Back to School Gift Guide 2018

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Get your kids in the back-to-school swing of things with these items from our Back to School Gift Guide 2018! Full of items that promote safety, style, STEM learning, and creative play, it just might make them ready to rock their new school year!


Crayola Crayon Melter

Crayons are pretty cool on their own, but the Crayola Crayon Melter brings the heat to your child’s artwork—literally! Featuring a sleek compact design, the Crayon Melter provides steady low heat for continuous melting action. Simply load a crayon, plug it in, and create an amazing masterpiece that you’ll definitely want to display on the family’s fridge.

3Doodler Start Make Your Own HEXBug Kit

New to the toy market, the 3Doodler Start Make Your Own HEXBug Kit already snagged a Family’s Choice Award…and with good reason. The handheld 3D printing toy is an amazing STEM toy, which can be used to make the creepiest, crawliest (and scientifically awesome) bugs! Use the DoodleMolds to create legs and other body parts, then doodle to attach all parts to the HEXBUG motor. (Each kit comes with three!). Then, let your newfound creation crawl around to explore its environment, build mazes for it to scurry its way through, or even race it with your friends! This set fosters learning by allowing kids to design and experiment with different robotic structures taking physics, engineering, and structural principles into play. Ages 6+

Lotus by SEAM

For teens traveling by bus and train to middle and high school, the Lotus by SEAM is perfect for personal safety. The unit streams real-time audio and when paired with the free app, records images and GPS location, so parents can see and hear what their kids are seeing/hearing. The Lotus can also make hands-free calls and is able to be controlled by verbal commands through Google Voice Assistant. And with its sleek design, your teen (probably) won’t put up a fight to wear it.

Velcro VELCRO Brand HANGables

For your freshie college kid, VELCRO Brand HANGables are the perfect way to decorate a dorm room. Frames, photos, and other memorabilia can be easily hung without making marks on the wall. And when your child is ready to remove the family photos in favor of her newfound freshman friends, it’ll come down just as easily without blemishing the surface. And the Sew On Tape can help your kid craft a customized tote bag, pencil case, or even liven up a lunch bag. It can get them psyched for school, get creative, and wear something that reflects their own personal style.

Tick Tock Turtle

Tick Tock Turtle

When waking up your little one to go to school is a daily struggle, the Tick Tock Turtle can help. It’s the only sleep trainer that uses sleep detection and light therapy to gently wake up your wee one. The cute little clock watches your child’s movements 30 minutes before your set alarm time and will then wake him up in his lightest stage of sleep. Plus, with its adorable design, your child will love to have the clock on her nightstand.

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