I admit I’m guilty of TOTALLY missing Teacher Appreciation Week. Yet in my defense, I home school one kid, and this year it fell week of my son’s birthday. Add that in with Mother’s Day planning and promotions, and well, I completely missed it.
That’s alright, I’ve never been one to follow the calendar when it comes to appreciating those who deserve it. When I was a kid, my mom and I would always make a bouquet of Iris flowers to give to my teachers near the end of the year. We couldn’t give the gift any sooner, because the Iris wasn’t blooming until late May or early June.
In addition to the flowers, we often gave my teachers little gifts, as is the spirit of Teacher Appreciation Week. If you missed it too, then this page filled with ideas for teacher gift baskets may be just the thing to make up for it.
A fun way to say “Congrats!” to a new graduate can be with a gift basket. No mater if your graduate is just finishing high school, college, or something else, here are a few Graduation gift basket ideas:
– Congratulations Mug or Class Mug
– Snack food (crackers, cookies, candy, etc)
– Books on Graduation
– Memory Books/Scrapbooks
– Picture frames & books
– Congrats or Graduation Doll/Stuffed Animal
– Food Mixes (brownies, cookies, soups, etc)
– Gift Certificates from their favorite stores (example: Amazon, Target, GAP, etc.)
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you may be trying to come up with ideas for gift baskets. What’s great about gift baskets is the ability to put just about anything you want in.
If you need some ideas, you can find a few general items as well as some specific ideas on our Valentine’s Day Gift Basket Ideas page. Here’s just one specific idea from the page above:
Valentine’s Day Gift Basket
Put into large decorated cardboard heart box:
pink sugar cookies you’ve made yourself
their favorite sappy movie
wine or de-alcohol wine
heart candies or chocolates
a coupon for a free back rub you will be giving
a romantic music CD
To make it extra special, you can even make your own bubble bath or other bath & body products.
Don’t forget your kids teachers on your Christmas list! If you need something quick and easy, you might want to get them a fun gift basket. Just a little something to show them how much you appreciate how important they are to your kids.
There are several ideas on Idea Queen specifically for teacher gift baskets, so be sure to stop by if you need a few ideas.
No matter what the occasion, a gift basket can make a perfect gift. Kids especially will love getting a gift basket full of their favorite items.
Idea Queen has an entire page of gift basket ideas just for kids. You’ll find ideas for both boys and girls, plus some specific types of gift basket ideas.
Here’s one gift basket idea you’ll find on the page, which would make an excellent Christmas gift:
Kid’s Bath Gift Basket
Fill a basket with:
No-tears shampoo and conditioner
Bath crayons (they let kids write on the tub or the wall, then they wash off)
Bath mitt or decorative face cloth
You can see more gift basket ideas for kids like this one at Idea Queen.
Christmas is sneaking up on us fast, and it’s about time we start thinking of Christmas gifts. We’ve given a few ideas already for homemade Christmas gift ideas, but we’ve yet to mention gift baskets. The great thing about gift baskets is you can fill them with whatever you want, and make them completely personal.
On Idea Queen there is a page set up specifically for homemade Christmas gift basket ideas. You’ll find suggestions for what to include, as well as a few specific basket ideas. One of them is listed below.
Homemade Christmas Gift Basket
Fill a decorative Christmas box or tin with:
assorted home-baked cookies
Christmas ornaments (better if you made them yourself)
pre-recorded Christmas music
tuck in some candy canes or foil wrapped chocolate Santas for a finishing touch
Gift baskets can be lots of fun creating. You can make millions of gift baskets and never do the same one twice. But just in case your creativity is running a little low, we’ve listed some free gift basket ideas on Idea Queen.
Quite a few of these ideas actually come from an ebook we picked up some time ago. It’s actually available in with the Gift Jar recipes ebook, which alone has some pretty cool ideas as well. (If you didn’t know, Gift Jars are pretty hot right now, as they should be because they are a pretty cool gift!)
Some of the free gift basket ideas you’ll find on our site and in the ebook are:
– Kids Gift Basket Ideas
– Birthday Gift Basket Ideas
– Christmas Gift Basket Ideas
– Teacher Gift Basket Ideas
Plus a whole lot more. Those are just the categories, which each has quite a few ideas within the pages.
Some of my favorite free gift basket ideas are listed below.
Kids Traveling Gift Basket
Use a Book Bag for the “Basket” and fill it with your choice of the following items:
Traveling Bingo Game
Other Travel Size Games
Doodle Pad of Paper
Pencils or Pens
Magnetic Doodle Board
Travel Size Etch-A-Sketch
Small Portable Radio/Cassette Player w/ Headset 🙂
Don’t Forget the Batteries
Soft blanket to nap with
Pizza Party Gift Basket
On a pizza stone or board, arrange a variety of delicious domestic cheeses such as Parmesan, mozzarella and feta. Add a pizza cutter, homemade pizza sauce and gourmet ingredients, like sun-dried tomatoes, olives and fresh herbs.
Special Friend Gift Basket
a letter telling them why you appreiciate them (leave it unsigned)
candies, sweets and cookies
a book that only you would know they would like
a book about friendship or poems about friendship
a movie only you would know they would like
popcorn kernals with their favorite spices
anything else that is personal between you and your friend that they would like
Lots of cute ideas! Be sure to see all of them (and details on the ebooks) at Idea Queen.