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The Best Back-to-School Gifts

With the end of summer approaching, it’s almost time to meet our kids’ new teachers for the year. That means it’s also time to start thinking about good back-to-school gifts to send them. After all, they make a lot of efforts to shape our future!

Below, we present our favorite ideas for back-to-school gifts for both teachers and students. Scroll to check them out!

Best Back-to-School Gifts for Teachers

Don’t wait for teacher appreciation week to show teachers how thankful you are for their hard work. Back-to-school gifts are a great way to start the school year off right and begin a strong relationship between you, your kids, and their teachers. Check out some ideas below:

1. Teacher Survival Kits

Every teacher needs a survival kit. The great thing about this back-to-school gift idea is that you can make it thoughtful even if you don’t know your child’s new teacher very well. 

Just put in some general items that anyone would find helpful, such as a pack of herbal teas, hand sanitizer, lotion, and anything that would help a teacher relax after (or during) a long school day.

To add an extra-sweet touch, you can throw in some tasty tropical candies to remind your child’s new teacher of summer, like tropical drops, pineapple rings, and mango sour belts.

2. Handmade Cards

Some things can never be replaced, no matter how much technology takes over the world. Handmade cards are one such thing. To make it memorable, you can combine your card with some delicious chocolates – after all, it is a classic go-to for any occasion.

With a candy cup of exclusive chocolates from Candy Club, you’ll definitely make any teacher’s day, whether they prefer dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or chocolate-covered clusters.

3. Gift Bags

Who doesn’t love a gift bag full of goodies? For a special back-to-school gift for teachers, use a functional bag that teachers will be able to use again and again. Every teacher has to keep essentials such as lunch boxes, notebooks, and laptops with them. If you gift them a reusable bag, they are bound to remember you every time they pick it up in the morning. Unlike survival kits, these bags are larger in size and will allow them to keep other things too.

You can include useful items like notebooks, pens, and sticky notes, along with fun items such as gummy candies, gift cards, or a coffee mug.

Best Back-to-School Gifts for Students

Going back to school is a big deal for kids, too. They’re about to meet lots of new people, adjust to new routines, and of course learn new things. Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, giving back-to-school gifts to students is a thoughtful way to get them excited for the new year. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

1. Candy Cupcakes

A combo of candies and cakes in the form of candy cupcakes puts a smile on kids’ faces like nothing else.

Making beautiful candy cupcakes doesn’t require you to be a master baker. Just grab a trusty cupcake recipe and get your hands on some yummy candy toppings, whether you prefer chocolate or gummy candy. A small dribble of icing serves as a great adhesive.

2. Pencil/Pen Set

A set of pens and pencils is also a great idea to kick off the new season after the vacation. Teachers can give them with a personalized note to every student, or parents can present them to their kids the night before the first day of school. Bonus points if you buy themed pens/pencils featuring your kids’ favorite things, like animals or characters from a TV show! Or, throw in a personal touch by getting the pens and pencils labeled with your child’s name.

This gift is especially great for those students who enjoy writing, but it’s useful for all students throughout the school year. You can also add drawing tools for students who are fond of drawing or art, such as erasers, pencil sharpeners, and colored pencils or markers.

3. Candy Party

Both children and teachers enjoy candy. It’s delicious, colorful, and appropriate for any event. So, when it’s time for a teacher-student reunion after summer vacation, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a candy party.

Choosing your students’ favorite candy and then setting up a stand for each of them is the ideal approach to manage this. For instance, you may make a strawberry and cream decor with sour strawberry candies. Arrange for several bowls of actual strawberries and red and off-white paint for your stand to suit the strawberry theme. To make the event extra personal, teachers can send out a survey to students, then buy the appropriate candies and decor and schedule the party for the end of the first week or second week of school.

Go ahead, experiment and be creative!

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The start of the school year is a big deal for students, teachers, and parents alike. Starting such an occasion with gifts creates positive energy and gets everyone excited. We hope you found the piece helpful. For more inspiration, check out the best-back-to-school gifts in our store, and don’t miss out on our latest collection of candies.