This year, I actually let my kids have a say in what they gave their teachers. They all decided that a heartfelt letter from each of them, written BY THEM, not me, was a good idea. I agreed.
I showed them some ideas I saw during Teacher Appreciation Week HERE and they all loved the Rootbeer idea.
So Rootbeer was a go.
Then they all talked about what kind of candy their teachers liked and they asked if they could throw in a treat with the Rootbeer.
So we bought candlesticks at the Dollar Tree and cute plastic (kinda... that really thick hard plastic...whatever...) bowls from Hobby Lobby. The bowls were $2.99 but 50% off (Hooray for the Hob-Lob!). So we ended up with our $.86 root beer, our candy dish that was $2.50 and some treats in it. Plus? The really cute heartfelt notes (they really were cute, I should leave them alone to write all the notes, so cute).
I sanded the edge of the bottom of the candlestick and a little on the plate where the candlestick would be glued on, used E-6000 glue and that was it. Easy enough that the kids could do it.