 Nov 06
I would get a basket together for the teacher that is made up of candles, candle holders, scented bath salts. Things along that nature so they can pamper themselves. If cost is a concern, as it would be with me, try making the bath salts yourself. I have some great recipes to share if you would like them.
@reneous (717)
• United States
11 Nov 06
Yes... Bath/spa things are fun too :)
@indiandevil (2100)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
16 Oct 06
A scratch ticket, or a apple
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
16 Oct 06
Never thought about a scratch ticket... Some people don't believe in playing the lotto... I bet they wouldn't complain if they won though!!!!
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
14 Nov 06
For teachers, i think some educational material will be all right like pens, novels etc.
• United States
14 Nov 06
I am an artist. I can sell you note cards or a print of a teacher. Look at my work: www.mgcreativearts.com
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
14 Nov 06
Maybe something baked...or homemade...or a gift basket..or something small from the dollar store....perhaps some teacher notebooks, pens, pencils..stuff like that...would be nice....
@momto2 (472)
• United States
14 Nov 06
How about a paper weight? When I was in 2nd grade I had a teacher that LOVED cats. So, I bought her a glass cat paper weight and she absolutely adored it.
• Philippines
11 Nov 06
picture frame with your picture! hahah.
@reneous (717)
• United States
11 Nov 06
My mom is a teacher, so I can tell you from first hand experience that a favorite present is a gift certificate. It doesn't really matter where it's to, or how much it's worth - even a $5 Blockbuster gift card is something that can be enjoyed :) Home baked treats are also really good... Hope that helps!