Last year my boys and I came up with this simple and frugal teacher gift idea. We wanted to give nice gifts that were still affordable. Since we have multiple school age children, often with more than one teacher, this can add up quickly. And we can't forget our Sunday school teachers!
To start, I bought lots of Christmas coffee mugs from my favorite local thrift store. I think I paid around 10 cents a mug. You can find really cute mugs in thrift stores for a fraction of the retail price and they wash up just fine. In fact my favorite mug (I always use it if it is clean) is a Christmas mug I bought at the thrift store.
Here's a glimpse at our real-life crazy looking house that day. All you need is some goodies for your mugs like cocoa packets, candy canes, chocolate mints, tea bags, etc. You can even add small bags of homemade candy if you like and if it fits your budget you can add $5 gift cards for your local coffee, donut, or pastry shop.
Tie gift tags on with ribbon and use some filler or put in gift bags for easy wrapping and a nice presentation.
What are your favorite simple and frugal teacher gift ideas?
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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