Back to School Essentials for High Schoolers

Last week I covered back to school gifts for primary aged kids. If you’re shopping for a high
schooler, the gift-giving game is completely different. Skip sentimental and forego cutesy in
favor of cool, practical gifts. Even if they’re dragging their feet all the way back to school, there
are ways to show that you care. Don’t know where to start? Browse the tips and suggestions
below.Peace Sign Bottle Cap Magnets


Locker Magnets and Skins

Considering how much time they’ll spend in and out of their lockers, it can’t hurt to spruce up that space a bit. Locker skins are a fun way to mark their territory; some can be personalized with custom photos while others are personalized with a name, but have just enough attitude to give it some edge.

Otherwise, browse our hefty selection of magnets to give them freedom to post their own pictures and notes. Bottle cap magnets are popular and come in a range of different themes like yoga or dog lover.


Tangle USB Hub




USB Hubs

Technology has come a long way from floppy disks of yore. Unique USB hubs and flashy flash drives almost make homework actually look appealing. (Almost.) Designs range from zany to nostalgic , cute to professional.


Gumby Keychain



So you’ve got a kid who is like, so over school and doesn’t see why you’re making such a big deal. No problem. Keychains are not a big deal at all but still communicate you’re thinking about them. Here’s a tip: go for one with a nostalgic toy that’s loaded with kitschy cool, like Operation, Gumby, or Fisher Price. If it’s a keychain you’re personally drawn to or would use, skip it.




                                                        Anything Ironic

Ulser Plush DollTrying out for the varsity team this year? Give them athlete’s foot for good luck. Does he tend to stress out during finals? Tell him not get an ulcer; you’ll pick one up for him. Is she always glued to Facebook? These sticky notes bring the digital giant to the analog world. Are you always reminding him to mind his manners? He’ll never forget to say “please” with this notepad.




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