The start of school is just around the corner. While most busy parents have likely crossed all of the traditional school supplies like pencils and glue sticks off the back-to-school supply list, you might be missing a few super cool additions to your child’s school desk, backpack or locker.
We’ve uncovered some splurge-worthy items that are sure to come in handy.
Hand sanitizer holder
- Cost: $4.95-$12.95
Bath & Body Works has a full range of adorable holders for small hand sanitizer bottles, ranging from dinosaurs and happy burritos to pink gummy bears and hard rhinestone cases. These easily hook onto any backpack.
- Cost: $9.99
Many assignments and classroom lessons which use technology create exposure to blue light, which can cause eye fatigue and headaches, leading to sleep disruption. Blue light blocking glasses are affordable, non-prescription glasses designed to reduce the effects on a child’s eyes.
- Cost: $24.99
Kids can stay hydrated the sustainable way with this 20-oz water bottle that collapses down to a small sphere to fit perfectly inside an already crowded backpack or locker. We especially love the leak-proof cap.
- Cost: Starts at $9.99
Whether your student is hauling a snack to school, carrying cash for a book fair or simply wants to organize their supplies, Stasher Bags are a great reusable option for any of these scenarios.
- Cost: $27.99
Designed for kids on the go, these bento-style lunch boxes have five compartments that are the perfect size for sandwiches or salads, and quick snacks like fruit or veggies. There’s also a small compartment for dipping sauces. Our favorite part? These are dishwasher safe!
- Cost: $19.97
We can’t get enough of the Rocketbook smart notebooks. Ideal for high schoolers who are technology obsessed, after writing in the notebook with the included Frixon pen, they can simply upload their handwritten notes to a cloud service using the free Rocketbook app. You don’t have to waste paper either! Once a notebook is full, it can be wiped clean by dampening the cloth that’s provided.
- Cost: $9.98 for 34 erasers
We all make mistakes — might as well make cleaning them up look cute! Your student will love having one of these adorable “desk pets” watching them as they work and learn. When they need to erase, the animal-shaped eraser will be the perfect tool to clean up any mistakes.
- Cost: $10.50
We all go a little highlighter crazy sometimes. Because it’s easy to make mistakes, we love these erasable highlighters, which feature one side for highlighting and the other for erasing. The set of six comes in every color of the rainbow.
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