THE BEST BACK-TO-SCHOOL BUYS FOR LITTLES
It doesn’t matter how old I get or the fact that it’s been over a decade (!) since I was a student myself, I’ll always love the beginning of a new school year and the feeling (equal parts exciting and scary!) that it brings. I’m channeling my excitement into – what else? – a little shopping. Below, a hit list with all the best back-to-school buys – from personalized packs and lunchbox essentials to adorable accessories (new year, new kicks!) and more.
NOT ANOTHER BILL PERSONALIZED BACKPACK
First things first: a fresh (personalized!) pack to haul their supplies. I love the size of these – perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers who aren’t filling these up with textbooks just yet.
KULE THE RILEY RAINBOW TEE
Nothing like a happy set of stripes for the first day. Personalize it with her initials or nickname.
EMBROIDERED CANVAS POUCH
A place to put their pencils. I love the embroidery style this Etsy shop is putting out.
PERSONALIZED PENCIL SET
Sharpen those pencils! This Etsy shop can personalize a set in any color you like.
COLOR-IN WORLD FLAGS TABLECLOTH KIT
This color-in world flags tablecloth is perfect for keeping kids busy during dinner prep.
OOLY MAGIC PUFFY PENS
Full disclosure: I bought these for myself. Who said back-to-school supplies doesn’t apply to adults?
J.CREW COTTON SWEATER
I am loving the new arrivals from Crewcuts. This cotton sweater is perfectly-preppy and ideal for the summer-to-fall transition.
OMIEBOX BENTO LUNCH BOX
George’s favorite lunch box! I love the bento box design, and, thanks to a thermos section for warm food, there’s no need for any separate containers.
VEJA V-10 SNEAKERS
Nothing says first day of school quite like a fresh pair of kicks!
TASTE BUDDIES MEAL PLANNER
With over a year’s worth of pages, this personalized meal planner makes it easy to prep and see all of the meals on one page.
MERI MERI ENAMEL WEEK DAY HAIR SLIDES
A colorful little something to slide into her hair for each day of the week.
CHEREE BERRY PAPER FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL BANNER BUNDLE
A quick and cute way to remember which year it was when you’re looking back at those front-door photos.
CUSTOMIZED HAIR RIBBON
What gal doesn’t love a new hair bow? This Etsy shop can make these in nearly any color grosgrain ribbon that you please.
MR. BODDINGTON’S STUDIO SCHOOL SUPPLY SET
Featuring a charming illustration by Mr. Boddington, this kit has it all: pencils, a wooden ruler, a composition book, and even a classic pink eraser.
HUNTER WIGGLE RAINBOW RAIN BOOTS
Don’t wait! Buy these now so you’re ready when the rainy day hits.
PERSONALIZED SILICONE NAME LABELS
Skip the stickers and opt for one of these personalized silicone bands to keep track of whose water bottle belongs to whom.
CHEREE BERRY PAPER TEACHER NOTES
An easy way to encourage a thank-you note to the ones who deserve it most – teachers!
Perfect for lunchbox-notes – or just a little something to jazz up his desk for the new year.