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4 Back to School Gifts for Elementary Students

After a summer of basking in the sun, going to the beach, and making memories at the park with your little miss, it’s time to prepare for the school season ahead. Whether it's the first day of preschool or the first day for a college student, a new school year is always exciting. You know you need to buy her school supplies, pencils, crayons and notebooks, but to get your young learner extra excited about the upcoming school year, consider surprising her with our favorite kind of back to school gifts for students—clothes!

A new school wardrobe can help your little miss start the year with confidence, especially as she starts to develop her own sense of style. But gift giving can be challenging and you might not know where to start for new school year gifts. Read on to discover our top 4 best back to school clothes and gift ideas for students.

#1 Schoolgirl Knee High Socks

Looking for a little gift to get your student excited for school? A fun and versatile way to accessorize any school outfit is by pairing it with knee high socks. Even if your little one has a school uniform, adding knee high socks is always a great idea and will allow her to make the uniform her own.

Plus, socks offer a couple of added benefits:

  • They can help regulate temperature – Your little girl might be grown up enough to go to school, but that doesn’t mean she’s grown enough to completely regulate her body temperature the same way you do. Since toddlers lose more heat through their extremities than adults, knee high socks can help ensure she stays cozy.
  • They can help protect her toes – Kids can be…unpredictable. And when your kiddo goes back to school, you aren’t able to keep an eye on what she’s up to. Sending her to school in a pair of socks can offer peace of mind that even if her shoes come off (for instance, during a game of Cinderella), her toes will still be safe and warm.

Knee high socks provide the benefits of socks, but with a little more flair. Our knee socks, in particular, feature our signature ruffle design for a look that’s both cute and unique.

Plus, the 78% cotton/20% polyester/2% spandex fabric blend ensures they’re soft enough on her skin, but stretchy enough to provide the perfect fit. And at $14.50 for a three-pack, you know you’re getting your money’s worth.

#2 Styish and Durable Playground Shorts

For kids, school isn’t just about learning—it’s also about playing and socializing, especially during recess. Consider gifting your little one a recess-ready outfit that’s stylish, comfy, and durable enough to handle any adventures that come her way.

  • Apricot Ruffle Playground Shorts – Their name says it all—these playground shorts are made with 95% cotton and 5% spandex, making them stretchy enough to run around fields, climb up playscapes, and jump for joy. Plus, with a variety of colors and patterns to choose from, and at only $20 a pair, you can stock up your little miss’ school wardrobe with plenty of these must-have shorts.
  • Floral Rainbows Ruffle Hem Tank Top – Can’t get enough ruffles? Pair our ruffle playground shorts with our Floral Rainbows Ruffle Hem Tank for a back to school look that brings the fun. Made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, this $25 tank is breathable, soft, and machine-washable. That’s a win for your student and a win for you.

New school year gifts don't always have to be little, they can also be practical.

#3 A Charming Headband

Another student gift idea? How about a headband. Every little princess needs a tiara. But when it comes time for school, a darling headband can suffice. No matter what outfit your elementary student chooses for the day, a headband can add an extra pop of color and fun, and help her feel like the special princess she is.

With an adorable big bow detail, our Apricot Big Bow Headband is sure to put a smile on your little one’s face. It’s made of 95% modal and 5% spandex for a fit that’s just right, and it’s available for only $10.

In addition to charming apricot, you can also find this headband in colors like:

  • Pink
  • Lime Zest
  • Dusty Jade
  • Icy Purple
  • Evergreen

#4 A Picture Perfect Dress

A picture-perfect dress is a great idea when it comes to school gifts that will ease off the jitters. When it comes to finding the perfect dress for the start of the school year, consider something light, flowy, and vibrant, like our Cottage Flowers Twirl Dress.

Why do we love this darling dress?

  • The pattern is bold and beautiful
  • It’s machine washable for easy cleaning
  • It includes pockets for all of her playground finds
  • It’s only $30
  • It’s made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, meaning it’s breathable enough for balmy August school days

Pair this dress with our Apricot Big Bow Headband for a look that’s absolutely twirl-worthy.

Start the School Year in Style with RuffleButts

Back-to-school season is the perfect time to refresh your elementary school student’s wardrobe. By gifting her knee-high socks, recess-ready attire, cute headbands, and darling dresses, you’ll ensure she starts the school year feeling confident, comfortable, and stylish.

And with RuffleButts, comfort and style are never in question. That’s because all of our clothes feature adorable details (like our signature ruffles), fun colors, and soft, breathable materials.

Whether you're looking for gift ideas for tween girl or gift ideas for 2 year old girl, we've got you covered. Browse our selection of clothes today and make this school season one to remember.