Back to School Gifts
Published on July 3, 2020

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

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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 attending school at home will appreciate some novelty 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 faces!


Harry Potter Back to School Gifts

Harry Potter Gifts for School

Ravenclaw BackpackHarry Potter Water BottleKids' Luna Lovegood ShirtLoungefly Hogwarts Wallet
Dumbledore's Army NotebookHarry Potter HamperHarry Potter House Constellations Knit HatGolden Snitch Keychain

Your kids may not be attending Hogwarts, but you can still give them Harry Potter school supplies and other back-to-school essentials! We have quite a few Harry Potter backpacks to choose from, and adding a notebook or water bottle to keep them hydrated is a great addition to any back-to-school gift for kids. If you happen to have older kids heading to college, dorm supplies like laundry hampers and key chains may be in order. Also, back-to-school clothes are a must for kids of any age, so get them a magical new outfit for school with other Harry Potter goodies!


Disney Back to School Gifts

Disney Gifts for School

Disney Princess School Supply PackElsa Hat and Glove SetToy Story Enamel Pin SetMickey Mouse Lunchbox
Girls' Belle Hoodie and Leggings SetFloral Moana BackpackToy Story UmbrellaFrozen Olaf Sneakers

Whether you have a little prince or princess in the house, little Disney royals still need to go to school! New school supplies like backpacks and lunchboxes may appease them, but you can always sweeten the deal with some kids' Disney clothes. After all, the princesses know how to be the best dressed! A pack of Disney school supplies with princess-filled folders, pencils and stationery will help keep track of all their royal assignments. And you can make sure they stay warm and dry with an umbrella or hat and glove set for kids. Don't forget to add a little fun! Enamel pins are great to stick onto backpacks, bags and lunchboxes.


Anime Back to School Gifts

Anime Gifts for School

Demon Slayer BackpackNaruto Coaster SetMy Hero Academia Sleep PantsSailor Moon Knit Hat
My Hero Academia SweaterOne Piece Fleece ThrowSailor Moon UmbrellaDragon Ball Z Travel Mug

Your anime-loving high school or college student might think they're too old for BTS gifts, but they'll probably change their minds with these anime gifts. Get them the gear they'll love to show off, from apparel and accessories to dorm essentials like blankets, coasters and pajamas. (Gotta be cozy pulling those all-nighters!) These anime school supplies might be geared more towards older audiences, but even younger kids can appreciate umbrellas and cozy hats when walking to school.


Star Wars Back to School Gifts

Star Wars Gifts for School

Loungefly Endor Backpack2qt Star Wars SlowcookerChewbacca JournalGrogu Keychain
Chibi Star Wars PinsBaby Yoda LunchboxKids' Star Wars ShirtKids' Star Wars Socks

Kids (and adults) of all ages love Star Wars, so why not find a few Star Wars school supplies in a galaxy near you? A few of these might even make great teacher gifts if you happen to have a nerdy professor! Add some bling to your backpack with Star Wars pins and keychains, or stay up-to-date with a fun and fuzzy Chewbacca journal keeping track of your day. You can also find plenty of Star Wars clothes to keep you from looking like a scruffy nerf herder.


Batman Back to School Gifts

Batman Gifts for School

Batman Hoodie and Sweatpants SetBatman Backpack10" Batman PlateKids' Batman Shoes
Batman Beach TowelBatman Rain BootsLight-up Batman NotebookJustice League Lunchbox

A hero's work is never done. (Although, their homework should be!) Get your kids ready for whatever challenges school may throw their way with these Batman school supplies. Backpacks and lunchboxes are great for carrying essentials, while a notebook is always handy for tracking daily operations. Find a cute set of Batman clothes they'll be proud to wear in their first day of school photo, and keep your child's feet dry with Batman rain boots. They'll be plenty prepared for whatever challenges they may face!


Marvel Back to School Gifts

Marvel Gifts for School

Miles Morales Spider-Man BackpackDeadpool PlateInfinity Saga Black Widow ShirtSpider-Man Lunchbox
Black Panther BagGroot ShoesUtility Captain America BackpackBlack Thor Shirt

Now, your child's classes may not be as fun as Captain America's Rappin' with Cap PSAs, but a good hero never goes to school unprepared! These utility backpacks for kids will ensure that none of their Marvel school supplies are left behind, while Groot school shoes keep them moving to every class. (Plus, they're still subtle enough to match with most of their school outfits!) Make the most out of school lunch with a Spider-Man lunchbox, and it never hurts to have a plate to keep the crumbs off the lunch table. Big and little heroes can find a plethora of Marvel clothing so their school wardrobe is always certified fresh!


Video Game Back to School Gifts

Video Game Gifts for School

Overwatch Hardcover JournalLegend of Zelda Shield BackpackReversible Cuphead the Devil BeanieMinecraft Coasters
Mega Slowbro Juniors ShirtOverwatch Widowmaker Zip-Up HoodieLadies' Kingdom Hearts SocksTie-Dye Sonic Backpack

It can be tough at times to tear your kids away from their video games and get them to go to school, but they'll love to show off their gamer gear for school! Finding video game school supplies like backpacks and stationery will make sure they have all of their essentials in order. There's also plenty of gamer clothing for school to keep them comfortable while showing off their favorites! Make sure they're ready for cool fall and winter temperatures with novelty knit hats, and there are plenty of graphic shirts and novelty socks to support their style. They'll certainly feel like the MVP!


DC Back to School Gifts

DC Gifts for School

Adult WW84 ShirtTeen Titans BackpackWonder Woman Belt5-Pack Justice League Socks
Single Serve Wonder Woman BlenderThe Flash Canvas ShoesWonder Woman LunchboxThe Flash Backpack

While the Avengers are certainly part of "mainstream cool", DC Comics has some awesome characters, too! Wonder Woman and Batman are some of the favorites, but The Flash and even DC's Teen Titans are great. You can find tons of Wonder Woman apparel and accessories for school, for both your younger kids and college students. There are also novelty backpacks featuring many of DC Comics' favorite characters, and you can send your college kid to the dorm with a Wonder Woman personal blender for healthy smoothie making. It's much easier to settle in at school when you're surrounded by your favorite heroes!


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.