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Back to school gift for teacher {Free Printable}

Posted by  ·  August 16, 2012  ·  Last Updated: August 10, 2016

When school begins I try to send a little back to school gift for my child’s teachers. I want them to know that they can call on me during the year for any help they might need. It also gives me the chance to share the phone number I am most easily reached at!

I know a teacher can always use extra soap in the classroom for hand washing and since I am offering a “hand” –hand soap makes the perfect gift!

First find a pretty bottle of hand soap, sanitizer or lotion.

I think these modern bottles make this little teacher gift extra special!

Back to school gift for teachers

Download the gift tag, print it out on card-stock, cut it out and tie onto the soap with a ribbon.  I left a space on the front for you to add your name and phone number. Don’t forget to make a few extra for the staff at school that also can use help but often get overlooked (secretary, paraprofessionals, librarian etc). Really this warm gesture would be nice for anyone that could use a hand!

{Printable “If I Can Give You A Hand” Gift Tag}

Back to school teacher gift tags

If you are looking for more back to school gift idea download over 50 cute gift tags to make gift giving super easy.  All you do is print a tag and attach to a little gift for a “Pun-tastic gift!  Each tag even comes with gift ideas. Click the link for a cute gift tag paired with Sharpie markers.  Download over 50 more tags for $4.99. Your teacher will be happy you did!
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{Back to School Gift Tags}



  1. Carly Helmet
    Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
    These tags are too cute! I'm a teacher and would love to give this as a thank you gift to parent helpers. Could you make me a tag that said something like, "Thanks for giving me a hand."??
  2. Irma Barberena
    Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
    I loved these great ideas thank you
  3. Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
    These rock. I'm going to use them for my Scentsy customers when I give them little gifts! Thank you.
  4. Jennifer
    Monday, August 11th, 2014
    What a simple and great idea. I plan on using these for two friends that are having medical troubles at this time. Be a great visiting gift to drop off to them.
  5. Saturday, August 17th, 2013
    thanks so much for sharing! i linked to this post, here: http://melaniemakes.com/blog/2013/08/friday-finds-august-2-2013.html
  6. Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
    Those tags are ADORABLE! SO perfect for a little Back to School Night gifty I'm making for my girls' teachers. Thank you SO SO much for sharing them!!
  7. Misty
    Friday, August 9th, 2013
    I LOVE these! I work with the elementary teachers at our small private school. I want to give one to each of them with my info on it! THANK YOU! Is there a way you would email me a PDF file that I can actually open in photoshop so I can add my contact info to the tag? You have great ideas!
  8. Thursday, August 1st, 2013
    This is a brilliant idea!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful printable and for the cost effective and charming back to school idea.
  9. Thursday, August 1st, 2013
    What a great idea. Thanks!
  10. Jeanette
    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
    Wonderful idea for Children's Church gifts for Pastor Appreciation Day. I attached the tag to a Butter finger candy bar. The kids loved handing it to him and so did he.
    Blessings to you
  11. Friday, September 21st, 2012
    I love this idea! What a kind, helpful, creative (and frugal) gift. Would it be OK if I featured your idea and printable on our blog?
    • Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
      Yes, I am always flattered when someone features my tutorials. Please make sure to use only one picture and link back! Thanks so much for reading my blog!
  12. Thursday, September 13th, 2012
    I have grandchildren now but continue to be involved in their lives and will be using this tag for this gift. Great idea. Everyone loves a bottle of special handsoap. This would be a good idea for a Random Act of Kindness article. Could I feature this?
  13. Saturday, September 8th, 2012
    I love this idea and am totally handing these out to my son's teachers next week. I think Method makes great products and I especially am fond of Orla Kiely, so am heading right out to find some for the gifts and for me! Congrats on the opportunity with Method.
  14. Stefani
    Monday, August 27th, 2012
    Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!! I can't wait to give this to my son's teacher - she's a first year teacher, as a teacher myself, I know she could definitely "use a hand"!
  15. Kristi
    Saturday, August 25th, 2012
    I switched to Method products (hand soaps, cleaners and laundry products) when my first was born 5 years ago. Great products! Thanks for sharing the idea, love it!
  16. emily willingham
    Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
    i am commenting on your blog to enter the Silhouette CAMEO and Vinyl Bundle give-away as instructed in the rafflecopter on your facebook page.
  17. Vera Johnson
    Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
    Cute idea!!!
  18. Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
    Cute retro tags! Love this idea!
  19. Amber
    Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!
  20. DeAnn O
    Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
    Cute idea! I would have loved getting this from one of my students when I was teaching. I'd send one to my son's teacher, but since he's homeschooled...that's me!
  21. Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
    AS a teacher, I can only wish that parents would be so considerate to a) send in much needed soap, b) send in environmentally responsible soap and c) make the cute printable to go along with it. Where are all of these parents when it comes to middle school teachers?????
  22. Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
    Super Cute! I am going to make a few up for my daughter's teachers. Thanks for the printable tag and wonderful idea. ;o)
  23. cyndi p
    Saturday, August 18th, 2012
    thanks. love following you.... great ideas, great products.
  24. Sheri
    Friday, August 17th, 2012
    Thank you for the great printable and idea. I love Method products for all the reasons you described above.
  25. Stephanie
    Friday, August 17th, 2012
    Thank you so much for making this available! I absolutely love the graphic & can't wait to pair it with some Method hand soaps!
  26. kalee
    Friday, August 17th, 2012
    thank you! i love this and my 2nd grader thinks it's cool too! =)
  27. Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    Cindy--These are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing these!
  28. Heather2
    Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    LOVE this! Just what I was looking for to make my son's new teacher feel welcome. Keep all the great ideas coming . . . I love your site.
  29. Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    Love the ideat! Going to have to use it! Thanks for sharing!
  30. Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    Thanks! Perfect as my son heads back to school next week. Very pretty!
  31. Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    That is such an adorable and practical gift. Love!
  32. Heather
    Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    Just perfect! Thank you!
  33. Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    What a great idea! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing!
  34. Tiffany
    Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    I did not know that information about the Method brand, thanks for sharing that information.