It seems like back-to-school shopping begins earlier each year. There are book bags to purchase as well as all of the clothes, shoes, and supplies for your kids. If you know someone who is going back to school whether it’s the first year of college or the first year of elementary school, consider a few gift baskets that you can make that have some of the items that they need for classes as well as some of the things that they might enjoy from home while they are in class. You can also make the basket as a way to offer encouragement and support for a successful new school year.
Make a bright gift for a bright school year by wrapping a pack or markers with neon ribbon along with a few notepads in neon colors. If you don’t want to make a large gift, you can wrap a few items together to give to everyone in the class. A fun basket idea for a teacher is made using a tote bag or a plastic storage container with disinfectant wipes, a box of tissues, and supplies that the teacher requests for the classroom. You can also personalize the gift with lotion and a few other items that can be used at home or to get each day started on a positive note.
If you don’t have a budget to worry about, then you could make a large basket with bottles of glue, packs of crayons, and other supplies for one classroom to enjoy. You could also include packs of cookies and juice boxes for the class to have on the first day of school. A basket for a college student might include a few toiletries and hygiene items as well as snacks and maybe a few gift cards hidden inside other gifts.