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Teacher Summer Gift Basket Ideas

Searching for a creative teacher appreciation gift or a fun way to thank your child’s teacher at the end of the year? These teacher summer gift basket ideas will help you make a memorable gift that they’ll love! These cute ideas are all easy to throw together and can be very affordable.

If you’re on a budget, many of the items in these baskets can be picked up at the dollar store, 5 Below or even Amazon!

Beach Basket

If you’re lucky enough to live by a beach, then your child’s teacher is likely to be spending some time on the shores! This beach-themed gift basket is filled with ways to make their summer break fun. Pack the items in an insulated lunch bag or box and create a nice card.

Some ideas to include in this basket:

“Orange You Glad It’s Summer” DIY Basket for Teachers

A color-themed, punny basket is fun for all teachers! An “Orange You Glad It’s Summer” gift basket can be filled with customized items and snacks that you think your child’s teacher will love. To make this gift basket, fill an orange tub and create a little card that says “Orange you glad it’s summer?”

Some ideas for orange things to stuff in the basket:

Just Add Ice Cream! Teacher Summer Gift Basket Idea

If you know that your child’s teacher has a sweet tooth, a Just Add Ice Cream Summer Gift Basket can be a fun and delicious DIY gift! Packed with yummy ice cream toppings, this is a delicious gift box that all teachers will love! All that’s needed is a simple box and a collection of ice cream toppings.

Some ideas for the box:

  • Ice cream bowls
  • Nuts
  • Sprinkles
  • Hot fudge sauce
  • Ice cream cones
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Crushed candy (think Snickers, Heath bar, Milky Way, etc)
  • M&Ms

Lemon Themed Summer Gift Basket

Appropriate for all teachers, an adorable Lemon-themed DIY gift basket is a great gift! Fill a yellow tub with yellow items or lemon-flavored treats. This summery gift basket is a fun gift that works well for teacher appreciation or end-of-the-year celebrations. Include a thank you card for the perfect gift!

Ideas for the basket:

Thank you for helping us grow! With Gift Cards

If you’re creating a gift from the whole class, this can be a great way to present several gift cards. For the basket, use either a gardening can or a flower pot. Create flowers out of cardstock or construction paper and then use wooden sticks or skewers to prop them out. Then, tape the gift cards to the flowers and place them in the pot. Use a styrofoam block to make the skewers stay up and then cover them up with green

Nacho Average Teacher DIY Basket

Your child’s teacher was incredible, so let them know that with a Nacho Average Teacher DIY Basket! This Mexican food themed gift basket is a delicious way to say thanks for all your kid’s teacher did for them this year. It doesn’t need a special basket, so just pick an affordable bin or box and fill it with delicious Mexican food.

Some ideas to help you get started:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Jarred jalapenos
  • Queso
  • Spice mix
  • Snack holder

Movie Night Gift Basket

Everyone loves a good movie night! To make this gift basket extra special, place the items in a popcorn box. While you can include a gift card to a movie theater chain like AMC or Regal, you can also focus on a home movie night by including classics like popcorn and candy.

Some ideas to fill a popcorn box move night gift basket:

Take Out Box DIY Gift Basket

Give your child’s teacher a break from cooking with a Take Out Box DIY Gift Basket! This simple gift basket is a breeze to put together, but is filled with gifts teachers can actually use. Use a takeout box as the container for this gift basket for a creative touch! Fill it with gift cards from nearby restaurants so that they can grab dinner or lunch on the go. Don’t feel like they have to be expensive – a $10 gift card can provide a quick lunch or dinner!

Some restaurant ideas:

  • Chipotle
  • Qdoba
  • Chick-fil-a
  • McDonald’s
  • Cava
  • Jamba Juice
  • Starbucks
8 Creative Teacher Summer Gift Basket - Gift ideas for teacher appreciation or end of year celebration
8 DIY Teacher Gift Baskets - Creative and fun gift baskets that are perfect for teacher appreciation or end of year celebrations

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