Fun Back To School Gift Ideas For All Ages

Motivate your kids with these cool gifts for the classroom


The kids have probably enjoyed their couple of weeks off school over the July holidays. Now it’s time to get back into routine and send them back to school for the rest of the year. If you want to make returning to school fun for your kids, we have some simple ideas for ways to beat the mid-year back to school blues.


Remember to take some time to check in with your child to make sure they are feeling okay about their return to school. With so much happening this year, it’s understandable if they are feeling uncertain. For some kids, going back to school after the holidays is exciting, especially if they haven’t been able to socialise over the holidays and they miss their friends. Other kids might need some extra motivation.


Back to school gift ideas for primary kids


Kindergarten, preschool, and lower primary aged kids have had a tough time with all the changes and uncertainty of school this year. Little back to school gifts are one way to help them feel excited about returning to school.


Fill their pencil case with colour with Switcheroo Markers. Double the colour for double the fun. These magic, colour-revealing markers will be a huge hit.


Switcheroo Markers - All New Look


Chunkies Paint Sticks are great back to school gifts for little art lovers. Kids love painting! But parents might not love the mess. These kids’ paint sticks help with no-mess painting. Need a new lunchbox? Bento boxes are great kids’ lunch boxes with lots of little compartments just ideal for arranging their nutritious school snacks. The Penny Scallan Park Life Bunting Bento Box features a bright and sunny unicorn. Or for dinosaur lovers, grab the Dino Rock Bento Box.


Penny Scallan Park Life Bunting Bento box


Want a new school bag with a matching lunchbox? The Penny Scallan range also includes practical school bags with lots of pockets and a side drink holder. The colourful and playful school bag designs include Dino Rock, Park Life, and more.


Penny Scallan Dino Rock Large Backpack


No return to school class party is complete without balloons. Your child will be the most popular kid in the class with the Great Majesco Modelling Balloon Set. They’ll love making fun balloon animals and other crazy creations.


The Great Majesco Modelling Balloon Set


A colour-it-yourself pencil case that comes with washable markers is a fun back to school gift. Your child will love customising their own pencil case to show their friends. The Doodle Pencil Case By Donkey is shaped like a sneaker and makes for a totally unique school pencil case.


Doodle Pencil Case By Donkey (Red)


Books for kids are great back to school gifts for all ages. Choose from a great range of kids' books including illustrated picture books, board books, activity books, and inspiring books for independent readers.


Back to school gift ideas for high school


The 2020 school year is half over, but you can still surprise them with a fun back to school treat. Get geared up and ready to start back to school for semester two with these sweet gift ideas for big kids.


Curious kids will love exploring science experiments with the Green Power Kit. Get a head start on the high school science fair!


Green Power Kit


For a teen who tends to fidget, a Gameporium Ultimate Cube is the ultimate fidget gadget to keep hands busy and minds on the job.


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A Personalised Keyring is a nice gift to clip onto their school bag to make it easier to find in the crowd of bags in the bus line-up.


Personalised Black Leather Heart Keyring


Finding nice pencil cases for high school kids can be hard. They’ve grown beyond the cartoon characters and pencil cases for little kids, but still need somewhere to store their pens and pencils for class. A stylish Leather Pencil Case is the perfect solution for high school.


Personalised Taupe Saffiano Leather Pencil Case


For older kids, it might be time for a nice wallet to keep their bus pass and canteen money safe. Leather goods are great gifts for teenagers counting down to their final months at school.


Mid-year back to school gifts for teachers


Let’s not forget the teachers. After the crazy year they’ve had so far, it’s nice to send your child back to school with a thoughtful gift for teachers.


A nice coffee mug or tea infuser is a thoughtful and personal gift for a teacher that they’ll actually use. Tea and coffee gifts are always a winner for hard-working teachers!


Kate Spade Life of the Party Mug


While a personal gift for a teacher is nice, it can also be a great idea to give them something they can use in the classroom. Help them fill their class library with an award-winning children’s book.


Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls


Fun educational games for the classroom are also nice mid-year gifts for teachers. The Draw A Blank Game would make a fun gift for a primary school teacher.


Draw A Blank Game


Or, tell it like it really is with the hilarious Work Tends To Ruin Your Day Book. Let your child’s teacher know that you understand the struggle is real.


Work Tends To Ruin Your Day Book


Your back to school gifts are sorted at Gifts Australia


Gifts Australia has the perfect gift for every occasion. You don’t need to spend a fortune to put a smile on your child’s face as they return to school after their holiday break. Send your child back to school with a little gift to remind them how much you love them.


Need more ideas for something different to get your child for a special return to school treat? Browse our hand-picked selection of gifts for Girls Aged 3 – 6 or Boys Aged 3 – 6 to spoil your littlies. Or explore our range of gifts for slightly older kids and preteens in our Girls Aged 7 – 12 gift ideas selection or Boys Aged 7 – 12. And for those hard to buy for teens, we have gift inspiration for teenage boys and teenage girls.


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