Teachers are often undervalued and go above and beyond for their students. Show your gratitude with a gift basket filled with goodies they will love!
Here are 15 ideas to get you started.
They’re perfect for back to school season, the holidays, or Teacher Appreciation Week.
From coffee to relaxation items to snacks, there is something for every teacher on this list. Thank you teachers, from the bottom of our hearts!
Summer-Themed Gift Baskets for Teachers
By the end of the year, students and teachers alike are ready for a break. Send your favorite teacher off in style with one of these summer gift baskets.
1. Keep Calm Summer Teacher Gift Basket
Kick off summer in style with a summer-themed gift basket that has all the hot-weather essentials.
This basket idea is a great gift from See Vanessa Craft.
It includes a pair of flip flops, a beach towel, sunscreen, an adult coloring book, some Reese’s pieces, and a tumbler to keep those drinks nice and cold on the beach.
2. Box of Sunshine
Send a box of sunshine to a deserving teacher.
This bright yellow assortment form Fantabulosity includes a cup, Lay’s potato chips, yellow nail polish, golden Oreos, Juicy Fruit gum, and lots more.
Basically, any yellow items will do.
It’s the color that ties the basket together, and once you’ve made a gift basket this way, you’ll get all kinds of creative ideas!
End of the School Year Teacher Gift Ideas
The baskets below make wonderful teacher appreciation gifts for the end of the year.
Most schools honor their educators with a Teacher Appreciation Day or Teacher Appreciation Week during the month of May. Use one of these ideas to inspire you!
3. Pampering Gift Basket
Teachers deserve to be pampered, especially after making it through an entire school year.
Send a teacher appreciation gift basket like this one from Happy Family Blog that’s full of spa-type goodies, like body wash, body scrubs, bath bombs, a hair towel, and body butter.
This is a great idea any time of year, but especially at the end when teachers are ready to relax and let loose for the summer.
4. Toe-tally Terrific Pedicure Gift Basket
Help a teacher get ready for sandal weather with a fun and cute pedicure gift basket like this idea from Ava’s Alphabet.
Include some foot scrub, a manicure set, nail polish, polish remover, an emery board, and a foot file.
You could even throw in a nice pair of flip flops if you’d like!
5. Thank You for Helping Me Grow Basket
If you’d rather purchase a gift basket than making a DIY version, we love this Thank You for Helping Me Grow gift idea from Succulent Creations Co on Etsy.
It includes a succulent, a candle, and some matches all in a cute succulent-themed box.
6. Teacher Gift Card Flower Basket
Feeling crafty? Make some flowers to brighten a teacher’s day. Even better, the center of these flowers contain gift cards!
For this teacher gift card flower basket from Lessons with Laughter, the flowers were printed using a Cricut. You could also hand-cut some if you don’t have a cutting machine.
Glue gift cards (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, and Target are great choices) to the front of the flowers.
Then pop them in a basket filled with shredded green paper, and you have a fun gift any educator would love.
Back to School Teacher Gift Baskets
It’s the start of the school year! Kick the school year off right by getting on your children’s teachers good sides. Just kidding… sort of.
The first day of school is crazy for everyone, but showing your child’s teacher some support right off the bat can be very encouraging. Here are some of our favorite gifts for the beginning of the year.
7. Teacher Survival Kit
Did you know that most teachers spend a lot of their own money on classroom supplies?
So instead of sending homemade treats or another coffee mug, try sending a teacher survival kit for the new school year instead.
Include things like pencils, pens, glue sticks, sticky notes, tape, stickers, notebooks, and dry erase markers. Of course, every teacher needs a stash of candy to tuck away in a drawer, too.
I especially like that this idea from Fantabulosity is gifted in a desk organizer rather than a basket.
Every piece of the gift is useful!
8. Highlighter Gift Basket
Brighten up the new teacher’s day with a school supplies basket full of colorful highlighters, Sharpies, dry-erase markers, and other fun items.
I think this option is a wonderful gift, and the free printable tag that reads “Looking forward to a BRIGHT school year” really pulls all the items together nicely.
The tag from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds also works for just a simple pack of highlighters if you have lots of teacher gifts to buy.
9. Teacher Coffee Tumbler Gift Box
This teacher tumbler gift box from Crafty Bee by Lau on Etsy is the perfect way to give a special teacher a good laugh.
The tag reads, “My Child May Be the Reason You Need Caffeine.”
This is perfect for the beginning of the year, holidays, or right before summer vacation.
Include Starbucks gift cards or cards to your local coffee shops with this personalized tumbler, and you’re all set.
10. Spread Knowledge, Not Germs Basket
There are two things teachers can never have enough of—tissues and Clorox wipes. That’s teacher life for you.
This fun back-to-school basket idea from Moms and Crafters is simple, affordable, but very useful.
You’ll need a magazine file, two of the long Kleenex boxes, and a container of wipes.
Add a cute message to the front like you see here using your Cricut or another vinyl cutting machine.
Gift Baskets for Male Teachers
What if your kids’ teacher is a man? You don’t usually find many practical gifts for men in these lists, but that’s about to change.
Whether it is beginning of the year, for Christmas break or the end of the year, male teachers like to get presents as well.
Here are three teacher appreciation ideas guys will love.
11. Nacho Average Teacher Basket
This nacho gift basket idea from See Vanessa Craft works for male or female teachers. Who doesn’t love nachos?
Add a bag of chips, salsa, queso, a colorful napkin or dish towel, and a mason jar or tumbler that fits the theme.
The teacher can take it home or share it in the break room.
12. Netflix Teacher Gift Basket
It’s time to Netflix and grade! The male teachers in your life will love this Netflix gift basket idea from Over the Big Moon.
Include a Netflix gift card (to cover their subscription for a while), a Netflix and Grade shirt, a fuzzy blanket, and lots of snacks to munch on while binging his favorite shows.
13. Take It Easy Gift Basket
Encourage a favorite teacher to relax with this Take It Easy gift basket idea from Fantabulosity. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion.
Include a fur throw, comfy slippers, a mug and tea towel, and a storage tote that can be repurposed and used in the classroom or at home.
You could also include a gift card to a book store or Amazon with this basket.
Can you imagine sipping coffee under that fab fur blanket while reading a novel? Perfection!
More Gift Baskets for Teachers
Looking for more thoughtful gifts to show teachers how much they’re appreciated? Here are a couple of great choices for the Christmas holiday season, but you can adapt them for any holiday.
14. Thanks Snow Much Holiday Gift Basket
Tell a school teacher “Thanks snow much” for their hard work with this adorable winter-themed basket from Spot of Tea Designs.
It includes Cadbury mini snow balls, a blue Grinch ornament, a can koozie, and a bottle of wine.
Okay, you may not be able to slip a bottle of wine in there, but just think of blue and white themed foods and drinks that would pair nicely with the winter theme.
15. Red-iculously Great Teacher Basket
Here’s another amazing color matching gift idea with a red theme. It’s called the Red-iculously Great Teacher Basket, and I’m in love.
Some things you can include are red drinks, notebooks, pens, lotion, soap, their favorite candy, hand sanitizer, and gift cards.
Really, anything with a predominant red color works for this basket from Crazy Little Projects.
The red theme is perfect for the holidays, but you can use it anytime during the year.
Whether you’re looking for a back to school gift for your child’s teacher or just want to say thanks any time during the school year, one of these teacher gift baskets is sure to please.
We hope you found this post helpful and that it gave you some ideas for what to put in your own teacher gift basket.
Don’t forget to pin this post so you can find it again when you need more ideas for celebrating the great teachers in your life!
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