While it’s still barely the middle of summer as this article goes to press, I think every mom can agree that school is just around the corner and will be here before you know it. While returning to school brings exciting thoughts for parents as their kids head back to the classroom, it can also be a little overwhelming when you think of back to school shopping and getting back into a routine. Not only do you have to think of shopping for a new school wardrobe and school supplies, you may also be in the market for some cute teacher gifts. Wouldn’t it be nice to cross some items off your list now? If you agree, then check out this list of amazing teacher gifts that all come in under $10.
1. Jar of Sharpies & Printable
Everyone loves the gift of color, especially teachers who probably still use pens and markers more than any other profession these days. If you plan it correctly, you can hit up office supply stores that put all their back to school supplies on sale early. You can pick up large packs of sharpies for very cheap, and find these small mason jars for about $2. Then print your own cute note and you have a functional and much appreciated teacher got for the new year.
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2. Mint Condition Tin
Sometimes teachers just need a mint and a little pick me up, especially during the first few days of a new school year. This little tin of mints will hit the spot, and is relatively simple. Just pick up a plain tin, decorate with washi tape, paint, stickers or craft paper and fill with mints. The printable is free if you have a printer and paper at home!
Check out CraftsUnleashed.com for the full tutorial on this adorable craft as well as hundreds of other craft ideas using paper, candy, fabric, yarn and much more.
3. Mason Jar Pencil and Ruler Holders
Mason jars are all the rage right now and they make perfect gifts that are very affordable. The large jars come in at around $2 a piece, and painting them to add some charm will only cost you a few extra dollars to make several. The mason jars pictured above are thematic, and go perfectly for holding pencils, a ruler and chalk (do teachers still even use blackboards and chalk these days?)..
Head over to MasonJarCraftsLove.com for a detailed tutorial on making this perfect gifts. You’ll also find tons of other mason jar themed crafts for every occasion!