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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.
Solo New York: Elite Backpack
The Varsity Collection fuses a retro collegiate sports vibe with a modern, clean design that powers you from hangout to workout. In sleek, city-cool black or deep burgundy, each bag is built for all-day, everyday use. The fully padded 17.3" laptop compartment will hold up to 17" laptops with no problem!
Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer
Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer offers hassle-free printing with revolutionary cartridge-free printing. Using supersized ink tanks, this printer offers up to two years of ink in the box, so students don’t have to worry about running out of ink at the worst times. Additional features to make any school life easier include simple wireless printing, savings of up to 80 percent on low-cost ink replacements, auto 2-sided printing, and borderless photo, and document printing.
Bindle Water Bottle with Storage
The Bindle Bottle is equipped with an integrated storage compartment to hold your valuables while you’re working out, hiking, running errands, or simply being active! Plus, its reusable, washable, and sustainable design will help you stay organized!
Homesick Candles: Candles That Smell Like Home
The ideal gift for an incoming college student moving away from home for the first time! Homesick Candles is an artisanal candle line that makes classic white candles with customized scents for each of the 50 states, several cities, and experiences. Also available in fragrance oil ($14.95) The Ohio blend features fresh, fragrant carnations, honeysuckle and orange zest that are balanced with powdery musk and a herbaceous blend.
Slumbr Vela Down + Feather Pillow
The Vela Down + Feather Pillow is a classic, traditional type of down-feather pillow. You'll love this pillow because of it is dual-chambered, with the crisp, hefty support of feathers at its core surrounded by a layer of fluffy down, and no feathers poking through against your head! If a squishy pillow isn't for you, the Slumbr Pillow Menu offers six distinct pillow types, ranging from $60 to $225
Sleepgram Adjustable Pillow
The Sleepgram pillow is designed with two differently sized internal pillows, it is fully customizable and provides 3 pillows in 1 (soft, medium, or firm) for different variations of support inside a fluffy outer layer. Sleepgram pillows are also hypoallergenic, machine washable, and the 100% cotton cover keeps you cool while you sleep!
Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator
This super-slim graphing calculator, available in a bold array of math and science-themed colors, takes students from middle school math and science classes all the way through high school and into advanced college courses. We’re talking everything from chemistry to Calculus AND students can even use it to learn to code.
The TI-84 Plus CE is 30% thinner and lighter with 6 times the memory of the TI-84 Plus. And thanks to a powerful rechargeable battery, it can last students up to a month on a single charge.
DrinKup Smart Water Bottle
DrinKup Smart Bottle recommends the most appropriate water intake, based on your height, weight & daily activities. DrinKup will synchronize automatically when Bluetooth and DrinKup app is on, on your smart device. A “♡” will appear on the LED screen and vibrate when your water balance is lower than 80%. Build with stainless steel it will keep drinks warm for 12 hours and cool for 24!
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Thirty-One Gifts Cinch Sac
Make back to school fun with these durable and lightweight cinch sacs. You can also add personalization like your child's name, team mascot or embroidered design. Cinch sacs feature a drawstring closure, exterior zipper pocket and adjustable cords for a comfortable fit.
Available at Thirty-One. MSRP $20
Scentco: Scented Smens, Smencils, and Gel Crayons
Scentco offers Smens, Smarkers, Crayons, & Smickers, in addition to the newly introduced scented toys, pillows, educational products, and stuffed animals. They have also products from Disney, Marvel, DreamWorks, and Crayola that merges their popular characters with the delicious scents and creative designs!
Thirty-One Gifts Lunch Buddy Thermal
This roomy, insulated cooler bag is perfectly sized and styled for packing lunch and snacks for you or the kids, with a water-resistant thermal lining, zipper closure, large front pocket and mesh side bottle pocket. Personalize your lunch bag with an embroidered name, monogram or Icon-It design for school, work or travel.
Available at Thirty-One Gifts. MSRP $25
Class Pets Book Series
Fuzzy's Great Escape: Fuzzy is the ambitious and unfortunately named guinea pig of class 5B. He has big plans for this year, namely to be president of the Class Pets Club.
Fuzzy Takes Charge: Class 5B has a substitute teacher, and he's the worst! With the help of the Class Pets Club, Fuzzy is going to drive the terrible sub out of town, or lose his whiskers trying!
Fuzzy Freaks Out: The pets are going to join the Halloween Parade with their kids! In disguises, of course. Finally, they won't be missing all the fun! But then spooky things start happening, and not in a fun, Halloween way. Is Leo Gumpus Elementary... haunted? Available 8/28/18
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School
Sassy and Waldo spend the day keeping their house safe. Every day their boy, Stewart, comes home from this terrible place called school smelling like anxiety and looseleaf paper. Sassy and Waldo decide to save Stewart. But they don't let dogs into school. They put on an old trench coat, and now everyone at Bea Arthur Elementary thinks they are a new student named Salty from Liver, Ohio. Sassy and Waldo love school! Everything smells like meat and dirty socks. And they discover a whole other way to help out Stewart!
Available on Amazon. MSRP $10
Mr. Wolf’s Class
Mr. Wolf has just started teaching at Hazelwood Elementary. He wants the first day of school to go well, but he's got his hands full with his new class. Some of his students include Margot, who is new in town and is trying to make friends. Sampson, who brought something special to school for show-and-tell. Aziza, who just wants everyone to be quiet and do their work. And Penny, who is VERY sleepy because she has a new baby brother at home, goes missing! This delightful new series captures the every day -- and unexpected -- ups and downs of a fourth-grade classroom.
Available on Amazon. MSRP$10
Elmer’s Glow in the Dark Glue
Elmer's Glow in the Dark Liquid Glue is specially formulated washable glue that comes in luminous neon colors ideal for any arts and crafts! Whether used for decorating, painting, gluing, and even for making slime, this easy to use glue allows for endless creativity. Available in Pink, Natural, and Blue.
Paper Mate Handwriting Mechanical Pencil
The Paper Mate Handwriting triangular mechanical pencil for kids provides control for early writers! The #2 triangle pencil has a thick 1.3mm lead for less breakage and a triangular shape that guides finger placement.
Boosa Macro M1 Power Bank
The Boosa Macro M1 Power Bank is a superior, high-capacity portable phone charger that'll juice up your iPhone 8 over 3.5 times. Boosa features a beautiful, non-slip rubber casing, nearly amorous to the touch. With the ability to charge three devices at once, Boosa is the portable fast charger perfect for indoor or outdoor activities! Boosa is lightweight and can easily fit in your backpack or purse.
Available at Boosa Tech. MSRP $49.95
Five Star: Interactive Notebook & Reinforced Paper
For this back-to-school season, Five Star has new 2018 back-to-school products:
Five Star Interactive Notebook ($4) Notes can be quickly found with the table of contents pages that have space to write in topic descriptions, dates, and the page numbers. Each notebook page has a header number block to record topic and the page number.
Five Star College Ruled Reinforced Filler Paper ($5.40) More durable triangle-shaped holes and stronger reinforcement tape resists tearing so notes stay securely in your binder.
Available at Five Star.
Five Star: Binder with Case & Hybrid Binder
For this back-to-school season, Five Star has new 2018 back-to-school products:
Five Star 3-inch Binder with Removable Padded Case ($43) The 3" rings hold 700 sheets of paper, plus the binder includes an expanding file for extra paper storage and a removable padded case. Use the case to carry along your favorite tech device.
Five Star Flex Hybrid NoteBinder ($10) Providing the flexibility to act like a notebook and works like a binder. The cover folds back and the 3 rings keep your papers securely in place. With coated plastic covers and TechLock rings, Five Star Flex is durable.
Available at Mead Online.
Scentco Avengers School Supplies
Scentco offers scented pens, markers, crayons, sketch pads, and stickers ad they have partnered with Marvel to bring popular characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-man, and Avengers together with the delicious scents!
Teach My Preschooler and Teach My Kindergartener
Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit Deluxe Version is for preschoolers age 3 years+. Teach My Preschooler is divided into four sections: Reading, Printing, Numbers to 100, Adding and Subtracting and is designed to give preschoolers an early head start, develop fine motor skills, encourage parent-child interaction and increase school readiness skills.
Teach My KindergartenerLearning Kit Deluxe Version is designed for ages 4+. The kit contains unique and coordinated tools to teach spelling, money, telling time and the year. Your kindergartener can master 100 spelling words, counting money, analog and digital time as well as days of the week, months of the year, dates, years, weather and seasons.
Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System
This kit works to reverse time by erasing years of stains in just 30 minutes using the same whitening light technology found in dental offices. See your teeth go up to 6 shades whiter after using. This kit has everything you need including the dual-energy whitening light, 4AAA batteries, accelerinse, stain lifting serum, and anticavity fluoride toothpaste.
Sweetest Kisses Lip Duo: Organic Sugar Scrub and Le Baume Glossy Plumping Balm
Step 1: Sugar Scrub for Lips includes 100% fresh all organic ingredients that exfoliate and provide intense hydration, and locks in moisture with shea butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil and jojoba oil.
Step 2: Liquid Lip Balm is a professional formula used in medispas and is recommended for treatment after lip injections. Featuring high-quality oligopeptides, natural avocado oil and a powerful vitamin blend for naturally plump lips.
Available from Sugar Shack Naturals on Amazon. MSRP $34
Clinical Difference Anti-Puff Eye Gel Roller Pen
Roll your puffy eyes away with this scientifically proven, nutrient-rich eye treatment which improves your appearance without surgery or injections. This advanced formula combines co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) with peptides to decrease eye bag thickness and reduce capillary permeability, which helps dramatically reduce dark circles.
Available on Amazon. MSRP $28
The Pink Orange: The Parker Collection Office Supplies
The Pink Orange has created a suite of stationery and retail products that capture personal style hallmarked by special touches to create lasting impressions.
Ceramic Letterholder ($18) Accent your desk with a classic letter holder reinvented in white ceramic. Petite polka dots wrap the front and back of the letter holder. The word ‘mail’ is also pressed into the front of the piece.
Binder Clips ($10) Pretty eye candy for your papers! Each box comes with 3 polka dot and 3 striped clips.
Floral Canvas Pouch ($22) This floral canvas pouch is great as a travel bag, pencil case, cosmetic bag or just about anything you want to carry in a cute, durable, easy to access bag.
Available at The Pink Orange.
Fenrici Confidence Backpack
Fenrici backpacks are premium backpacks designed to last for years; tested with kids, and approved by Moms. The goal is to use these backpacks to inspire resilience among kids and support the education and research for pediatric rare diseases. 5% of net proceeds are donated to non-profit Global Genes to fund the research and education for childhood rare diseases. Every backpack has a special name and is shipped with a heartfelt and sincere message aimed to fuel resilience, inspiration, perseverance, empathy and a myriad of other life-defining character traits in kids.
BuddyPhones WAVE Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for Kids
BuddyPhones WAVE is the safe, comfortable and durable Bluetooth headphones for kids. The 24-hour battery life allows for up to 10 days of use without charging (2-3 hours/day). They feature an adjustable headband and soft hypo-allergenic cushions make them super comfortable. BuddyPhones WAVE is designed for toddlers and children age 3+. Each pair of headphones is foldable and comes with a travel bag and name tag stickers.
Available at Buddy Phones and Amazon. MSRP $80
MYNT Smart Tracker
Keep track of things important to you with ease. With a touch of the MYNT button in the app, look up the GPS location and ring your things quickly. Leave an MYNT ES in your car and the MYNT app records the parking location automatically. It is a simple, sleek, and light when added to your keychain.
Available on Amazon. MSRP $15
Which product would you most like to have?