Apples for the Teacher – Gift Basket Tag

What do you think of when it’s time to go back to school? Backpacks, books, new clothes, pencils, crayons, and…apples. Right? Apples for the teacher? Here’s a little take on the most classic teacher gift – a teacher gift basket full of “Apples” to give on the first day of school or anytime you really want to make someone’s day. 

Let’s get real here. You know how everyone disses on Wal-Mart? Well, it’s the only “big store” we have here ( + JoAnn, thank goodness.) So I’m one of those Wal-Mart people now I guess! The point is, everything I used for this gift came from the Big W…even this cute wire basket!

I went on a hunt for anything Apple-y (is that a word?) or red to go in my basket. Here is what I included: apple hand soap, Cran-Apple juice,red Post-Its, red pens (teachers always need red pens!), BHG wax melts, green apple Chapstick, hand sanitizer, and wait for it…. an apple!
Stick it all together in a bag, basket or box and attach the printable tag.

You could also do a smaller gift with Apple-flavored treats – like these yummy Caramel Apple Pie cookies! 
(Have I said Apple too many times already?)
To get the tag, right-click and save this image to your computer
OR download the PDF HERE.
I’m pretty sure no teacher will turn down some snacks for their emergency stash!
What are some of your back-to-school traditions?
Here are a few other gift ideas we’ve done in the past:

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  1. says

    In the spirit of ‘sisters’ I had to comment on this post. I homeschool my kids so I almost didn’t read it since we don’t do ‘back to school’ in quite the same way. But…I had to read it anyway, I just couldn’t resist and I’m so glad I didn’t. My sister has had her master’s degree for several years and has had no luck finding a permanent teaching job because there were none available. She’s been doing long term substitute teaching since she
    got her master’s degree and just this past month she finally got a permanent class. She is so excited and we are so excited for her! I have a wooden cut out of an apple that belonged to our grandmother and I was going to send that to her, but now you’ve made me rethink that. I think I will send her a gift basket from her big sister with all the apple themed goodies in it and include grandma’s little apple. Thank you so much for the idea. In the spirit of sisters and teachers! I didn’t even know some of these items existed! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    • says

      Oh my goodness! What a neat story – and so touching to see how close you are to your sister! That must have been so hard to not have a permanent class…and congrats to her for getting a Master’s Degree. That is huge! I taught for a few years and I’m sure the basket of goodies, especially with the sentimental part from your Grandmother, will help her feel more at ease in a new classroom and school! I’m SO glad you stopped by, too. Reading that comment totally made my night! Hugs!

  2. says

    Oops! I forgot to mention that we are in North Carolina and she is in New Hampshire so we can’t be there to help her decorate her room and support her in the way we’d like to. That’s why I’m sending her a gift in the mail!

  3. says

    Very cute! Thank you for linking this up at the Life Inspired Link Party + congrats on the feature (x2)–I guess you are just that good 😉

  4. says

    If you are looking to celebrate an occasion and make it last forever, and don’t want to settle for anything less than a gift basket can be the perfect gift solution for any occasion. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your favorite family member, birthday gal or guy, your friend, teacher or business associate.
    There are many different gift basket types which exist that you can easily choose from. In fact, you can find an awesome collection of scrumptious, gourmet goodies for every week of the year and a different kind for every special occasion or individual in your life without repeating your selection even once! The following are just some of the types of gift baskets out there which you can choose from.
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  5. Jennybean says

    This is so awesome and simple, thank you! I’m definitely going to do this for my boys’ teachers this year. I may even have to try to make a pears for the Para version for my younger son’s Para :)


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