I received a note from a mom on Friday in desperate need of INEXPENSIVE gift ideas for teachers. Here’s what she wrote:
“It may be late in the game, but I would love to see some teacher gift suggestions. I have 4 children, and when I add up school and church, it’s almost 20 teachers! I want to do something, but can’t spend a ton of money on each one. I’m sure your readers have some great ideas, especially the teachers out there who have one too many apple ornaments!”
I usually do $20 movie gift cards for teachers (school, Sunday School and bus drivers) so they can relax with their families and contribute to the class gift. But this year I have cut back. I did contribute $15 to the class gift for each main teacher. For the Sunday School teachers I found these very cute little bags at Barnes & Noble for under $10. They had a bright illustration of a peace dove on them and I thought that would be appropriate for church.
I was tempted to bake something extra for the teachers but it’s my understanding they are creeped out by eating home-baked goods. The ironic part is the school has asked parents to bake or buy two-dozen cookies so each teacher can bring home cookies for their families. So I may contribute to that — but I would want to bake. Are they not going to eat it if I bake it? (I have “The Gourmet Cookie Book” from the library so I want to make something from there.)
So give this mom with 20 teachers to buy for your very best inexpensive, yet thoughtful suggestions for holiday gifts!
(I will post a second topic around noon so be sure to check back!)