Back to School shopping includes the usual school supplies, shoes, and backpack.   But why not add a few fun items to your child’s back to school shopping list?

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Top 10 Fun Back to School Products

1. Back to School Personalized Pencil Box

personalized pencil box

Send your kids back to school in style! Vinyl Chatter can personalize these cute boxes with a name/initial, monogram, or your child’s favorite design!! There are many choices to choose from including team logos, zebra print, chevron pattern, polka dots, hearts, peace signs, stars, sports balls, etc.   Custom messages are also available.   $5.50 plus s/h.   Available from Vinyl Chatter on Etsy.

2. Calculator Clip


This cute calculator clips on to a backpack so it is easy to locate and hard to lose.   Available from U.S. Toy for $2.95 plus s/h.

3. Highstylers Highlighters


Are you ready for some high fashion highlighting? Disguised as fun nail polish, these Highstylers Highlighters are perfect for you! So paint your textbook with the hottest felt tip colors this season. Lovely and luscious, you ™ll have every marker shade you need to suit your mood and match your style!   Available from Perpetual Kid for $7.99 for a set of 4.

4. Spiky Backpack

spiky backpackMadPax offers three cool back pack styles – Bubble, Spiketus Rex, and Lator Gator.   Lots of colors and four sizes to choose from.   Full Packs are $60, Half Packs are $48, Nibblers are $32, and Mighty Bites are $15.   To purchase, please visit the MadPax website.

5. Knitted Little Lambswool Picture Pencil Bag

knitted lambswool

This cute little bag knitted in 100% lambswool with jersey lining. One side has either a Girl or an Elephant and the other has seven colored pencil holders – matching coloring pencils are included! The bag has a rib top and is lined in grey marl jersey, the knitted strap is cotton webbing. This cute pouch is from Great Britain and costs $44.80. To order, please visit Sally Nencini on Etsy.

6. Inkology Rock Star Guitar Pens

guitar pensArtistically painted and hand-crafted designs. You’ll receive 6 assorted styles. Pens are ball point and write with black ink and medium point pen nib. Individual pen measures 6.5 x 1.25 x .5 Inches. Available at Amazon for $14.85 for 6 pens.

7.   Sandwich Lunch Box

sandwich lunchboxPack your lunch is this Sandwich Lunch Box and be the cool kid at school! It’s perfectly sized and shaped to fit your sandwich. The collectible tin lunch box comes with a hinged door and clasp. Metal. Measures 5.25 inches tall x 4.5 inches wide x 2 inches deep. Available from Perpetual Kid for $7.99.

8. Reusable lunch bags from Snack TAXI

snack taxi

snackTAXIs are a great alternative to plastic bags and wraps, especially when just one reusable bag has the potential to eliminate an average of 1000 plastic bags over its lifetime! snackTAXIs are lined with coated nylon, and can be machine washed and dried, or simply wiped clean with a damp sponge. Various sizes and patterns available at the snackTAXI website.

9. Match & Munch Puzzle Sandwich Cutter


As seen in Everyday With Rachael Ray! Moms…are you often puzzled on how to get your finicky little eaters to consume their sandwiches…especially if they are members of crust-haters anonymous? Here’s a super creative way to kill two birds with one cutter…eliminate pesky crusts while making sandwiches into intriguing interlocking puzzle pieces your kids will want to eat. The cutter is higher than a regular cookie cutter so it easily cuts through two pieces of bread without flattening the sandwich. You can create single sandwiches; pieces measure about 3.3″ X 2″ — or build an amazing interlocking puzzle with pieces measuring about 2″ square. Dishwasher safe. Made of ABS, USFDA approved food-grade virgin plastic. BPA, Lead and Phalate Free.       Available for $16.95 at The Spoon Sisters website.

10. Cute Lunch Box Notes

lunch box notesPositive words can change someone’s day, a life, and eventually the world.   Add a little love to your child’s lunchbox with these super cute pre-printed cards from Lunchbox Love.   Card sets start at $2.99.   You can choose cards for kids, teens, love, and even holiday and joke cards.   Check them out at the Say Please website.

There are so many ways to make going back to school a little more fun for your kids.

What ideas do you have?   We’d love to hear about them so please leave a comment below.

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