Published on July 3, 2020

Back to School Gifts for Students of All Ages [Gift Guide]

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Back to School Gifts for Students of All Ages

There’s a certain level of excitement that comes every year as the summer winds down. Most parents are excited for their kids to get out of the house and back to school. While kids may be down about summer ending, there’s still some anticipation of getting back to a daily routine at school and seeing friends more often. One of the best ways to get prepared and to amp up excitement for the new school year is back to school shopping! Along with new clothes and bags each year, students are given a back to school shopping list filled with everything they need for their upcoming classes. While you can't do much about the classic #2 pencils and colored folders, there's plenty of other ways for students to show off their own unique style in the classroom. Even kids having school at home will appreciate some personalized school supplies featuring characters they love. Check out this list of back to school items that are sure to put a smile on your children's face!


Back to School Backpacks

Back to School Backpacks

Captain America BackpackFloral Moana BackpackDeku My Hero Academia BackpackDoctor Who Backpack
Minecraft Creeper BackpackNaruto BackpackStar Wars Resistance Pilot Roll-Top BackpackOverwatch Laptop Backpack

One the biggest back to school essentials is a backpack that will not only reflect your kid’s personality, but also last for the whole year. Luckily, you can find a high-quality backpack featuring favorite movies like Star Wars, Harry Potter and popular games like Overwatch! You can even find popular options for the younger crowd like Pete the Cat, PJ Masks, and Disney princesses. These back to school backpacks are perfect for students of any grade, and being fun doesn't mean that they're not functional! Young students may not need as many pockets, but make sure to check the product features to find backpacks for older kids with laptop sleeves and pockets for pencils and phones. Also, we'll let you in on an important secret: backpacks aren't just for bringing books to and from school. They're great for trips to the library or carrying supplies for hands-on learning, too!


Back to School Supplies

Supplies for Back to School

Moana Pencil CaseMarvel Magnetic BookmarksBatman Sticky NotesBlack Panther Ruled Journal
Overwatch Journal with PenJustice League Magnetic BookmarksThe Joker Sticky NotesHarry Potter Ruled Journal

Another must-have for every school year is new school supplies. Notebooks, writing utensils, folders, glue sticks, and all sorts of other products for school work are needed, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be the same boring stuff every year. Pick up some fun licensed notebooks and journals or maybe get a sweet Disney Princess pencil bag. School supplies also make great back to school gifts for teachers as well, so be sure to help them stock up! Even if you're homeschooling your child, having fun sticky notes to mark their schoolbooks or a cute pencil case will make their day a little more enjoyable.


Back to School Lunch Boxes and Bags

Lunch Bags for Kids

Naruto Lunch SackToy Story Lunch BoxPete the Cat Lunch BagRick and Morty Lunch Box
Eric Carle Grouchy Ladybug Lunch BagSpider-Man Lunch BoxNASA Lunch SackTin Mickey and Minnie Lunch Box

If your child isn’t much of a fan of school lunch, they’re going to need a lunch box that keeps their food as fresh as their style. With popular characters like Black Panther, Spider-Man and other superheroes and characters, they're going to be proud to have a packed lunch! You can also find some fun tin lunch containers or insulated soft-sided lunchboxes. You can even get an insulated lunch box featuring a classic brown paper bag look!


Back to School Clothes

Back to School Apparel

Girls' Beauty and the Beast Hoodie and Leggings SetBoys' Spiderverse ShirtToddler Elsa DressToddler Captain America T-Shirt
Boys' Black Panther Hoodie and Pants SetToddler Paw Patrol Everest SweatshirtBoys' NASA Long-Sleeve ShirtGirls' Star Wars Forces of Destiny Shirt

Buying new clothes for the upcoming school year is a must. Maybe your kid has outgrown some of their old clothes or maybe their style has changed. And what better way to show up on the first day of school rocking a new Star Wars shirt or Harry Potter leggings? It doesn't matter which age you're shopping for, you'll be able to pick a variety of t-shirts. Just remember, the more school shirts you pick, the more time they'll be spending weighing their outfit options. (They can't be late for school!)


Back to School Accessories

Accessories for Back to School

Disney Villains Iron-On Patches 4-Pack SetMini Stitch WalletRavenclaw Infinity ScarfKids' Batman Shoes
Harry Potter Enamel Pin SetSuper Mario Mushroom Wallet3-pack Kids' Star Wars SocksKids' Hi-Top Unicorn Shoes

Once your student has their back to school wardrobe figured out, they're almost ready for the school year. Of course, they're going to want some sweet clothing accessories to go with their school outfits. Maybe they need a new wallet to carry lunch money or a hat or scarf showing off their fandom. There are also lots of cute, licensed school shoes. You can't forget some fun buttons or patches to put on their backpack, clothing or anywhere else they can stick them!


Back to School Outdoor Gear

Back to School Outerwear

Girls' Avengers Print Winter CoatStar Wars BB-8 Winter Hat and Gloves SetStar Wars Ewok UmbrellaKids' Cars 3 Rain Coat
Boys' Batman Snow JacketMinnie Mouse Winter Hat and Gloves SetDC Wonder Woman Rain BootsKids' Casual Iron Man Coat

Whether it's a cool fall breeze or harsh winter winds, you’ll want to make sure your kids are prepared for any sort of weather. Get a superhero-themed winter coat or licensed winter hat and glove sets to keep warm in a cool fall breeze. Also, be sure to stay dry from the rain with rain jackets, rain boots, and maybe an umbrella.


Back to School Water Bottles and Thermoses

Back to School Drinkware

Deadpool Water BottleDisney Princess Water BottlePokemon Stainless Steel TumblerSpider-Man Silicone and Glass Water Bottle
Nightmare Before Christmas TumblerStar Wars Water BottleWWE Macho Man Stainless Steel TumblerHarley Quinn Water Bottle

School lunch is important, but so is staying hydrated throughout the school day! Kids will love these colorful, licensed water bottles featuring superheroes, princesses and other movie and TV characters. Or maybe you need back to school gear for college students? If that's the case, then a cold or hot beverage holder is a great gift idea for college kids. They're perfect for water, coffee, tea and other favorite drinks. Just make sure it has a lid, as uncovered liquids may not be allowed in class!


Back to School Dorm Supplies

College Dorm Supplies

Playstation Metal CoastersSpongebob Mini Popcorn MakerGreen Bay Packers ToasterHarry Potter Pop-Up Hamper
Jaws Apron and Shark Oven MittSingle-Brew Star Wars Coffee Maker4-Pack Hogwarts Plate SetPunching Bag Laundry Bag

Anyone about to send kids off to college knows that they'll need more than basic school supplies, especially for life in a dorm or an apartment. Simple appliances like coffee makers and toasters are a must, and items like popcorn makers and crock pots come in useful, too. They'll need plates, oven mitts and potholders, laundry bags, coasters and other items needed for life on their own. Don't forget other home supplies like bedding, blankets and decorations! Their individual style is sure to help them fit in with new roommates, and perhaps they'll find out they have something in common.


Now you can rest easy knowing that your kids will be welcome back to school in style! They may even be so grateful, they'll forget all about having to get back to subjects like history and math. You can browse our entire selection of back to school gift ideas and maybe even find something that you'll want for yourself. Remember, we have a huge selection of games, toys, and collectibles as well because you can't have all work and no play. Looking for even more back to school deals? We've done some math of our own so there are always deeply discounted treasures in our sale category that'll give you a little more bang for your buck. Have a great school year!

Devin Rubink
Devin Rubink

Devin is a Marketing Specialist at What’s fun for him? Devin loves watching movies and playing with toys. His favorites include Marvel superheroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Star Wars. Devin is not one to back down from an epic lightsaber battle or Nerf war, but if you wish to defeat him, just offer him ice cream and he’ll let his guard down.