Summer Gifts – Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

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Simple summer gifts that will make your friends, teachers, neighbors, and coworkers feel extra special! Get ready for some fun in the sun!

Here are a few more summer gift ideas we love – End of the Year Teacher Gift, Personalized Necklace Gift, and Gift Card Printable.

basket with orange sunscreen and towel

Can you believe summer is right around the corner? I feel like the end of the year always flies by and Teacher Appreciation week sneaks up on me! This year was one of the only years I was actually prepared, and I absolutely love how this gift turned out!

I came up with this idea several weeks ago while listening to my 8-year-old tell that orange/banana knock-knock joke- you know the one, right? (Please don’t make me repeat it- we will be here all day!)

With this idea in mind, I went to the store in search of anything orange that my kid’s teachers would enjoy. There are so many orange items in the store right now. I ended up buying sunscreen, a beach towel, and a cute orange plant pot and put together a sweet summer gift basket with a cute printable tag that looks so cute!

You don’t even have to go all out with a large gift basket. Here are some simpler ideas –

  • Orange tumbler filled with orange candies & an Amazon gift card
  • Magazine with an orange candle and nail polish
  • Orange bowl filled with mandarins or orange treats

I love how versatile the contents of this gift can be. Keep it simple or go all out! I think this summer gift is perfect for teachers, but your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors would definitely love it too! Here is how to make it –

orange items for a teachers gift

Simple Summer Gifts


  • orange items – towel, sunscreen, candies, magazines, treats, flowers, summer decor, etc.
  • gift basket
  • “Orange You Glad It’s Summer?” gift tags (download below)
  • scissors
  • tape
close up of a gift tag that says "orange you glad its summer"


  1. Download and print off our printable orange gift tags.
  2. Fill a basket with all of your orange gifts.
  3. Cut out a gift tag and attach the gift tag with some tape.
  4. …and that’s it!
close up of a summer gift idea of a basket filled with orange items

More Teacher Appreciation Ideas

If you loved this idea, you’ll love these teacher appreciation gifts too!

Summer Gift Printable

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What are you doing for your child’s teachers this year? We want to hear about it!

Happy almost summer everyone!

collage of summer gift ideas with orange items in a white basket

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  1. My teens gave one of their teachers a basket and they loved it! We loved this idea for teacher’s day! Definitely making them again next year!

  2. This is such a great idea! I was looking for an end of the year gift that was not just another boring mug love this!