Back to School Must-Haves 2016


While we have mixed feelings about the kids going back to school, we are sure about one thing – our love for new school products and supplies! Here are just some of our faves!


VelocityVelocity backpack from Speck – this lightweight backpack is designed to carry (and protect) most 15-inch laptops with a padded sleeve. There is plenty of space for other items too plus quick-access pockets to stash your phone, battery pack or other necessities.

91ZmvjDwVGL._SX425_Carhartt has a fabulous durable repellent backpack that’s full of zippered pockets and organizational spots. We love the side mesh water bottle pocket and the Pink/Blue Heart style :)

stbdbp03Love this Steven Universe Cheeseburger backpack! It features tomato, cheese and buns that all unzip to reveal separate pockets! What?!


Lunch Bags

m004476282_sc7Jansport is a brand we love and now they have a new lunch bag. It’s a great size (not too big, not too small) with a roll top closure and insulation to keep their food and drink cold (or warm). Comes in great designs but sometimes for teen boys, black is the perfect option.

m003995366_sc7PACKiT Freezable traveler lunch bags are stylish and can fit a container, snack and a 12 oz drink. The best part is you throw it in the freezer the night before and then it keeps lunch cold without having to pack ice or gel packs.


Water Bottles

Sip_SunnySideWe’ve always been fans of metal water bottles (no worry about BPA) and love these S’ip by S’well bottles sold at Target that are smaller and come with a lower price tag than other bottles. Your kids will have a tough time picking which one they want because they have a ton of awesome designs. This water bottle will be a hit at the cafeteria.

Binders are a must and Staples has this super cool 5-star flex 5 subject notebook that has special rings that open easily and won’t break or misalign (that used to drive me CRAZY).

s1006774_sc7Since most kids can’t use their electronics in class, a paper weekly/monthly planner is a necessity. We love these brightly colored 2016/2017 At-A-Glance color play academic planners.

Fun Stuff

s0992059_sc7Everyone loves Post-it notes, but you are going to want this camera dispenser for sure. SO fantastic. And you’ll feel really old when your kids say “That’s a camera?!?” lol.

51G-GKIZC4L._AC_US160_I still remember the notes my mom would occasionally slip into my lunch when I was a little one. Napkids is a new product that combines a note and a napkin! So you can leave your child a sweet note while also supplying a napkin! Win.Win.

icecreampouchPencil cases. So many choices, but you can’t go wrong with an ice cream cone pencil pouch. Love this and your kids will too. You also should grab a matching 2-pocket paper folder too. SWEET!483402_p_1_060216



watercolorBack to school isn’t just about academics. Spark your child’s creativity with art! Getting Started Water Color Pencil Art from Faber-Castell is a perfect set for anyone who wants to learn how to use water color pencils!




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