Back To School Dental Care Gift Basket Idea #ad #BackToBold

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Back To School Dental Care Gift Basket Idea #ad #BackToBold

Did you know that people who use LISTERINEĀ® are more likely to do bold things than non-users? I assumed that, just like I assume that they are also more likely to do awesome stuff. I mean, I think Amber and I are pretty awesome. šŸ˜‰ Seriously, though, it’s time to get back to school shopping. And that is not all about the school supplies, you know. Dental health is so important to your overall health. So I have this cool back to school dental care gift basket idea for you today. Make one for yourself and one for your college student and you can still practice great dental care together all year long.

Back To School Dental Care Gift Basket Idea

In just a few minutes, you can make a really thoughtful gift basket or care package full of items that your college student actually needs. No dental care gift basket would be complete without LISTERINEĀ® Mouthwash. And don’t forget to grab some other LISTERINEĀ® items to add to the dental care gift basket. I know that they offer a lot of really great items, and their mouthwash is my go-to brand, but I didn’t know they offered toothpaste! Nice! So, I made sure to grab one LISTERINEĀ® Essential Care Toothpaste for Amber and one for myself. Amber and I both love LISTERINEĀ® PocketMists so I got her some of those and picked up some floss for each of us. Voila!

Back To School Dental Care Gift Basket Idea #ad #BackToBold

Other things that go great in a dental care gift basket would be fruit {make sure you can deliver while the fruit is still fresh}, protein bars, a toothbrush. If your child is like mine and likes to pick out her own toothbrush, you could always put a gift card in the basket. And guess what – right now you can get a $5 Target Gift Card with your purchase of 3 LISTERINEĀ® Mouthwashes at Target {either online or in-store}. Well, well, well. Isn’t that convenient? šŸ˜‰ Get more details about that below.

Back To School Dental Care Gift Basket Idea #ad #BackToBold

Things To Include In A Dental Care Gift Basket

LISTERINEĀ® Essential Care Toothpaste
Kitchen Timer {if your child needs help brushing for an appropriate amount of time}
Fruit & Protein Bars
Dental Floss
Battery Operated Toothbrush {for home}
Disposable Manual Toothbrushes {for travel}
Target Gift Card
Dental Appointment Reminder Card {we all know how forgetful teens can be}

My favorite LISTERINEĀ® Mouthwash is LISTERINEĀ® TOTAL CARE Mouthwash. I love it because it offers 6 benefits in one. The ones that matter most to me are that it helps to prevent cavities and it cleans your whole mouth. You really can’t do that with just brushing alone so you need to use a mouthwash to get the best clean possible. Also, it’s important to kill bad breath.

I also really love LISTERINEĀ® TOTAL CARE ZERO ALCOHOL which has a milder, less intense minty flavor than LISTERINEĀ® TOTAL CARE Mouthwash. It also offers 100% coverage between teeth and along the gum line which is more than what you can get from brushing and flossing alone. But that less intense flavor doesn’t mean less intense clean. You still get great cavity prevention and enamel restoration!


Buy LISTERINEĀ® At Target And Get A $5 Target Gift Card

Buy 3 LISTERINEĀ® Mouthwashes and get a $5 Target Gift Card. This offer is good through September 9th both online and in-store. You can click directly on the picture above and it will take you straight to where you can purchase LISTERINEĀ®. Easy peasy. šŸ™‚

Back To School Dental Care Gift Basket Idea #ad #BackToBold

Which LISTERINEĀ® Mouthwash Is Your Favorite?

Which 3 would you purchase in order to do the Target $5 gift card promotion? Do you prefer the regular variety of LISTERINEĀ® Mouthwash or would you prefer the Zero Alcohol? Let us know in the comments below.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. robin rue says:

    Such a great idea for my stepson who is going back to college in a few weeks. He would really appreciate something like this!

  2. This is a really great idea! Oral hygiene is so important, so this is something I could do to make it more fun even for my daughter

  3. It is great to find an oral care line that you can trust and use for the whole family. I never used the Listerine toothpaste and floss so I will try those.

  4. Dental care is super important, but it is so easy to overlook. I love the idea of making a care package with a gift card to pick out your own toothbrush. A big shift for me was when I started flossing. That was such a good habit to get into.

  5. This is such a good way to teach the kids about dental hygiene! I think it’s awesome to have a few dental care products for the kids to bring to school. It’s definitely good practice!

  6. Listerine is certainly a trusted brand across many markets – it is number one here in Australia! Oral hygiene is just so important for all ages and building a good routine is essential

  7. I don’t have anyone to make a care package for specifically right now, but how nice would this be to put in our guest room for visitors who can’t pack their whole bathroom with them?

  8. I’m sure that teachers are tired of getting the same things every year, but this basket is definitely a different idea that I think the teacher would appreciate.

  9. I need to make sure that my kids know how to take good care of their teeth so I make it a point to prepare hygiene kits for them! I think this gift basket is a great idea!

  10. We love Listerine and use it daily. From the mouth wash to the pocket melty pieces. They all come in handy! My oldest uses the melty ones over gum, which is better for her teeth!

  11. Terri Steffes says:

    Great package for a back to school event. I know that this would be appreciated for the college suite of girls that I sponsor every year at Cottey College!

  12. What a great idea for a gift pack. I’ll have to make some of these up for the kids going to college in our church. I’ve been trying to come up with an idea for a basket for them before they leave.

  13. I have used Listerine in the past, they are really good…particularly the mouthwash. I am allergic to many oral products but Listerine has always been a safe one to use.

  14. What cool idea! Dental care is so important. I have a water pick also that I like to put mouthwash in and use between my teeth.

  15. We use this everyday at our house. THanks for the offer. We will have to go stock up.

  16. We all use Listerine in our house. This is a great idea for a gift basket. I might have to snag this idea.

  17. Listerine is an essential around here too. Mouthwash is the key to keeping fresh breath and that super clean feeling, and I have always been a fan of this one

  18. What a great, unusual idea for a gift basket! I am familiar with Listerine (we’ve used their mouthwash) but I had no idea they did any of the other products!

  19. Ashleigh Walls says:

    I love how fresh it feels after using Listerine. It’s definitely a must-have for back to school to keep that breakfast breath away.

  20. I use Listerine too it is a great brand for mouthwash. I like the idea of a dental care gift basket, that is real canny!

  21. What a great idea for back to school! I bet my daughter would be a lot more excited about her oral health if I gave her a fun gift basket!

  22. This is my favorite mouthwash. A couple of years ago I did a campaign with Listerine at their labs here in New Jersey. It was remarkable to see the difference in how much bacteria Listerine kills in her mouth vs not using the Listerine!

  23. This is a great gift basket! Listerine makes the best teeth cleaning products. I’d love getting this basket before going back to school.

  24. I really enjoy LISTERINE products! And this gift basket is such a cute idea – perfect as a send off to university I think! So cute and I love the fact it’s pink haha

  25. This is a really great idea, especially for college kids who might not want to rush out and buy a bunch of dental goodies. But taking care of your teeth is essential for the long term health of your teeth and gums.

  26. Krystle Cook says:

    This is such a great idea. I know that when I was younger I used to love to have everything new at back to school time. I never even thought about bathroom items.

  27. Stephanie says:

    What a great idea! Perfect for the busy college student is stressing over their studies and not their oral health! #client

  28. We use Listerine Total Care here at home. Not only does it taste great, but it is also an important part of our oral health regimen.

  29. This is such a good idea! I know when I was in college I never bought the expensive beauty stuff I needed- like for my teeth! LOL.