These are hands-down the most genius back-to-school products on the internet.
This is not the thermos you remember packing in your own lunch box. The Omiebox hot and cold bento box has a vacuum-insulated bowl to keep hot lunches hot, separate temp zones so items like veggies and fruit can stay cold, and is also made with little kid hands in mind, so it’s easy to open. Plus it comes in a ton of bright, fun colors.
Because when you're in the middle of getting an entire family dressed, fed, and out the door in the morning, you don't need a race to find clean kid's clothes slowing you down. Carter's Matchastics offers a wide range of leggings and tees from sizes 4 to 14 that are all mix and match, giving your little one the freedom to pick out their own outfit, and freeing up a few precious early-morning minutes.
I know — a flash drive? But again, this is on tons of school supply lists, so might as well have some fun with it and grab this pineapple-shaped flash drive so all those presentations aren’t quite so boring to save.
I love the idea of a cute lunch box note for my kid every day, but who has the time to pen something creative and unique every morning? Enter these comic book lunch box notes. With great sayings already printed on them that encourage your child to be kind, speak up, and believe in themselves, they’re sure to feel like a superhero at lunch.
There are literally a million backpacks out there, but I got overwhelmed and went for a standby. This Jansport Right Pack backpack is the classic one you remember from your own school years, so you know it’s durable, full of compartments, and comes in a ton of great colors.
Our local elementary school released their school supply list, and kids as young as kindergartners are asked to bring in a pair of headphones. But this item doesn’t have to break the bank. These Nenos children headphones are bright, fun, and less than $20. The volume is capped to protect your kid’s ears, and they can also be folded up for maximum storage.
The secret ingredient for finding the best back-to-school clothes for your kids is to make sure it's something that can go from class to recess to after-school activities, and nothing seems to check all of these boxes quite like a collection of graphic tees. Carter's jersey tees are available in several styles and colors from sizes 4 to 14, and with such an impressive price they're easy to stock up on, too.
Another school supply list staple — but you don’t have to go boring. These “fashion” composition notebooks are bright and happy in kid-friendly patterns, which will hopefully encourage them to do as much writing as possible.
Teachers do enjoy gifts other than apples, you know. For the first day of school, bring your child’s teacher a sweet gift they’ll actually enjoy — a personalized pencil teacher sign. With their name on it, they can either use it to decorate their classroom door, or simply prop it on their desk. Plus it will help cut down on all the kids calling them “mom” that first week.
If you're looking for clothes that will last throughout the school year, then search no further than this adorable denim overall dress, which is available in sizes 4 to 14. This durable Carter's dress has an adjustable waist to outsmart even the most sudden of growth spurts, and looks just as cute layered over a pink tee for picture day as it does over fun leggings and a sweater in colder months.
The lost and found at my kid’s school is insane — it’s like where jackets and water bottles and lunch boxes go to die. So to avoid the mishap of a lost item or your kid bringing the wrong one home, these super cute Modish name labels can help you keep track of what belongs to your kid. The best part? They’re waterproof, so you can just drop that thermos right into the dishwasher with the label still on it.
No. 2 pencils are a staple on any school supply list, no matter what grade your kid is heading into. But skip the boring yellow ones. These Yoobi pencils come in fun pastel colors and also feature inspirational messages to keep your little one pumped all day long.
I imagine enough spills happen in a classroom that every teacher appreciates a water bottle with minimal leakage. The Contigo autoseal bottle has over 1,300 reviews, and is easy to use. Your kid just presses the button as they drink for the water to come out, meaning there’s no puddle in the bottom of their backpack or lunch box for you to find later. (Also, more bright colors.)