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As an aunt, you're used to buying gifts for special occasions like Christmas and birthdays. But the whole back to school thing is a pretty big deal too (as well as another excuse to get something neat for your niece/nephew).

Back to school gifts for kids can range from clothing, to electronics to books, pencil cases and other classroom accessories. Basically stuff that has its practical uses. And practical can have an element of fun too. Just like these gift ideas for first and second graders.

Back to School Gifts for Kids

Dotty the Lovable Caticorn Primary Composition Book: A cute story journal for K-2 kids to practice their handwriting skills. There's also space for the kiddos to draw a picture to go along with the story they are imagining. Sure beats those regular plain composition books. And it makes a fun and practical back to school gift for first and second graders. 

Astronaut Bookend: Help your little ones keep their books in order with a very cool looking bookend. It's a fun little decorative piece for their bedroom, which is weighty enough to stop books from falling off the shelf.

Acer Chromebook Spin 11 Convertible Laptop: Even kids in the first grade need some sort of access to a computer these days. Back in my day (oh I feel so old), we just wrote our homework in our assignment books. Now the assignments get plugged straight into a PC.

A laptop is the ultimate electronic back to school gift for kids.

This Acer model is a good pick for a first laptop. It's in the budget range, is compact and lightweight and looks pretty cool.

Disney Frozen II School Supplies: Anything Disney Frozen is going to appeal to a little one obsessed with ice princesses and talking snowmen. This also happens to include a sweet set of school supplies - notebook, ruler, pens and more.

Mr. Pen Emoji Erasers: Never has a set of erasers been so much fun! The kiddos will have a blast erasing the faces off this colorful mob. Of course they'd need a super cool pencil case to put them, so don't forget to pick one of those up too.

Lipper International Child's Chalkboard Desk and Chair: If your munchkin doesn't already have a study desk, this might be a good back to school gift idea for him or her. Every kid needs a dedicated workspace after all. The chalkboard top is perfect for doodling on in-between getting that homework done.

Bentology Insulated Lunchbox: Cuuuute! So adorable that you just want to lick it. Well, maybe not, but it is a sweet looking lunchbox, which is totally kid proof and super easy to clean. A very thoughtful gift for kids going back to school.

Orboot Earth AR Globe: This isn't just a globe. It's an interactive globe that helps kids not only learn about geography, but also about animals and history too. it comes loads with educational puzzles and quizzes to test knowledge.

Ninja Pencils: Write it like ninja! Your back to schoolers will want to go into stealth writing mode and ace all their classes because their favorite aunt got them the coolest set of pencils. Ever! Yeah, we can only hope.

None Ticking Alarm Clock: There are three reasons why this clock is cool for kids...

1) You don't get that annoying 'tick tock,' noise that will distract any kid looking for an excuse not to sleep.

2) It has an alarm so kids learn to take responsibility for getting their sleepy heads up and ready for school when it rings.

3) It's yellow! A color that screams fun.

Roald Dhal 5 Book Box Set: Do you remember those classic Roald Dhal books you had as a kid, and how you loved reading them over and over?

Well kids of today like to read too and if your little ones haven't been exposed to the fascinating tales of James and the Giant Peach or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, then this hardcover book box set is the gift for them.

Adidas Grand Court Tennis Shoes: Kids feet grow so quickly. What better excuse than to treat your kiddos to a stylish pair of kicks. If you're not keen on white shoes (understandably so), there's a wide variety of other colors to choose from.

Farting Dinosaur Coloring Book: OK, this may not be the sort of studious gift you'll send your kids off to school with, but it is fun. And it will make a great stress-relieving after school activity for kids aged for and up. 

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