25 Gifts for Teachers That Won’t Cost You a Dime
Teacher gifts (especially for more than one teacher) can get expensive. But, you don’t have to have a large budget to show your child’s teacher your appreciation. In fact, you don’t have to spend a dime.
I know that traditionally parents show their appreciation for each teacher with chocolates, flowers, or a gift card. But, sometimes even an extra $20 can be hard to come by. With a little creativity, you can show your appreciation without pulling out your wallet.
- Bring in extra school supplies from your home stash.
- Cook her and the staff a meal.
- Perform one of her responsibilities (chaperoning a trip, etc.).
- Write her a note explaining how much you appreciate a specific way she helped your child.
- Tell the principal something nice about her.
- Donate a service on behalf of your company (with appropriate permission/approval).
- Volunteer to come in for an end of the year event and take photos.
- With your child’s help, interview all of the students and ask what their favorite thing is about that teacher.
- Donate a service hour by coupon redeemable for whatever the teacher needs.
- Create a photo collage of special moments from the school year.
- Arrange time off for her without the kids.
- Volunteer for field day.
- Help to take down student projects and distribute to students.
- Wash her car.
- Volunteer one of your skills for the class.
- Regift something he/she needs or wants or give a gift card you received (and have not redeemed).
- Loan the class a book.
- Loan the class a movie (by whatever means you have that wouldn’t cost you any money i.e. library, Netflix, your own collection, etc.).
- Arrange for something she or the class needs (via church donation, your employer, Craigslist, Facebook group, neighbor, friend, etc.).
- Download a free e-book for her.
- Tell him all of the remarkable things your child has learned from them.
- Say “Thank you.”
- Arrange for a special speaker through a connection you have.
- Sign up for storytime or chaperone the class in the library.
- Send in a note looking toward the future (next school year, college, or life as an adult) and convey how your child feels he/she is better prepared because of this teacher.