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40 Back to School Gifts

Useful gifts to make transitioning back to school easier.

Vacations go just as quickly as they arrive. Eventually, school is always just around the corner, leaving you with the daunting task of preparing for the new year. While the learning landscape has changed over the last couple of years, a lot of things remain the same. Teachers and students alike are going to need the right supplies, which can make all the difference if you want to recharge between lessons or manage hefty course loads. If you’re at a loss as to what you should give the student in your life or that favorite teacher that’s always steered you in the right direction, we’ve got some great options for pupils and teachers making a return to the classroom, virtual or otherwise. 

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Solo3 Wireless Headphones

A hands free, immersive, award winning listening experience wherever you go

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“Why You’re The Best Teacher Ever” Book

An easy way to encourage your students to express themselves

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Good on a Budget

Portable Safe

An ideal option for a travel safe to protect your valuables

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Back to School Gifts for Teachers

Teacher Notepad

The notepad is a good way for a teacher to communicate with parents, students. and other faculty members around the school. As a bonus, with these custom notepads, your teacher won’t have to worry about signing each note.

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Starbucks Gift Card

They’re sure to appreciate one of these, redeemable at most Starbucks locations. The design may vary, but one thing’s for sure, no teacher can turn down a Starbucks gift card.

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Teacher Questionnaire

Take the guesswork out of trying to figure out what your teacher likes. It’ll make figuring out what they want easy. Once you’ve got the details down, you can surprise them with all their favorite snacks, drinks, and a gift card or two throughout the year.

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Funny Shirt

The shirt is a great gift for the teacher that can’t get enough of their coffee. They always enter class with a cuppa jo in hand. They’re bound to appreciate the humor in this shirt. Choose from a variety of colors.

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Thank You Notes

A simple thank you can go a long way. For all those thank you notes they might have to write, this colorful set of 24 cards will also come in super handy for them. They come with an adorable animal theme, color envelopes, and stickers to keep things fun.

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Weekly Planner Magnet

With this simple planner, they can stay on top of all the things they need to get done. It’s magnetic, so they can stick it on their fridge at home or their metal file cabinets in the classroom.

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Teacher Voice Tumbler

Any teacher, or anyone that knows a teacher, will get a kick out of this funny tumbler. It’ll keep their drinks hot or cold, making them great for use all year round. Not to mention you can customize it to give it a nice personal touch.

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“Why You’re The Best Teacher Ever” Book

A fill-in-the-blank book is a good way to encourage your students to express themselves more. It’s a true gift that comes from the heart. All the kids have to do is fill in the blanks, making each book something unique and personalized. Something a teacher can read over and over.

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Striped Lunch Bag

This lunch box features a fun design and organizer pockets, so they’ll be set for the cafeteria. The manufacturers Baloray, are committed to bringing you something extraordinary to spice up your ordinary life.

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Watercolor Brush Tip Markers

Help their creativity shine with this set of 36 watercolor brush pens is a great gift for the kind of teacher that loves to express themselves through art. The brush tip is flexible and can create broader strokes by applying more pressure. Don’t forget the fine tip if you’re looking to focus on the final details.

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Back to School Gifts for Students

Portable Safe

If they ever worry about their personal items disappearing, this portable safe will come in handy. They can set their own four-digit combination to protect their phone, cash, or credit cards. It’s cheap, water-resistant, and small enough to move around with.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

Polaroids are fun for capturing all the special moments that they’re bound to come across. With this bundle, they can pick their favorite color for their camera, and a reminder not to use up all the film that comes with the camera in just one day.

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Photo Hanging Lights

Their side of the room is going to be one of the best-decorated ones of the year with these lights. They come up with 50 clips to put on display or other small items. Additionally, the lights come with eight different modes, from twinkle and slow fade to chasing and flash.

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Oversized Hoodie Blanket

Who doesn’t love a comfortable oversized hoodie? This one’s got long sleeves that’ll cover your arms completely. This oversized marvel is crafted with sherpa and fleece, making it a must-add option to their closet.

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Personalized Planner

Personalize this planner in preparation for the new year with their name and any short phrases you’d want to be displayed on the front. As a bonus, each one comes with 12 water-resistant monthly tabs.

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Portable Charger

They won’t have to worry about their phone dying while hanging out with their friends. This purchase lets you get two durable chargers that are light and easy to carry around.

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Crocs

Crocs

Everywhere you go, you’re sure to find someone with a pair of crocs, wearing them outside, or keeping them hidden in their closet. Believe it or not, these particular clogs are unique, as they come with ventilation ports, and are especially comfortable to walk in.

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Mini Projector

Here’s another gift that’ll make the weekends indoors more exciting. This mini projector comes with built-in speakers and gives you quality images and videos to make your viewing experience more exciting.

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Travel Laptop Backpack

This anti-theft backpack has a separate compartment just for your laptop, one spacious area for daily necessities, and a front section with ample pockets to keep small items well-organized for travel. Let’s not forget the external USB port with a built-in charging cable for your phone and laptop.

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Study Definition Coffee Mug

This mug is useful and adds some hilarity to a daily routine. It’s got a hilarious message on the front too. It’ll make studying and long nights at the library all worth it.

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Back to School Gifts for Kids

Snack Box Variety Pack

Have a care package delivered right to their school, including Cravebox’s snack box variety pack. It comes with 45 sweet, savory, and healthy treats ranging from Pringles and cookies to Twizzlers and Rice Krispies.

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Storage Pouch

This large storage pouch can hold up to 50 pens, pencils, and even makeup brushes. Its handheld design makes it transportable while the different colors make it a stylish addition to their school essentials.

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Reusable Sticky Notes

These sticky notes stick to any shiny surface, including plastic bins, mirrors, or laptop monitors. They also come with a wet-erase marker to keep anything you write from smudging the surface.

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Lighting Moon Lamp

This is one of the coolest gifts on the list. If not, it’s definitely the one that’ll bring the starry night sky to their room. It’s got 16 different colors and multiple lighting modes.

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Bedside Caddy

Remote controls, magazines, books, laptops, and more can all be stored right by their bedside with this compact caddy. You’ve got options to leave you feeling spoilt, and it comes with hook attachments and loop fasteners to help hold it in place.

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Sherpa Bed Rest Pillow

Their bed is like home, a safe haven they retreat to at the end of a long day. So, you want to make it as comfy as possible with a sherpa pillow that’ll let them relax and recharge in a way like no other.

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UNO Dare

UNO is a game that not only ruins friendships but also keeps everyone entertained. While UNO Dare maintains all of the original rules, it also adds a new one: the UNO Dare! Action cards that up the stakes and force your opponent to either draw two cards or perform the desired dare.

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Portable Shower Caddy

Whether their bathroom is in their dorm room or hallways, this shower caddy makes getting the essentials ready for a nice shower, easy. It can hold multiple bottles and they won’t have to worry about space, since it folds up when not being used.

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The Connected Electronic Cube

Here’s a reinvented version of the Rubik’s cube. This one is interactive thanks to an app-enabled cube puzzle game that connects to your phone or tablet through Bluetooth and allows you to learn how to solve the cube, interact with others online, and engage in other mini-games.

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Fitbit Ace 3

Whether they’re natural tomboys or dipping their toes into new extracurriculars, they’ll love setting up personal goals and reminding themselves of their long-term achievements with Fitbit’s popular kid-focused activity tracker.

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Back to School Gifts for High Schoolers

Solo3 Wireless Headphones

They’re hands-free, allowing activation thanks to Siri, and allowing them to be used without laying so much as a finger on their phone. They offer great sound quality, and are plenty loud. You’re going to be listening to your favorite tunes for a pretty long while thanks to the outstanding battery life.

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Marvel Favorite Heroes Hoodie

This unique hoodie makes a great gift for your favorite superhero fanatic. They can go through the Marvel periodic table with all their favorite heroes and villains on it. Enjoy a great fit and plenty of comfort with a unique hoodie from marvel. A stylish hoodie that’s also great for any occasion

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Powerbeats Pro

Enjoy your favorite songs, TV shows, and conversations with the Powerbeats Pro wireless buds. These headphones also come with active noise cancelation, which is great because of all the remote learning being done these days.

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Quad Chunky Ring Set

If your kid is into fashion, they’ll definitely appreciate a set of super trendy chunky jewelry. They come in several colors matching up to the rainbow. Rest assured you’re getting exactly what you bargain for. The seller cares and will even go the extra mile to make sure the rings are just right for you.

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Loki Slippers

A comfy pair of slippers can be worn all year round. They’re great indoors and outdoors and come in all sorts of sizes for kids of all ages. They hold up nicely against the elements and are also water-resistant.

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We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game

A great gift for sleepovers, girl’s nights, or hanging out with her new boyfriend. This box of question cards will help them get to know each other better by inciting deep conversations to build up meaningful connections.

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Smoko Toasty Heatable Plushie

She’ll love this snuggly stuffed animal, which comes in a range of cute designs including a sloth, croissant, corgi, koala, boba, and more. You can heat it in the microwave and it comes with a lavender-scented pouch. It’s great company when you’re watching a movie, or studying for a test.

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Novel Duffel Bag

Great as a weekend bag for the gym. This duffel bag even comes with a separate compartment for your shoes. This duffle bag features a timeless look and utility style that makes it a great companion for the gym and long trips. It’s got plenty of carry options and storage space, including your shoes.

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“Things They Don’t Teach You In School” Game

Why doesn’t the Mona Lisa have eyebrows? In what year was shampoo invented? What is the maximum number of holes a bowling bowl is allowed to have? These are just some of the questions you can expect in an unconventional trivia game with more than 400 questions and answers you’ll never see coming.

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Quip Smart Electric Toothbrush

This brush has timed sonic vibrations and allows them to track their oral hygiene habits with an app. It includes things like duration of brushing, coverage and brush strokes.

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