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Here is Florida, our kids have been back in school for a couple of weeks. Many other states and distracts won’t be far behind, with just about all being back in the classroom shortly after Labor Day. So, it’s back-to-school time!
Welcome to our 2022 Back-to-School Gift Ideas and Buying Guide Page!
For some households, back-to-school doesn’t mean that the kids leave the house. Homeschoolers are in every state, which means that a lot of kids go back-to-school without every leaving their homes. When one or both parents also work from home, that can take a toll on the entire family. A BuyBox sign can be a great solution to make sure that everyone knows when mom or dad are “not available” unless there is an emergency. Also great for general needs…Baby Sleeping, Recording, Editing, Working, and more. Check out the Status Gallery, for all the “messages” that can be programed on your BusyBox!
“Made for the Busy People
BusyBox is a small business that makes products for work-from-home professionals and create-from-home content creators. Whether you’re working remotely, jumping on video calls, streaming videos, recording a podcast, studying for finals, or just in need of some solo time, BusyBox gets you the uninterrupted space you need. We launched during the pandemic with great results but not realizing the unprecedented chip crisis was coming and, while it’s been very difficult to keep our little business running smoothly, we continue to work, continue to sell, and continue to grow. We’re excited to build new products and for we will bring to the smart home and smart office of the future. We believe that creating a smart productivity space(s) will be the norm someday soon, along with smart kitchens, smart entertainment and smart security.”
When the big kids are back in school, the little ones are still in need of attention. The Contours Love®3-in-o1 Baby Carrier can make like so much easier for mom, dad, or whoever is taking care of the baby!
About Contours Love
“Contours is a premium baby gear brand that is focused on providing families with innovative single and double strollers, bassinets, and more.
Say hello to the Contours Love® 3-Position Baby Carrier! Soft, supportive, and super easy-to-use, this award-winning infant carrier provides beneficial skin-to-skin contact with no fabric or straps between you and your baby. This method of babywearing enhances the bonding experience, comforts your little one, and feels wonderful! Plus, with all the buckles up front and within easy reach, the Contours Love® baby carrier is easy to put on and take off by yourself, making it a must-have item.
Black and Charcoal carriers feature breathable mesh fabric.
Our Contours Baby team is dedicated to going above industry standards when it comes to product testing. Check out our product safety & testing information here.”
No matter if you are sending kids off to college, or just want your family to have a better night’s sleep, Honeydew Sleep Pillows are awesome. Whatever your needs…side sleeping, body pillows, travel pillows, and more. These are truly the best pillows I’ve ever slept on!
About Honeydew Sleep
“Designed by Us, Perfected by You
What really makes our pillows special is that you can adjust them to be the right height and firmness for YOU.
All of our pillows have a discreetly hidden zipper that lets you add or remove fill to make our pillow the perfect height for your body.
After all, nobody knows what you need better than you.
We have designed the greatest pillows in the world, but you are the one that makes them perfect.”
Send your college students off with great cleaning products, or use them in your home. EWG VERIFIED™ laundry detergents, dish soaps, cleaners, microfiber clothes and cleaning kits.
“Wash green. Not greenwash.
We believe in higher standards, from the ingredients we use in our products, to the legacy we hope to leave behind. Our natural cleaners and eco-friendly cleaning services achieve more for the planet and all of us on it, beyond a powerful and effective clean.
For home, office, dorm room, car/travel, Purell has been a leader in “hand sanitation” from the very beginning.
It doesn’t really matter what age your kids are…they are going to misplace their stuff. Mabel’s Labels has a label for just about anything – clothes, water bottles, shoes, backpacks, lunchboxes, and more. Find uses for home, baby, school, daycare, camp, and travel.
About Mabel’s Labels
Lunch Notes From ME!® MyWish4U
Who wouldn’t love to find a special note in their lunchbox? MyWish4U makes it easy….even on the most hectic days!
“Make Your Kid’s Ordinary Lunch Extraordinary!
The Lunch Notes From Me!® series was made especially for parents wanting to reach out to their kids at lunchtime. It’s an easy way to let them know they are loved and thought about even when they are at school. These notes teach kids interesting facts about our world and make them laugh, too! 101 unique 4″x 4″ tear-off notes in each pad.
Enjoy the magic and connection with your kids and put a smile on their face every day. Give Love Notes From Me!® to let them know how much you care. Get to know them better with Anytime Conversations.
Keeping hands and faces clean, whenever needed. Just like having soap and water available at all times. Free & Clean or Tangerine Scent. Perfect for “anytime” cleanups!
“The natural power of soap and water on the go. 0% alcohol, triclosan, parabens, dyes, perfumes. Hypoallergenic. Cruelty free.
I soon realized that I wasn’t the only one that needed a safe, simple, natural way to get cleaned up on the go! “
Karen Trenk, Founder
I started Handzies in 2016 because I wanted a way for my family to wash our hands more, especially when we were out and about (which was all the time). No one liked any of the other portable cleaning options…baby wipes were something we were all past and goopy hand sanitizing gels just smeared stuff around and left our hands dry and smelling like a doctors office. Plus, I was worried about using too many things with harsh chemicals especially when we were about to eat.
What I wanted was a portable sink but since that didn’t seem too feasible I started making my own wipes using castile (olive-oil based) soap, water and essential oils. Once friends and family found out that I was carrying my wipes around in a plastic bag in my purse, they were forever asking me for “one of those wipes” to clean up. Realizing I wasn’t the only one that just wanted a simple, natural way to get clean, Handzies was launched. Now Handzies are produced at our commercial manufacturing site out in sunny California and we’re happy to provide everyone with a way to get squeaky clean on the go!”
This funny looking device is a winner! Perfect for taking those great shots, no matter where you might be. Want to take those first day back to school photos? Just use Tenikle and say cheese. These are so popular that they are having a heard time keeping them in stock. After being featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, Tenikle has become one of the most popular photography accessories.
“Tenikle® 360° is the best mount for all your devices.
Simple Flexibility…Aim easier with the new 360° arm & our improved internal core with 2.8x more rigidity
360° Motion…We just gave Tenkile an entirely new appendage with the removable 4th arm attachments.
Crazy Suction…You spoke, we listened & developed one of the strongest silicone suction cups ever.
Holds over 100x it’s weight…Engineered to hold up to 30lbs. Guaranteed to hold your devices steady.”
The SlideAway Toy Storage Basket and Play Mat by Creative QT is a total game changer. No more excuses from your kids about the fact that it’s too much work to pick up and put away their small toys.
About Creative QT
“Built by parents for parents, Creative QT creates practical, inspired toys to declutter homes, inspire creative play, and help families make time together.
All Your Little Toys Can Finally Have a Home!
We get it, kids make constant messes, your home never feels clean, and toy clutter is everywhere! Your kids spread the same toys out again and again making cleaning up a never-ending job. It takes HOURS every week just to keep up.
You deserve a clean home just like other busy parents. The SlideAway® stops the spread of kid toy clutter and saves you hours cleaning up every week. Keep your home tidy with a QUALITY, STYLISH TOY STORAGE. This is no ordinary toy storage! It has a large integrated playmat to clean up in seconds. Just pour, play, and SlideAway®.”
Another great option to keep messes at bay. Yipes wipes are face and hand wipes made especially for kids.
“Our story starts with a mom who developed Yipes! wipes to encourage kids to develop their own self-motivated healthy habits and embrace the messy side of growing up.
Yipes! are designed specifically for kids who are ready to graduate from “baby wipes” to a wipe they feel confident using on their own. Yipes! wipes are the 1st face & hand wipe created to encourage kids to develop their own self-motivated healthy habits.
Yipes! founder Deborah Lu Lynch’s mission has always been to help others understand health and achieve health and the best quality of life. it’s what’s inside of the packaging that really counts, and Deborah’s focus has always been on just that.
Keeping a planner has been a constant for me, for many many years. I’ve tried going digital, but it just doesn’t work. I need put pen to paper to keep myself on track. The Freedom Woman’s Planner, is beautiful. I received a hardbound “lay – flat” version. I chose this one for the size, as I like a larger planner. In hindsight, I wish that I had opted for the Wire Coil Spiral…that way I could have removed the pages, punched them and used a disc system, which is what I’m used to. But, the planner is beautiful, the quality of the paper is outstanding, and the personalized “messages” and scripture quotes, are meaningful. They also offer Journals for adults and kids, along with scripture cards and a line for men.
About Paper Sunday
“Paper Sunday offers a unique line of Personalized Christian Journals and Planners that make “The Perfect Christian Gift”. We believe these gifts will bring you encouragement and help build your personal relationship with God.
It is our desire to help people have a deep and meaningful relationship with their Heavenly Father. Instead of relegating God to Sunday mornings, we hope you will allow Him into every day and every aspect of your life!
Paper Sunday’s products are so unique and so special because every page of scripture is personalized with your name. We want to provide blank space to unpack your dreams, write down your prayers and inspire your day…but at the same time, have the opportunity to meditate on God’s word which was written with you in mind!
He sees you.
He cares about the details of your life.
He knows you by name.
Whether you are in a season of great joy or struggling through your darkest hour, there is one constant: the love of God. We pray our products would encourage, inspire, teach, and fill you with hope as you are drawn to His word and drawn to Him in a deeply personal way.
Kara Heckel is the founder of Paper Sunday. She is married to Bob Heckel and mother to two amazing boys.”
About the Freedom Women’s Planner