Practical Back to School Teacher Gift Idea | Cleaning Supplies + FREE Printable Tags!

As an Amazon Associate, Hip2Save earns a small commission from qualifying purchases in this post. Read our full disclosure policy here.

More Gift Ideas

Start the year with a clean slate with this clever and clean teacher gift idea!

Looking Forward to a Clean Start Printable Tag

What a great back-to-school gift tag idea to show your teacher appreciation!

Considering our kiddos are the most likely to catch and spread a cold, cleaning supplies are a must in the classroom. From disinfecting Clorox wipes to hand sanitizer, schools are likely to accept anything you offer on top of their own inventory.

Why not present the cleaning supplies as back to school teacher gifts by adding our printable tags! They’ll definitely appreciate needing to purchase fewer supplies on their own.

cleaning supplies with clean start tags

If you do have extra cleaning supplies on hand or you’re able to purchase some, consider donating them to your child’s teacher using these cute and FREE printable gift tags.

It’s such a thoughtful, yet practical, way to celebrate the beginning of a school year. Cleaning supplies are used up fairly quickly at schools, so your donation to cut down the amount of needed items on their school cleaning supplies list is greatly needed and appreciated. Especially when you add a personal touch with these printable tags!

Clean Start Printable Tags

I’ve designed two different-sized printable sheets to best fit the items in your teacher gift basket:

cleaning supplies with clean start tags

Printable Tags




Simply print the tags on heavy cardstock paper and use a hole punch to create the hole.


Then attach them to your cleaning supplies with a ribbon. It’s that easy!

Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas

These tags are perfect teacher gift ideas for each school year ahead!

Classrooms can get pretty dirty, so why not lighten the mood once cleaning time rolls around? These gift tags will put a smile on everyone’s face. Sometimes teachers already ask students to bring items from their school cleaning supplies list, and I’m sure they’ll appreciate this extra touch.

Not sure what to buy? Here are some cleaning supply gift ideas to pair with gift tags:

Support the movement to help teachers clear their back-to-school supply lists!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

Join The Discussion

Comments 26

  1. Melissa

    If only it was possible to find disinfecting wipes! It’s like winning the lottery if you do. 😉

  2. Nicole

    Would love to buy disinfecting wipes or spray, any tips on how to get some? (My area is out!)

    • Ms

      I was able to order Clorox wipes (3 packs) from Amazon recently. It was available for an extremely brief period this morning. Keep checking. They go in and out of stock. You can order upto 3 max. But in order to get your order go through fast (before it get removed from your cart due to out of stock), I suggest you only order only 1 at a time. Hope this helps.

      • Ms

        Another option is from and they are available now (at least for my zip code). If you have Costco membership, you can order online 5 packs of 85ct each for $22.99 shipped. Kirkland disinfecting wipes 304ct also available for $17.99 shipped. Limit 1 each item. Prices was a bit higher because they have built in shipping & handling. I was unable to find in store though some people have luck finding them in Costco stores.

  3. Kristi

    There are none to be found…

    • K

      Still? We’ve had them back in stock in all the stores I go to in NorCal for a few months now

  4. sfc_abby

    I have my sites on my favorites. I check Walgreens, Walmart and Amazon, frequently. The trick is to stay on top of these websites and see when it’s available and buy them. I just checked my Walgreens (Chicago) and they had disinfectant spray behind the counter (Complete Home brand). They had NICE wipes a couple of weeks ago and I bought the limit, 2. Keep checking Amazon, they have Lysol spray for $5+ through Amazon fresh, just got one Thursday and added a few items I would have bought at the store anyways. Good luck to everyone..

  5. K

    I’m a little confused, are there a lot of states that still have in person school? Because all the schools here are distance learning. I mean I know there was that photo of the Georgia school that went viral but I kind of assumed that would cause a lot of other schools to do distance learning as well..

    • Babbs12345

      My school is giving parents the choice. Most families are choosing in class.

    • Z

      My county gave parents 4 options- We chose the face to face option for our family.

      • Lo

        4 options wow! We have 2- Digital academy or in person. There’s a rumor in person will go remote when flu season starts.

    • tracey

      Our state seems like it is mostly going in person although most schools have an online version available. Also has to do with the state funding regarding virtual learning.

    • Deanna

      Our school is distant learning or independent studies (home school) which is what we’ve done for the past 4 years, but we still have to go in and get all the materials and meet the advisor.

    • Csandst1

      Our district in NJ is going in-person every other day for a half-day. Days not in- person are online.

    • Jax

      My county is giving parents, but not teachers a choice. I’m back in the classroom right now and I will have face to face kids next week. I’m in Florida.

    • rochellemcgee

      We have 4 options in Fl.

    • Jennifer

      I am in Fl and it depends on your county. In my county we are all elearning for the first 4 weeks. The others are only speaking for their counties. My county never had 4 options

  6. MJ

    Thanks fellow hipsters for the tips on where to find wipes, the Lysol wipes and spray are on my sons back to school list, but I haven’t seen any in store since before the pandemic. I will keep checking! We also have the option, virtual or in class and are starting an A B schedule. I bet we will end up virtual at some point bc I just assume there will be cluster outbreaks. I would keep my kid home, but my husband insists and he wants to go, so I’m over ruled…

  7. Kathryn

    I have had good luck finding at Dollar General. Check their dollar aisle also. We have found disinfect spray and sanitizing wipes there recently.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing!

  8. MH

    I’ve had luck finding wipes at Target. They only allow 1, so usually have some left! I find them usually on Monday/Tuesday mid day. Our district is online or in person, but starting with online for everyone and in person starts end of September. However, they’re offering in person prior to that for families with hardships who don’t have childcare etc. Those students will be spaced out 6 feet in the gym with a “library” like setting while doing online work like everyone else. So, they will need supplies. I plan on sending some even though my kiddos will be home as long as they allow it. These are still our teachers, and still our kids classmates. Keeping the class supplied and helping they stay clean/safe still matters to us.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing MH and good luck this year. It’s sure different for all of us.

  9. Leavesbegintofall

    Ughhh reading these comments 😣😣😣 so glad 2020 is over. Love this idea for back to school !!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I agree that was a hectic time yikes! I am glad you find this helpful!

  10. moriabinford

    Not every teacher will be able to use those cleaning supplies. The district I work for has very strict rules about cleaning products. The only things from your suggestion list I would be able to use are the hand sanitizer and paper towels.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the heads up and warning that not all teachers may be able to use these items. Good to know to check into what will work best for your school. 💕

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

It's not your Grandma's coupon site!

Sign up for a Hip2Save account (it's free) to access all of the awesome features!

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot Password

Don't have an account? Register

Become a Hip2Save Insider

Don't Miss Out! Join our large community of insiders - it's totally free! Once you join, you'll be able to save & share your favorite deals, rate posts and recipes and add items to your HipList and Cookbook! What are ya waiting for?!

Already have an account? Login

Thank you for rating!

Would you also like to leave us a comment?