5 Back to School Supplies for Savvy Students

Must have trendy school supplies.

Kids going back to school.

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Getting  your kids ready for the school year can be hectic. That’s because kids need a lot of supplies from backpacks, notebooks, lunch bags, as well as an assortment of writing utensils.  It’s best to start preparing early so you don’t have to face long lines at Target or Walmart the day before school starts, according to Good Housekeeping.

But you just can’t purchase anything. Today’s savvy kids know what they want and that includes eco-friendly products, tech, bright colors, and items that reflect their own personal style, according to Teen Vogue. Check out these five trendy back to school must haves.

Eco-friendly Reusable Water Bottle

The must have reusable water bottle is a Stanley Thirst Quencher. This eco-friendly water bottle is made from recycled stainless steel and offers maximum hydration benefits. Your water will stay ice-cold for hours due to Stanley’s vacuum insulation. The advanced FlowState™lid has a rotating cover with three positions that include a reusable straw. It’s a must have for any environmentally savvy student.


Colors of Kindness Crayons

Every elementary school kid must have a new box of crayons and Crayola’s colors of Kindness crayons is sure to bring a smile. This special edition box of 24 crayons has words of kindness printed on each color that encourages everyone to create with love. The crayons are safe and nontoxic and can be used by budding artists ages three and up.


Bento Lunch Bags

Bento boxes are a Japanese trend that is going viral around the world. Your child will be a cafeteria hit with this bento box/ lunch bag combo from Bentgo. This company aims to provide  sustainable solutions for a delicious day at school. Check out all the cool designs and maybe pick one up for your office lunch too.

Small but Mighty Backpacks

LL Bean is the go-to brand for quality rugged wear. But did you know that they make strong and durable backpacks too? For the younger student choose the Small but Mighty pack which is a scaled down version of the iconic original book bag. There are six colors to choose from: pink, green, blue, purple, and red. Or check out some of the other styles and patterns.

Reusable Notebooks

For the tech savvy highschooler who also wants to save trees, reusable notebooks are the way to go. The Rocketbook Core allows students to take notes in class and  combines the combo of handwriting notes with digital technology that is connected to whatever cloud service you use.  While it looks like an ordinary notebook, the core can be reused over and over again.