Back to School — The Countdown is On!

As we leave the carefree days of June and July behind, the calendar turns to August… and the countdown begins. Before you know it, it will be time to head back to school. But don’t worry, Elfster is here to help you kick off the new school year in style. We’ve got you covered — from A to Z — in our Back to School guide featuring great ideas for teachers, kids & teens, and students heading off to college.

Top Picks for Teachers

Create the perfect learning environment with some of the helpful classroom organizers featured in Elfster’s For Teachers guide. Keep your classroom clean and organized using items like these plastic magazine organizers for stray workbooks, papers and folders. Our guide also features the basics like pencils, markers, paper clips and glue sticks to keep your classroom supplies fully-stocked.

Hey Teachers — looking for an easy way to have families help you stock your classroom? Create an Elfster wish list with all your must-haves and invite parents to check out your personalized list. In just a few clicks, you’ll be ready for the new year.

Stuff for School Kids

New school year, new stuff. Get your kids and teens ready with great school supplies to make the new year fun and fresh. And since everyone’s favorite subject is lunch, an eco-friendly bento box is the perfect solution — no more squished sandwiches thanks to these colorful and convenient containers. And post-lunch clean up is a snap.

Our Kids and Teens guide features the latest in school fashion, like Minion backpacks, as well as the classics, like old-school composition books and Crayola crayons. Time to stock up!

Looking for the perfect way to get the kids excited about the new school year? Host a back-to-school backyard party to celebrate their milestone of “moving up.” With an online gift exchange website like Elfster, it’s a no-brainer to invite friends and organize a Secret Santa Gift Exchange to swap cool supplies they’ll be proud to take to school.

Off to College?

Give your dorm room the personal touch without overlooking the essentials. Our Off to College guide, featuring unique ideas and accessories for your new home away from home. Create the perfect study/living space with great organizing options full of personality. In small spaces, having a place for everything is a must. From high tech laptops and charging stations to the necessities, like towels and shower caddies, our guide will help you be ready for campus life.

If you’re looking for gift giving advice for college kids, the elves love these tips for practical gifts for your favorite student!

Elfster’s Back to School gift guides have something for everyone and just what you need for inspiration for your own wish list for the new school year. Need help? You can reach us via Facebook here. Tweet us @Elfster or catch us on Instagram at @Elfster.

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