Back to School Cool

Put this must-have gear in your shopping cart and your kids will adore you, for at least the next 20 minutes.

Magnetic Fuzzy Pocket

Hidden magnets are the secret to this 9-inch by 5.5-inch pocket. Stick it to your locker to hold school supplies, and grab them on the go. Available at yoobi.com, Target and other major retailers in aqua and pink. $5.99

Kid Kanteen Sport

When children outgrow a Sippy cup, it’s time for this 12-ounce Kid Kanteen that durable and BPA-free; the soft spout is safe for new teeth and its large-mouth design makes cleaning easier. Available at kleankanteen.com in assorted colors and at major retailers. $17.95

The Big Pen

This pencil/pen case keeps track of your writing tools and has a built-in eraser and pencil sharpener, plus you can use it to write or as a highlighter. Available at Staples in color combos of green/blue, pink/black and purple/blue. $8.99

U-Brand Binder Clips

Keep homework and projects together with a smile. These colorful binder clips will make sure things don’t get lost. Available at Target. $3

Staples Maze Calculator

This 8-digit pocket calculator comes in assorted colors with a cool maze game on the back. Available at Staples. $4.99

Yoobi Magnetic Mirror

Quickly check your style when you open your locker with this fun mirror that comes with glasses and mustache stickers. When you buy an item from Yoobi, the company donates an item to a U.S. classroom in need. Available at yoobi.com, Target and other major retailers in aqua or pink. $4.99

Big Props Pencil Case

Store pencils and pens in this dual-purpose case and use it to prop up a cell phone, small book or mini tablet. Available at Staples in color combos of purple/pink, blue/light blue and neon green/blue. $7.99

Ticonderoga Pencil Erasers

Erase mistakes in style thanks to these fun 3-inch pencil shaped erasers. Available at Target and other major retailers. $2.49

BIC #2 Pencil Xtra-Fun

Break away from the standard yellow pencil and add flair to writing with this package of eight colorful pencils from Bic. Available at Target and other major retailers. $2.99

Me to We Binder

Keep notes and handouts secure – and plant a tree – with this Casemade binder made from recycled materials. A donation is made to a Free the Children developing community to plant trees. Available at Staples in three colorful designs. $8.99

Forget Me Not Backpack

Lunch can’t hide in the fridge with this backpack, which comes with its own lunch bag and a see-through window into a dedicated compartment so you’ll know the lunch bag is, well, in the bag. More pockets hold notes and artwork and it has a reflective clip-on. Available at skiphop.com. $40

JanSport Digital Student Backpack

Store a 15-inch laptop in its own sleeve in a dedicated compartment and organize other electronics and cords in pockets in this backpack with side water bottle pocket. Available at jansport.com and major retailers in assorted colorful designs or solid colors. $55

Accordion Bag

As you might guess, the Accordion Bag backpack expands or contract to fit supplies. It has two compartments for tech devices up to 15 inches, and multiple pockets for accessories and a water bottle. Available at Staples in color combos of gray/pink, black/blue and neon green/gray. $45.99


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