When Cynthia asked me if I would be willing to guest post here at Feeding Big for her Living Big on Less, I was so excited to share some of my budget friendly tips with you all. I’m a big fan of Feeding Big and have tried a couple of Cynthia’s recipes with great success.
My 8 year old son’s second grade class has a main teacher and, because there are several English Language Learners in the class, an assistant teacher. In addition, he has several special teachers. Giving all of these teachers a gift during Teacher Appreciation Week, at Christmas, or at the end of the year can completely break the bank.
Each cup held 20 pencils, 3 pens, a pack of paperclips, 2 post-it notes, and a small bag of candy. The one in the front has little flags that go on pencils for rewards. The cup in the back has a package of erasers. Our grand total for both teachers was right around $15.00.
For Christmas, my son and I made up a seasoned salt and Italian seasoning blend for each teacher. Including a dollar for the jars, I believe each container came to about $2.00 each, which brought our total to $8.00. Both teachers enjoy cooking and were quite appreciative of the gift.
Other ideas are a s’mores gift basket similar to the one here I made up for my niece for Christmas. Instead of money wrapped around the granola crackers, include a gift card to an office supply store. A jar filled with Cynthia’s Best Granola Ever or a homemade trail mix and a cute wooden spoon would also be lovely. And above all, be sure to include a heartfelt note of appreciation from you or your child (or both)!
Thanks so much Laura! These are some really great ideas and I am so happy you shared with everyone!