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Back to School Surprise Gift Baskets for Teachers
Is it back to school season where you live? A lot of you have probably already gone back but up here in the Northeast we are just starting to gear up for school to start. My kids start the Tuesday after Labor Day while their cousins who live a few towns over start the Tuesday before Labor Day. While we shop for the many items on the back to school list plus a few new outfits and sneakers I love to remember my children’s teachers and shower them with love from the beginning of the year. Each year I help the kiddos make something to bring in to their teachers at the open house and this year we made Back to School Surprise Gift Baskets for their teachers.
Prior to ordering supplies from Oriental Trading Company I talked to a teacher friend and asked what kind of items she would most appreciate in a back to school basket. She said that for her it is all of the little extras that are so appreciated. From birthday pencils and stickers to special prizes and awards – the things that the budget doesn’t allow but that teachers love to do for their students.
How to Create your Surprise Gift Basket
Collect the following items – tailor them to your child or the teacher if you know them already. You could use a theme or just pick items randomly – no idea is a bad idea for your surprise gift basket!
- A container – (I ordered these adorable Book Hospitals)
- Fun items for the classroom
- Small Prizes
- Awards for students
- Baked Goods (optional)
- Gift Card (optional)
If you are struggling to come up with ideas that you could include be sure to visit Oriental Trading Company and check out all of their awesome Teacher Supplies & Resources! The smallest gesture really means a lot to most teachers so no matter how big or small your Back to School Surprise Gift Baskets are they will be sure to delight!
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