Back to Reality! Back-to-School Roundup 2022

by Texas Lifestyle Magazine Team on August 4, 2022 in General, Gift Guides,

Does anybody get excited about homework after enjoying the lazy days of summer? Back to School season is here, whether we’re ready or not. We’ve put together a list of items to help your family transition back to the classroom and be successful in the new school year.


Brainiac Foods

No matter the age, Brainiac Foods has a multitude of options for quick snacks to add to the lunchbox that they will be sure to enjoy. From applesauce’s, nut butters to Brain Bars, it’s easy to find something that will soothe their appetite and be equally nutritious. The BrainPack is packed with Omega-3s that support brain health to improve focus and memorization. As an adult, I could eat their nut butter packs each and every day! $16.99 (10-pack) or $39.99 (20-pack)


With Anthem Athletics upgraded Hyperflex, Isoflex and Evolflex training shorts, pants, and hoodies one can stay cool, look cool and won’t have to worry about them falling apart. Perfect for wearing to class followed by after-school athletics. Start their school wardrobe out right- comfort and style: bag secured. $33.99

Baketivity Hot Pretzel Kit

The school year can get busy and overwhelming. Use the Baketivity kit to bond and destress with your kiddo and make something you can all enjoy. Baketivity kits ship right to your door with a recipe, pre-measured ingredients and an activity booklet. A delicious and fun after school activity or simply a recharging activity for a teen, who can refuse a hot pretzel straight out of the oven. $29.95

Tom’s Perfect 10 Granola

Back to school calls for some after school snacks. Tom’s Perfect 10 delivers different, delectable flavors of granola each month. Each flavor is only available for one month and then it’s gone forever unless the flavor achieves ‘Perfect 10 status’ garnered through community feedback. Some of the brand’s best reviewed flavors include Flaming Chocolate, Mangonada, and Golden Apple Cider just to name a few. The Perfect 10 flavors are available as monthly subscriptions or a la carte for $20. $20.

Gregory Resin 25 Backpack

Start the school year sustainably with the Gregory Resin 25 backpack, made out of completely recycled fabrics. The dedicated laptop sleeve protects your computer throughout the day at school. In addition, it has weather resistant material, padded protection and accessible pockets that will last you all school year long and maybe a couple more years. Take good care of this pack and it will take care of you! $119.95


The best way to stay comfortable in a cramped dorm is with this desktop fan that comes in 6 colors to coordinate with your dorm décor. Texas weather can be brutal while walking around campus, so gift your student a WOOZOO fan to ensure they are relaxed and cool at “home.” Another great use for a fan in a dorm room or shared apartment is because it provides excellent background noise while sleeping. With different noises and sleep schedules, this fan can be a lifesaver. $19.99

Vite Ramen

For an easy after-school meal (dorm or apartment life!), try Vite Ramen. It has the convenience of instant noodles and powerful nutritional benefits for a great and easy meal to feed your kids after a long school day or quick meal between classes for college students. This ramen will satiate your taste buds and power the mind and body. Hop on that ramen trend/train! 12 pack $36.67

Huggaroo Weighted Plushies

The data is solid on using weighted blankets and snuggies to combat mental health issues. School can be stressful, so you need to make sure you can sleep well when you get home so you can be powered up for the next day. Perfect for your stressed student, a Huggaroo Weighted Plushie will relieve their anxiety and, bonus- a cute cuddly buddy to sleep with. $54.99

Johnson’s Popcorn

For a midday snack, send a tub of their favorite popcorn flavor from the famous Johnson’s Popcorn to your busy college student. All products are gluten-free and you can choose from Caramel Corn, Salty-n-Sandy, Cheddar, Peanut Crunch, and Butter. For home, order a large tub and use reusable snack bags to share or store, or order party favor size for lunches or snacks. Large Tubs $35-$50


Whether a young one needs a scooter to get to school, a teen needs one to get across the neighborhood or a college student needs to get across campus quickly, LaScoota has redesigned what it means to ‘scooter’ and they created the perfect transportation aid. The Metro is perfect for older teens or college students- sleek and stylish. The Pulse is for kids, made for every-day use, super lightweight for your little one. Scoot on over! $120

Pearl Infused Pro Light Dental Whitening System

Be confident this semester with a brighter smile from the Pearl Infused Pro Light Dental Whitening System by Luster. For back to school pictures, yearbook photos, and instagram photos capturing the school year, make sure you are proud of your smile. By using both light and heat, the patented Xenon teeth whitening light is proven and effective. Bright and shiny, this kit includes: Pro Light, Serum, Rinse, and Pearl Infused Mint Whitening Toothpaste. This tool creates a whiter smile in less than 30 minutes! Cheese! $34.59

OmieGo bento lunch box

For a superior lunch time solution this school year, use the OmieGo for an organized, clickable bento box lunch. With the thermos, you are able to keep your food hot or cold all day so it’s perfect when lunch time hits; pack more of a variety of options, too. It comes in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find the perfect one for your kiddo of any age: elementary to college. $44.95

Nurture Life

Nurture Life saves you time and takes the stress out of mealtime because they make healthy, delicious meals for kids that are shipped to your door. Gift yourself the gift of convenience with these meals that are ready in one minute. From superfood smoothies to delicious meals jam-packed with vegetables and nutrition, your kids will be full and healthy and it didn’t take you long to pack that lunch. $7.99

Anyday’s College Dorm Set

Cooking just got way easier for college students to make faster, more sophisticated and more nutritious meals at the press of a button. Cook delicious food in your dorm room – no kitchen required! Anyday’s College Dorm Set comes with four stackable dishes and lids, ideal for safe microwave cooking in small spaces. The set comes with the Medium Deep Dish, Medium Shallow Dish and Small Dish 2-Pack (perfect for leftovers). Whip up some crispy bacon, “fancy” instant ramen, and perfect rice in no time. $90


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