It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!

Sorry it’s been a bit quiet here for a few days! I’ve been a bit under the weather but am healing up quickly!
Since school gets out soon for many of us, (and let me tell you I am READY!! I LOVE summer!! I don’t mind the kids being home and a few months without a crazy schedule is so wonderful!) I thought I’d share a few teacher gift ideas.

This is a gift basket I put together for my kids teachers last year. (Sorry for the terrible photos, I’m always working on things waaay after dark!!).

I got a bucket tote and filled it with a beach towel, some sunscreen, lots of good snacks and some lemonade! I think this would also be great with a bottle of “Simply Lemonade” but it needed to stay cold and I wasn’t sure how long it would sit out.
A few other ideas I’ve posted in the past:

Nice notebooks, pens, post it’s and a gift card tied up with cellophane and a ribbon.
“We Love” teacher pennant.
Circle clipboard covered with scrapbook paper with a Movie Gift card attached.
World’s Greatest Teacher Magnet board & Magnets
Popcorn bucket filled with candy, popcorn, popcorn seasoning. You could add a Movie Gift card or I have heard you can now buy Redbox Gift certificates!!
Just  a few ideas. I’ll post what I’m making for this year when I get it all finished! (hopefully during the daylight hours so I have a better photo!!)

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    Our kindergarten teacher is retiring and the basket idea can easily be turned into an affordable retirement gift too! Great inspiration!


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