Back To School Must-Haves for Tweens


Is your tween headed to middle school? No more sparkly lunchboxes, this is serious business. We have a few must-haves to make the transition easier. From fashion to pimples, we’ve got you covered.

Zio Ziegler Skull Classic Lunch 

Created exclusively for Pottery Barn Teen by internationally known artist Zio Ziegler, this edgy design is bound to please even your picky tween. 

Available online from PBTeen 

U.S. Women’s National Team T-Shirt

What better way to celebrate the incredible win by the U.S. Women’s team than to sport a hip Nike Abby Wambach t-shirt? This shirt will hopefully inspire your kids to greatness!

Available online from Kohls 



These unique leather bracelets will be a huge hit at school. Your tween can personalize the bracelet and then pop out the buttons and change them depending on her mood for the day! And, 10% of the revenue from the sale is donated to non-profit organizations.

Available online from Etsy 

Limited Edition Carmex Moisture Plus

Protect their lips in style. Your tween will love the stylish designs and you’ll be happy with the SPF 15 protection.

Available online from Carmex 


Tanda Zap

Want to zap away zits? The Tanda Zip combines blue LED light withsonic vibration to destroy acne-causing bacteria. This is a teenage dream come true.

Available online from Amazon


Sarasa Gel Retractable

No more smearing – these pens will show off your creative side with vibrant colors and Rapid Dry Ink technology that dries in less than a second. These are perfect for the left-handed!

Available online from Zebra



Music will never sound better and these babies won’t fall out of their ears when they are running to get to class on time! They’ll love the fun colors and they are water and sweat resistant which is always a plus.

Available online from SOL REPUBLIC

PelicSport Elite Tablet Backpack

Worried that your child’s expensive computer is going to get damaged when he/she carts it around school? Well, now you don’t have to be with this backpack that includes a built-in watertight, crushproof case. The load compression straps makes it comfy to carry a heavy pack.

Available online from Amazon



Everyone loves Post-it but they just got even cooler. Check out their new Cat Pop-up Note Dispenser and also their stylish Super Sticky Die Cut Notes.

Available online from Amazon



These freezable lunch bags will keep lunches and drinks cool for hours. Pop this in the freezer the night before and then the next morning simple pack the bag without having to deal with ice packs. Stylish, functional and nontoxic with no BPA, PVC, phthalate or lead.

Available online from Zulily 


Kanoodle Genius

This fun little Kanoodle has 202 brain-busting 2-D and 3-D puzzles. It’s not as easy as it looks and will exercise your child’s brain.

Available online from Creative Kid Stuff



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