The kids are headed back to school and so are their teachers. This back to school season, give your child’s teacher something they’ll need, like this Back to School Teacher Survival Kit. It’s filled with items they’ll need in case of unexpected emergencies.
This is a partnered post with The Motherhood and BIC. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Gifts for teachers aren’t required but I think it’s a nice gesture to let them know you care. But sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to get them, especially since you don’t really know them yet. In cases like this, I like to be practical and think about things they can use on a day-to-day basis.
Don’t forget to pin this to your back-to-school or teacher Pinterest boards so that you don’t lose it.
This Back to School Teacher Survival Kit is filled with things that I thought would come in handy for all teachers. And the best part is that I didn’t break the bank throwing it together. Because I already had the glass jar on hand (I always buy these when they’re on sale) and some spare ribbon from other projects, I only spent about $13. It’s definitely not an extravagant gift, but it’s thoughtful and practical.
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PensKleenexMintsGumLip BalmHand CreamBand-AidsStain Remover
Back to School Teacher Survival Kit
I packed mine with antibacterial gel, facial tissues, mints, gum, pain reliever, pens, lip balm, hand lotion, band aids, stain remover, and chocolate. I know all these things seem really boring for a gift, but I put all these items in the kit for a specific purpose. I imagined myself in a room of 20+ kids and all these things seemed to come in handy.
I know teachers sometimes have to spend quite a bit of their own money for classroom supplies. I’m sure they appreciate anything that lightens the burden a little. Think pens for example. They have to have pens and purchase those on their own. Buying a few packs of BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry gel pens at the beginning of the school year would be a great way to help your child’s teacher.
I like these pens because the ink is super smooth and it dries up to 3 times faster* than Bic Gel-ocity Original. This especially comes in handy for those left handed folks. Having an ink that dries faster cuts down on those unwanted smears when writing. Note-taking, list-making and calendar-marking will brighter this back to school season with all the different color options available. *vs. BIC® Gel-ocity® Original, based on average dry times of blue, black and red. Individual dry times may vary by color.
What else would you include in a Back to School Teacher Survival Kit?
What an adorable idea. I’ve never thought to give the teachers something, but what a great gesture. BIC is one of our go-to brands for pens and other school supplies.
When I was teaching, I would love fun sharpies. The office gives us black, but those are no fun!
This is such a thoughtful idea! Great items included, too!
This is great! I’ve been trying to think of something that would make a good gift for my daughter’s teacher that is practical. Perfect
What an awesome gift for teachers!! I always by teachers end of school gifts but I never thought of buying one at the most important time; the fist day of school! Great idea!
This is such a great idea! I may have to make one up for Oscar’s teacher when he starts school in September as she’s definitely going to need a survival kit with him around 😀
robin rue says
That is a really cute idea. I give my kids teachers gifts at Christmas and at the end of the school year, but I never thought to give them something at the start of the year.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
We don’t gift at the beginning of the year, we gift at the end of the year. Your kit is full of good ideas, I especially like the feel of a gel pen over ordinary.
I’ve purchased a lot of extra supplies to send in the first week of school, and this is such a great idea! Teachers need all of the extra support they can get.
Marcie W. says
What a thoughtful idea and a great way to get on a teacher’s good side too! I love the items you selected for your kit, especially the chocolate.
This is such an awesome gift idea! I love the idea of a survival kits for them, so useful!
Heather Johnson says
We are a homeschooling family, but I remember the first day of school as a kid. I would totally include a general gift card in my teacher gift.
Neely Moldovan says
This is the perfect idea! I love these back to school teacher gifts Ive been seeing they are all precious!
Liz Mays says
The antibacterial gel was a good idea! This will be a really useful kit for teachers. They’ll definitely need the extra supplies.
Shelley R Zurek says
The beginning of the year is so stressful for everyone. Why not give the teacher a little boost too?