Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

My Mom was an Elementary School Teacher for several years during my childhood. After seeing her dedication and love she had for her students, it has given me extra appreciation for the job and for my son’s teachers. I remember how after January hit when the school year was a little more than half way over, her regularly used supplies always started to either show their wear or get dismal. Since we are at that time of the school year now, it’s perfect timing to put together a Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket for your child’s teacher.

After talking with my children about what supplies were regularly used and what was needed in their classrooms, I set out on a mission at Dollar General to put together a teacher gift basket for around $20. As you can see in the picture below, I came back with 2 bags full of supplies for just one gift basket, plus a container, and I was able to stay within my budget. Score!

My children are on a year round school schedule and have to switch classrooms a few times a year. With that in mind, I choose to use a plastic container to house our gifts rather than a traditional basket so that the container can help teachers store supplies for when they change classrooms. What teacher can’t use more storage containers anyways, right?

At Dollar General I was able to find everything I had on my list including tissues, pencils, erasers, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, stickers and a chocolate bar for a special treat at the end of a hard day at work. I also grabbed some tissue paper to give my basket more of a present feel.

The best part about my trip was that I downloaded a mobile coupon from their website for $5 off when you spend $30. Since I purchased supplies to make 2 baskets (one for each of my children’s teachers) I was able to use that coupon and my grand total for each basket was only $17.90 (tax not included). Make sure you check out all of their coupons because they have a great variety for individual items and they offer great deals for shopping online at their store. Shop online and save with Dollar General!

Putting together my basket was simple. I layered a couple pieces of tissue paper at the bottom of the container and carefully placed all my items inside before placing the lid on top. Finish it off with some ribbon (which I already had at home) and boom…a fun gift basket that any teacher will love!

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