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Frugal gifts for teachers???

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 1:54 AM
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I NEED ideas?  Would you say baking a few cookies and making candycane fudge is more expensive to do than to get them giftcards for like $15?  My girls have 2 teachers per class so that would end up being $60 just for the 4 teachers.  I was thinking doing cookies would be better and cheaper for that matter.

What do you think would be best? 

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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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Cookies and fudge would be cheaper, yes.  I know a lot of moms give that sort of thing, though.  How about some homemade cappuccino mix or hot chocolate mix with a pretty mug?  or maybe a pretty stationery set?  A picture frame or album to put pictures in?  Your girls could even draw a picture/personalize the album for the teachers.

matreshka
by Platinum Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I would do cookies and fudge, I bet they would really appreciate a homemade gift.  Get your child involved in writing the note and helping bake.

RosePetalTears
by Silver Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

my kids each have at least 4 teachers and if i add in any of the extra help in any of the classes then its almost 16 people.    I can't afford to do any of the individual things so i'm thinking of buying one of those boxes of hot coffee from starbucks, providing a couple little creamers and maybe a few goodies.   Nothing has been decided for sure yet though.

Kaylawv2
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Homemade gifts would prob be cheaper. I'm making peppermint bark pretzels, white choc and peanut butter pretzels and choc and Pb pretzels and putting them in a tin and wrapping with a pretty bow.
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tnovak
by Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Baking is always cheaper, that is what I do.

tnovak
by Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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I saw this cute idea on pinterest, a pot holder- the hand kind, with one cookie cutter attached to it and a cookie mix (store bought) in the pot holder.  I think you could get all of it at a dollar store, so around $3 each.

diaperstodating
by Queen24Princes on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:13 AM
I need ideas to for my second grader and Pre Ker.
I have two older sons in middle school. For middle school do I get all the teachers something, or just the home room teachers?
angevil53
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM
We always did a dish towel set for the season. They are cheap and cute.
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charla_r
by Charla on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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As a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, some of the gifts I really enjoyed were handmade crafts by the kids, scented jar candles, baked goods, and photos and photo albums.
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motherhen_25515
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:31 PM

This year I made homemade hot chocolate in a mason jar with chocolate covered peppermint sticks.  Did 10 gifts for about $15.00.

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