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We are gearing up for back to school and trying to make things more fun for the kids this year. I’ve been shopping so much for my 3 kiddos and keep thinking of more school supplies they need last minute.
I thought I’d share with you some cute back to school essentials we’ve found so far.
Read on for our list of must haves for school for kids and teens!
Best Back to School Items for PreK-6
Smiley Face Bead Bracelet Gold Fill - Isabelle Grace
Start off your school bound fashionista's day with a bit of happiness!
Every day is a good day for this cute Smiley Face Bead Bracelet Add a little unexpected dash of fun and sass to your tween/teen's bracelet stack with this fun and super stylish piece.
3mm quality sterling silver beads strung on super strong stretch cord accented with a gorgeous mother of pearl smiley face charm.
Kendama USA Skill Game Toy
This stylish Kendama is an extremely addictive wooden skill toy that comes from Japan. It strengthens hand eye coordination, balance, and reflex. It can be played by young and old alike. There are endless trick possibilities for both the beginner and the seasoned master.
The Dearest Grey - Reusable Silicone Bento Box
Made for parents by parents! The Dearest Grey is family-owned and operated to make all parents’ lives easier. All products are made with food-grade silicone and safety for all little ones. There are products for all child’s needs, from pacifiers to lunch-sized bento boxes. Shop family-friendly with The Dearest Grey!
Everlasting Comfort Essential Oil Diffuser
Create Everlasting Comfort in any room or office space with luxury products designed to offer support and relaxation. Designed to make everyday life easier, Everlasting Comfort offers the highest quality products for every part of your home.. From office chairs to humidifiers, shop Everlasting Comfort’s wide variety of home essentials. Enjoy soft pillows and supportive tools to make all environments cozy and put you at ease. Improve your life today with the comfort item you never knew you needed.
Ovente Electric Sandwich Maker
You can make sandwiches at home any time you want with the Ovente GPS401 Electric Sandwich Maker Series. It is running on a 750W heating element that heats up fast, and its body is made of stainless steel that won’t easily bend or warp even under extreme heat. Simply pre-heat the sandwich maker, coat the plates with a thin layer of butter, and place the bread. Next, smoothly snap the lock and wait for the bread to turn gold.
OMI THE ELEPHANT: 3 guided meditations & calm music
Omi the elephant is an interactive friend that teaches kids mindful breathing, emotional regulation skills & positive thinking.
Simply listen to Omi's soothing voice as he guides you through a mindful breathing exercise and helps kids feel calm.
Bake Eat Love Subscription Box
Baking from scratch is so rewarding, but it's a lot of work. Bake Eat Love cuts out measuring and ingredient shopping so you can get right to the fun part! Every month we create a new recipe bakers love. Recipes feature specialty ingredients or a new spin on a timeless treat. Boxes include ingredients and decorations for 12-20 servings.
Urbanista Seoul Wireless Earbuds
The newly launched Seoul, true wireless earphones designed for gamers on the go (70 ms latency mode), available in 4 colors.
Zenimal� A Mindfulness Meditation Device for Kids
Zenimal Kids+ is a screen-free meditation device that helps children develop mindfulness. Loaded with nine guided meditations (pre-loaded via removable SD memory card), this super portable device can be used at home, in school, or on the go. If plugged in, Zenimal Kids + also plays three sleep sound tracks continuously for a peaceful night’s sleep.
TACO vs BURRITO
Wildly popular and surprisingly strategic game created by a 7-year-old that has taken the card game industry by storm. With over 10,000 five star reviews, Taco vs Burrito sold a whopping $5.6 million in 2021. It’s perfect for kids, adults and families alike!
Little Passports educational gift subscriptions for kids
Our award-winning subscriptions ignite curiosity, explore new ideas and places, and celebrate cultures with globally inspired experiences, hands-on art and science activities, and stories for kids ages 3-10.
Back to School Essentials at Staples
Staples is here to help kids and teens save money and head back to school in style, with top tech and trendy new product lines, including:
- Fun & Trendy Prints: Perfect for budding scientists or outdoor explorers, the exclusive Pep Rally line has everything from lunchboxes, backpacks, pens, pencils and more in new nature-inspired prints like dinosaurs, mushrooms, and butterflies: Check out the Pep Rally Backpack, Dino Bones ($32.99), or Pep Rally Lunch Bag, Butterflies ($14.99).
- 90s-Inspired Looks: Nostalgia is in! Throwback-to-school with trending retro Trapper Keepers, Caboodles, and Jellies products.
- Sustainable Learning Essentials: Stay eco-conscious with affordable essentials, including: Premium Eco-ID One Subject Notebook ($5.99), and ($3.79).
For the college student, check out:
- AppleAirPods $199 (In-store and delivery)
- Staples Emerge Vortex Bonded Leather Gaming Chair, $109.99
- SAV Eyewear Blue Light Glasses $9.99 (In-store and delivery)
- Lake and Loft 6.5" x 9.25" Weekly & Monthly Planner ($23.95)
PURELL Hand Sanitizer
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Naturals:Help those you care for kill germs on their hands with PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Naturals. The same 99.99 percent germ-killing power of PURELL hand sanitizer that you trust is made with naturally derived plant-based alcohol.
It's available in 1oz Jelly Wraps (clip to backpacks), 2oz (inside backpacks), and 8, 12 or 24 oz tabletop bottles at major retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target.
Tweens may like our new 2oz lavender and mint versions (using essential oils) – available at Walmart (mint), Amazon (lavender) and Walgreens (lavender).
Mommabear Organics Homeopathic Lollipops for Common Ailments
We tapped into our inspiration - our love of family and holistic upbringing - to create on-the-go lollipops that soothe and comfort. Made in small batches and artisanally crafted in the USA, they combine simple organic ingredients and functional antioxidants.*
Homer - Reading App for Kids
HOMER is an SEL-focused early learning app/program personalized to each kids age, interests, and level.
We personally use HOMER to help our kiddos learn to read and they love it.
The Original Weighted Blanket – Magic Weighted Blanket
The Magic Weighted Blanket is special compared to other weighted blankets because they have been made in America since 1998, come with a lifetime warranty, are designed with an attached duvet cover, and are completely machine washable.
Coastline Craft Unicorn Painting Kit
Our painting kit promotes neural development and problem-solving skills while kids are having fun painting and playing. Our paints are washable and safe for kids, contain no lead, and are regularly checked to ensure the highest levels of quality. It's also beautifully boxed, perfect to be given as a gift!
Fosmon Gaming Headset with Detachable Microphone
Sick of not knowing where your opponents are and not having that edge in sound? Fosmon’s gaming headset with top-notch 50mm NdFeb magnetic driver speakers converts electrical energy into crystal clear sound waves, providing high-definition audio and great bass for the ultimate gaming experience.
CodeSpark - Kids Coding App
codeSpark Academy is the #1 at home learn to code program for kids 5-9! Our award-winning app has introduced over 30 million kids in 200+ countries to the ABCs of computer science.
FosPower Kids Headphones with LED Light Up Cat Ears
Kids can enjoy turning on vibrant LED lights with two different modes, giving them the option to always stay on or continuously flash. Let your child have the ability to light up the room and shine with the rhythm of the music.
CLCKR Cell Phone Grip and Expanding Stand
CLCKR has a great lineup of smartphone accessories including new cases and universal stands for the iPhone 13 series.
Teach My Kindergartener Learning Kit
Your kindergartener can master 100 spelling words, counting money, analog and digital time as well as days of the week, months of the year, dates, years, weather and seasons.
Large Mermaids Lunch Bag from Funkins
Lunchtime has never been so fun! Our adorably stylish insulated lunch bags are thoughtfully designed by moms and tested by kids and teachers to ensure optimum functionality both at home and school. Funkins bags are super cute, roomy, and easy to pack – best of all, they are machine washable! Match with our lunchbox napkins and placemats for a cleaner, greener lunchtime.
Kids ABC Numbers Shapes Classroom Area Rug
Fun and educational rug. Perfect to teach your child or toddler the alphabet in an interactive way with memorization games.
Best Back to School Essentials for Tweens and Teens
Happy Wax Soy Wax Melts & Wax Warmers
Whether you’re living at home or on campus, one easy way to make your space feel like your own is to add your favorite fragrance. Since candles are often forbidden in dorm rooms, Happy Wax is the candle alternative to enjoy customizable fragrances in your dorm room or bedroom and the perfect gift for any student.
FluffCo | Hotel Comfort Pillows
It's important to get high-quality rest, especially nighttime rest before the new semester begins. By bringing the ultimate hotel pillow to your bedroom, FluffCo is making something as tangible as sleep an obtainable realization.
MyBevi | Tumblers, Mugs, Innovative Drinkware
MyBevi is your best friend for back-to-school. What sets this brand apart from competitors is how easy it is to carry your books, backpack and a tumbler while on-the-go. The collection offers stainless steel tumblers for everyone that are made to endure all weather conditions and activities. Perfect for those hot autumn days, quench that thirst with ice-cold water.
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