19 Top of the Class Picks for Back To School

by The TLM Team on August 9, 2018 in Gift Guides, Lifestyle,
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With school right around the corner, we have the perfect gift guide to help any student (and their family!) survive the late nights, study sessions and whatever else it takes to make the grades.

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K – 12

Lunchtime Game-changers: Super cute Funkins lunch bags are also roomy, easy to clean and designed with soft handles, durable zippers, reinforced seams and a convenient interior pocket. $29.95
Be Unique: With Balfour you can customize your backpack by adding patches of your favorite emojis, school or even your name. Tired of a patch? NP. They easily velcro on and off. From $39.99
Pinch Me, Therapy Dough: There is always stress with school, and this is one of our favorite solutions. Simply shape and squeeze the dough! We also enjoy the calming smells infused into it. Pack the dough into the tin can and take it anywhere—-for your kid or for you. $25
Attention Getters: Life’s Rad t-shirts are comfortable and attention-getters. They are perfect for any adventure and we like the vintage styles. Here’s to discovering just how rad life really is. From $28
Best Foot Forward: Bearpaw is an affordable fan-favorite for the fall with styles for whatever occasion the new school year throws your way. (We love the Jenna boots in Hickory.) All under $100
Back to School with Fiskars: From the #1 teacher-recommended brand, the handles of these fun new scissors change color when they’re used. For kids 4 and up, with an innovative safety-edge blade, they come in blunt and pointed-tip. From $4.50 at Walmart + Target
Storage with Style: Organize all the new school stuff quickly plus add charm to any room with these canvas storage baskets featuring an iconic red phone booth, Big Ben and the London Eye. A perfect fit for IKEA’s Kallax bookshelf and part of kaikai & ash’s artsy city themes collection. $21.95
Master Math Facts For Good: Kate Snow draws on her decades of experience as a classroom teacher, curriculum writer and homeschool parent with a series of fun, engaging guides that help you teach your kids—-without spending hours and hours drilling flash cards. Ideal for children ages 6-12. From $14.99


For All the Family: Have fun (and stay sane!) by getting organized this fall with new Post-it List Notes, Post-it Keyboard Calendar Notes, Post-it Full Adhesive Note Weekly Wall Calendars and more. From $4.99
Healthy Eating at School: Keeping snacks and lunches fresh, appetizing and moisture-free during the school year with a single latch that glides into place easily for an airtight seal. Bonus: Reduce food waste with this eco-friendly solution. From $13.99



Back to School Spirit: Jane Hudson’s school color-inspired pieces are the perfect way to jump back into the school year with pride. Get ready for football season with an adorable dress or vintage sweater—-perfect for cheering on your favorite team on gameday. $68 – $110
Start the Year with Great Nails: If you’re like us, you stopped getting gel manicures because of the harmful UV rays on your hands. ManiGlovz are what you’ve been waiting for to be pampered. We love this brilliant solution to a possible health risk. $24
Scented Goodies: Have your dorm filled with the familiar scent of home in no time. With Floral Simplicity’s adorable fragrances (like peonies or winter pine), the scented sachets are ideal, especially with dorms’ “no candles” policy. For drawers, laundry baskets or simply sitting in a room. From $3
Create Walls of Memories: Instantly brighten up any dorm room with this incredibly smart, versatile and unique system which we love. Simply hang the cable, display the items and place the super strong Mighty Magnet in place. Over 60 designs to suit all tastes. From $15
Keep In Step: Back to school is a crazy time of year. Speed across campus and stay fit with Ryka, the perfect combination of fashion-forward, comfort and affordability. You won’t believe the price! Under $100
Make Your White-wall Dorm Your Own. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have teamed up with Living Spaces to help make your college dorm feel like home away from home. With unique designs and colorful décor, you’re sure to find pieces that reflect you. Prices vary
Stop the Glare: Did you know that after just two hours of computer usage your melatonin production can decrease by 22%? Your college kid will be able to do homework and write papers with these photoprotective anti-glare glasses. With melanin lenses, computer usage is increased to 12 hours with no damage. From $79.99
Don’t Splash the Cash: For college/grad school kids with their own apartment or condo, save precious time and money. No need to pay a maid to clean—-just use the Rejuvenate Click n Clean Multi-Surface Spray Mop System. Unlike no other, it transitions from dusting to scrubbing and cleaning with ease. $34.97
Jean Perfection: These Revtown super stretchy jeans are designed with the performance and comfort of an athletic pant, but with the look and feel of your favorite pair of jeans making them perfect for a teen or college student heading into their fall semester. $75