Time to start sending your kids away to college. For some parents, it’s your first time that someone is leaving the nest; for others, it has become second nature.
Whether your child is going into their freshman year or starting graduate school, we have a list of recommended school supplies for their dorm or apartment.
And for those parents who still have elementary and high school-aged children, our annual gift guide features several gift ideas below:
By now, you’re intimately familiar with the flaws of your home office. A creaky chair, a too-small desk, a screen that strains your eyes; the mental wear is greater than the sum of its parts. Often neglected is the small but mighty foot rest, a crucial part of any ergonomic set up. And while it’s gained popularity as a tool for better posture, too many products on the market fall short of their claims and their price tags.
ErgoFoam is a unique ergonomic footrest designed to support your feet, improve posture, and increase circulation. ErgoFoam was awarded “Best Under-Desk Foot Rest of 2020 by Wirecutter” and named as “the most comfortable and supportive” model of its kind by the New York Times.
Available in varied sizes, ErgoFoam’s foot rest offers firm support in the specific position you need, relieving leg pain, offsetting seated load, and reducing back fatigue. Flipped over, the rest becomes a rocker, and your Zoom meeting becomes a chance to infuse some movement in your desk-ridden day.
With all the time we’re spending at home, we want to keep it healthy and odor-free. The diffusers from InnoGear do just that. They not only humidify your home, but they help remove odors, and with the healing benefits of essential oils, can also work to reduce stress, enhance moods, induce calm, and help relieve congestion.
InnoGear has added two new diffusers to their product line-up – both are available in two beautiful wood grains.
- Has two mist options (strong and light), as well as a timer
- Whisper Quiet
- Holds 400 ml of water: the large tank runs 5-6 hours in strong mode and 8-10 hours in weak mode, ensuring all night humidification.
- 4 Timer settings
- Automatic shut-off when the water is out
- 7-color changing lights that can be one color fixed.
- 300ml capacity with powerful mist to provide rapid humidification.
- 4 Timer settings
- Whisper Quiet
- Automatic shut-off when the water is out
For both diffusers, just fill the tank, add a few drops of essential oil, and you’re ready to go!
Available on Amazon.
Kingston DataTraveler 2000 Encrypted USB Drive
The DataTraveler 2000 is designed to be secure, with an alphanumeric keypad that locks the drive with a word or number combination, for easy-to-use PIN protection. It would not just work as a USB storage but also help to protect your kids’ homework and school work. It prevents data leaking/document lost so other people won’t be able to steal the works you’ve done and take the credit away from you. It’s a safe storage for students to use no matter where they are doing their school work
Key Features include:
- Alphanumeric keypad makes it easy to lock your drive
- Full Disk AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption
- Can be used on any device with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Gen1 (USB 3.0) port
- FIPS 197 certified
- Administrator (Admin) PIN – Enables Admin access to the drive and ability to issue new User PIN if user forgets PIN
- Read-Only Access – Admin can pre-provision a drive with pre-loaded content as read-only for the User
Nucleum: 7-in-1 USB
Use the mouse, monitor, and accessories you’ve grown to love with your new notebook. With a single USB-C hub you can connect up to 7 devices at once and keep your creativity flowing.
The Nucleum has you covered whether you want to connect to a larger monitor or need to offload footage. With the Nucleum you can also power up your MacBook while also running your external hard drive and charging an iPhone.
Below are the key features of Nucleum:
- 7 ports of potential from one USB-C connection – Ports include: USB-C (power input), USB-C (data), HDMI, USB-A (x2), SD, MicroSD
- Add more pixels using the 4K HDMI output
- Power delivery pass through to charge your connected device
- Small and light, makes it easy to take with you
- Designed for content creators with the included SD and microSD slots
The ColorBuds are packed with features at a low price point of $99.99, including:
- Bluetooth 5 technology and featuring aptX and AAC for an optimized listening experience with Android and iOS devices.
- Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC) technology to suppresses ambient noise so your voice remains crystal clear for phone calls.
- A lasting battery with each earbud supporting up to six hours of usage and a portable charging case that provides a full day of music playback or talk time. Topping off with fast charge technology means a charge of only 15 minutes will result in an additional 2 hours of use.
- Added IPX5 sweat and water resistance to handle everything from workouts to the great outdoors.
- Available in 4 colors: Midnight Black, Twilight Gold, Spearmint Green or Sakura Pink
1MORE Stylish Bluetooth Pro Headphones
1MORE Stylish Bluetooth Pro Headphones ($49.99 MSRP) which improves upon the original Stylish Bluetooth headphones with:
- Better battery life
- IPX5 water resistance
- Fast charging capabilities
- Magnetic clasping earpieces to form a functional and necklace-like accessory.
As consumers have come to expect with 1MORE headphones, the Stylish Bluetooth Pro are expertly tuned by Grammy-award winning sound engineer, Luca Bignardi, so that listeners hear exactly what the artist intended.
Parents need to know about Envirosax bags and how these bags can help college-bound kids live a sustainable and comfortable life while helping the environment. Envirosax bags are a high-quality reusable bag that can match any fashion design clothes you wear and a perfect solution to plastic bags! Lighter than a lipstick, stronger than a suitcase. (https://envirosax.com/)
A perfect go-to bag with unique designs to fit your everyday style. From a grocery shopper bag, traveling bag, beach bag, or just an everyday tote, the Envirosax can fit all. Made from lightweight polyester, our bags are designed to hold more than 44lbs. It’s completely water-resistant and folds to 2″, just the perfect size to fit any bag you have.
With a wide range of designs and prints, these bags can sure be a head-turner. Another factor that makes our bags unique is that they are printed using eco-friendly dyes and printing methods. Super strong fabric material that can be washed even with hot water.
1 bag is $10.99
Pouch (5 bags) is $49.99 (discounted price)
Free shipping for 5 bags and more
Designs: Please check the website for designs available.
All-day cozy comfort is just a feel good step away. Treat your feet with EZ Feet—plush memory foam cushioning and comfortable cloudlike padding. Best of all, reliable indoor/outdoor rubber outsoles offer unbeatable anti-skid stable bottom support. No need to switch out of this luxurious high quality mule slipper when it’s time to leave the house!
Adult Women’s Styles and Sizes
- EZ Feet Women’s Cable Quilted Jersey Clog
- EZ Feet Women’s Quilted Cozy Closed Toe Scuff Indoor/Outdoor Slipper
- EZ Feet Women’s Comfy Cozy Velour Closed Back Indoor/Outdoor Slipper
- EZ Feet Women’s Thermal Waffle Knit Clog Breathable Indoor/Outdoor Memory Foam Slipper
Adult Men’s Styles and Sizes
- EZ Feet Men’s Faux Suede or Felted Clog Indoor/Outdoor Breathable Memory Foam Slipper
- EZ Feet Men’s Mixed Material Moccasin with Whipstitch Detail Indoor/Outdoor Breathable Memory Foam Slipper
- EZ Feet Men’s Thermal Waffle Knit Clog Breathable Indoor/Outdoor Memory Foam Slipper
Rosepops are a creative, eye POPping way to brighten someone’s day! From a cheer-me-up bouquet to a birthday gift, proposal, bridesmaids’s gift and so much more, Rosepops are fun, charming, elegant and affordable! Rosepops roses are 100% real and organically preserved to last one year or longer! Even better? Each POP arrives in artfully crafted, premium packaging that POPs up for a delightful floral gifting experience!
- Roses that POP up from their gorgeous! packaging with the pull of a decorative ribbon!
- Creative packaging in different shapes and sizes and a rainbow of rose colors to choose from!
- Each POP has a place for a personal message to be artfully inscribed inside its lid for a forever keepsake!
Many unique ways to customize to really make the surprise POP!
- Options to monogram, add a photo, choose a charm and more!
- Roses are sourced exclusively from Ecuadorian growers for the most beautiful blooms!
- More affordable than other preserved rose purveyors, without any compromise on quality or beauty!
- Fragrant and fanciful, Rosepops has customers nationwide POP’ping to smell the roses every day!
At Rosepops, everything is literally coming up roses! See how the magic happens at Rosepops.com!
Prices range from $28 – $100+
Are you tired of applying that chemical-pungent, hand-stinging sanitizer yet? I’m excited to tell you about a hand hygiene solution that’s simply better in more ways than one.
Elyptol harnesses the healing properties of eucalyptus oil and naturally-sourced pure ethanol to bring you a product that sanitizes in a healthy and eco-friendly way. Despite its gentle feel, make no mistake that this hand sanitizer is FDA listed and hospital grade.
Some of the features include:
- Kills 99.99% of germs with 70% alcohol
- Contains eucalyptus oil and pure ethanol derived from sugar cane to eliminate germs gently and safely
- Uses botanical food grade ethanol and eucalyptus ingredients known for soothing and healing aching bones and irritated skin
- Antimicrobial (not just antibacterial) to kill a wider range of germs
- The first Type 1 eco-certified and professionally registered hand sanitizer