I definitely don’t think any teacher HAS to get their students any sort of gift. I think it is 100% an individual decision. There have been some years where I just could NOT do one more thing, and some years (like this year) I felt like I had the time & energy to make it happen.
Here are all of my dollar store supplies: pencil, eraser, pencil tops, stencil, notepad, peppermints, and a kazoo! (That kazoo will probably not be appreciated by their parents! Whoops!)
All of this stuff came from the dollar store, so I spent a total of $13ish on all of these items.