{create this} orange you glad it’s almost summer teacher appreciation gifts

I know that only a handful of you know my 10 year old in real life.  But when I say that kid can talk, I mean THAT KID CAN TALK.  About songs and Pokemon and lunch and Legos and what he wants to be when he grows up and onomatopoeias and brain teasers (one night, a man and a woman are on a boat …) and the number of bruises he has and … well, I think you get the picture.  So, I feel that it is only right that I celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with more than just an apple mug.  I prefer fruit bowls with puns and wintery mint themed gifts and “hands down you’re the best teacher” gifts!

And since we are approaching summer, this year, I decided to go with a colorful gift that packs a big citrus punch … orange you glad it’s almost summer teacher appreciation gift!

orange you glad it's almost summer teacher appreciation gift at shakentogetherlife.com
Isn’t it cute?  I love all the bright colorful orange themed items we found – for around $10 per teacher!  I think they are perfect to remind our teachers that summer is just around the corner and thank them for all of their hard work!

Here is what we tucked inside each wooden berry crate after a quick trip to Target:

orange you glad it's almost summer teacher appreciation gift at shakentogetherlife.com
  • Orange thermal cup – Target dollar spot ($3)
  • Orange slice ice cube tray – Target dollar spot ($1)
  • Izze Sparkling Clementine fizzy drink (ummmm, holy cow are these good!)
  • Mini tube of sunscreen
  • Orange creamsicle gum
  • Orange strawberry drink mix single serve packets
  • Tazo Wild Sweet Orange tea bags (also SO yum!)
  • Orange tissue paper, orange tulle, wooden berry crate for packaging (or just tuck it all in a cute gift bag)

If you need a cute orange themed gift on a smaller scale (for teacher aides or support staff) use colored tulle to tie a paper straw to a sparkling fizzy drink.  You could add a fruity teacher appreciation tag depending on the flavor of the drink, too!

orange you glad it's almost summer teacher appreciation gift at shakentogetherlife.com
Celebrate teachers with these cute teacher gifts:

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  1. That is sooo cute, thanks for the great idea Keri!

  2. Those are so stinking adorable! I love all the fun themed gifts you come up with!!! Where did you get the wooden berry boxes…I love those!!!!

  3. i am in LOVE with this! I may just have to whip something together afterall!

  4. Love the saying! Super cute (affordable) idea.

    Amanda @ Dreamsicle Sisters

  5. What an adorable and useful gift!

  6. Target is awesome as is your teacher gift! I love Tazo tea and Izze!

  7. Target is awesome as is your teacher gift! I love Tazo tea and Izze!

  8. love this keri! so so cute! the teachers will love it!

  9. This is such a wonderful idea. Very festive and happy! BTW, it sounds like your son and mine could chat for hours and hours. lol I am sure your son has an amazing vocabulary. :)

    Thank you for sharing this lovely gift idea.

  10. What a great idea! Thanks for the recommendations too ~


  11. Great gift idea! I love all the orange and how it all goes together! Fun!

  12. Very cute idea! I love those Izze drinks!

  13. Love that!

  14. What a great gift idea!

  15. Great gift idea…I like that you could get everything for under $15.


    (Found you on Skip to My Lou!)

  16. This is so great! I want to be one of your kids’ teachers! ;) I found you at Lil’ Luna–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  17. This is such a cute idea and a neat play on words! I have featured it on my last minute teacher’s gift idea roundup! Thanks for linking to our Make Bake Create Party! :) http://therookieseamstress.com/2013/05/15/last-minute-teacher-gifts/

  18. fantastic!!!

  19. Love this…precious idea! I would love it if you linked up to my Create It Thursday post…it’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-2-plus-features.html

  20. This is so fun! And would totally work for any gift you need for the summer. :)

  21. What a great and fun gift. Love the play on words and all of the fun orange things you have found to fill the basket!

  22. This is so adorable! What a great idea, pinned :)

  23. You know I LOVE this! I like everything you make! xo

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  25. This is such a fun idea! Pinned and featuring tonight. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  26. Featuring YOU today! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com


  27. Hi Kerri, This is a super cute idea. I’d love for you to come link up to my party if you like. I also have a giveaway going on you can enter when you drop by. Happy Memorial Day! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

  28. Where do you get those adorable straws? Love this idea – THANK YOU!

  29. Thank you for the great idea! I made a version of this for my first grader’s teacher and she loved it…I blogged about it here with a link back to you:


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