5 Fun gifts to purchase for back to school
Gearing up for the return of school comes with a lot of necessary shopping.
There’s the school supplies – pencils, notebooks, erasers, and more. Then, of course, there’s updating their wardrobe, now that they’ve grown a few inches. Maybe you even need to get technology items, like calculators.
What about a gift to mark the next step on their educational journey?
Back to School Gifts
Your little one is ready to start the school year! Give them something just because they will enjoy, and not because they will need it.
That being said, many items can be both gifts and helpful. Here are five of this year’s best!
1. Personalised Jewelry
Show them how much you care about them with a personalized jewelry gift. The nice thing about this particular gift is that it will last forever. It can be a nostalgic piece that they show their kids one school year!
For this gift, think about engraved necklaces or watches.
2. A New Tote Bag
Give them something to carry all their new school supplies and books in! Try to find one that is the right size. You don’t want it to be too big, where it will be too heavy for them.
The best way to make this gift awesome is to find one that matches their personality. Find one with their favorite sports team, or book that they are currently into. If they are more into fashion, find a cute and trendy one, like crochet bags.
3. A Drinking Tumbler
Dehydration is a real issue with children, and adults to be honest! Encourage your little one to drink water with a customized tumbler.
Whether you go for a cute print or their initials, think about what your kid will want to display to their friends!
4. A Personal Writing Space
Childhood is when identity is first really explored. That’s why expression, particularly through writing can be so important to development. This is true to matter the grade of your child.
So, a good gift to think about this school year is a journal. As with everything, find a way to make it personal. Think about the cover, age-appropriate content, and type of activities.
For instance, you might want a journal with no prompts, just a blank diary. Or, you could want a journal with prompts to write or draw. Take some time and make sure it will work for you little, or not so little, one.
FYI: This gratitude journal works great for most kids!
5. The Gift of Music
No matter your child’s age, they are most likely very into music. And, that is a great thing!
Studies have shown that music helps ease the effects of stress and can even help students focus and study better. So, this school year, encourage them to explore their music more.
For parents of younger students, buy some of their favorite CDs or download them to your phone. Listen to the songs together on the way to school. They will appreciate it, making the car ride a wonderful bonding moment.
For parents of younger students, maybe give them free will. Who knows what music their kids are in. All bets are off in high school. The best thing to get is an iTunes gift card!
Your little one is heading back to school, again, or maybe for the very first time! Give them something special to mark the occasion and show them how proud you are. Just remember to keep them in mind while shopping!