To control Christmas spending it’s important to consider low cost gift ideas for teachers. Your child spends as much time with your teacher as with you. At Christmas, it is perfectly acceptable to give a gift. As your child grows there will be more teachers on your gift giving list. In Kindergarten there may only be one teacher plus an assistant to buy for. From middle to high school there may be 6-8 teachers or more (plus coaches or band directors) that make your Christmas list.
Here is a list of low cost gift ideas for teachers. Who wouldn’t enjoy having something from this list?
Low Cost Gift Ideas for Teachers #1
Using his or her best handwriting, take the time to have your student write a handwritten note. Every teacher will appreciate this thoughtful gesture. If nice stationery is used the teacher can frame the letter later (especially if you provide a frame). Frames can be purchased inexpensively at a dollar type of store.
Low Cost Gift Ideas for Teachers #2
Teachers (especially those in primary or grade school) often provide students with needed classroom items out of personal funds without being reimbursed. Giving a box or basket of age appropriate school supplies is usually a welcome gift.
Low Cost Gift Ideas for Teachers #3
Classroom health basket.
Schools can be germy places. Buy a large basket and add a classroom sized bottle of sanitizer, wet wipes, tissues, paper towels and sanitizing spray for desks. Depending on your child’s school liquid soap may also be appropriate.
Low Cost Gift Ideas for Teachers #4
Christmas mugs are easy gifts to put together and can be made for less than $2 each. You’ll need mugs, fillers, cello bags, colored tissue paper and curling ribbon. Good filler items include a notepad and pen, candy bar, wrapped popcorn bag or small bag of chips and a package of hot chocolate. Line the mug with paper and add items. Place the filled mug in the cello bag. Tie at the top with curling ribbon.
Low Cost Gift Ideas for Teachers #5
Gift cards in any increment.
Cards for Wal-Mart or the teacher supply store are great choices. So are, gift cards for a movie rental, fast food or gasoline. When it comes to gift cards the sky is the limit for choices. Any of them can be a low cost gift idea for teachers.