The smell of fresh crayons lingers in the air as the sound of squeaky new sneakers and nervous excitement fills hallways. Yep! It’s back-to-school season! According to Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), Education is the top vertical market in promotional products and has held that position for the past eight years with the exception of 2020, when Healthcare took center stage. It’s easy to see why. There are so many ways promo items can be used starting in elementary school all the way through college, including fundraisers, teacher appreciation gifts, extracurricular activity swag, and college freshman orientation welcome pieces. Here are six useful products that make it easy to show off school spirit!

Stay Sharp with Budget-Friendly Options

BIC® Clic Stic® Pen
Available in over 600 color combinations, this classic writing instrument lets school colors shine! Dependable and lightweight, it provides smooth and consistent writing for grading exams, taking notes, or crafting essays.

BIC Clic Stic Pen

Souvenir® Pencil Solids
For those of a certain age, the thought of sharpening a #2 pencil might cause sweaty palms brought on by memories of standardized tests. Today, these education staples are still a go-to for students of all ages. Available in 12 colors, the large imprint area allows plenty of room for a school mascot, university seal, or parent association slogan.

Souvenir Pencil Solids

Did you know? Public schools employ over 3 million Americans!

Source: National Education Association

Gear Up for Success

Atchison® On the Move Backpack

Atchison On the Move Backpack

Staying organized can be a challenge for busy students. This right-sized backpack has lots of features that will help, including a zippered front pocket, a spot for a water bottle, and adjustable padded shoulder straps that make it comfortable to carry.

SCX Design® Notebook A5 with Power Bank 4000 mAh

SCX Design Notebook A5 with Power Bank 4000 mAh

A dead laptop or phone can spell disaster for students who rely on them for notetaking and other school-related tasks. This multifunctional padfolio features a built-in 4000 mAh power bank with a 3-in-1 integrated cable to keep devices charged throughout the school day and during after-school activities. The removable notebook gives students a place to jot reminders and can be replaced as needed.

Did you know? Experts project that there will be over 19 million students enrolled in degree-granting
post-secondary institutions in 2024.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Cheer on the Home Team

GCI Outdoor™ Freestyle Rocker ™

GCI Outdoor™ Freestyle Rocker ™

Showing support for your favorite team just got more comfortable with this travel-friendly seat that provides a smooth rocking motion on any surface, anywhere. Supported by a sturdy, powder-coated steel tubing frame, the padded armrests and mesh backrest provide additional comfort. Its Eazy-Fold Technology makes opening and closing the chair a breeze and prevents pinched fingers. And when the last seconds run off the clock, its integrated carry handle means no wrestling to fit it in a bag.

Front Runner Cap

Front Runner Cap

No more squinting to see the big play with this six-panel unstructured 100% cotton twill cap. The hook-and-loop closure makes it adjustable so it fits most heads. It’d make a great addition to any golf fundraiser’s player pack, too!

Wondering about other ways to score top grades in the Education market? Download our keep the good growing book for more ideas for selling into this thriving market and 13 others, or click on over to our curated assortment of items just right for Education needs. Then, get ready to accept your newest title: Teacher’s Pet!

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