The start of another school year is right around the corner and I think my children are ready.  We are starting new journeys all around, and Mom may be the only one who’s not nervous!  Over the last few weeks of summer, I compiled a list of my favorite back-to-school items that will make any student (or parent) forget about the first day woes and focus on the year ahead!

back to school gift guide

When my kids go back to school, they will have Wearsafe.  Wearsafe is a modern-day, mobile panic platform designed to help people stay connected when they feel they are in trouble. For me, it helps my kids get the right help, right away and can instantly call me when they feel like they are in trouble.
When the Wearsafe app is activated either by the press of the Wearsafe Tag, a voice-activated phrase to an IoT device or the tap of the app on a smartwatch, designated contacts immediately receive an alert through email or text. A Wearsafe alert contains live-audio and an exact GPS location, so the right type of help can be coordinated by the ones who know you best.  Also, Wearsafe’s Accident Medical Expense Protection coverage (AME) covers expenses for medical treatment and emergency transportation due to accidents, injuries, or falls.

This product is great for kids of all ages (0-99).

The Cow forms the handle of this adorable 3d animal mug from Servette Home. This beautiful and high quality ceramic mug will hold up to 12 oz of your favorite drink or beverage. Whether you love coffee, tea, juice, water or soda, this adorable mug will be your favorite mug that you reach for. The whimsical animal will make any one smile! Makes a great gift for women, kids, or really anyone who loves animals and cows.
This pineapple cutting board from Servette Home can be used as a cutting board, charcuterie board, or a beautiful piece of home decor. The cutting board measures 18 inches high and 9.25 inches across, making it a great tool for your dorm room or office kitchen.

Mabel’s Labels offers a school label combo featuring a range of modern, stylish designs — they are the perfect choice for school age kids. Use these sophisticated labels on school supplies, water bottles, electronics, chargers, shoes and much more! This label value pack will save you time and money by keeping your student’s stuff out of the lost and found.


This leather work backpack from Leather NEO is made just for you!  It’s perfect for work, travel, or everyday use. Also, the backpack is a perfect gift for any occasion, that will serve its owner for a very long time. Leather computer backpacks are lightweight backpacks designed to carry laptops of any size and other essentials. Our products are created by high-quality genuine leather as it is your best companion during your daily travel.

The multi-pocket pattern of this traveling leather backpack adds a feature to its elegancy and makes it more demanding in the market. Every design that is created at our store is made to make you ready for a smooth experience on your travel.

This bag is very functional and can hold a 15-inch Macbook, clothes, A4 and US Letter notebooks,  books, folding umbrella, wallet and mobile phone, etc. at the same time.


These comfortable headphones from Lil Gadget are perfect for going back to school! They are padded and lightweight, recommended for ages 2-8. With metal hinge supports that provide extra durability to a max volume that’s set at 93db, your child won’t need to replace these headphones all year! 

  • SharePort: No need for a splitter! 1 side of the Connect+ Style plugs into the device and the other can have another headphone plug into it to share audio 
  • For the Kids: A portion of each purchase goes towards bullying prevention and awareness in schools through partner organizations. Additionally, we minimize the environmental impact of LilGadgets through waste reduction, carbon offsets, and water cleaning projects to help keep the outdoors clean for our kids
Tate’s Bake Shop, known for their buttery crispy chocolate chip cookie, now has a smaller version which is perfect for kid’s back-to-school lunchboxes. The bite-sized version of everyone’s favorite treat, Tiny Tate’s, is guaranteed to add excitement to any kid’s day!
What was once only to be found in a small Southampton bakery can now be taken with you anywhere you gomaking parents’ lives easier, and kids’ lives tastier. 

Since 2009, Spunky Stork has chosen to source only 100% certified organic cotton material because they believe in the future of sustainable commerce and really cares about the end-users: babies & kids. Their material doesn’t use toxic dyes or chemical colorants – the items are so soft and of great quality!

Spunky Stork has items for boys and girls, with cute designs and styles. These school-themed shirts are some of my favorites, and we have plans to wear the “School Rules” on the first day of class!



School is about to go back into session and teachers are preparing for another great year. While students have their backpacks ready and prepare to take those 1st day pictures, parents look for a quick and easy teacher gift idea for their child to bring to meet their teacher. This pencil frame is just that – simple, quick, easy and costs under $1.00 to make… it’s perfect! (You can usually purchase a pack of pencils at Dollar Tree or Walmart, though with…

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With three children in school and summer nearing its end, we have uniforms to buy, backpacks to choose and haircuts to schedule. I love shopping, but when looking for specific items on a list, the process can get overwhelming for both the parent and child. Make sure you check out these simple ways to save on back-to-school shopping before you head to the store. Knowing you’re saving a little money in the process can make any school supply shopping day…

With school starting in less than a month, it’s time to start back-to-school shopping. My children are required to wear uniforms, so we have it pretty easy when it comes to clothes. Since JCPenney is an approved vendor for our district, it’s my go-to store for uniform pieces. The back-to-school collection at JCPenney offers both style and quality at a great value. From stylish accessories to outfit staples, JCPenney has exciting designs to ensure all kids look and feel their best in the classroom, on campus and at…

Be on the look out for Artic Zone “Lunch Bags” with coupons inside!Coupons inside these bags expire in December of 2011 and may include:$1 off 2 kids Yoplait $1 of two dole fruits or gels or parfait $1 off lil Critters vitamins $1 off Vitafusion Vitamins $1 off 2 LaTortilla factory products $1 off 2 Langer Brand juices Family Circle Magazine Subscription Coupon ($5.99 for yr) $1/1 Scotch Pop Up Tape $5/1 Scotch Thermal Laminator $1/1 Scotch Fasteners $1/1 Scotch Restickable Shapes or Strips $1/1…