Go Back To School in Style — 14 Picks For You

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on August 4, 2021 in Food+Drink, Gift Guides, Lifestyle, Family, Fashion,

It’s that time of the year again — Back to School. After the fun of the summer, it can be tough to get back into the daily routine. All of these top picks are designed to make your life easier, healthier or just more fun. Take a look!


Pixel Eyewear Blue Light Glasses

With endless Zoom calls and screen time, Pixel Eyewear safeguards your student’s eyes with stylish blue light protection. You’ll find a large selection of unisex styles to choose from including amber glasses for gamers, reading glasses, and blue light glasses for both kids and adults. These eyeglasses filter 50% of blue light and up to 95% at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint. $75

Belliwelli Vegan Bars

Made for everyone living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Belliwelli is the perfect belly soothing, afternoon snack. Packed with gut-friendly goodness, each vegan bar is gluten-free, low in sugar, and contains a healthy dose of belly BFFs like gut-soothing probiotics. Try the Fudge Brownie, a classic delicious treat with none of the tummy trouble. This is the ideal back-to-school snack to pack in your child’s lunchbox, especially if they have dietary issues. 8-bar Taster Box $29.99

FEND Nasal Hygiene Mist

BTS means Back to Sniffles also. It’s allergy season in Texas and we found this handy little tool. FEND is a drug-free solution using salts that already exist in your body and the cleansing effect lasts up to 6 hours with each use. The air we breathe is full of allergens, pollutants and more, especially as kids go BTS. FEND helps clean our upper respiratory airways of these types of airborne particles. We recommend using before and after school. $59.95

Prebio-Boost Protein Powder

Protein shakes can be a great quick breakfast before school. Prebio-Boost aids indigestion and boosts the metabolism. It contains ingredients like mucilage (the fiber found in flaxseed), apple fiber (for digestive health), whey protein (to satisfy hunger and nourish the body) and powerful prebiotics that help your “good” bacteria thrive. Use the flavored powder to create smoothies, shakes and even just mix with a glass of water. From $74.95 (Use discount code NUCIFIC25 and save 25%)

Without A Trace Snacks

Looking for some healthy snacks to throw in the lunchbox? Without A Trace is an allergen-free, gluten-free, plant-based snack that is free from the “Big 8” plus sesame. Made with real ingredients, the snacks do not include peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soybean, shellfish, fish or sesame and aim to provide a feeling of inclusivity for children with allergies. The soft chocolatey cookie (comes 2 to a pack) is super tasty and perfect for that lunchtime dessert. $5.79-$7.29

Making It Happen

Erin Condren Calendars

Get organized, reduce stress, and achieve scholastic success with these best-selling student planners, with proven layouts designed to help students manage their workload, meet deadlines, and reduce stress. Austin-based Erin Condren makes being organized fun with their adorable and trendy designs. There’s a myriad of new 2021 styles for the student and the parent. From $30

Plum Paper Notepads

There’s so much for parents to do during the BTS time. Make sure you are using a to-do list and it’s more fun when it’s on a cute notepad. The notepads from Plum Paper are enticing and incredibly helpful in motivating you to knock tasks out. From $6

For All the Family

Muttluks Mud Monsters for Dogs

Some families walk kids to school and love to take the pup along but the concrete is still hot in Texas. Soft on pup’s paws, these Muttluck Mutt Tracker dog booties are perfect for summer paw protection from blistering hot sand or concrete. $24.99/set of two boots

Adventerra Games

What better way to celebrate on weekends with the family after a busy school week than game night? In Adventerra Games’ educational game called Global Warning, players work together to clean up the earth and slow climate change while the temperature rises with each turn. Draw and trade cards to find the best solutions to the environmental problems that emerge during the game. PowerHaus is a game about fighting climate change; RecycleRally encourages the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle); and WaterGame encourages understanding the use/misuse of water with “Quiz” cards (based on 4th-grade science standards). It’s a bit of learning while having fun at home. $19.99

Masterclass Membership

It’s time to head back to learning and it’s easily done for kids, teens and adults, from the touch of your phone with the Masterclass app. Top experts in various fields (think screenwriting, photography, negotiation, and more) teach you a lesson, while you walk or cook dinner. We love the range of different topics covered and each one feels like continuing education at its best. From $15/month

Good Looking

Chalk of the Town T-shirts

Perfect for your “First Day of School” picture! Kids and teens are able to design and create their own t-shirts (they have adult sizes too) using the vibrant no-smudge chalk markers to draw a masterpiece or special message right on the chalkboard t-shirt’s surface. When the first day of school is over, create a new design by using the included cloth and water to wipe away the original creation. $29.95

ShikSona Lip Products

If you’ve got a teen or college girl, she’s going to want to make a great first impression with some great lips. ShikSona’s signature set of 5 lipsticks and lipglosses are made with clean ingredients and include vibrant, gorgeous. and timeless shades that look amazing on any skin tone. The versatility of the colors creates a fun BTS look. Lip glosses: $18/Lipstick: $22


Whether your student needs to be on Zoom or not this year, this handy little (pun intended) tool will come in clutch. LITTIL is an LED light, a mini clip for your phone. With this high powered light and different settings to control the brightness level, LITTIL will brighten up your back-to-schooler’s video, Zoom or group shot. From $29.99

August + Monroe’s 3-in-1 Blemish Camouflage

The team at August + Monroe has developed a Blemish Camouflage that is a 3-in-1 treatment formula. It primes, conceals and heals skin blemishes at the same time. The more you blend, the darker the concealer gets to match your skin tone. That means no more guilt for your favorite student wondering how bad their breakout will look after slapping some concealer on it. $38

Cover photo courtesy Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

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