School’s almost out! That means it’s time to bid farewell to the classroom and say “thank you” to the teachers who have been with our kids all year.

Here are seven themed baskets to let your child's teacher know just how much you appreciate them.

Orange you glad it’s summer? (Get all orange items!)

  • Magazine
  • Sun screen
  • Flip flops
  • Water bottle
  • Beach bag
  • Towel

Thanks a latte!

  • Bagged coffee or coffee pods
  • Mug
  • Coffee scoop
  • Starbucks gift card
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Flavored syrup or creamer

A+ Teacher!

  • Customized stationary
  • Monthly planner
  • Notepad
  • Pens
  • Paper clips
  • Washi tape
  • Target gift card

It’s been a real “picnic!"

  • Powder lemonade
  • Solo cups
  • Citronella candle
  • S’more supplies
  • Picnic condiments
  • Checker napkins

Mani thanks!

  • Nail polishes
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton pads
  • Nail file or other manicure supplies
  • Unscented lotion
  • Bath bomb
  • Candle

Thanks for making me feel like a star!

  • Netflix gift card (or Hulu, Redbox, Apple, etc.)
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Plastic popcorn containers
  • Boxes of candy
  • Root beer

Nacho average teacher

  • Tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Queso dip
  • Margarita mix (no alcohol)
  • Margarita glasses
  • Paper plates
  • Festive napkins


Shea Saladee lives in Papillion with her husband, Brent, and their three children. She works as an instructor at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

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