Send your kids back to school looking cool and with all the right tools. Check out these smart and fun back-to-school finds!
Pinch it, pack it, close it, clip it … We love New Poucheez by Pillow Pets–the softest way to hold stuff on the go. They’re the perfect accessory for any backpack. $4.99. https://mypillowpets.com/shop/poucheez.
These handcrafted, 100% cotton kids bags are the perfect size to fit books and short lesson plans–they’re super popular with homeschool parents. Designed with positive messages, such as BE BRAVE, STAND TALL, and YES I CAN, these delightful bags set the tone for a day full of education and inspiration. $27-$32. www.mamookids.com.
Bixbee designer backpacks are customizable, oh-so-cool, and ergonomic, too, specifically designed for a kids’ unique measurements. Bixbee donates a schoolbag with supplies to a child in need for every Bixbee backpack purchased. Backpacks from $31.99. Lunchboxes from $19.99. www.bixbee.com.
This alochol-free hand sanitizer not only kills 99.9% of bacteria, but also breaks down germ molecules for 90 days and actually moisturizes hands. Offered in a small bottle that clips to backpacks. $15.96 for 4-pack. www.germbloc.com.
Go green with these fun and colorful reusable snack packs made of food-grade silicone. Fill them with delicious everyday snacks like trail mix, fruits, veggies or crackers. $13.95. www.greenpaxx.com.
Whether it’s lunch kits featuring the shape (and sound!) of R2D2 to FUNtainers featuring beloved characters like Hello Kitty, My Little Pony and Spider-Man, send kids back to school with a favorite friend. $14.99. www.thermos.com
Pack a little tenderness in your kids’ lunchboxes with yogurt and fruit snacks made from goat milk, which is easier to digest than cow milk. $1.79 each .$19.99 for 12-pack. www.kabritausa.com.
Students gotta have tech, and it’s gotta be portable. Enter the Pocket Keyboard, which folds into an ultra-slim profile that’s compact and easy to slip into a backpack or coat pocket. It syncs up with your device, even your phone, at a moment’s notice, for easier typing, when typing can’t wait. $69.99.
The Rugged Book wireless Bluetooth tablet case and keyboard is made of tough polycarbonate and soft silicone. Its battery provides up to two years of typing between charges. Starts at $149.99. The tiny Tadpole portable speaker is the ideal size to stuff into a backpack or purse, perfect for musical accompaniment when studying in the park. $19.99 www.zagg.com/usa.
The tech behind the Back to Campus collection of performance mattress toppers, backrests, and pillows sets students up for nights of cool, dry sleep. Pillows offer dynamic support, while contouring for perfect spinal alignment. From $39.00 to $350.00. www.bedgear.com
NightFood provides a tasty, smart alternative to chips, ice cream, or other unhealthy late-night snacks. The energy derived from this healthy protein bar won’t interfere with a good night’s sleep. Plus, it has less sugar than a banana! www.nightfood.com.