Back To School

August 17, 2014

In case you missed my appearance on KTLA Weekend Morning Show, you can find more details on the awesome products to send your kids back to school!

 

Grade School Kids – It’s all about stylish bags that prep them for their day

  1. Healthier lunches – PackIt (14.99-19.99) – an innovative lunch bag that’s like a portable fridge

o   Keep food and drinks chilled up to 10 hours

o   No ice packs needed – they’re built in to lining of bag so the entire bag freezes

o   let’s you take all sorts of food that would spoil in other bags: Fruits, salads, deli meats, cheeses, yogurt and milk.

o   Made from food-safe, nontoxic poly canvas materials

o   PackIt.com

 pack it

  1. Backpacks – everyone heading back to school needs a new book bag, and be packs (lowercase name) ($65) are a great buy because they are bags with a purpose

o   UV, water and mildew resistant

o   For every be pack sold, $10 is donated to youth education in Zambia

o   bepacks.org

bepack

 

Teenager in High School – help them get organized and get to sleep (I could have used this when I was in HS)!

  1. Organize it! – Poppin (starts at $2) – let your high schooler get organized for the year with bright, fun, and affordable desk supplies from Poppin

o   Poppin collection ranges from backpack essentials like pencil pouches and notebooks to organization products

o   Rainbow of colors to choose from

o   Prices start at $2

o   Poppin.com

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  1. To help your student get a good night’s sleep- Tranquil Moments Bedside Speaker & Sleep Sounds ($129.99)

o   By day it’s an alarm clock, by night, it’s a tranquil sound machine!

o   Gradually slows playback over 30 minutes to lull you to sleep

o   Twist the dial to choose from 12 digital sound programs

o   Pairs wirelessly with any Bluetooth device

o   brookstone.com

sound machine

College Bound – students will start the school year with a bang with these items!

  1. Showing school spirit and making drinks in no-time – Keurig MINI Plus Brewer ($99.00) – because everyone needs a caffeine kick

o   Delivers the perfect beverage (hot or cold) at touch of a button

o   Compact design doesn’t take up valuable space, and is perfect for desks and dorms

o   Available in 11 different fun colors, including Radiant Orchid (Pantone’s color of the year), as well as select college decals for that added splash of school spirit. UCLA available for on-air display

o   Available everywhere, decals at Keurig.com

 keurig

  1. Students want a tablet, but need a laptop – Dell Inspiron 11 (starts at $399)offers the best of both a PC and a tablet at an affordable price

o   2-in-1 design

o   multi-mode hinge that rotates 360 degrees to support four modes: laptop, easel, tent and tablet

o   makes reading those digital textbooks easier

o   500GB of storage

o   7.5 hours of battery life for all-day computing

o   Dell.com

inspiron11

  1. Power Card ($35) – running out of juice in class is never good. With the power card, your college student always has a back-up!

o   Fold out USB

o   Enough to charge 60% of an iPhone

o   Super compact – card fits in wallet

o   Uncommongoods.com

power card

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2 Comments

  • Reply Tiffski August 18, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I don’t know if the Pack-it lunch bag was a dissapointment to anyone else, but it was for me. I live in southern Orange County by the beach and that lunch bag had defrosted by 4 hours. Packed it at 7:15 the kids eat at 11:30. The kids have to hang backpacks outside but we live at the beach so we are at least 10 degrees cooler than other places. Gave up after the first month and went back to blue ice and zippered/insulated lunch bag. $15-$20 a bag, I didn’t think it was worth the money….sorry .

    • Reply Chi-Lan Lieu August 18, 2014 at 10:14 am

      huh, that’s interesting. I use mine to carry my dinners when I work late, and it stays pretty cool inside 4 hours into work. But I did notice the PackIT grocery bag was EXHAUSTED after riding up to Santa Barbara and back down, but that was an 8 hour trip, and that PackIT was said to last 6 hours, so I understand it being warmer after that. I’m surprised you had such trouble! I will retest mine and see what I find! Thanks for the note. As with most things, YMMV 🙂 XOX Chi-Lan

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