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Back to School

A child’s first day of school each year is usually an exciting moment for both kids and parents. As you snap that photo of your son or daughter wearing their backpack in front of the school bus, you are bound to feel a bittersweet mix of nostalgia for the past and excitement for the future.

Each school year as you wave goodbye, you may feel that tinge of sadness. You start to realize that all you have is a photo to remember these precious back-to-school moments in your child’s life. Breathe, Moms. Breathe. It’s okay. It’s not over yet, and there are some gifts for kids first day of school that can help you can cherish these moments.

First Day of School Selfie

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A Selfie custom doll from Budsies is the perfect gift to chronicle your child’s back-to-school traditions. Selfies are handmade to look like your photo. We all know that kids grow up and change so quickly! In just a year, they look completely different from how they were the year before!

What better way to immortalize this stage of your child’s development than to create a soft plushie of them based on their first day of school photo? Order a new Selfie each year to record their growth and progress as they age!

So much time is put into the back-to-school outfit, picking out the perfect backpack, and sifting through the shelves for a cool lunch box! The designers at Budsies hand sew each Selfie to look like your child’s photo including that special first day of school ensemble! And if your kid wouldn’t give you the big smile you were looking for when you sent them out the door for the first day of school, our Selfies will surely give them something to grin about! 

Selfies are the perfect gifts for kids first day of school for any age. From the first day of Preschool, Kindergarten, middle school, high school or even college, these custom plushies make a great keepsake for years to come.

Back-to-School Budsies

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Budsies, a custom stuffed animal made from your kid’s artwork, is a fantastic outlet for your child’s creativity and imagination. While your child will grow and change physically, they also grow mentally. Ordering a Budsie as gifts for kids first day of school preserves their current state of whimsy and fantasy in the most cuddly way!

Try submitting new artwork every year to track their innovations and transformations! Budsies are the perfect way to commemorate these moments at any age, whether your child is three, seventeen or anything in between!

Custom Pillows are Sentimental Gifts for College Students

If you have a child going away to college for the first time you probably have a long list of things they’ll need. But don’t forget to send them off with a sentimental gift that will let them know just how much you love them! Buddy Pillows are special and unique gifts perfect for those leaving the house for the first time. The custom-shaped pillows are made from your favorite photo. You can print your face, half body, or full body on these super soft pillows so they’ll always be able to get a hug when they need one. They’re also meaningful gifts for the BFFs going their separate ways to colleges across the country, or those in long-distance relationships.

You shouldn’t have to worry about missing your child’s milestones! With these back-to-school musthaves, you can treasure their growth forever. It’s never to late to start a new first day of school tradition.

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My name is Melissa Headley, and I am a blogger for Budsies. My first grader and two fur babies keep me on my toes! You'll find me with a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine after 5 o'clock and covered in dog hair always! I love sharing heartfelt stories and any tips to help make life easier. Follow me on IG @TheMelissaHeadley