We only have a few weeks left of summer vacation before the new school year begins. I love finding back to school gifts for kids to give them on the first day of school. I usually like to find fun or unique school supplies that were not on the mandatory supplies list they got from school. It’s just a fun way to give them little treats as a first day of school gift. In case you too are looking for school gift ideas for your kid or grandkid, I made an easy idea list for you!
Here is a list of fun and unique back to school gifts for kids that they may really enjoy using during classes this year!
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1. International Arrivals Tutti Frutti Gel Pens (132-16) – these scented pens are great for elementary school or middle school. I know I used to love scented markers as a little kid, so these are fun to start off a great year!
2. Rock ‘N Learn: Multiplication Rap – if you have a child in 3rd-5th grade, get them this educational DVD as the perfect way to learn multiplication facts by learning the rap song!
3. Eco Lips is deeply committed to making products with a socially-conscious impact. One of their signature products, Mongo Kiss, is actually made with Mongongo Oil that’s harvested by rural African women. So, when you purchase a tube, you’re giving them financial independence.
The Mongo Kiss peppermint flavored is now my all-time favorite lip balm. I’m a full lip balm addict, so I don’t say this lightly. 😉 These are wonderful to give to your kids to have at school – kids especially will love the variety of flavors off strawberry lavender, black cherry, blood orange, vanilla honey, pomegranate, Yumberry, and peppermint.
4. Tinksky Novely Bone Design Ballpiont Pens with back Ink for Artist, School, Etc.(Pack of 20) – these are fun for high school or college students who are taking biology to use one of these! (as a former biology teacher, I couldn’t help myself when adding these to the list. In fact, these would be the perfect school teacher gifts for any life science or biology teacher!
5. EMOJI SHARPENERS (24 Per Order) – encourage your kids to have a bright year with these bright happy emoji pencil sharpeners!
6. Funny Backpacks – Do your middle or high school students want a funny backpack? Take a look at some here!
7. Zhi Jin 12Pcs Cute Grass Leaf Blade Pens, Gel Pen Office, School – here is another school present that is great for both teachers or students!
8. Yipes wipes are designed to gently and effectively remove dirt. Yipes! are 94% biodegradable and made with 99% plant-derived ingredients. They are formulated without parabens, phthalates and petrolatum, are enriched with aloe vera, and our wipes are not tested on animals. Now your kids may not view this as a back-to-school “gift” – but if this is a bonus to another gift you give them, they may still appreciate it. This pandemic is long from over, and we want our kids clean and healthy before they eat. Put these in their lunchbox and they can have clean hands before they eat! 🙂
9. Yueton Pack of 10 Colorful Stripe Magic Flexible Bendy Bendable Soft Pencils – my youngest daughter has these and loves them!
10. Caveen Fish Like Pencil Case Pen Box Holder – This is fun because it comes with small fish pens inside!
11. Cute Panda Mini Desktop Stapler&Staple Hand Stapler Office/Home Stapler(62.5CM) – having a small stapler on hand for is a good idea for high school and college kids!
12. OOLY is now newly OOLY, Yummy Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens (132-14) – More scented pens! These will be so much fun to use when school starts!
13. 5 Sensory Fidget Textured Unique Pens – Fidgets are still popular at our house, so what a great way to combine classroom supplies with fidgets!
14. Fun Express Transparent Glitter Stacking Point Crayons (Pack of 12) – these make cool gifts for creative kids who like to doodle and draw!
15. 6pcs/lot Lipstick Design Student Eraser Rubber, Children Eraser – girls in elementary grade levels will love erasing mistakes with their “lipstick!”
16. Post-it Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser, 3 inch x 3 inch, (CAT-330), Colors May Vary – next time you need to write yourself a reminder note, this is a clever way to display and have easy access to sticky notes!
17. Iwako Japanese Puzzle Take Apart Erasers Zoo Animals Set of 7 – My elementary and middle school aged daughters love collecting these erasers. They end up more as collectible toys rather than erasers, but kids love them and make for a simple gift for the beginning of the school year!
18. OOLY is now newly OOLY, Note Pals Sticky Tabs, Color Cats (121-005) – more fun sticky notes and sticky tabs with colorful cats!
19. Fun Express Rainforest Friends Ruler Bookmarks (4 Dozen) – these are great gifts that you could get for an entire classroom!
20. ZIPIT Talking Monstar Jumbo Pencil Case, Blue – fun way to hold pencils, glue sticks, scented pens and bookmarks!
21. Oasis Supply Scented Cupcake Erasers Toy (24 Piece) – these would be fun for kindergarteners, 1st grade, or 2nd grade! Pick your favorite colors and share with friends!
22. Scotch Magic Tape Dispenser Soccer – this is probably the most fun tape dispenser I’ve seen! Perfect for any students or teachers desk!
If you don’t find something that you think your child will love from the list above, you could always give them a small gift card and let them pick out their own fun and special gift for the beginning of the school year!