Back to School Gift Guide: Fabulously Fun Gifts for Back to School!
Although the First Day of School may not be a traditional gift giving occasion, there are some really cute and fun gifts that will send your kids out the door or onto the bus with a smile!
T-Shirts: the sayings on these shirts will have you laughing – not cringing!
From Chasing Fireflies
From Silly Wagon
“Kindergarten (or First Grade) Rocks!,” $48.95
Just for Fun
Personalized First Day of School Cones
Hailing back to a sweet German custom, these adorable cones from Chasing Fireflies arrive personalized and filled with all sorts of fun toys and games! (Filled Girls Cone, Filled Boys Cone, available seasonally). And if you’re feeling creative, purchase an empty cone from Magic Cabin and fill it with your own gift selections! (Empty Traditional German School Cone, $7.98)*
And for more information about this charming tradition, take a look at Start a New Tradition for the First Day of School!
Monogrammed Water Bottles
Garnet Hill helps the planet with personalized water bottles! These aluminum bottles are durable and lightweight, sporting either a name or initial and include two different screw tops and a carabiner. (Personalized Aluminum Water Bottle, $29)
This is a terrific organizational tool for kids from Garnet Hill! This tote, in four bright patterns, features six outside pockets, a removable four-compartment divider and nylon handles is just perfect for corralling pencils, crayons, tape, staplers and so much more! Personalization will make this gift even more special! (Pocket Caddy, $38)
Animal Alarm Clock
Start their mornings off on a good foot with these alarm clocks in either pink pig or white dog, feature posable limbs and a friendly face! (Animal Alarm Clock, $14.95)*
String Dolls Back Pack Charms
No back pack is complete without an assortment of key chains and baubles hanging from the zipper! Pick up a funky and funny addition from Kamibashi – these string dolls depict famous historical figures and impart their inspiration to your kids! There’s Vincent (VanGogh) for creative genius, Marie Antoinette (so they can have their cake and eat it too!), Shakespeare (to help kids find their voice) and so many more! (String Dolls, $10 Each)
Room It Up has a terrific assortment of lap desks for boys and girls with colorful, easy to clean plastic tops and cotton bottoms. With this gift, you can encourage homework wherever your kids find themselves! (Lap Desk, $28*)
I love this cute item modeled after a pirate ship! Haba’s clever raft will add organization and fun to your son’s desk! (Haba Corsario Desk Raft, $32.99)
Robot Pencil Sharpener
Make a dull task something for the kids to fight over! This funny robot winds up when you sharpen a pencil and then walks across the table! Pencil shavings collect in his head! (Robot Pencil Sharpener, The Organized Parent, $7.95)*
Back to School Movies
My kids love adding to their DVD collection and a school themed movie might be just the thing for an older child! Remember some of these “vintage” releases?
- Dead Poets Society (PG)
- Freaky Friday 2003 Edition, (PG)
- Mr. Holland’s Opus (PG)
- Never Been Kissed (PG-13)
- Akeelah and the Bee (PG)
- Sky High (Widescreen Edition – PG)
- Legally Blonde (PG-13)
Consider wrapping up one of these gifts and placing it next to your child’s breakfast plate on the first day of school! Lucky you when your child greets the new school year with a grin instead of a groan!
You may also enjoy:
- Clever Ideas for the First Day of School
- Host a School Year’s Eve Party
- Preparing for the First Day of School
- Pack a “Green” Lunch
- Have a Fabulous First Day of School
- Back to School with Vera Bradley
- Back to School Supplies for Moms
- Pretty and Preppy School Supplies from Lilly Pulitzer
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