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Summer's almost over and it's time to start thinking about preparing for back to school. Whether your student is young or old, a preschooler or upcoming college grad, or you're welcoming a new teacher with a unique surprise, we have some amazing back to school gifts they are sure to love listed in our annual best back to school gifts for students and teachers.
Best Back to School Gifts for Students and Teachers
Best Back to School Gifts for Preschool
The Teach My Yoga Mat Set™ – Fish & Learn is designed to encourage active learning. Research has shown that children who move while learning may absorb more. Plus, physical activity is important for a healthy mind and body.
Your child can master the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors, while on the move! With a coordinated yoga mat, magnetic fishing rods, magnetic fish and inflatable dice, your child will have so much fun that they won’t even realize they are learning. What better way to prepare them for a new school year than with something that makes learning fun!
Kudo Banz is like a sticker chart for your child's wrist. Kudo Banz teaches responsibility and positive behaviors through positive reinforcement. It's a unique, fun, & effective way to teach kids ages 3-7 responsibility, goal-setting, and positive and appropriate behaviors through positive discipline. Kudo Banz works like a sticker chart, but is fun and portable – your child wears it, so incentives and rewards can happen anywhere!
How does it work? First set a goal with your child. Each time your child listens, reward them with a Kudo for their band. After they get 3 Kudos, they can scan their band to unlock the app and spin their reward wheel.
Crayola Core Pack for Back to School
Supply your budding artist with all the tools needed for creative play with the Crayola Core Pack for Back to School – Grades 3-5. Featuring Crayola Crayons, Colored Pencils, and Ultra-Clean Broad Line Washable Markers, this comprehensive art set allows kids to explore themselves artistically in a variety of mediums. The Crayola Core Pack for Back to School ensures kids are properly equipped for any drawing or coloring project in school or at home.
Melissa & Doug See & Spell Wooden Educational Toy With 8 Double-Sided Spelling Boards and 50+ Letters
Learning to spell is as easy as A-B-C with this classic wooden See & Spell! Eight double-sided wooden cut-out puzzle boards feature beautiful color illustrations of everyday objects like a bird, a bus, a pig and a fish, as well as the name of the objects. More than 50 colorful wooden lower-case letters fit into the puzzle boards to spell the words, and can also be used on their own for countless letter games and activities. The puzzle boards and letters store neatly in a sturdy wooden box.
ALEX Toys Little Hands Paper Bag Puppets
The Alex Toys Paper Bag Animal Puppets lets your child make puppets with ordinary paper bags and then keep the fun going by putting on a show. Just peel, stick and glue to create funny friends. Step-by-step instructions are included with no reading required. Each project comes individually wrapped and ready to begin when you open the box.
YISIBO Waterproof Kids Backpack 3D Cute Zoo Cartoon Pre School Children Toddler Sidesick Bags
This cute toddler backpack is great gift for ages 2-8 years kids girls and boys. Dual adjustable comfy straps in air max back material, perfect for school, hiking, travel.
There is a roomy main compartment in the backpack stores the kids's toys, diaper and other stuffs.Measurement in 9.4 x 7.5 x 12.8 Inch (L x W x H). This kids backpack is made of environmental durable neoprene (SBR material) which is soft, held up in the wash and air dried it if dirty or smelly, keep in straight.
Best Back to School Gifts for Elementary
Learning shouldn't end at school. Fill up your weekends, school nights, and holiday breaks with a fun educational subscription box for kids – Bitsbox. This monthly subscription box will teach children to code in an easy and fun way! Maybe you'll also learn a thing or two. Designed for children ages 6-14, Bitsbox is made to appeal to boys and girls – no coding experience needed. Your children will learn to make their very own apps that they can play on the computer, tablet, or phone! Every month will feature a new project for children to indulge in.
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On the heels of 12 Billion game play, slither.io plush toys now available at Target & Toys “R” Us. The Slither.io 24” Large Plush is super cute and SO soft! While the Slither.io 8” Plush is perfect for little hands to cuddle. Of course, the Slither.io Blind Box Backpack Clips are an awesome accessory for back-to-school.
PackIt Freezable Bento Box Set
Bentos have never been cooler! The Freezable Bento Sleeve is one of the only bento that keeps healthy food cool for hours without needing ice packs. The bento sleeve top-load design makes it easy to pack flat containers like bento boxes. The slim design fits nicely in a backpack or a tote. There's also a zip pocket for utensils and napkins. Plus a reusable 3-compartment container is included! It's perfect for a balanced meal and for portion control.
Loghot Adorable Creative 12 Digits Solar Dual Power Cartoon Cat Shape LCD Display Desktop Calculator
Solar and battery dual power drive. Automatic shutdown, energy saving, and environmental protection. Printed lovely pattern of a cartoon cat and Doraemon, special and charming, fashionable to use at the office, home, school etc. 12 digital display with a big screen to be clearer. Quiet design that will no longer be rigid pronunciation interference ideas. Size: 5.5×5.1 inches(14cm*13cm).
Shoo and Boo – My Animal Friends Double Deck Metal Pencil Box
This is a pencil case that both you and your kid would love to have. The box keeps desks neat and organized and is compact to fit in backpacks. And the children would love the wonderful pictures and the stories they tell.
Unicorn Tape Dispenser
Add some magic and sparkle to your gift wrapping and craft projects. Our white unicorn stands up proudly on your desk with his rainbow colored mane and golden horn. Includes 2 rolls of fabulous rainbow design sticky tape which is easily dispensed and cut. It's always time to have a laugh with NPW whether it be a birthday, office prank, sleepover, party or just because you want a mega LOL.
Best Back to School Gifts for Middle School
Volcom Junior's Top Notch Poly Backpack
A cute full sized 4 compartment school backpack with a computer sleeves and an insulated front pocket. Various styles and colors available.
Sharp EL-W516XBSL 556 Scientific Calculator
The EL-W516XBSL is a fully-functional, high-quality scientific calculator that performs over 530 advanced scientific and mathematical functions. It features WriteView Technology that allows students to view formulas in the exact order they appear in their textbook. It also utilizes a large, easy to read a 4-line display and a Playback feature so you can edit formulas easily. For quick use of your desired functions, there are four programmable keys. Plus, the equation solver gives you the ability to solve three equations simultaneously! The EL-W516XBSL makes solving difficult scientific equations a piece of cake!
Monster Beats By Dr Dre Ibeats in Ear HeadphonesMonster’s ear hooks keep your headphones firmly in place. They’re lightweight, easy to wear and remove, and easily bend to fit your ear’s shape, for a customized, comfortable fit.
Writing Essentials Kit: Sharpie Markers & Highlighters, Paper Mate Pens, EXPO Dry Erase & More
Whether you’re getting ready for back to school or equipping the home office, this kit has everything you need to write, erase, annotate, highlight and mark on whiteboards. The stress-free way to shop, you receive bold and brave Sharpie permanent markers, high-contrast Sharpie highlighters, a dual-ended EXPO 2-in-1 dry erase marker, reliable Paper Mate mechanical pencils and erasers, plus an all-you-can-write assortment of Paper Mate ballpoint, gel and felt tip pens.
OXO Good Grips Leakproof On-The-Go Lunch Container
Three leakproof compartments keep salad ingredients fresh and prevent sogginess. Includes a 2-oz. leakproof dressing container and plate; the container can also be used without a plate. Crystal-clear, durable Tritan lid features four locking tabs ensure a secure seal. Silicone gasket can be removed for easy cleaning.
Best Back to School Gifts for High School
One Tribe Apparel
One Tribe Apparel harem pants for women provide the ultimate in comfort and come in multiple bohemian styles and colors. Perfect for festivals, yoga, traveling, or staying comfy at home, our diverse harem pant collections are guaranteed to be a frequent go-to in your wardrobe.
Pants from Thailand go by many names: Thai pants, elephant pants, genie pants, and boho pants but no matter the name, the quality and artwork are outstanding. And now we have beautiful boho bags, crochet tops, aladdin pants & kimonos to pair them with to help you complete the perfect boho look.
Kindle Paperwhite offers Bookerly, an exclusive font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books, but is hand-crafted for great readability at any font size.
Typesetting engine lays out words just as the author intended for beautiful rendering of pages. With improved character spacing and the addition of hyphenation, justification, kerning, ligatures, and drop cap support, our best-in-class typography helps you read faster with less eyestrain.
Enjoy reading with larger font sizes without compromising your reading experience. Page layout and margins automatically adapt to work well at even the largest font sizes. The typography and layout improvements are available on over half a million books, including many best sellers, with thousands more being added every week.
SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
You need a simple and reliable way to store and share your photos, videos and music. From a global leader in flash memory technology, the SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive is the perfect solution. This flash drive lets you leave your laptop at home and take your content with you to share with family and friends. And to make sure all your important files are protected, it includes a SecureAccess software download (1), which lets you password-protect your private files.
Fossil Rutherford 3-hand Day-date Leather Watch
Made in USA or Imported. Black leather calfskin quartz watch. This watch is interchangeable with 24mm straps. Quartz Movement. Case Diameter: 38mm. Water resistant to 50m (165ft: in general, suitable for short periods of recreational swimming, but not diving or snorkeling.
Amazon's Choice for a 2-in-1 laptop. 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U Processor (Up to 3.5GHz). 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) Multi-touch widescreen LED-backlit IPS display. NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM. 12GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB SSD. Up to 9-hours Battery Life
Best Back to School Gifts for College
Lights and Darks Laundry Hamper Bag
When you find laundry in the strangest places, the Laundry Hamper Bag is the answer. Put one in every room, so dirty laundry can easily be dunked in. What’s more, the convenience of its design means it will not take up much space. An oval shaped bottom allows it to fit in any corner without being too bulky. Perfect for en-suites, bedrooms, bathrooms, dorms or for traveling.
With two compartments, you can now easily sort your laundry into lights and darks. The color coding strips on the edges let you know which side to use making this hamper organize your laundry more easily. The middle separator can easily be removed also should you just need one huge laundry bag. The choice is yours.
Back to School Ultimate High School & College Bundle
Bundle includes: 1 Binder, 4 plastic tab dividers, 4 folders, 1 pack of paper , 2 composition books, 4 spiral notebooks (1 subject), 2 spiral notebooks (3 subject), 12 colored pencils, 2 erasers, 12 mechanical pencils, 1 binder pouch, 1 wooden ruler, 2 highlighters, 2 dry erase markers, 2 permanent markers, 12 black pens, 2 red pens, 1 pack index cards
Laptop Outdoor Backpack, Travel Hiking& Camping Rucksack Pack, Casual Large College School Daypack
HIGH-QUALITY & DURABLE MATERIAL. HIGH-QUALITY NYLON LINING makes the backpack soft and comfortable. The rucksack backpack is more high-end with the water-repellent 600D POLYESTER FABRIC, durable and easy to clean. The contoured shoulder straps and back side comes with protective air mesh padded design, easy and comfortable to carry throughout all day. Adjustable padded shoulder straps (45-90cm), tighten and loosen easily. Quantity: Laptop Backpack + Small CLUTH Bag(2 PCS)
LARGE CAPACITY & STUFF ARRANGED TIDILY. The dimension of the travel laptop backpack is 18.5″H x 6.3″W x 11.8″L, Capacity: 22.4L. Laptop compartment fits up to 15″ Laptop, while the outer compartment can hold 18″. The Surface/ Laptop/ Charging treasure/Phone/Pen/Notebook/Wallet/Umbrella/Books/Folders can all be taken in.
Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa
Fire HD 10 features a widescreen 1280 x 800 high definition display with over a million pixels (149 ppi) for a bright, vivid picture. Enjoy a great viewing experience with wide viewing angles, less glare, blacker blacks and more brightness thanks to a fully laminated IPS (in-plane switching) LCD display.
Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. You can also ask Alexa questions, check your calendar, get news, find sports scores, and even control your smart home. All you have to do is press and ask.
Fancii 10 Pocket Bedside Caddy – Hanging Storage Organizer for Books, Phones, Tablets, Accessory and TV Remote
This bedside organizer comes with 10 pockets which can hold just about everything, all within arm's reach. The 5 heavy duty deep pockets are ideal for storing bulky items like books, magazines, tablets, tissues and tv remotes. The 5 smaller pockets (including 3 mesh pockets) are perfect for lightweight items such as smart phones, glasses, pencils, iPods, keys, toys, etc.
No assembly required. Just attach the 3 built-in velcro strap on to any headboard or bed rail, press firmly to ensure a secure hold. It takes no more than 10 seconds to install our bedside caddy.
Best Back to School Gifts for Teachers
PERSONALIZED Classroom Rules for Elementary School or Preschool School Teacher
Looking for a fun piece of art for your classroom or a gift for a teacher? This is it! – PERSONALIZED Classroom Rules for Elementary School or Preschool School Teacher – Classroom Art – Teacher – Students – Primary Colors – Classroom Rules – TEACHER GIFT – Customized Teacher Gifts – UNFRAMED Poster Print
This teacher bracelet is perfect gift for any teacher, student teacher, teacher aid, graduation whether its for teacher appreciation, Christmas gift, birthday gift, teacher day or just because. Its unique, adjustable and something they can wear daily.
This Teacher Peach jumbo tote teacher bag is stylish and made of black microfiber, making a perfect gift for new teachers or to show your appreciation and say thank you to all teachers. Measuring 21″ wide, 15″ high, and 6″ deep at the bottom, it's big and sturdy enough to carry a purse, shoes, lunch, binders, notebooks, and much more. It has a zippered inner and outer pockets make it easy to organize and separate supplies, and a 26″ adjustable shoulder strap allows you to customize for comfort.
Teacher 12 oz Coffee Mug
“I'm a teacher. What's your super power?” Teacher 12 oz Coffee Mug
Hand painted ceramic decal message mug. Green background with the message “I'm a teacher. What's your super power?” Raised message and dots with orange interior. Comes with a gift box.Dishwasher safe/FDA approved/Microwave safe. 4 1/2″ H X 3″ Opening. Holds 12 oz.
Teacher Life: A Snarky Chalkboard Coloring Book (Humorous Coloring Books For Grown- Ups)
You’ve molded play dough and minds and guided lessons and lives. You’re a coach, counselor, and cape-less hero who deserves endless thanks and a starting salary of ten million dollars a year. When inspiring and shaping the future of the world gets to be too much, flip open this Coloring Book for Grown Ups for some laughs and love!
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