Did summer fly by where you are? Have you started back to school shopping yet? With a rising Kindergartener, we are in full back to school mode. We made our sensory bin, are acting out school scenes during our play, and of course…..are shopping. I mean I’m using this as an excuse to get back to school drop off line athletic wear for myself 😉 Those mornings are going to be rough…the best I can do is make sure I’m not in my pjs and that I have a dose of deodorant on…just sayin’…
I recently had the opportunity to talk to some really awesome brands, and see some of the best new products for kids and families at Blogger Bash, an awesome blog conference in NYC with some pretty major swag and samples. So, not only did I see and touch a lot of these products on this list,
my kids I’ve actually been using them myself, and they have definitely made the school shopping cut.
So here you go! Your ULTIMATE Back-to-School Shopping ‘Must Haves’!!
These Bixbee Animal Packs are SUPER adorable, from sharks to butterflies, your little one will be able to strut their style on the first say of school.
For your older kids, the Speck Kargo Backpack is functional and trendy.
One of the most important times of the day at school is lunch! Everyone wants a cute lunchbox, and the schools want reusable items to cut down on waste. Add these to your list, you WON’T be disappointed.
The Bentology Lunch Bag and Box Set comes in really cute prints and with the bento box inside. Kids will love eating out of these.
The Precidio Snack in the Box and Drink in the Box are the perfect re-usable juice box and snack containers!
The Sistema Lunch Collection will keep all of your goodies organized and your portions perfect.
Don’t forget to hydrate! The CamelBak Kids Water Bottle has SO many prints to choose from, your kiddo will be more than satisfied with their selection.
The Crayola Back To School Pack Grades K-2 or for Grades 3-5 give you all of your essentials in a bundle…who doesn’t love that!?
Duck Tape Dry Erase Tape and Chalkboard Tape will help keep everything organized and labeled. We all love a little bit of personalization!
Have kids taking their technology to school? Kanex will keep the battery charged with the GoPower Portable Battery for MacBook, iPhone, Android & more so that you always have enough juice to make it through the day.
If it’s the iPad they are taking to school, or riding the bus with, you want that baby protected. Luckily, Speck‘s iGuy Freestanding Case will not only keep it well-protected, it will be oh so cute at the same time.
Keep your littles learning while at home with the Leap Frog LeapStart Interactive Learning System
Want to take notes and keep your notepad fully customizable, including the order of the pages? Check out the Tul Note-taking System from Office Depot, this is a must for students AND busy moms!
Health & Well-Being:
We all know how germy those first couple of months can be…stay protected in a natural and gentle way with these products.
The Homedics line of Ellia Essential Oils.
From Oilogic, the Stuffy Nose & Cough Essential Oil and Relax & Calm Essential Oil for toddlers and kids.
And from Boiron, the Oscillococcinum for Flu-like Symptoms and Boiron Calendula Cream for cuts and scrapes.
You kiddos will be happy to have any of these fun treats packed in their lunchbox! And of course…coffee for you for the ride to school or the walk to the bus 😉
California Ripe Olives Olives To Go
Bumblebee Snack on the Run Tuna Salad with Crackers
Eight O’ Clock Coffee Keurig K-Cups
Entenmann’s Little Bites
Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!
This School Year Will Be the BEST!
First Day Jitters
The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School
The Night Before Kindergarten
Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School
The Berenstain Bears Go to School
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