The beginning of the school year is right around the corner. Your local stores are going to be crowded for a reason that will bring back good old memories – the annual purchases of back-to-school supplies. Remember the days of making the back-to-school supply lists, comparing them with the list of your friends to make sure you hadn’t missed anything? Watching your kids do the same is bound to bring back the joy and anticipation of the back-to-school season.
But stores can run out of the essentials or be too crowded to shop in. Here’s what we think you should do – you get it from the best place to get back-to-school supplies that are also delivered to your doorstep – Amazon.
When to buy back-to-school supplies?
The best time to purchase your annual back-to-school supplies is in the months of July and August. This keeps you well out of the way of the September purchasing rush when back-to-school essentials seem to run out of stock everywhere. The benefit of doing this is that you get your supplies at a comparatively discounted price from the best brands. And few things are as good as a great deal on everything you need.
Bento Box Lunch Box
How do you make sure your kids don’t snack on unhealthy meals at school? Typically, you would choose the normal lunch box. But believe us, this Bento Box Lunch box is a sweet deal because it has EVERYTHING your child needs for their meals, including a pair of chopsticks and a spork. Don’t worry about quantity - because the Bento Box can hold enough food to feed an adult.
Paper Mate Gel Pens
If there’s one thing that you can see on any student’s notebook and palms, it is the dreaded ink smears. It also takes time to adjust to the grip and the writing experience. Worry no more, because the Paper Mate Gel Pens dry three times faster than most gel pens. The pack of 14 also comes with 14 different color shades, to make your notes and doodles really pop out of the page.
EASTHILL Big Capacity Pencil Pen Case
We spoke about pens, but you know how kids manage to lose them every day. The EASTHILL Big Capacity Pencil Pen Case is what helps parents foolproof their own child’s carelessness. Made of high-quality fabric which allows it to be deformed based on the items it holds, it can hold over 40 items with minimal bulging. This pen case is the best way to start teaching your child to organize things.
Making notes is cool but highlighting paragraphs in your textbooks and notes is even cooler. The TWOHANDS Highlighter is designed for this purpose and comes only in kid-friendly specifications. The colors are subtle and do not darken out the text underneath, but are loud enough to make them pop out. If your only point of concern is the bleeding of the ink through the paper, there’s nothing to be concerned about.
Selizo Expanding File Folder
Kids love to be taken seriously. We’ve seen that attitude when they dress up to act like important people. The Selizo Expanding File Folder is one of the items they’ll use to feel important. It also comes in fun, kid colors too. Keep your subject notes, and your personal documents all organized in different sections, all within reach. It’s a great addition to your office work files too!
VEGO AirTag Bracelet
Here’s something most parents never think of until they come across the situation – GPS tags. But you know kids – kid-proofing is a real challenge. But the VEGO AirTag Bracelet comes the closest to kid-proofing a GPS tag. But trust us, it’s a decision you will not regret making. With a kid-friendly style, comfort, drop protection and a range of colors to choose from, your kids will not want to not wear them.
What’s dishwasher safe, keeps hot food hot and cold food cold and has a kid-friendly design that can make your kid the talk of the class during lunchtime? Yes, it’s the THERMOS FUNTAINER. Is it such a secret why this food jar is the Amazon’s Choice product in insulated bottles? The high-quality stainless steel and the included spoon are some of the reasons why we love this product, but we encourage you to find your own!
Bostitch Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener
Bostitich is a brand that has a tradition of creating great office essentials and supplies. We fell in love with the Bostitich Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener’s compact design, which didn’t take up much space on the table. Handy to use, pencils need to be sharpened constantly, and this gets the job done in under 20 seconds. For kids and adults alike, this product is just the right fit for your need.
Remember the days before your phone became a calculator? Well, your children still aren’t allowed to use their phones in math class. But when you get the Byjogger Calculator, it is sure to bring back some good old memories of placing the solar panel under the sun to get it powered. But this one’s even cooler – you can take notes on the side of the LCD screen! The foldable design makes it easy to carry around, making it a must-have among your other back-to-school supplies.
Aiibe 5 Pack 64GB USB Flash Drive
In today’s world of online learning, USBs are the fastest way to transfer large files of class notes and subject textbooks. That’s why your child needs to carry one with them. Now, the Aiibe 5 Pack 64GB USB Flash Drive meets this purpose and comes with cool, funky colors that stand out. The adequate space also makes it convenient for the quick exchange of information between students.
S&O Undated Planner
When it comes to guiding your kids on what to do, you know by now that you cannot be around all the time. So help them out with the S&O Undated Planner, to help them stay on top of their week even if you aren’t always there to tell them what to do. It’s really quite the simple planner, and that’s why it's essential for us. Probably for you too.
koodee Water Bottle
Looking for the best-sized water bottle to keep your child hydrated throughout the day? The koodee Water Bottle comes with a capacity of 16 oz, which is the right amount. But it's quite handy enough that it doesn’t feel heavy. It’s quite literally the best alternative to plastic bottles. The stainless steel is highly durable and has been tested in real homes to prove its mettle (get it?).
Dated Elementary Student Planner
Here’s a great way to help your kids plan out their day – get them the Dated Elementary Student Planner, sit down with them one day and teach them. We often think kids need to be left free to do as they wish during their childhood, but the use of a planner can really make them better spend their time during the day. They’ll be thanking you years later for teaching them the art of planning.
Mead Composition Book
Available in beautiful colors, the 100 sheets of college-ruled white paper are sewn bound, making the collection of Mead Composition Books the only choice for notebooks. The pages are also thick enough to prevent ink bleeding from other fountain pens. The books look so pretty that your child will naturally love to write in them. And once parents get the first pack of 12 from Mead, they don’t purchase from anywhere else.
Smart lamps are all the rage now, and every other kid seems to have one for themselves. The Echo Glow is by far, our favorite smart lamp because it pairs seamlessly with Alexa. From bold colors to soft glows, the Echo Glow comes with a multitude of kid-friendly modes to try out. There’s no complex setup involved, no tinkering to be done. Just take it out of the box and let your kid enjoy the smart lamp.
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