Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week: 3 Mobile Coupons + 3 Frugal Gift Ideas

If you know a teacher, you know they work hard. They deserve a little free food to celebrate! If you’re married to/related to a teacher, how about taking him or her out to lunch or dinner with these SnipSnapped Teacher Appreciation coupons? (Make sure you have a valid teacher ID to score these deals!)

Free Ravioli or Baked Ziti at Buca di Beppo (valid 5/5-10/2013):

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$20 off Party Pan at Buca di Beppo (valid 5/5-10/2013):

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Free Sandwich at Chick-fil-A (valid 5/7/2013):

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If you’re a parent, have you figured out what to gift your children’s teachers yet? Let me help you out. My mother’s been a teacher for over 15 years, so I feel pretty confident about weighing in on this: When in doubt, go for consumables.

Teachers typically have dozens of students each year and, if every student, every year presents an apple shaped paperweight as a Teacher Appreciation gift, well, a teacher’s desk (and life) can get a little cluttered. The best gift to give your favorite teacher is something he or she can enjoy without have to make permanent room for it in his or her life.

Need a little inspiration for consumable Teacher Appreciation gifts? Check out these five fabulous ideas below!

1. DIY Natural Coffee Flavorings: If I were a teacher, I would love to receive flavored coffee syrup as a gift! This recipe comes from Modern Christian Homemaker (a fabulous frugal living blog with wonderful recipes and thrifty savings ideas!) and it’s so simple, easy-to-make, and customizable so you can create a one-of-a-kind treat.

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2. Bath & Body Works Berry Basket: Fresh-picked for spring! This beautiful present is easy to assemble with products (like antibacterial hand gel) that teachers absolutely use.  The idea comes from eighteen25, which is an amazing blog filled with home-made gift ideas (check out all the wonderful DIY Mother’s Day gift tutorials). Headed to Bath & Body Works to score some stuffing for your DIY gift? Make sure you SnipSnap a coupon.

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3. {Everything} in a Jar Handmade Gifts: Mason jar gifts are wonderful, practical gifts to give a teacher. (I love getting mason jar gifts, mostly because I love re-purposing the mason jars themselves!) You can fill a mason jar with just about anything you want, but Tonia from The Gunny Sack came up with these three adorable themes: Energy in a Jar, Pampering in a Jar, and Refreshment in a Jar. Follow her tutorials, or take the inspiration and create your own – and make sure to check out Tonia’s blog for more fabulous DIY ideas.

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