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This back to school guide features great new products sure to get your child off to the right start this year. Let us know what your child’s MUST-HAVE is this back to school season.


Jackery Giant+

Jackery Giant+This thing is a beast…

Jackery Giant+ is the world’s largest capacity portable external battery with dual outputs designed for extending mobile device battery life. Jackery Giant+ Performance for iPhones: 400%-600% battery life! Charges multiple devices including iPhone, Galaxy Phones & Tablets, iPad, Note, Apple Watch, FitBit, GoPro, Gear 2 and Google Glass.

Available at and MSRP $40




Everyday California

Stay cozy while STUDYING…


The Zuma Tee is a tri-blend tee made with comfort and durability in mind. Everyday California softens each tee to ensure it has the same fit and feel years after you buy it. Materials are sourced from the USA, designed in La Jolla, printed in San Diego, and cut & sewn in Los Angeles.

I love how cozy this tee is and how well it fits. This is sure to become one of my favorite go-to tees!

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Jackery Jewel 2-IN-1 Lightning Power Cable

Jackery JewelNever be without a charge…

A small built-in external battery pack with an Apple lightning interface can direct charge your Apple devices. With only 20 minutes of charging time, your iPhone will have extra 3 hours of standby time. This Lightning/USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing and charging. Or you can connect to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.

The Jackery Jewel is small and lightweight. I keep mine in the car so I am never without a battery no matter where I go. I can also just toss it into my purse when I am out and need a boost!

Available at MSRP $40


Mesh Task Chair by Office Source

Comfy SCHOOL Chair…Mesh Task Chair by Office Source

Make sure you are comfy while doing your schoolwork! The Office Source Dequesne Series Mesh Chair features articulating seat & back, 360-degree swivel, swivel/tilt control, lumbar adjustment, adjustable height arms, pneumatic seat height adjustment (19-1/4″ – 24-1/4″), tilt tension, tilt lock, and synchronous control.

Available in 5 seat colors!

Available at MSRP $288



Motorola Talkabout T107

Stay Connected after SCHOOL…

Motorola Talkabout T107

Simple, compact and easy-to-use by the entire family, the T107 is the perfect way to stay in touch when out and about, whether at the playground or walking home from school. This colorful two-way radio has a range of up to 16 miles and features 22 channels, providing you with just what you need to instantly reach your family and friends, and know they’re safe.

These radios are stylish and still provide reliable two-way communications when out of cell phone range.  Perfect for outdoor adventures and for giving kids independence without cell phone fees. The series comes in blue and bright pink and easily fits into a pocket.  

 *Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference, and obstructions.

Available at and MSRP $29.99


Star Wars Jedi Academy: A New Class #4 by Jarrett Krosoczka

BACK TO SCHOOL with Star Wars…

Star Wars Jedi Academy: A New Class

Victor Starspeeder is psyched to be starting school at the Jedi Academy. His sister, Christina does not share an enthusiasm for Victor’s newfound educational path. She’s horrified that her annoying baby brother will be there to cramp her style.

While Victor means well, his excess energy leads him to spend a lot of time in detention with the little, green sage, Yoda. Yoda wants to channel Victor’s talents, so he makes the young Padawan join the drama club. Victor is not pleased. “Learn to control your anger, you must! Successfully manage their emotions, a good Jedi can. Box step and jazz hands … hee hee … young Padawan will!”

Victor will have to make new friends, get on his sister’s good side, learn to use the force, and hope the year’s drama club performance (“Wookie Side Story”? “Annie Get Your Lightsaber”?) goes off without a hitch! Ages 8-12

Available on MSRP $12.99


Mind = Blown: Amazing Facts About This Weird, Hilarious, Insane World by Matthew Santoro

Learn some facts to impress your CLASSMATES…

Mind = Blown

Matthew’s love of weird and wacky knowledge explodes with new facts and stories from around the planet, and beyond. Surprising, and always entertaining, Mind = Blown offers even more of Matthew’s unique take on this hilarious, crazy world:

The most ridiculous laws from past and present, crazy doppelgangers of people, places, and unexpected things, historical wizards who actually lived, real-life animal avengers, and a special section: Japan Blows My Mind!

From shin-kicking competitions and beer pong-playing robots to enormous fireballs shooting through space, you won’t believe what you’ll discover in Mind = Blown.

Available on MSRP $15



CLASSROOMS are yucky…


Back to school is a great time to think about ways to stay healthy, and hand hygiene is one of the most important measures we can all take to help reduce the spread of germs that can make us ill. 

PURELL products are perfect for practicing good hand hygiene when soap and water are not available. PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer in a convenient JELLY WRAP Carriers and New PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Naturals make practicing good hand hygiene easy. Plus, they are perfect to have in your backpacks and lunchboxes.

Available at and Prices Vary


Gillette Shave Club

Gillette Shave Club

Make sure your boy looks good on CAMPUS…

The Gillette Shave Club offers 3 different plans with long-lasting blades that provide up to one month of shaves. Initial shipments include razor handle and shave cream. Plus every Gillette Shave Club member receives free products, exclusive content, grooming tips, and chances to win major league sports and entertainment tickets. The 3 plans include:

Mach3 Turbo  – About $3.50 per cartridge refill

Fusion ProGlide  – About $4.90 per cartridge refill

Fusion ProShield – About $5.62 per cartridge refill

Available at Plus get $5.00 off when you sign up!


Faber-Castell Ballpoint Pen LOOM Piano

Show a little class in CLASS…

Faber-Castell Ballpoint Pen LOOM Piano

Featuring a grip section with fine rings and a subtly curved form, LOOM writing implements are varied and fascinating. Orange, violet, blue or silver – the metallic-look barrel and cap is pleasing to the eye and showcases the amazing color versatility of the LOOM design. The matt chrome-plated grip section sets off the bold colors to perfection.

LOOM “Piano” offers a classical alternative. Barrel or cap in piano lacquer optics and high-gloss chrome-plated metal parts: These writing instruments are a true eye-catcher.

Availanle at and MSRP $32


Sengled Pulse Solo LED +Wireless Speaker

For the DORM…

Sengled Pulse Solo

Sengled Solo is an energy-saving LED light bulb that fits into any light fixture. No wires, remote controls or power cords are required  – the bulb streams audio through your Bluetooth, and both lighting and music can be adjusted via the Sengled app. 

Each bulb has two JBL speakers hidden inside, producing invisible high-quality sound in plain sight. Play music, listen to podcasts or even listen to an audio reading of that you should be reading using any iOS or Android device.

Available at and MSRP $60


myCharge All-Terrain+ Portable Charger

Stay charged all day at SCHOOL…

myCharge All-Terrain+

This rechargeable 5200mAh portable charger is a IP68 military grade charger that is waterproof, temperature proof, dirt-proof and shock-proof. The All Terrain+ is designed to withstand the toughest environments and most extreme conditions. Featuring 2 built-in USB ports and a 2.4A output the All Terrain+ is the perfect portable charger for tablets, smartphones or other USB devices.

Available at and MSRP $50


Nonni’s Dark Chocolate Almond THINaddictives

Stay fueled while at SCHOOL…

Nonni's THINaddictives Dark Chocolate Almond

Made for chocolate-lovers seeking a guilt-free indulgence, these new crunchy treats come in three delectable flavors: Dark Chocolate Banana Almond, Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond, and Double Dark Chocolate Almond. Each is lightly drizzled with decadent dark chocolate and made with real ingredients such as California almonds, bananas, and sweet cherries.

Averaging only 70 to 80 calories, the new Dark Chocolate Almond THINaddictives are served in pre-portioned freshness packs with two almond thins. They are low in sugar, fat, and carbohydrates and contain at least two grams of protein per pack!

Available at and MSRP $3.99


Hard Candy Mascara

Look good for the FIRST DAY back…

Hard Candy

Innovative products, intense color, and a flair for the dramatic.

  • Lashaholic Mascara – This mascara gives you long beautiful lashes that look as good at the end of the day, as they did at the beginning. The slightly grooved applicator brush helps the mascara go on eyelashes smoothly without clumping. Available in blackest black, this super volume mascara makes your lashes look luscious
  • Ginormous Biggest Fan Mascara – The innovative fanned out brush on Hard Candy Ginormous Biggest Fan Volumizing Mascara never lets a lash go untouched. Wrap every last in exceptional volume from root to tip. Allow the brush to instantly define and fan out lashes for bigger, brighter eyes.
  • Lash Ink 4 Day Ink Stain – This mascara defies the elements and lasts for up to 4 days without touchups. The high-definition and lash-extending formula sweeps across lashes in one quick, clump-free application. It is formulated with long-lasting pigments, nourishing aloe and vitamin B5 to help keep lashes soft and flexible.
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Available at and Prices Vary


 L’il Critters Gummy Vites

Stay healthy this SCHOOL YEAR…

L’il Critters Gummy Vites

L’il Critters Gummy Vites is the #1 children´s gummy multivitamin. Kids love the great taste, naturally sourced flavors, and the fun gummy bear shape. Parents can trust that kids are getting essential vitamins and minerals to support and maintain healthy growth and development. Naturally sourced cherry, berry, and citrus flavors and Gluten-Free.

L’il Critters also comes in Despicable Me Complete Multivitamin, Super Mario Power Ups Complete Multivitamin and Barbie Complete Multivitamin is they prefer characters.

Available at and Prices Vary 




ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter

A must-have for your BACKPACK…

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter

100% naturally sourced ingredients including Mango Butter, Avacado Butter and Shea Butter. Provides lips with 8 hours of moisturization Available in Green Tea Mint, Sweet Papaya and Pink Grapefruit.

Available at amd MSRP $2.49


FriXion Pens from Pilot Pens 

The WRITE stuff…

Pilot Pens

  • Pilot’s FriXion Clicker erasable pens  one of Pilot’s most exciting and innovative pens, FriXion Clicker is perfect for kids of all ages heading back to the classroom. Using unique thermo-sensitive ink, FriXion tackles back-to-school stress, everyday mistakes, like no other erasable pen can!
  • Pilot’s FriXion Light erasable highlighters (perfect for college students!) – These highlighters really do work! FriXion Light erasable highlighters take the stress out of buying textbooks, allowing students to highlight, annotate, erase and resell.
  • Pilot’s G2 – Not only does personalization make a student stand out, color-coding notes has been shown to have measurable effects on students’ retention of information — integrating some of G2’s 14 colors into your work can transform you into a much more efficient and effective learner!
  • Pilot’s Dr. Grip (perfect for college students!) – We know the toll tedious note-taking and furious essay writing can take on any college student’s hand. Dr. Grip is the no. 1 selling ergonomic pen in the United States, offering unsurpassed comfort and alleviating writing fatigue and joint stress making tests and lectures a breeze. 

Available at and Prices Vary


Colgate Optic White Regimen

Colgate Optic White

Head BACK TO SCHOOL with a sparkly white smile…

Make sure that your pearly whites are as bright as they can be and now is the perfect time to update your smile to a whiter, brighter, bolder #DesignerSmile.

The latest innovation from Colgate Optic White, the new Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Toothpaste, whitens more than a box of the leading whitening strip to give you 4 shades, visibly whiter teeth starting in just 3 days. Colgate Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste formula is professionally designed with Hydrogen Peroxide. In addition to being safe for daily use, this product protects your enamel and contains anti-cavity fluoride protection.

The full Optic White line of products include Colgate Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste, the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, and Colgate Optic White Mouthwash.* Don’t forget to use the mouthwash before the whitening pen for best results.

Available at and Prices Vary


Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank

Stress less STUDENTS…

Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank

This wireless all-in-one is just one printer in Epson’s game-changing EcoTank lineup and addresses a big customer pain – out of ink frustration. Students and parents will be a little less stressed when utilizing the ET-2550 for cartridge-free printing with super-high capacity, refillable ink tanks. The printer comes with enough ink in the box to print for up to two years. This huge amount of ink is enough to print up to 4,000 black/6,500 color pages, or the equivalent to about 20 ink cartridge sets so students don’t have to worry about running out of ink at inopportune times.

It also features built-in wireless connectivity for easy printing from a wide range of smart devices – perfect for students with connected lifestyles. 

Available at and MSRP $300


JLab Audio Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds

LISTEN up my firends…

JLab Audio Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds

The sleekest wireless earbuds JLab Audio has released yet, with 12 hours of sound between charges and four more hours of battery capacity than competitive products. The earbuds have Crystal Clear Clarity (C3) technology that delivers a clean, crisp sound with vibrant highs, mids, and a pumping bass through high-performance eight-millimeter drivers, which are 50 percent larger than the nearest competitor. The earbuds are IPX-5 rated, making them 100 percent waterproof.

Available at and MSRP $100


Freezable Classic Lunch Box

Keet it cool at LUNCH….

Freezable Classic Lunch Box

The Freezable Classic Lunch Box is the only horizontal lunch box that chills healthy food for up to 10 hours, a freezable gel is built into the lunch box. The lunch box’s top-load design makes it easy to pack flat containers like bento boxes. A buckle handle clips onto totes, backpacks or sports bags for convenient travel to and from school, daycare, and sports activities. There’s also a mesh pocket fits a small water bottle and a slim zip pocket.

Available at and MSRP $19.99


How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours: The Skills You Need to Work Smarter, Study Faster, and Remember More! by Tansel Ali

You know you’ll need this for SCHOOL…

How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours

If you’d like to study for exams efficiently, speak a foreign language, memorize a speech, learn to play a new musical instrument, or improve your general knowledge, memory-training expert Tansel shows you how to do it quickly and effectively with the aid of a few memory tricks.

Packed with practical exercises for honing memory and training your brain to learn well and learn fast, this is the ultimate book for sharpening your mind and expand your knowledge.

Available on MSRP $16




The Charcuterie Shack

Have the fanciest and tastiest LUNCH at the table…

The Charcuterie Shack

This new online retailer featuring gourmet charcuterie from Italy, France, and Spain, makes it easy to create unique and fun lunches that are sure to beat the back-to-school-blues. And the best part is you don’t even have to leave the house as they ship right to your doorstep. The European Lunch Sampler features four different options including Espuña Tapas Essentials Serrano Ham, Fortuna Genoa Salami, Fortuna Pepperoni, and Imperial Garlic Salami, providing just the right amount of variety to keep all of your lunches interesting. Whether it’s on a traditional sandwich, mixed with fruit and veggies, or sliced with cheese and bread, there’s a perfect lunch waiting for everyone in the family.

No Longer in Business: Available at Prices Vary


Tudia Cable Saver Protector
TUDIA Klip Snap On Charging Cable Saver Protector

Cords that last longer this SCHOOL year…

TUDIA Klip Snap On Charging Cable Saver Protector

Once your charging cable is broken, it is not long until the cable is no longer capable of recharging. TUDIA Klip works to stop strain before wires become exposed and the cable stops working. Rather than buying a new cable, the Klip allows you to preserve your original Apple Lightning or 30-pin cable for only a quarter of the price. The Klip snaps on to your charging cable in seconds. Frustration-free, the simple two-piece design locks in so the Klip stays on tight. Despite its small size, the KLIP makes a big impact extending the durability and life of your charging cable. KLIP keeps your cable functioning longer; helping you, stay connected and fully charged.

Available at and MSRP 2/$7


SkinnyPop Popcorn

Make lunch POP…

SkinnyPop Popcorn

SkinnyPop Popcorn is presenting an adorable-but-tough test for lunch-packing parents: If you can’t spell it, don’t eat it. SkinnyPop is made with just a few simple ingredients like “popcorn,” “sunflower oil” and “salt”!

There are no artificial ingredients, flavors or preservatives in their products. They pride themselves on providing great tasting snack that’s free of all those things, including GMOs, MSG, dairy, peanuts, soy, tree nuts and gluten.

Available at and Prices Vary


Way to Go Grad! Yard Sign

Way to Go Grad Yard SignBe prepared for GRADUATION…

My Yard Cards are a unique way to show your pride for your graduate! Make a statement with a special “WAY TO GO GRAD 2017!” yard greeting that stands at over 18 inches tall. Includes 2017 numbers, graduation cap, gold balloons, and stars!

Available at MSRP $42.99

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  1. Avatar
    Jerry Marquardt
    August 12, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    This is such a great listing. I thank your blog for getting me ready over this weekend for shopping.

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