Summer Vacation Teacher Appreciation Gift

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! And for many the school year is quickly winding down! Here is a fun, inexpensive, gift for your favorite teachers (including free printables) that is a great way to say “Thank you” and “have a great summer” all in one!
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I believe that all of the materials for our “summer fun” baskets came from the dollar store. I started by getting sand buckets to work as the container, but also could be useful for playing in the summer. You can see the blue one is for the guy teacher. The big labels say, “Thank you for all of your hard work teaching me this year! You deserve a …..Summer Vacation!” I found all kinds of summery items and attached labels with little thank-yous.

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Pink leis for the ladies with a tag that reads, “Thank you for helping me BLOOM this year!”

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I had to include the ever-popular “Stay COOL this summer!” attached to a box of ice pops (not yet frozen).

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An inflatable beach ball–who doesn’t need one of these for instant summer fun?–says “Have a BALL this summer!”

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In case the message didn’t get across the first time, theses H2O Blasters (a.k.a. water balloons) are labeled “Have a BLAST this summer!” summer gift basket-9650

The shovel attached to the bucket got it’s own label, “I DUG having you as my teacher!”

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I found some fun Glow sticks wands and attached a label, “Thank you for helping me SHINE this year!”

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You could add other summery items like sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses (“My future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.”) Or pick and choose individual items for smaller gifts. But really, after putting up with your child all year, doesn’t their teacher deserve a summer break? 😉 Ours do!

I printed my gift tags on sheets of 2″ circle labels, but you could also print them on card stock and cut out circles around each design. I am sharing my labels here for you–free for your personal use. If you do print these out and use them, I’d love a comment letting me know what you do. Also, please consider following me on Facebook and Pinterest for more fun ideas! I have some printables available only as gifts to my Facebook followers.

*Click HERE for Summer Gift Basket Label*

*Click HERE for Circle Gift Tags-pg.1*

*Click HERE for Circle Gift Tags-pg.2*

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  1. These are so adorable. As a former teacher I would’ve loved to get this. The labels make the whole basket.

  2. Super cute idea!!

  3. This is such a super cute idea! Thanks for sharing, I will be doing this! Also thought of adding a kite and the tag that says”Thanks for helping me soar this year!” Both teachers have young children so I’m sure they will love this!!

  4. Thanks so much for these ideas! They will work perfectly to send with Ellie on her summer trip with her friend. 🙂

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