Back To School Gift Guide Ideas

Disclosure: Many of the companies listed below in the Back to School Gift Guide provided products to review. All opinions are my own.

With back to school quickly approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to offer a Back to School Gift Guide that showcased items you might not traditionally think about. Here we’ve gathered together some of our favorite items and brands we trust. Read a little about each and follow the link under the photo to purchase! We will continue to add gift ideas, so make sure to check back often.

If you have products that might be a good fit for our Back to School Gift Guide,  Baby Gift Guide, or upcoming Holiday Gift Guide, send me an email at time2saveblogger (at)


Coding is now an essential 21st-century skill, just like math and reading. The iRobot® Root® Coding Robot makes learning to code feel like play, giving kids and adults the opportunity to practice coding in a simple and fun way.
Stay Ahead of the Field – At the forefront of its field, the indispensable Fieldforce Chrono boasts striking red second hands with a Swiss Army Knife-shaped counterweight, and a red cross and shield on the dial. It offers unsurpassed day and night visibility thanks to the distinct Super-LumiNova®-enhanced display, as well as chronograph functions and a tachymeter scale, paying tribute to our roots with its new take on rugged, dynamic design. Know where you are, and get where you want to be, with a Fieldforce timepiece at your side.
Key features:
  • Sporty, serious and masculine timepiece that thrives in any situation
  • With chronograph functions and tachymeter scale
  • Generously sized hands and numerals featuring Super-LumiNova® for easy day and night readability
Victorinox Swiss Army – Swiss Tool Spirit XC Plus Ratchet Multi-Tool with 38 Functions and Bit Holder
Multi-tools are full of extremes. They’re extremely handy, extremely functional, and extremely compact. And the SwissTool Spirit Plus proves they can also be extremely elegant. It’s a lighter, more ergonomic, more beautiful multi-tool. And you’ll notice this every time you use it. Which is good, because you’ll be using it extremely often.
  • corkscrew
  • needle-nosed pliers
  • wire cutter for thin and soft wire up to 40 HRC
  • hardwire cutter
  • large blade with wavy edge
  • Phillips screwdriver 1/2
  • reamer, punch
  • multipurpose hook
  • can opener
  • screwdriver 4 mm
  • bottle opener
  • screwdriver 6 mm
  • crate opener
  • wire bender
  • scissors
  • and more

Strong. Versatile. Street-smart. Our Varsity Collection fuses a retro collegiate sports vibe with a modern, clean design that powers you from hangout to workout. In sleek, city-cool black or deep burgundy, each bag is built for all-day, everyday use.
  • Backpack transforms into a duffel
  • Large capacity
  • Separate shoe/laundry compartment
  • Internal organizer section
  • Removable/adjustable shoulder strap
  • Hideaway padded backpack straps
  • Sports zipper pulls
  • Smooth nylon fabric
  • Ultra-lightweight


Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™
The TemporalScanner™ comes with four ways to make it even easier to take a temperature:

  • A softly illuminated display for easy reading in any light – perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping infant in a darkened room
  • Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child
  • Automatically retains the last eight temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression
  • Ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius modes
  • Made in the United States, the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™ is the number one preferred thermometer by both nurses and pediatricians and is backed by more than 70 clinical studies proving its accuracy.


Cornhole. Bag toss. Whatever you call it, just call it a great time for all. tenalach Night & Day Bean Bag Toss is sure to score points with your friendly competitors. Just remember, it’s all in the arc.
1 lightweight, weather-resistant, collapsible aluminum board with LED target
8 weather-resistant LED bean bags
canvas case
game instructions


9-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker
Make meals in minutes with the Mealthy MultiPot. The MultiPot has everything you need in one beautiful and convenient appliance: pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sauté pan, and much more! The Mealthy MultiPot is 100% BPA-Free and made of the highest quality materials, including professional-grade SUS304 stainless steel and brilliant LCD screen.
Featuring Instant-Crisp Technology
Mealthy’s newest and most innovative product converts any electric pressure cooker into an air fryer. Broil, crisp, and air fry directly in the steel pot of your electric pressure cooker. Compatible with both 6 and 8-quart electric pressure cookers.

Laptop in front of the window with tulips

Great for students to carry around compared to the weight of a laptop. Take notes, search the web, and complete assignments anywhere you go with this 32 GB touchscreen Android tablet! Other features include a quad-core processor, dual-facing cameras, Bluetooth accessibility, 6-hour battery life, headphone jack, and more!
This retro-inspired mini fridge will come in handy, whether in a classroom or dorm room for students to access their favorite snacks or beverages throughout the school year! Hold up to 6 cans at a time by plugging the fridge into any wall socket or two-prong plug. The fridge needs only 2 hours to reach the optimal temperature and fits easily on a desk or in a dorm room!
The Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant is the perfect, contemporary, and affordable gift to ensure students wake up on time, well-rested, and ready to learn. It is designed specifically for the nightstand, helping students unwind in the evening, kickstart their day, control other smart home devices and listen to their favorite music. The clock is fully customizable to the student’s voice, touch, and routine, with a seamless design that blends into any bedroom or dorm room decor. At $79.99, this affordable, timeless new product is a must-have for back to school for friends and family’s to ensure heightened productivity and learning. Consumers can now purchase this product at Walmart, Best Buy, and
Brüush is a high-performance electric toothbrush subscription that looks great on your bathroom sink! 
They come in three colors and all kits include a travel case, which is great for weekend visits home while making it easy to maintain quality oral care while college students are away at school. 
LoopyCases – It’s time to StoptheDrop™ (Use code kaseytrenum for 10% off)
In the U.S. alone, a phone breaks every 2 seconds (Source: SquareTrade). It doesn’t help that screen repair can cost upwards of $200! With Loopy, not only will you StoptheDrop™, but you’ll also make your phone infinitely more functional and comfortable to use than you ever imagined possible.
  • Reach/One-handed Use – Phones are getting bigger every year which can make them a harder to handle one-handed. Loopy allows you to reach every square inch of your phone with ease.
  • Multi-grasp – Who isn’t always carrying a million things at once? Simply flip grab and go. You don’t know how nice having an extra hand is until you’re in the loop!
  • Comfy – Loopy holds you instead of the other way around, making your phone extremely comfortable to use. They’ve even designed loopy with a slightly angled loop for maximum comfort.
  • Loopy also has a LIFETIME GUARANTEE

Items Included:
  • Backpack
  • Utility Case
  • Snack Tote
  • Carabiner
  • Water Bottle
  • 100% polyester canvas construction w/ zipper closures
  • Length-adjustable padded shoulder straps
  • 2-way top zipper closure, multiple inner & outer pockets
  • Side mesh pockets
  • Snack tote and utility case has carrying handle
Items Included:
  • Jumpsuit
  • Tail
  • Hood
Beautiac is a makeup brush company that offers cruelty-free and vegan replaceable brush heads sent to your door every month. Just as men receive replaceable razor heads for shaving every month with services like Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s, Beautiac founder Drea Gunness-Groeschel created the first-ever interchangeable, sustainable makeup brush. She discovered the root of her breakouts were caused by dirty makeup brushes and not cleaning them every month, thus jumped on these “beauty lessons from men” and created Beautiac’s brush service. With Beautiac, users can feel confident that their brushes are 100% germ-free, and moms can never have to think about cleaning their makeup brushes again! 

Beautiac believes no animals should be experimented on or harmed for ingredients or in manufacturing applications. The company also strives to empower women through education and product accessibility, helping women of all ages achieve wellness in their everyday lives. You can see more here:

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