2014 Back to School Gift Guide—Home

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 1.27.22 PMeffie’s paper 

effie’s paper is a stationery and whatnot company based out of Tribeca, NYC.

Check out effie’s Tween Fold & Seal stationery sets; these items are perfect for encouraging young and tech-savvy tweens and teens to put the pen to paper! All come with coordinating sticker seals; no envelope needed!

effie also just launched some cool new items on its etsy page that are turning out to be some of our favorites! See the gold spiral notebookpencils, and line of journals perfect for back to school.

Pricing and other info:

– Fold & Seal: $10 for a set of 10;

– Pencils: Pack of 6 with 3 sayings (2 each);

– Notebook: $14 for 70 lined pages;

– Journals: $14 for 50 blank pages;

– Made in the U.S.A.;

– Woman owned business launched in March 2011; and

– Follows eco-friendly business practices.


all® OXI detergent & Mighty Pacs OXI Detergent

From arts and crafts projects to after-school sports and cafeteria food making messes on kids clothes, back-to-school means contending with a whole host of stain culprits.  Back to school also means an investment in time and money from mom in new clothes for her kids, with households often spending hundreds of dollars.   With more than HALF of laundry loads being heavily/moderately soiled during the fall, moms need the right tools to make all of the new back-to-school clothes last throughout the year.

As the leader in stain removal, all laundry detergent commissioned the all® Kids Stain Report:

·        Grass is #1 toughest and most challenging stain for mom.

·        Other top and toughest stains include:

§        Ketchup

§        Mud

§        Spaghetti sauce

§        Blood

§        Ink

§        Permanent marker

·        Food is heavily dominant amongst all types of stains with spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, tomato sauce and ketchup as the worst offenders

·        Ink/craft stains (paint, marker, glue) are some of the toughest stains out there and nearly 40% of moms/dads say they have had to deal with them at least once a week

With moms/dads doing an average 6.8 loads per week (up to 312 each year), getting stains out can also add up!  According to Consumer Reports, some of the best detergents are among the least expensive. In fact in a recent Consumer Reports, all® Mighty Pacs Oxi delivered the best clean amongst other pacs – and at 17 cents a load, all® Mighty Pacs cost a lot less than the leading brand.

From grass to grease, all® Mighty Pacs OXI detergent gets out the toughest stains better than the leading value detergent. Each formula features in-wash pre-treaters, plus active stainlifters™ and fresh, clean scents.


UMBRA (www.umbra.com)

Here is an assortment of very cool and smart, back-to-school gifts from UMBRA (www.umbra.com ):

• Umbra Clips paper clip set: http://www.umbra.com/ustore/product/specs-paper-clip.store 

Colorful set of 10 over-sized paper clips in the shape of cool glasses. Average size 2″. $7.00 at umbra.com

• Umbra Buddy Desk Clock: http://www.umbra.com/ustore/product/buddy-desk-clock.store

Carrying a timepiece over his head, buddy desk clock extends fun and whimsy to any desk space. A reminder, perhaps, to keep it chill no matter what time it is. 4 x 3 x 8 1/2″.  $20.00 at umbra.com

• Umbra Motto wall décor: http://www.umbra.com/ustore/product/motto-i-can-wall-decor.store

Each shadow box has a unique print and a unique aspiration to keep: I can. I will. I did. is the ultimate inspiration for young students going back to school! Silk screen shadow box with graphic background. 12 x 12 x 1 1/2″. $20,00 at umbra.com

• Umbra Crunch Mini Totehttp://www.umbra.com/ustore/product/crunch-7×7-bin-blue.store

Each tote holds desktops props, nail polish and toiletries, school supplies and more. Available in small or larger in different color combos, with long handles for easy lifting. $6.00 at umbra.com

• Umbra Buddy Hookshttp://www.umbra.com/usd/new-1/buddy-hooks-assorted-colors

Hooks that add a lot of character to your room–these buddies seem to climb up the wall! Set of 3 molded wall hooks in assorted colors. Each hook holds up to 5 pounds. Mounting hardware included. $20.00 at umbra.com

* Umbra Yours and Mine over-the-door hookhttp://www.umbra.com/ustore/product/yours-mine-over-the-door-hook.store

This over-the-door accessory hanger helps you keep your stuff separate, for less confusion and cleaner personal space. That is, once you’ve sorted out whose side is whose.

Each word holds up to 12 lbs. Wall mounting hooks included.    $20.00 at umbra.com

• Umbra Sunny Desk Photo Display: http://www.umbra.com/usd/new-1/sunny-desk-photo-display-blue

Brighten up the office with this downsized, desktop version of the Sunny display.
8 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 3″ – $15.00 at umbra.com

• Umbra Subway Multi-hookhttp://www.umbra.com/usd/subway-multi-hook 

Witty and bright…stamped metal strips referencing a subway map. Ten raised hooks hold up to 5 lbs. each.

22.75 x 1.5 x 8″ – mounting hardware included. $30.00 at umbra.com


Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 5.33.47 PMMabel’s Labels (www.mabelslabels.com) 

The Ultimate Back-To-School Combo Pack™ (bus, books, and apple motifs) are available only until September 30, 2014; 40+ multi-colored designs; 40 Skinny-Minis™, 50 Tag Mates™, 16 Shoe Labels, and 2 Teeny Tags™.

$39 each from July 1 – July 31; $42 each from August to September; www.mabelslabels.com.

The brand new Stylish Scholars Combo includes modern, refined, stylish designs like chevron, camo and quatrefoil – perfect for bigger-kid school supplies, water bottles, and electronics like tablets, chargers or cell phone cases.  It includes 40 Skinny-Minis™, 50 Tag Mates™,16 Round Labels, and 2 Teeny Tags™.

$39 each; www.mabelslabels.com


Master Lock

The back-to-school season is upon us! There is no better reason to start buying items needed for the upcoming school year sooner rather than later. Master Lock has great products that can keep students belongings safe year round. Now through September 7, 2014 visit www.MasterLockPhotoHunt.com for a chance to win back-to-school security items, and create a wish list for easy shopping!


Madcap Cottage—Garden Trellis Throws

BANISH THE BEIGE AND BORING! Saturate your world in color-rich whimsy and sophistication with Garden Trellis throws.Not only for your favorite folks, are they also perfect for that special pet in your life. Available in fern, yellow, blue, and lavender$34.95

In the grand tradition of India Hicks, Alexa Hampton and Carlton Varney…HSN is proud to announce their exclusive home collection by interior design duo John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon. For those who are inspired by colorful and whimsical prints, styles and textures, discover HSN”s exclusive Madcap Cottage collectionwhich infuses a passion of fun and vitality to home design, giving your home a uniquely fantastical cottage look.

The collection launches at the end of August 2014 and will be available on hsn.com until February 2015.


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