Back to School Shopping Guide

It’s time to get ready to go back to school! Get ready with this incredible list of school supplies, after school snacks (so many snacks!), and more.

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Polaroid Originals OneStep+

The Polaroid Originals OneStep+ is vintage meets modern day. This camera works like an old Polaroid, spitting out photos using film, but also features some modern twists. Connect this camera to the Polaroid Originals app via Bluetooth for 6 creative tools: remote trigger, double exposure, light painting, self timer, manual mode, and noise trigger. Comes in black or white.

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Altec Lansing Comfort Q Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

These headphones are my new fave! They’re so comfortable and lightweight, and the noise-cancelling technology lets me focus on my work. The battery life is up to 26 hours. Access to Google Voice Assistant and Siri through your phone. These foldable headphones fit into a hard case for storage and travel. Oh, and the sound is super impressive.

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JBL Clip 3

Sometimes you want to listen to some jams without headphones, and the JBL Clip 3 brings that in a small but mighty portable Bluetooth speaker. Clip it on with the built in carabiner. Has a battery life of up to 10 hours. Plus, it’s completely waterproof.

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Kids’ SPIbelt

This discreet belt is perfect for carrying important items such as medical supplies (EpiPens, insulin pump, etc.). It’s bounce-free and secure. Comes in a wide array of colors and patterns.

Ozobot

The Ozobot is perfect for back to school. Kids can learn how to code and program with this cute little bot. Use markers or stickers for screen-free coding. Drag and drop blocks of code on a computer screen for more tech fun.

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Casio PRIZM fx-CG500 Calculator

Any kids taking algebra or higher math classes needs a good graphing calculator. The fx-CG500 calculator will currently help students from middle school, high school and even college. It’s easy to use with new 3D graph drawing and a natural textbook display.

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Casio CT-X700 Portable Keyboard

Music is a must for learning, and the Casio Portable Keyboard brings that. Comes with AC adapter and will work with batteries (not included). Comes with hundreds of rhythms and tones.

Ooly On-the-Go Zipper Pencil Pouch

This pencil pouch from Ooly has a strap that attaches to a notebook for easy carrying. Keep all of your pencils organized so you’re always prepared. Two zippers make it easier to organize. Comes in blue, pink, green and purple.

Ooly Mini Magic Liners Erasable Highlighters

These highlighters are so cute, and they’re erasable! Highlighted something you didn’t mean to? No problem. Comes in a set of 6 bold colors: pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

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Emily & Meritt Split Stripe Planner

Just look at how pretty this little planner is! Good for 12 months (2019–2020). This striped planner starts in July and measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Weekly and monthly planner.

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Martha Stewart Daily Goals Tracker Pad

I LOVE this daily tracker pad from Martha Stewart. Write down goals for the day, morning and afternoon to dos, track your water intake, and jot down tomorrow’s focus. Perfect for writing down homework assignments.

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Poppin Work Happy Hard Cover Journal

This hard cover journal has a nice textured cover, 192 ruled pages, interior back pocket and bookmark ribbon. Measures 5" x 8.5". Comes in guava, coast, turquoise or lagoon.

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3M Assorted Post-It Packs

3M Post-Its are an essential back to school item. Make quick notes or organize your things by labeling items. They’re super sticky but leave no residue when removed. Grab a pack!

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Staples Standard View Binders

Binders are another must-have for back to school shopping. These binders have a clear front pocket and spine for customization, two interior pockets and some beautiful pastel colors. The 1-inch binders hold up to 180 papers. They’re a little bit wider to hold wider papers or cover tab dividers.

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SWISSGEAR Chasma Laptop Backpack

If you need a new backpack this year, the SWISSGEAR Chasma Laptop Backpack is one to consider. Padded compartment holds up to a 16" laptop and another pocket holds a 10" tablet. There are mesh side pockets, an essentials organizer, comfortable shoulder straps, and a padded grab handle. Air flow back padding keeps you from sweating in the heat.

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JanSport Big Campus Backpack

Another incredible backpack to consider is the JanSport. It has a front utility pocket, a mesh pocket, side mesh pocket, two large main compartments, and a compartment for laptops up to 15". Ergonomic S-strap shoulders and padded back panel keep you comfortable.

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It’s So Me! Squishy Unicorn Diary

How cute is this?! It’s an adorable squishy unicorn journal that comes with a pen and stickers. Includes 60 lined pages.

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STMT D.I.Y. Planner Set

The STMT DIY Planner set is amazing. It comes with an undated planner, cute paperclips, a gold pen, stamps, and an array of stickers. Set goals and track assignments with this fully customizable planner set.

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Making in the Moment Liquid Galaxy Journal

This Liquid Galaxy Journal is another one to totally geek out over. It comes with scented gel pens, stickers, cut out shapes, and has a cool liquid cover with stars.

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American Crafts Hello Dreamer 2 pk Gel Highlighters

These two gel based highlighters glide across paper with ease. Comes with pink and yellow.

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Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Multi Gel Pen

Color coding is made easy with this multi gel pen. Includes pink, green, red and black ink. Just click for a new color. It has black stripes and gold accents.

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American Crafts Hello Dreamer Pen

Rainbow pen with rose gold accents. So cute!

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Tru Red Gel Pens

These gel pens write smooth and dry quick. Comes with a variety of colors, but you can also get a pack of just blue or black.

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Tru Red Highlighters

Chisel tip highlighters with rubber grips. The colors are super vibrant and the square barrel keeps them from rolling onto the floor.

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The Happy Planner Classic Happy Notes(Dream Bigger)

This notebook has three dividers and a pretty cover. The disc binding makes it fully customizable.

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Classic Happy Notes (Slay All Day)

Here’s another super cute notebook. This one is also fully customizable and includes three dividers.

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American Crafts Hello Dreamer Pencil Case

This pencil case is super shiny with an iridescent design and a cute tassel.

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ArtBin Pencil Utility Box

Foam pads on the inside of this pencil box keep your pencil tips from breaking. Durable storage for all of your writing utensils.

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Super Strong Ceramic Magnet

Show off your grades and tests with these Super Strong Ceramic Magnets. Comes with 8 pieces that are 3/4" round each.

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Command Hook W/ Adhesive-White

Command hooks are super strong and remove easily. You can even reposition them if you want to. Great for use in the dorm.

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FreshWorks Produce Saver

Store packaging doesn’t keep produce as long as this FreshWorks Produce Saver by Rubbermaid does. It has a filter in the lid that regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out. The CrispTray at the bottom keeps moisture away from the produce and promoted airflow. Comes in a variety of sizes.

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Cold Bee Gone

Cold Bee Gone is a natural homeopathic remedy made with active manuka honey. It relieves post-nasal drip, sinus congestion, runny nose and sneezing.

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Halls Kids

Vitamin C can help boost your immune system and keep you from getting sick. What better way to get your vitamin C than with a lolly pop? Each pop has 100% daily value of vitamin C. Comes in cherry, orange and strawberry. 2019 Product of the Year Winner!

CVS Health All-Purpose First Aid Kit

Keep this mini first aid kit in your car, backpack or locker for those little cuts and scrapes. Comes with antiseptic wipes, gauze pads, circle decorated bandages and rectangular bandages. Includes a first aid guide.

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CVS Health Children’s Anti-Bacterial Bandages

Antibacterial bandages kill bacteria to help prevent infection. They are soft and flexible and colorful.

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CVS Health Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes

Keep some of these in your backpack for sanitizing your hands in between bathroom trips. Kills 99.99% of germs. Has moisturizers vitamin E and aloe to keep your hands from drying out.

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CVS Health Children’s Air Shield Immunity Support Gummies

Boost your immune system with these immunity support gummies that have echinacea, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A and minerals. Natural fruit flavors (orange, cherry and lemon), natural colors, and free from gluten, peanuts, eggs, milk and tree nuts.

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CVS Health Ultra Strength Muscle Rub Spray

Sitting at a desk all day can take its toll. Get some relief from those muscle aches, joint pain, back aches and arthritis. Great for athletes too.

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CVS Health Pro Strength Kinesiology Tape

Kinesiology tape provides relief from knee pain, shoulder pain, jumper’s knee, ankle sprains, and other common injuries. Reflective design provides added safety.

Lemi Shine

Lemi Shine offers a wide array of household cleaning products with the power of citric extracts. They’re proud to be using safe ingredients. Contains only citric acid and essential oils for fragrance.

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Ball Aqua Jars

These 16 ounce jars are so versatile. They can be used for just about anything. These jars are a collector’s edition that reflect the design made in 1910–1923.

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My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

Have you tried these yet? My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is so delicious! It’s premium ice cream wrapped in chewy rice dough for a delectable snack. Comes in a variety of flavors, some vegan and non-dairy.

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Juicy Juice Fruitifuls Organic

Juicy Juice Fruitfuls Organic has 45% less sugar, contain a half a cup of fruit, and taste great. Comes in apple, fruit punch or grape.

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Gaea Veggie Snacks

Grab a healthy and flavorful snack with Gaea Veggie Snacks. Choose from carrots, cauliflower or gherkins.

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Gaea Olive Snack Packs

More tasty snacks from Gaea! Choose a green olive snack (chili and black pepper, lemon and oregano) or kalamata olive snack (sea salt and vinegar).

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SMASHCRISPY Blueberry Crumble

For a sweet treat grab a SMASHCRISPY Blueberry Crumble. Gluten-free, non-GMO, nut-free. SMASHMALLOW also offers packages of delicious marshmallows with a variety of flavors. Guilt-free at just 20 calories per snack.

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PECKISH PECK packs

Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Comes with two boiled eggs and a dip. The dip sticks to the egg for a mouth watering flavor combination.

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Ozery Family Bakery’s Blueberry Morning Round

These buns are made for breakfast and they are non-GMO, vegan and kosher. Toast and butter. Make a tasty breakfast sandwich. Add some lettuce and tomatoes. The opportunities are endless.

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Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars

From someone who doesn’t usually like fig bars, let me tell you…these are so good! The whole wheat fig bars come in raspberry, apple cinnamon, peach apricot, strawberry, lemon, blueberry and original fig.

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Welch’s Fruit Snacks

Fruit snacks made with real fruit, what a concept! Try mixed fruit, berries ‘n cherries, island fruits, superfruit mix, strawberry, apple orchard medley, tangy fruits, fruit punch or concord grape.

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Oreo Thin Bites

When you need a chocolate fix just grab some of these! Fudge dipped oreos are to die for. Just go try some. You won’t regret it. 2019 Product of the Year Winner!

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Black Forest Gummy Bears

These are my favorite gummy bears. They’re not too hard or soft. The colors are from natural sources. They’re made with real fruit juices, and they are so good! 2019 Product of the Year Winner!

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Kinder Joy

Open the egg for a toy on one side and a delicious snack on the other side. These are a kid favorite. Perfect for lunch bags or an after school snack. 2019 Product of the Year Winner!

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Yummy Spoonfuls

These super healthy and tasty bites are a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables. Try the turkey spinach bites made with turkey, spinach, brown rice, carrots and herbs. Try the chicken sweet potato bites made with chicken, sweet potatoes, vegetables, quinoa and herbs.

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Whole Natural Almonds

Blue Diamond snack sized almond packs are perfect for anyone on the go. Drop one in your backpack or locker.

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Blue Diamond Almonds and Fruit

Almonds and fruit make a great pair, and Blue Diamond does them right with delicious flavors and combinations.

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Blue Diamond Nut Thins

Eat solo or add some cheese or other toppings for a great snack. Comes in pecan, smokehouse, hint of sea salt, cheddar, country ranch, pepper jack, honey mustard and honey cinnamon.

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Blue Diamond Almond Breeze

Unsweetened vanilla almond milk has no added sugar, is lactose and soy free and has just 30 calories per cup. Try it in your smoothies.

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Creative Snacks Almond Clusters

These are another fave of mine! They’re crunchy and chewy and sweet and salty awesomeness. It’s a healthy snack that only feels bad cause it tastes so good.

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Pizootz Flavor Infused Premium Virginia Artisan Peanuts

Pizootz are a must-try! The flavors in these artisan peanuts are amazing. Plus they are non-GMO and gluten-free.

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Stryve Biltong Stick

These flavorful beef sticks have 15 grams of protein and no sugar. Perfect for on the go.

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Gold Emblem Abound Dark Chocolate Chickpeas

Grab a healthy snack with dark chocolate covered chickpeas.

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Gold Emblem Abound Spicy Queso Tortilla Chips

These spicy queso tortilla chips are a perfect pair with salsa or guacamole.

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Gold Emblem Abound Peanut Butter Puffs

When you have a peanut butter craving grab some peanut butter puffs.

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Gold Emblem Everything Bagel Cashews

These are so good they’re downright addicting. The flavors from the everything bagel seasoning is just mouth watering good.

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Lenny & Larry’s Crunchy Cookies

Healthy cookies? Yes, and they are so good! They’re plant-based and are high in fiber and protein, keeping you full longer. Plus, they’re non-GMO and vegan.

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Universal Yums

Try snacks from around the world with Universal Yums. The box also comes with a booklet so you can learn about your snacks. Subscriptions are available for 1,3,6 or 12 months. Each month is a different country.

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Kidfresh Homestyle Waffles

Kidsfresh Homestyle Waffles are a quick, healthy and easy breakfast. With vitamins, minerals, iron, protein and calcium.

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Nicky LaMarco is a content writer and strategist with more than 16 years of experience.

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