Money Talks News: Affordable Teacher Gifts

Teachers: they take care of your children, helping them learn and grow all year.

So when the holidays roll around, you naturally want to show your appreciation for your kids' teachers.

Not easy to do, however, on a tight budget, especially if you're going to give them something they're really going to like.

So here, just for you, are some ideas for teacher gifts for less than ten bucks.

First, personalized note cards. You can print them at home using card stock and free templates you can find online.

Also, while etiquette dictates no cash gifts, you can team up with other parents and get a nice gift card.

Another option, and one you won't find in a store: food. How about bringing lunch on a busy testing day?

How about making a nice casserole they can just pop in the oven when they get home? Who wouldn't like that?

Next idea: a movie night package -- get a movie rental gift certificate and wrap it with microwave popcorn and candy. And finally, pick up a plain tote bag at the craft store and have your child decorate it with their hand prints or pictures of favorite things they've learned.

Bottom line... Busting your budget is not going to take you to the head of the class. But that's OK because you can just hand-write a card.

It won't cost you a dime and it's going to make that teacher feel like a million bucks. Want more gift ideas for teachers?

They're waiting for you right here at Just do a search for "Teacher Gifts."

For Money Talks News, I'm Stacy Johnson.