Our Favorite Fall Back to School Gifts and Treats

Monaco Snack Bag from Luli Bebé picnic lifestyle image
Monaco Snack Bag from Luli Bebé. Courtesy of Luli Bebé

Surprise your students with a new snack and something special for back to school season.

Case-it – School Gifts

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Courtesy of Case-it – School Gifts

Let your kids express themselves without losing track of another piece of homework with Case-it’s revolutionary binders!

These tough-as-nails zippered binders offer mobile style and storage alongside a durable build that won’t buckle or warp, making it easy to keep everything from pencils and paper to calculators and chrome books organized. Case-it is available on Amazon.

Weekly Menu, Chasing Paper

Chasing paper
Courtesy of Chasing Paper – School Gifts

Plan the week with purpose with Chasing Paper‘s peel & stick whiteboard! Any dry erase marker can be used with this product. The whiteboard is fade and stain resistant for endless amounts of use through the school years.

Back to School Bundle, Dylan’s Candy Bar

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Courtesy of Dylan’s Candy Bar – School Gifts

Upper East Side and Hamptons favorite, Dylan’s Candy Bar, offers their Back to School Bundle to kick of the start of the school year. The bundle is filled with treats, a sprinkle notebook, scented erasers and a gummy bear pencil cup, perfect for kids to go back to school in sweet style.

The Chocolate Bar Molded Journal is also a huge hit for kids to make their writing sweet as ever.

Pocket Knit Set, Feltman Brothers

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Pocket Knit Set in Coral Rose. – School Gifts

Make a fashionable first impression with the Pocket Knit Set for babies and toddlers by Feltman Brothers. While the first day of high school or college are fundamental, the first day of preschool is a once in a lifetime event that should be celebrated in the best ways. Feltman Brothers designs are known for their classic pieces and exquisite detailing.

The Pocket Knit Set is a popular choice because its classic design is still cozy and comfortable to wear all day long. This set is available in four colors including French Blue and Coral Rose (pictured above). Available in sizes 3 months to 4T.


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Courtesy of italki – School Gifts

As an innovative language learning platform, italki provides inspirational instruction by connecting students with real-life teachers. This language learning platform will allow children to learn another language on-one-on while creating a fun opportunity and expanding their future horizons.

In addition to working one-on-one with teachers, italki also offers other ways for students to practice and learn languages, including free tools like Q&As by teachers in the community, flashcards, and more. As an added bonus, students may you can arrange an italki language lesson whenever you need some downtime and want to keep your kids busy in a productive way.

Monaco Snack Bag, Luli Bebé

monaco Snack bag pearl white
Monaco Snack Bag in Pearl White. Courtesy of Luli Bebé. – School Gifts

The days of the plain little brown bag lunch are over. Kids of any age will be happy to show up to school toting a stylish Monaco Snack Bag from Luli Bebé, filled to the brim with snacks that they can’t get enough of.

The vegan leather is easy to wipe clean and the textured exterior is almost too cool for school. This bag is easy to carry with backpack and over-the-shoulder options and pockets front and back, in addition to the main storage area, to get a full day of nibbles in.

Colors include Latte Brown, Pearl White, Pastel Pink, Caramel Brown, and others. Plus, subscribe to their mailing list and receive 15% off your purchase.

Sticky Lunchbox Notes, Magic Playbook

Sticky lunch box notes
Courtesy of Magic Playbook

Spice up your child’s lunchbox with these fun lunchbox sticky notes by Magic Playbook. Two styles included in a muslin bag, with 25 of each style. Made in the USA.

Morning Bird

morning bird bedsheet set
Courtesy of Morning Bird

Kids will need to get back on a routine sleep schedule. Morning Bird’s bedding features their favorite characters including Batman™, Hot Wheels™, L.O.L. Surprise!™, PAW Patrol™, Ryan’s World™ & many more.

Morning Bird‘s snuggly soft bedding products are made from 100% cotton which include organic sheet sets, shams and duvets, as well as quilts, sherpa throws and knit throws. With their versatile, family-friendly fabrics and original designs, it is easy to create the perfect sanctuary for your little bird.


lunch bag navy blue heather back to school packIt
Courtesy of PackIt

Looking for the best lunch box that will keep your food and drink chilled all day? PackIt is the brand. Their lunch boxes come in over 20 patterns/colors and shapes. The lunchbox is placed in the freezer overnight, and easily eliminates the need for a cold pack in the box.

Snacks and Treats for Back to School

Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Kids Bars, CORE Foods

core bar kids specialty food fudge chocolate brownie
Courtesy of CORE Foods

CORE Foods are well-known for their immunity boosting snack bars in the refrigerated section. They make a super healthy, yet delicious lunch box staple for kids for back to school!

CORE Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Kids Bars have the delicious, rich chocolatey flavor kids love but with only 4g of sugar, which is 40% less than the leading kid’s granola bar! Every USDA organic bar has 8g of whole grains & probiotics to support a healthy immune system throughout the school year and beyond.

Discovery Kit, Opopop

Variety Show discovery kit Opopop
Courtesy of Opopop

Opopop makes for an ideal after school snack after a busy day. Their flavor-first varieties including Fancy Butter, Salted Umami, Chedapeño, Maui Heat, Cinnalicious, and Vanilla Cake Pop.

Unlike traditional microwave popcorn, Opopop’s flavor wrapped kernels arrive with a re-usable silicone popcorn popping bowl that also doubles as the perfect serving vessel. The popcorn is non-GMO, and gluten-free.

Try their Discovery Kit that includes all six of Opopop’s flavors and the popper.

Maple Hill 100% Grass Fed Organic Milk

maple hill organic grass fed milk
Credit: Maple Hill

Maple Hill milk boxes are the only 100% grass-fed organic milk available in a single-serve milk box that doesn’t have to be refrigerated. The 8-ounce milk box also features a no spill screw cap – no straws needed! Plus it’s resealable if kids don’t drink it all, which reduces waste and is 100% recyclable. Also, 100% grass-fed organic milk has more nutritional benefits than conventional milk. This also benefits the cows, the farmers and the planet.

Maple Hill milk boxes are available in Whole Milk and Chocolate and can be found in grocery stores nationwide and on Amazon. A Reduced Sugar Chocolate milk box is also available.


mingbings plant based patties
Courtesy of MingBings

MingsBings are a gluten-free vegan update on the ancient Chinese Bing and perfect for school lunch or as an after school snack for any age.

Created by James Beard award-winning Chef Ming Tsai, each Bing contains eight superfoods folded inside a brown rice wrapper. Bings come pre-oiled to remove the guesswork from cooking- no additional oil needed. Go freezer to plate and kids can heat in the microwave. MingBings are sold online and in select East Coast grocery stores.

UNiTE Food Bars

UNiTE Food Bars peanut butter jelly
Courtesy of UNiTE Food Bars

UNiTE Food Bars are the world’s first globally inspired protein bar. The protein bars are a perfect snack or lunch accompaniment for school and come in three varieties. Wholesome ingredients such as nut butters and hemp seeds.

The Churro includes almonds, vanilla, and toffee bits dusted with cinnamon; the Mexican Hot Chocolate contains hints of cinnamon and warm chili; and the PB and Jelly consists of peanut butter with strawberry jam bits. UNiTE Food Bars are gluten-, dairy-, and soy-free and are great for a lunch box or after school healthy snack.

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Vanessa Gordon
Vanessa Gordon is the Owner and Publisher of East End Taste Magazine. Vanessa is regularly called on as a family travel, personal finance, and Hamptons lifestyle expert. She has been featured in Reader's Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, New York Post, The Daily Beast, The Daily News, and many other publications. Vanessa is also the Founder of the annual Hamptons summer event, the Hamptons Interactive Brunch.