Budget-Friendly Gift Suggestions for Teachers

Teacher GiftsTeachers are some of the most influential people in our life. I remember back when I was in school, I’d always make sure to bring my teachers a gift every single year. It’s just a small token of appreciation for what they did for me. Unfortunately, a lot of the times, a teacher’s hard work will go unnoticed and receiving gifts from their students can really brighten their day and remind them of how much they’re appreciated.

All of that being said, I highly suggest you send your kid to school with a gift for their teacher at least once per year. Whether the gift be big or small, the teacher will certainly love it. Below, I’m going to go over some budget-friendly gifts suggestions for teachers.

Starbucks Gift Card

A gift card sound may sound like a cheap cop out that requires virtually no thought, but teachers absolutely love gift cards. In surveys, teachers have actually said that some of their favorite gifts they’ve received are gift cards, especially when it’s for places like Starbucks. Like us stay at home moms, teachers absolutely love coffee. Also, they love to be able to go to Starbucks without spending a fortune, so that’s why they love gift cards so much. Also, gift cards are very budget-friendly, because you get to determine how much money gets put on the card.

Movie Tickets or Fandango Gift Card

Teachers absolutely love going out to the movies, because it allows them to get a break from their life. The life of a teacher can be pretty hectic and seeing a flick in theaters is a great way to unwind. Movie tickets can be pretty expensive and prices vary depending on where you’re located. Where I’m at, it costs about $10 per person to see a movie in theaters. However, if you go somewhere like Costco, you can buy a pack of two movie tickets for only $16.99. That’s a saving of $3.00 and your teacher will also be able to take their significant other or a friend with them.


Teachers, especially female teachers, love it when they get flowers from their students. They love the feeling of having a big vase full of flowers on their desk that a student just brought in that day. Plus, you can make flower arrangements at home for fairly cheap. Just get some flowers, a vase and you’re good to go. It’s much cheaper than purchasing some pre-arranged flowers.

Handmade Card

If you’re on a very limited budget, your child could always make a handmade card for their teacher and give it to them. This will more personable than any of the other gift ideas I’ve listed and the teacher will love it just the same.

Baked Goods or Chocolates

Teachers love it when they receive baked goods from their students. Likewise, you could also get them a box of candy that they can indulge in while they grade papers.

What budget-friendly teacher gifts would you suggest? Leave a comment below and let us know.