Back to School Gifts for Teachers

As summer fades and the new school year approaches, it’s time to head back to school. Show teachers you appreciate them with some Back to School gifts that are perfectly packaged! 


Send a sweet gift for your child’s teacher to start the school year right! Package candy in gusset bags, pillow boxes, decorative tubes, or pouches, and decorate with a printable label for an easy, thoughtful gift. 

Skip to My Lou has printable tags for candy gifts!
Gusset Bags are perfect packaging for candy!
Pillow Boxes can hold small or flat candies and have a great surface for stickers or printed labels!

Gift Baskets

Set your teacher up with school supplies, sweets, gift cards, classroom decor, and any other supplies you think they’ll need in a gift basket! These are 100% customizable and can be made from simple items you can find at any store. Lindsey Blogs has come up with DIY Back to School Teacher Gift Basket Ideas for Under $10. Wrap them up for a finishing touch using Gift Basket Bags. These bags come in a variety of sizes to accommodate gift baskets of any size. You can make the start of the school year great for your child’s teacher! 

Lindsey Blogs shares her ideas on how to make a cute and functional teacher gift basket!


Send your best wishes for the school year in the form of a sugar cookie! We love what Lisa’s Cookie Kitchen has done to combine a cookie and a gift card. And Bouge Cookie Co. created adorable mini sugar cookies of school supplies as a set. 

Lisa’s Cookie Kitchen used the FB58 box to package this adorable cookie and gift card set.
Bouge Cookie Co used PLB105 to package this mini set of adorable back to school themed cookies.

For a set of home baked cookies, use this printable by A Pumpkin & A Princess and our Handled Boxes for a cute cookie box. 

A Pumpkin & A Princess has these cute chalkboard-style printouts you can put in the window of handled boxes as a cute way to package some homemade cookies!

Handwritten Card

Did you know ClearBags sells stationary as well as packaging products? Have your child decorate the front however they’d like and write a sweet message for their teacher to wish them a good year. This is a creative and fun activity that kids can do to get ready for the school year and everyone loves receiving handcrafted notes and cards! 

Photo Credit: We Are Teachers
ClearBags sells blank cards and envelopes in various sizes and colors– the perfect canvas for your child’s art and a handwritten note!

Flavored Popcorn 

Sweet, salty, and easy to make, Flavored Popcorn is an “a-maize-ing” gift for back to school. Insanely Good shares 25 flavored popcorn recipes– both sweet and savory – that you can make from items you already have in your pantry. Check out our article on Popcorn Packaging for a variety of ways to make sure your popcorn stays fresh and looks “poppin’”. 

This Everything Bagel popcorn is a savory option.
Our Popcorn Shaped Pouch is a classic! Heat sealable to keep popcorn fresh, these are a fun way to gift sweet or savory kernels.
Cinnamon Roll flavored sweet popcorn takes a baked good and turns it into a crunchy treat!

Bath Salts 

Nothing feels better at the end of a long school day than a relaxing bath. With homemade bath salts, you can help your child’s teacher unwind. With 4 base ingredients, these homemade bath salts by Wholehearted Eats can be customized with different scents and textures. 

This Apothecary Jar Shaped Pouch is perfect for holding bath salts! SP3J
Photo Credit: Wholehearted Eats
This Clamp Jar Shaped Pouch comes in 3 sizes! (pictured: JARMD)

Package these salts in Stand Up Pouches for a cute way to keep them fresh. Here at ClearBags, we have a variety of sizes and shapes to choose from. 

Start the school year off on the right foot with a back to school gift to show teachers you care and appreciate all they do! We would love to see what you gift teachers this year — leave us a comment or tag us on social media (Facebook or Instagram)