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Back to School Gift Guide 2021

by Krista A. August 11, 2021

Back to School Gift Guide 2021

With summer 2021 winding down, it’s time for students all around the country to start preparing for the new school year. Keep reading to discover products and student deals everyone should know as students of all ages head back to school.


Rokform Rugged Portable Wireless Charger

Rokform Wireless Charger

The Rokform Rugged Portable Wireless Charger is just what every student needs to power up on the go. Smaller in size than the iPhone 12, this portable power bank packs perfectly into a backpack or a purse. It delivers 4,000 mAh and 10 watts of charging power. The Portable Wireless Charger can deliver power via two different methods, wirelessly and through the USB port. Like other Rokform products, the charging pack is built for rugged use, featuring premium quality and drop protection that’s difficult to find amongst competitors, a bonus for the young and accident-prone. Add to that the fact that it is IP 65 water and dust resistant and you can rest easy knowing this power bank will make it through the school year (and beyond).

Shop Rokform Portable Wireless Charger. $39.99


Rokform Crystal Smartphone Case

Rokform Crystal Case

With a Rokform case, parents can rest easy knowing any smartphone slips or drops up to six feet. Rokform's magnetic technology is built into the Crystal Series, giving students new and helpful ways to use their phones. Pair with any of Rokform’s accessories and mounts for instant hands-free access.

Shop Rokform Crystal Cases. $39.99 & up


Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Rokform Tempered Screen Glass

Help students protect their smartphone investment with a tempered glass screen protector. Adding another level of protection, Rokform’s screen protectors offer 9H hardness that keeps screens visible and scratch free.

Shop Screen Protectors. $19.99 & up


Bellroy Tech Kit Compact

Bellroy Tech Kit

Students will be able to stay organized with the Tech Kit Compact by Bellroy. This softshell pouch easily stores the daily tech accessories students are likely to use in one slim pouch. Made with stretch mesh pockets which can store a charging brick and standard mouse and elastic loops to organize cables and cabled earphones, the Tech Kit is a must-have this school year.

Shop Bellroy Tech Kit Compact


Anker USB-C Power Strip

Anker USB-C Power Cube

Organize all those pesky cables with USB-C power cube by Anker. This cube is compact and portable, so it can plug into any remote space or pack up for easy travel. The 30W USB-C power has high speed charging and includes 3 AC outlets, 2 USB-A ports, and 1 USB-C port, enabling students to power up to 6 devices.

Shop Anker PowerExtend USB-C 3 Cube


For studying from home

Cooper Standing Desk Converter

Anker Cooper Standing Desk

For many students, back to school means back to hybrid or remote schooling. While we’re all hoping to get back to in-school learning as soon as possible, it’s still worth it to make sure at-home learning is as optimized as possible. Enter the Cora Standing Desk Converter by Cooper, which allows any desk to become a study space. The Cora model is slim and portable, designed for students who need the flexibility to create a standing desk on any surface, and then stow it away when not in use. Made from liquid-resistant laminate and an aluminum base, the Cooper Standing Desk Converter is a great tool to help keep students focused while studying from home.

Shop Cooper Standing Desk Converter. $159


Everlasting Comfort Lumbar Support Pillow

Lumbar Support Pillow

Another must-have for studying from home is a good lumbar support pillow, which turns any chair into an ergonomic one, giving students the support they need to maintain good posture and avoid chronic pain. The Comfort Lumbar Support Pillow by Everlasting Comfort is the top-selling lumbar support pillow on Amazon. Made from high quality memory foam that contours to your body by responding to body heat. This durable lumbar pillow comes with two adjustable straps, so you can secure it to any chair to keep it in place. 

Shop Lumbar Support Pillow. $32.95



There are tons of great offers around for students with valid student IDs. Take advantage of any of the following offers by giving gift cards to students at one of the following places so they can unlock sweet deals.


Amazon Prime Student

Everyone is familiar with Amazon Prime, but did you know there’s a special Prime program made just for students? Amazon Prime Student members receive a six-month trial that includes Free Two-Day Shipping of more than fifty million items, unlimited streaming of Prime movies and TV shows, and unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos.  After the six-month trial, students are eligible to sign up for a Prime Student membership for just $60 per year.

Access Amazon Prime Student


Apple specials for college students

"Buy a Mac or iPad for college. Get AirPods." Apple’s discounted education pricing is back to start the new school year. Higher education students, their parents, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive discounts on Macs and iPads. Eligible people can even receive discounts on AppleCare+. The promotion includes a pair of qualifying Beats headphones with the purchase of any eligible Mac or iPad for college.

Access Apple’s Back to School Specials



Students, parents, and educators are eligible for a discount of up to 10% off on select products, including select Surface devices.

Access Microsoft’s student specials


Spotify Premium for Students

Spotify Premium for Students gives students ad-free music streaming for only $5 each month! Eligible students can renew every 12 months for up to three years. With Spotify’s partnership with Hulu, students also receive access to Hulu's ad-supported plan and SHOWTIME’s ad-free service at no extra cost.

Access Spotify Premium for Students


Apple Music student subscription

College students can enjoy 50% off an Apple Music subscription, which reduces the cost to just $5 per month. The offer is valid for up to 48 months and includes AppleTV+ in the offer.

Access Apple Music student subscription


YouTube Student plan

Enjoy one free month-long trial of YouTube and YouTube Music. After the trial expires, students can enjoy YouTube and YouTube Music ad-free for only $7 per month; that’s 50% off the regular price. Students will need to re-verify their student status each year. 

Access YouTube Premium Student


Google Nest Mini Discount

Google is extending a special discount on the Google Nest Mini for students. Use Student Beans to unlock a 10% discount – simply register with Student Beans and verify student status in order to receive the discount. 

Access Google Home Mini Student Discount

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