Any ideas for budget-friendly gifts for the teachers at daycare?

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Cheryl - posted on 11/28/2009

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Homemade cards are always a winner. You could also look into getting a cheap boxed set of christmas cards. Unless you are friendly with the teacher outside of school I don't think anything else is appropriet unless you're taking up a collection for a gift from multiple families. It also gets costly if you buy a gift for more than one teacher if you have multiple children.

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Lori - posted on 12/01/2009

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You can send a customized card with a picture of your child on the card with this cool web site www.sendoutcards.com/5205. It will send in the mail what a surprise when she opens it to see your message of appreciation and holiday wish :) with a fun picture of your child. Its scapbookable (if that is even word?) and she will have that to remember his or her years of teaching. Just like on the Hallmark commercial, but even better because it's customized with pics.



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Sabrina - posted on 12/01/2009

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One year I had my children make Cholocate dipped pretzels with sprinkles on them. Put them in a dollar tin and said merry christmas. Not only was it cheap I was able to spend time with them at the same time.

Nicole - posted on 12/01/2009

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We always do little crafty projects for Grammas and Grandpas for the holidays. It is pretty inexpensive and more personal. There are lots of websites with projects by age group. Last year we did Snowman Soup. We decorated coffee mugs and put this coco mix with Hersey Kisses and marshmallows and a cinnamon stick. It was a big hit and easy to do.

Senga - posted on 12/01/2009

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As a teacher, Thanks is gift enough. Pictures of kids, home made cards, loved the idea of a pack of stickers or a pen. Also love home baked cookies wrapped in a picture the child has drawn or painted.

Hope you get plenty of ideas.

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I usually give plants. You can find them from $1-$5, it's an environmentally friendly gift and almost everyone enjoys them. And if they don't they can re-gift without a guilty conscience.

Mary - posted on 11/30/2009

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we are doing plastic mason jars decorated with fun paper and ribbon with each teacher's name on a tag- filled with candy! cheap and cute!

Angel - posted on 11/29/2009

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Quoting Tina A:

Get the children to make special cards at home, have them write a poem about their teacher, costs nothing and has great sentimental value. Priceless!


I am a pre school teacher and would love that as a gift.

Pam - posted on 11/29/2009

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I had my child draw pictures and used some quotes to make a little book for her teachers. I then inserted a giftcard for a bookstore or coffeeshop. You can also use empty babyfood jars with some epsom salts, scented oils from the aromatherapy section in your grocery or drugstore and add a little food coloring to the salt to color it, pour into the jars and have your child decorate the lids. You can also use potpourri as well.

Stephanie - posted on 11/28/2009

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Hello: Dawn do you have a Bath an Body Work in the mall were you are they have some greet gift baskets. Yes! agree with the other lady gift card are good to like Big Lots, Kohl, J C Penny, Sears, Wal-Mart, Victior Secret, Bed Bath & Beyond, Garden Ridge, Marcys, there is also gift card from restaurant like Texas Road House, AppleBees has that 2 for $20, Oliver Garden, Razzoo's, Hope the list our place I gave you help you out. You have a greet Christmas.

Tania - posted on 11/28/2009

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how about some cookie pops? ... just buy the Betty Crocker choc chip mix and the lollipop sticks and get the kids to decorate/ice them then wrap them in cellophane ... quick simple, cheap and fun for the kids ;)

Diana - posted on 11/28/2009

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Quoting Nikii:

We alwasy give our sons daycare teacher a Macy's gift card.


What is the appropriate amount $$?

Kym - posted on 11/28/2009

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i work at a daycare and some of the gifts i have received in years past are, cookies, small hand lotion and hand sanitizer from bath and body works, a tree ornament, fuzzy socks (the kids know they are my fav.) box of chocolate. I have given my kids teachers the same things, also mugs with coco mix, a oven mit with a pack of cookie mix (the gifts at wal-mart that come pre-packed are good ideas and make things easy for you

Helga - posted on 11/28/2009

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I'm getting a 'holiday sock' and use is as the wrapping for a $5 Starbucks gift card.

Crystal - posted on 11/28/2009

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Yes go to my website www.marykay.com/ccoxton.....great gifts and 15% discount on everything this weekend...call me for more details

Elida - posted on 11/28/2009

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How about a hand-made photo frame (u can do it with your child) and find a good reason to take a pic of your child with the teachers and you should kw what to do next, rite? This is all times favourite and so darling-dearing!!! ;-)

Carol - posted on 11/28/2009

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I would give mine supplies for teaching! Like stuff for rewards for the children. This is usually an expense to the teacher. So I would try to help offset her cost plus it was a subliminal suggestion to encourage rewarding the children!! Packs of reward stickers, and little items I would find @ the dollar bin at Target. I do the same for my church!

Antonia - posted on 11/27/2009

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i read an article in parenting mag. it was from a pre-school teacher and she said gift cards was the best bet for a holiday gift for them. maybe like starbucks because its cheap and all teachers love coffe.

Terese - posted on 11/26/2009

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Get the 3in candles from the Dollor Tree and decoupage pictures for old Christmas paper or napkins on them. The decoupage compound can be found at arts & crafts stores. This can be done for any holiday.

Brandi - posted on 11/25/2009

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You can take rolls of toilet paper, cover them in scraps of fabric, fill with candy and tie with a pretty bow!

Tina A - posted on 11/25/2009

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Get the children to make special cards at home, have them write a poem about their teacher, costs nothing and has great sentimental value. Priceless!

Marielle - posted on 11/25/2009

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Buy some loose tea (like christmas smelling or alike that can usually be bought around christmas) and put it in some small nice looking bags. /Marielle Noble

Jocelyn - posted on 11/25/2009

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The dollar section at Target has cute inexpensive gifts. You can get a $1 tin or cup and fill it with things you find in that area, candy, or homemade treats. The $1-$2.50 toys in that area make great gifts also. It'll help give the children new toys to play with.

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