First Day at School Gifts


The first day of school can be nerve-racking for almost anyone. Whether it’s your first day of preschool, kindergarten, high school or college, the experience can seem overwhelming and stressful. Sometimes a thoughtful first day of school gift can help lighten the mood and comfort a nervous student.


  • A Ready, Set, School Activity Box can help prepare children for their first day of school, particularly preschool. This activity box features wipe away writing pads, crayons, stickers and stencils. More important, it provides children with the basic skills they will use in school, such as identifying colors, shapes, letters and numbers. Of course, children starting preschool or kindergarten for the first time may experience anxiety. A personalized backpack can help children get excited for their first day of school. provides ideal backpacks for young girls. One of the most popular styles is a red and pink backpack, adorned with ladybugs and featuring the owner’s name embroidered on the flap.

Grade School/Junior High

  • Once students reach a certain age or grade, they may soon discover that they require additional study aids. Students can start the year off right by receiving a first day of school gift such as a LeapFrog Crammer. This compact, technologically advanced educational aid caters to children grades 3 through 8. Students can use the LeapFrog Crammer to store digital flash cards, as well as quiz themselves in a variety of subjects, including science, math and social studies. As a little bit of fun on the side, the LeapFrog Crammer can also be used as an MP3 player.

High School/College

  • A Smartpen remains an ideal gift for a high school or college student’s first day of school. The pen records everything being said and written as you take notes in class. Miss part of your instructor’s lecture? The Smartpen allows students to record the lecture and listen to it at a later time. A 1GB version of the pen holds up to 100 hours of recording time. Since the pen also records writing strokes, students can upload their notes to their computer for an added sense of convenience. Of course many college students will face long nights cramming for midterms, studying for finals and writing last minute papers. College students tend to run short on cash and food as well. Therefore the Junk Food Bucket serves as the perfect gift, as it delivers a collection of sweet treats, candies and chips, helping students get through those long nights.

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