Back to School

Whether you’re heading off to college yourself or preparing your little one for their first day of kindergarten, you are well aware that back to school is right around the corner!

Here at giftUP, we love this time of year and all the excitement it bring for the new school year! It’s full of brand new pencils, highlighters, gym shoes and best of all BACKPACKS!

There are so many new companies that are selling backpacks in all shapes and sizes. Check some of them out below!

Timbuck2 San Francisco

Photo courtesy of  @timbuk2

Photo courtesy of @timbuk2

It’s time to put your design skills to the test! Timbuk2 has been a San Francisco staple since 1989 and its easy to see why. In short, they create customized bags at reasonable prices. You can choose inspiration from designers or start from scratch. Then, your custom bag will be sewn in San Francisco and delivered to you within three weeks!



Photo courtesy of  @statebag

Photo courtesy of @statebag

This New York based company is focused on making a difference in the world with their #givebackpack campaign! “For each STATE purchase, STATE hand-delivers a backpack, packed with essentials tools for success, to local children in need.” But, that’s not all they do. They have a variety of events throughout the year that help children in underfunded neighborhoods understand the world around them!

They sell backpack for both adults and kids!


MZ Wallace

Photo courtesy of  @mzwallacenyc

Photo courtesy of @mzwallacenyc

Looking for a little luxury in your backpack? Then MZ Wallace is a must have! This female founded company focuses on city friendly bags that are made to stand the test of time. In fact, the co-founder once stated, “Your MZ Wallace bag is like your favorite pair of jeans that fit perfectly and never go out of style!


What is your favorite “back to school” accessory?  Comment below and giftUP will make an effort to feature it within our next blog!