For our first themed basket this week, we thought we’d do an end of year teacher gift basket. The end of the school year is the perfect to time to thank all the teachers who have made a difference in the lives of our kids. I also like to do teacher baskets at the beginning of the year. When a teacher has twenty five new names to remember, I’d rather they remember my kids for bringing in hand sanitizer than for not brushing their hair!
When you’re putting together a teacher basket, don’t forget to include a mixture of things the teacher needs and things the teacher enjoys. I like to include glue sticks and white board markers, but I also like to make sure the teacher has a gift card to go somewhere fun. Since we have 3 main teachers at our house, I like to buy things in bulk. Paper Mart supplied the clear paint cans, shred and other candy cotainer. These come is a bulk amount (usually 12 or 24), but if you think of all the teachers and coaches who need thank you’s, you’ll go through them before you know it. Or, you could always split an order with a friend!
We’ve managed to get a lot in a paint can package – a tin of candy (bought in bulk at the grocery store), a grading stamp, a gift card in a stamped muslin bag, some hand sanitizer, a custom stamp with the teacher’s name, two fresh expo markers, and some Kiehl’s mint lip balm nestled on top of gold shred that we mixed some shredded dictionary pages into.
Teacher Basket Sources:
- Clear Paint Can
- Paper Fill
- Candy Tin
- Gold Tin
- Kiehl’s Lip Balm
- Expo Dry Erase Markers
- Hand Sanitizer
- Custom Stamps
- “Super” Stamp
- Gift Card
The “label” is a replica of vintage flash cards or sentence strips – simply printed on card stock and attached with double sided tape for a cute, teacher-y but not apple motif, touch. We’ve included both a full size page and a page full of smaller size cards to work wiht whatever container you use.
Full size: vintage flash card teacher gift label
Smaller size: vintage flash card teacher gift label
Melissa D says
Beautiful, as usual!
As a homeschooling mom, I get to pick out my own teacher gift… :)