School cones (German Schultüten) are a popular gift on the first day of school. Almost every child in Germany gets a school cones when they start school. You can fill your school cones with small gifts for school, with candy or treats. It’s all about small surprises on their first day of school. Lots of people choose to add pencils, erasers or even gym bags to their school cones. That makes this a both practical and exiting surprise for the big day.