Back to School While at Home Gift List
This fall will be a Back to School season unlike any we've seen before. Keeping that in mind, we compiled a list of items to make your life easier during this stressful time. From a toilet paper subscription to coffee bars, these products are sure to save you some time or energy.
#1. Heathmade Travel Set
Heathmade’s Can Do Travel Set is perfect for those busy on-the-go days. Equipped with alcohol-free hand sanitizer, a lotion bar, and a moisturizing lip balm, the Can Do Travel Set has everything you need for those necessary trips to the grocery store or other essential places. The TSA-approved set also comes in handy for future flights.
#2. Storyville Coffee
Even while working from home, people need their daily caffeine boost. Skip the trip to the grocery store and the daily cost of coffee with Storyville’s coffee subscription. Available in Keurig, Nespresso, and whole bean form, this Seattle-based coffee subscription will increase your productivity by saving you both time and money.
#3. Micro Puzzles
Puzzles are a great way to give your brain a break from the screens while still engaging your mind. Micropuzzle’s 4” x 6” Rainbow Rain puzzle won’t take up much room, and it will still brighten up your day with its colorful pieces and bright message. The 150 piece puzzle features a young girl with an umbrella in a rainbow downpour.
#4. Reel Paper
Avoid the long lines at the store by subscribing to Reel Paper’s toilet paper subscription service. Reel Paper uses bamboo as a sustainable alternative to trees. FYI, bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet, doesn’t have to be replanted, and uses 30% less water than hardwood trees.
#5. Dragon Naturally Speaking Home
Increase your productivity instantly with Dragon Home. Dragon Home is an intelligent speech recognition software that uses Deep Learning technology to transcribe spoken words into text. Dragon Home transcribes 3X faster than typing with 99% recognition accuracy. Besides transcription, Dragon Home can also send emails, create calendar events, browse the internet, post to social media, and more.
#6. Cook SmartsCook Smarts gives you one less thing to worry about with their meal plan subscription service. Each week, Cook Smarts offers four new seasonal dinner recipes in addition to their archive of past dinners. After you choose a week of recipes, Cook Smarts generates your weekly shopping list with the option of having the groceries delivered from Instacart.
#7. Geppetto's Pencil Sharpener
Bring some joy into your work-from-home environment with Geppeto’s pencil sharpener. Plugging the included pencil into the character creates Pinocchio’s nose. The whimsical design is sure to bring a much needed smile in a stressful time.
#8. Felt Like Sharing
Brighten up your workspace with Felt Like Sharing’s light blue letter board set. Write an inspirational or funny quote with the 300 piece set of letters that will motivate you to power through work. The board’s oak wood frame includes hanging teeth for easy wall hanging.
#9. The Surf Portable Table
ECR4Kids’ Surf portable desk allows for comfortable learning, even from home. The combined seat and surface turns anywhere from the living room to the backyard into an educational environment. The colorful design is sure to get even the most stubborn kids ready to learn.
#10. Pocket Latte
Pocket Latte’s caffeine infused coffee bars use food science to deliver the same amount of energy in a coffee without the long line at the coffee shop or the hassle of brewing a cup. Three out of four flavors are vegan including dark roast, hazelnut, and lavender vanilla with the exception of cream + sugar. The bars are made without artificial flavors, gluten, cholesterol, palm oil, or soy lecithin.
With so much added stress during these times, remember to give yourself a break! These items are sure to take something off your plate. You can also check out our recent graduation gift list for more ideas on back to school items. And by the way, these are all non-affiliated links. We just like these products from a design pov. If you have others to share, please add a comment below.
We'll make it through!