2021 Back to School Guide

2021 Back to School Guide

Welcome to the 2021 Back to School Guide

What month are we in? It has been hard to keep track. The 2020-2021 school year was crazy here in Wa. State with at-home learning, turned hybrid. Last fall I did not have to Back to School shop much with our son home. We did spend our funds on a new desk and creating him a learning spot at home. In March, it was announced they will partially return and I was shopping for ‘fun’ masks and hand sanitizers. So weird!

I am entering the 2021-2022 school year like I had in the past as a normal year. Our youngest is entering 8th grade. This is his last year of Middle School so Back to School shopping consists of cool shoes and clothes and electronics more than the crayons and pencil boxes I miss shopping for.

Whether your child is entering preschool or heading off to College, I have some great brands below that want to help you be prepared and offer your kids the best start to this back-to-normal school year.

Check back often as I add more throughout summer….


Kids can read along with Author, Carla Crane Osborne at Gonas Reading Ranch on this safe You Tube channel to get back into a reading routine if the summer interfered!

Visit here!

We learn best through play and experiences. Merka wants your kids to keep on learning, in a fun way at home.

Visit the Merka store!

Kids learn best through play and safe game sites offer the best practice. Plays.org has games that teach – no ads, no subscriptions, just play and grow!

Play today!

Yipes! Hand & Face Cleaning Wipes for Kids Box (12 Wipes – Individually Wrapped) PlaneAire® Yipes! cleaning wipes for kids kill 99.99% of most common germs while made with 99% plant-derived ingredients.

Shop on Amazon!

ONANOFF Expands BuddyPhones+ Series with Cosmo+ Headphones for safe-volume control

Buy on Amazon!

Secondary (Middle School & High School)

Under Armour Adult Hustle 5.0 Backpack. This is a hit brand for the teens!

Buy on Amazon!

They have stuff to charge…lots of stuff! Make sure to take this time of year to replace or restock on their charging needs so they are ready to plug in and learn!

Shop on Amazon!

Enter Zulily’s Back-to-School, #UniquelyZu Contest. Details and to enter, click here!

This is the must-have for Chemistry class. Easy to learn the Periodic Table of Elements with this book!

Buy on Amazon!

Stock the Staff Lounge! Don’t forget about your Teachers and school staff as you are out shopping!

Ideas to donate!

Reset360 Organic Plant Based Protein Bars for after school-before sports healthy pick-up snacks! The protein bar NOT loaded with sugars and artificial additives!

Shop on Amazon!

Pixel Eyewear Blue Light Glasses for kids and adults. Pixel Eyewear lenses filter 50% of blue light and up to 95% at the strongest wavelengths without the yellow tint. 

Protect their eyes now!


Simply the best! Send your College Student off with this stress reliever – The Grumpy Octopus. They will love leaving home with this cuddly and hard-not-to-love plush!

Buy on Amazon!

TAO Clean self-cleaning sonic toothbrush and facial brush. The TAO Clean toothbrush has dual settings (Super Clean & Sensitive Clean) and a 2-minute timer that pauses every 30 seconds to remind me to move to the next quadrant of my mouth.

Buy on Amazon!

Moving into a new dorm or campus housing? SANSI’s New Battery-Powered Motion-Sensing LED Warm Nightlight will help them navigate at night without disturbing roommates.

Buy on Amazon!

The Elegear 100% Bamboo Lightweight Arc-Chill Cooling Blanket. Save 10% on Amazon with this code: ZK6SETVP with end date: May 31, 2022

Shop on Amazon!

ZestTea is plant-powered energy when they need a pick-up! Stock them up on this brand before they head to the market and grab that ‘other energy’ from store shelves that lack natural and quality ingredients!

Buy on Amazon!

Custom Pet Print Fleece Blanket from Impersonate Me. Send your teen off to College with a memory gift!

Order now!

PeachSkinSheets helps warm sleepers stay cool and cool sleepers stay cozy. They come in many colors!

Shop on Amazon!

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Rebeka deleon

I zestTea energy for a pick me up with natural ingredients. I have a 12, 11, 8 and a 5 year old which is starting school for the very first time.

Julie Bickham

I like the TAO Clean self-cleaning sonic toothbrush.

Cathy French

The PeachSkinSheets caught my eye. I am not sending any children back to school this year


BuddyPhones really catches my eye we so need these they are super cool. We have kids of various ages heading back to school this year.

Cynthia C

Chargers are must-haves. No kids in school any more.

Erica G.

ZestTea has caught my eye – I’ve never heard of it before today! I’m sending a 7th grader back to school.

Antoinette M

I like the Custom Pet Print Fleece Blanket!

Sara Zielinski

The peach skin sheets definitely catches my eye.

Susan Smith

The PeachSkinSheets caught my eye as my daughter is going back to college and could use some nice comfortable sheets.

Dana Rodriguez

TAO Clean self-cleaning sonic toothbrush and facial brush is really nice!


Sansi looks interesting …. no school aged kids here though

diane sabatini

Reset360 and Peachskin sheets sound good.

Mary Manning

Chargers! A must have!!


The pixel eyewear will be so helpful this year with work on the kids computers.


I like the TAO Clean face brush. My children are 17 and 15.

Sarah L

I like the Yipes. No kids.  
Thanks for the contest.