Money is still tight with everyone this year so I was trying to think of some inexpensive but nice teacher gifts. First of all, I have some teacher friends and they all say- no coffee mugs or apple-themed items please! They get a lot of those. Most teachers would really appreciate a handwritten note from your child more than anything. Homemade ornaments or crafts are nice too. In my opinion a gift card, even in a small amount like $5, makes a really great gift. You can pair it with a candy bar or mints or gum. I usually save some $5 Target gift cards throughout the year to use as gifts. There was also an iTunes promotion on $10 gift cards a few weeks back. In addition to her regular teacher, my daughter also has some other helpers, bus drivers, etc. I usually give them candy or mints. You can usually find stuff on sale around Halloween time- just don't get Trick-or-Treat packaging! Different color M&M's look really cute in a plain jar with a bow. A really easy treat to make is pretzel-kisses-melts. Just put one layer of mini pretzels twists on a cookie sheet and top with one Hershey's Kiss (any flavor). Melt in the oven on 250 for a few minutes until soft (watch closely). Immediately top with one M&M- I use red and green. Cool and store in a Ziploc bag or other container. Very yummy salty and chocolate snack!