While it may seem that we’ve been on summer break for 4 months now because of quarantine, it is still hard to believe it’s time to shop for back to school supplies. While it’s difficult to say goodbye to cookouts, lazy days in the backyard and sunshine streaming through the sprinklers, the idea of fresh crayons, clean white papers, and the “zip” of brand new backpacks ignites an excitement in the air that is much-needed at this time in our lives. School may look a little different this year, depending on whether your children will return to the classroom, learn virtually at home, or do a combination of the two. However, whether you’re shopping for back to school supplies online or in the stores, we have pulled together our absolute must-haves for this school year. Keep reading and find what you will need to make this year the best one yet!
A standing desk is a must this back to school season since many families will be doing some combination of working from home, homeschooling, and virtual learning. Finding a space that will accommodate everyone’s needs can be tricky depending on how much space you have available. Additionally, if your family will be home most of the time, there is less running around and therefore less activity making your health while working/schooling a priority as well. With fully, you can customize your Jarvis Standing Desk to your exact needs, and with the ability to place it anywhere from a home office to the corner of a living room makes it a must.
This fall we love the fully Jarvis Standing Desk with the sustainably made, eco-friendly bamboo desktop. This desk is fully adjustable allowing you to sit on the floor or moving up to an impressive 50″ height. Pair your fully desk with all the accessories – the pole mount for your single, double, triple, or even quad monitors, various power strips, or cord management systems for keeping all of those pesky cords at bay – and make your Jarvis desk your office, classroom, and more. With plenty of surface area, the Jarvis can accommodate your computer and accessories and still provide plenty of writing/workspace.
Finally, no healthy home office or classroom is complete without the HAG Capisco Chair. This adjustable chair allows you to sit, stand, lean, perch, and more. Easily adjust your Capisco Chair along with your Jarvis Standing Desk for the optimal working conditions for each member of the family in mere seconds. This back to school season, whether you are designing a home office for this new normal we find ourselves living in, or converting a corner of a living room or bedroom into your dream workspace, with fully you will find everything you need to help you design the optimal work/school space.
Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk | HAG Capisco Chair | Sidekick File Cabinet | Pole-Mounted Monitor Arm | Wire Management Kit | Clamp Mounted Surge Protector
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Jonas Paul allows kids to have a refined, sophisticated look that empowers your children to feel confident while you feel good about protecting their eyes from hours of blue-light screen-time. For the princess in your home, getting her the right back to school supplies for virtual learning or in-school, she’ll love the look and feel of The Maddie and The Sophie Jonas Paul frames. The Sophie is perfect for the sassy school-girl who likes her metal frames to make her look smart and sophisticated. Think retro, sleek, and the modern complement for virtual learning.
When you are seeking the right pair of back to school supplies in the eyewear department, kids are more likely to comply with wearing glasses that make them feel good. We love how The Maddie features a sturdy, yet girlish shape to compliment your daughter’s delicate face contours and size. Mom and dad will love them because they won’t disappoint in functionality.
For the smaller princesses in your home, Jonas Paul has your babygirl’s eyes protected. We get you, sometimes, just sometimes, a quick Netflix show to give yourself a break from virtual learning is absolutely okay. Make sure she is wearing these adorable lenses, The Paige, while watching her favorite shows or catching up on the latest letter sounds with her beloved learning characters. They’re simple, yet completely original, just like her.
Okay, now it’s time to gather some back to school supplies for the tween/teens in the house with a masculine touch. The Edward – Teen is an easy-going, yet stylish, rectangular-shaped frame for teen boys that don’t make them look like babies. They’ll feel a bit more grown-up and confident in a variety of colors that match every face shape. For the more handsome look for the adulting teen, The Miles – Teen would be his go-to frame of choice.
They’re cool, contemporary, and incredibly comfortable for all-day wear for the virtual learner. All our kids want to feel grown-up as they hit another milestone in their lives. With the changes in our school systems, confidence may not come as easy, but with Jonas Paul, giving your kids the eye-protection they need AND the confidence to feel good (and look like a million bucks) is pretty darn easy. Plus, we love trends that don’t go out of style anytime soon.
Wifi is an absolute necessity for families with children in school. Especially considering the recent circumstances, many more children may be staying home for the upcoming school year and be continuing with distance learning. Whether they are doing virtual schooling or just after-school homework, chances are they will be utilizing the internet and potentially with several devices at once. To ensure high-quality wifi, the Gryphon Tower will provide coverage for up to 3,000 square feet with internet speeds up to 1.3 Gbps. This router is powerful and reliable with features that offer security, parental control, and wall-to-wall coverage.
Set up takes only minutes and can be done easily through the Gryphon Connect App. This tower is sleek and modern with a space-saving design. Your internet performance will be top of the line with a new Gryphon router that will prevent getting kicked off, buffering, and slow loading web pages. The Gryphon Tower can also be combined with another router tower or other Gyphon models to eliminate dead spots and ensure maximum coverage throughout your home.
Making your home office fit your needs is more important than ever this time of year. With many parents working from home and children returning to school virtually, our computers and home office spaces need a refresh. Perfect for accommodating all your desktop needs, Grovemade can customize your workspace, making it aesthetically pleasing, well-organized, and ideal for multi-person use. Modernize your home office this back to school season with Grovemade.
This season we love the Grovemade Leather Desk Pad for bringing visual structure and organization to your desk. Delineate your workspace with room for everything from your keyboard, mouse, notepads, and more. The premium vegetable-tanned leather is soft with a smooth finish providing a comfortable setting for your wrists and hands. Available in a variety of sizes, you can choose to accommodate all of your workspace necessities such as a computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse, or a smaller amount of stuff while still protecting your desktop and organizing your space.
Another necessity for providing additional desk space and organization this season is the Grovemade Desk Shelf. Available in walnut or maple, this beautifully crafted hardwood shelf can hold up to two monitors, places your computer monitors at an ergonomically friendly height while holding up to 50 pounds. With integrated storage and a simple design, this desk shelf allows you to increase your desktop workspace by lifting and moving your computer and/or monitors, placing your monitors at eye level preventing eye strain and neck aches, and giving your desk a clean and uncluttered appearance.
Now that your kids are heading back to school, there are likely going to be spending countless hours spent doing homework. If your kids are older, they may be up late at night, sitting beside an old lamp and straining their eyes trying to get their homework done. When you’re shopping for back to school supplies, make your kids lives a little bit brighter with Bottled Sunshine from Sunlight Inside! This Bottled Sunshine is not like any old lamp, but it is designed for the health of your eyes. Your eyes can detect what time of day it is, and if you’re giving them the wrong kind of light during that time, it can strain your eyes. Normal lamps typically give off harsh or blue light, but Bottled Sunshine gives off natural light and adjusts itself to six different cycles of the sun – including noon, afternoon, evening, and night.
Natural light is not only important for our eyes but also our health! Natural light supports circadian rhythms and helps regulate hormones! Bottled Sunshine automatically adjusts the light based on the time of day, so whenever you turn your lamp on, it’ll be delivering the best natural light your body needs. As your kids are studying late at night, it’ll feel like they’re reading next to a fireplace instead of a harsh LED light. Whether your kids place it next to their bedside or on their desk, Bottled Sunshine will make each night studying a breeze!
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One of the ways to guarantee a good night’s sleep is with a set of amazing sheets. PeachSkinSheets® are the sheets you didn’t know you needed but are OH SO glad you’ve found. The 1500 thread count is made from a high performance, athletic-grade Smart Fabric to give those that snuggle up in them a level of luxurious softness at a price that fits almost everyone’s budget. Designed to wick away moisture while regulating cool and warm body temperatures they’re perfect for hot sleepers. With the Classic White Sheet Set, you’ll have sheets that work with any decor, and you’ll get a superior sleep experience tonight and every night.
Who’s ready for back to school? (We are!) Each new school year presents a fresh opportunity to get organized. This is where mcSquares comes in. Their unique solutions for home organization, work from home, and learn from home can help you quickly create some order in your life, following a less-than-structured summer routine.
Help the kids get organized with their very own HomeWork Kit. Containing all of the essentials for learning at home, a HomeWork Kit includes one 15″ x 12″ Surface personal whiteboard, six Stickies reusable whiteboard sticky notes, and six Tackie Markers. No need to waste scratch paper solving math homework problems going forward–use a more environmentally friendly whiteboard instead. The sticky notes are great for doodling, tracking chores, keeping up with project due dates or placing friendly reminders from mom or dad top of mind. They make great teacher gifts or classroom purchases as well.
Add the Stickies Planner 9-Piece Combo Pack and create an efficient kitchen command center, ideal home office, helpful pet care station, and more. Using micro-suction foam, Stickies stick to most smooth surfaces, are washable and may be reused up to 2,000 times! The premium whiteboard surface writes smoothly and erases easily, especially paired with Tackie Markers, smudge-free wet-erase markers available in 12 vibrant colors. The kit comes with one monthly calendar, two weekly planners, six to-do lists and three Tackies markers. (Although, we recommend purchasing the marker twelve-pack, because we’re artsy like that.)
This hasn’t been a typical “paper planner kind of year” thus far. Put a more flexible system in place for Fall with smart, eco-friendly back to school supplies. Whether seeking solutions for your home, remote office, child, teacher or classroom, everyone will enjoy a brighter and more organized existence, thanks to mcSquares.
Nothing says FUN like back to school supplies from Ooly! Brighten your students’ days, and their backpacks, with a rainbow of colorful notebooks, pens, erasers and more.
Start with the Flipside Double Sided Notebook, perfect for jotting down class notes and assignments–and for drawing. With lined paper on one side and blank paper on the other, it’s like having two different notebooks in one. Pair with a pack of Color Luxe Gel Pens (in 12 brilliant colors!) so the kids can add some pizazz to their notes and their art. Note Pals Sticky Tabs make a fun accessory too, and ensure that important points are marked to come back to later. Don’t forget the Woodland Writing Pals, a set of two pencil sharpeners and erasers in one. (Because isn’t school more fun when friendly faces peek out at you from your backpack?)
Seamlessly switch gears and be ready for art time with the White DIY Cover Sketchbook and lil’ Watercolor Paint Pods. Your little artist will have a blast making the sketchbook their own by decorating the cover with Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Glue. (A little bling is always a good thing!) Enjoy another fun art project with the Creatibles DIY Eraser Kit. Let their creativity soar as they shape their very own erasers, with this easy make and bake kit.
Typical classroom lists for back to school supplies are so last year… Instead, gear up with some seriously cute back to school supplies from Ooly!
Creatibles DIY Eraser Kit | Color Luxe Gel Pens | Flipside Double Sided Notebook | lil’ Watercolor Paint Pods | Note Pals Sticky Tabs | Rainbow Sparkle Glitter GlueÊ| White DIY Cover Sketchbook | Woodland Writing Pals Erasers and Pencil Sharpeners
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Starting a new school year can be overwhelming. Instead of your little ones biting their nails, playing with their hair and clothing, or carrying around a stress ball or fidget spinner that is probably frowned upon, have them slip on a stylish piece of jewelry from Patti + Ricky. Their Tula Bar Fidget Necklace is a beaded bar necklace available in sterling silver, gold-filled, or rose gold-filled beads on a sterling silver chain perfect for spinning or fidgeting.
Pair it with the Loka Fidget Ring with rose gold, sterling silver, and yellow gold beads. Each ring is handcrafted. The rose gold and yellow gold beads are both filled with 14k gold. The beads on both the necklace and the ring offer a discreet way to help with concentration and deal with anxiety and stress to take the edge off of stressful situations.
So when you are buying your back to school supplies this year, add an accessory from Patti + Ricky to your list.
Top-notch organization is key for getting back into the school routine. This Mobile Printer will come in very handy as you begin to create lists, leave notes for your kids, and post reminders on the refrigerator. The MemoBird in a thermal, inkless printer than can print from any device, phone, tablet, or computer. It is lightweight and portable, making organizing around your house quick and easy. Memobird is easy to set up and easy to use and even allows you to connect to your loved ones in a different location by sending them a personal message directly to their own mobile printer. Printing is capable on white paper, colored paper, or sticky paper.
When you invest in technology, it makes good sense to protect it. This is especially true if little people are borrowing your devices to video chat with their teachers, message a friend or attend a virtual afterschool activity. The SmartShell MacBook Pro 15″ w/ Touch Bar from Speck is just what you need to keep sticky fingers or clumsy hands from damaging prized possessions.
The strong, yet lightweight, hardshell case does a nice job of guarding against scratches, dents and dings. It snaps on easily and is available in several fresh colors, offering equal amounts of style and protection. Corner clips give your laptop a secure hold, while rubberized feet keep your machine from sliding around on your desk.
While shopping for back to school supplies this fall, be sure to treat yourself and your device, to a new case from Speck. With options for laptops, tablets, phones and more, it’s a one-stop-shop for keeping the entire family’s devices looking like new.
Keeping our homes clean has become more important than ever during this pandemic. Now with everyone in the household headed “back to work and school”, even though that likely means the computer in the living room, there is less time for the constant cleaning but no less mess. Bona is here to make keeping your floors squeaky clean simple and fast with their next-generation Premium Spray Mop for Hard Surface Floors. This spray mop is so easy to use even the kids will want to clean. With a removable Bona Microfiber Cleaning Pad and refillable cleaning solution cartridge, you can spray and go with a streak-free finish.
After cleaning, simply toss the Bona Microfiber Cleaning Pad into the washing machine and reuse. With a retractable hook, comfort grip, refillable cleaning cartridge, and easy to maneuver base plate, you’ll be able to reach even the hardest to clean corners with the Bona Premium Spray Mop. Additionally, pick up the Bona PowerPlus Antibacterial Hard Surface Floor Cleaner for a truly deep clean during these unprecedented times. Keep your home clean, safe, and sanitized with the very best from Bona this school year.
Back to school supplies are more than just backpacks and notebooks, their are also an endless amount back to school supplies you’ll need to promote your child’s help. Toplus brings us a super cute and functional Yoga Mat for Kids that will help keep your kids motivated to work on their health! Yoga is extremely important for kids to keep calm and aid in their concentration.
This Yoga Mat for Kids has fun ocean-themed reversible patterns so your kids have the choice on what they get to look at while they stretch. This yoga mat is extremely lightweight, non-slippery, and is foldable! Your little one simply has to pick it up by the drawstring and they can carry it anywhere they go! Whether you’re incorporating yoga into their daily routine, or are looking for something to keep your little once concentrated while you stretch, this Yoga Mat for Kids is hands down one of the best back to school supplies!
Read More: The Many Benefits Of Kids Yoga
Parents, stop hand-writing your child’s name on all of their school clothes right now! A personalized stamp will do this for you in a much more clean, legible way. The Custom Clothing Stamp from Mabel’s Labels will place your child’s name on their clothing with one quick press without bleeding, smudging, or fading through as many as 50 washes. The stamp is preloaded with black ink and can be customized with two different font choices and a fun icon design.
Everyone needs a pen they can count on when it’s time to return to school, whether you’re a student, a teacher, a member of administration or staff, or even a parent, you need something you can count on for life’s busiest moments. Pilot has been creating beautiful, trustworthy writing instruments since 1918, so you know it’s a name you can trust. This year, Pilot offers selections for every need. We love the Dr. Grip FullBlack because using this pen is truly a writing experience! This grip is cushioned, so writing fatigue is a thing of the past. It’s also the only pen that has been recognized by the Arthritis Foundation for its ease of use. The comfort-level of writing with this pen, plus the sleek black ink, makes this one of our favorite writing instruments for back to school!
For creatives who need room to grow and change, the FriXion Fineliner, named a 2020 Product of the Year winner, provides a sleek and colorful option for writing, but it is also erasable! No more rubbing through papers or scratching out choices, the FriXion Fineliner makes changing your mind a breeze. It was also voted the 2020 Product of the Year in the Office Category. Finally, every artist finds something within a page that they have to capture, which is why we love the brand new Precise Marklighter2. This premium highlighter boasts both a broad tip and an extra-fine tip. It’s designed to create an ultra-smooth, vibrant, precision highlighting experience. Combine this premium highlighter with any of the Pilot pens, especially the G2 (a classic go-to!) and you are setting yourself, and your student, up for success this school year.
Giving a child their own desk at home will not only make them feel independent but also encourage them to sit down and read, do activities, and write or color. They will actually want to do their schoolwork with their very own MySize Chair Desk from Delta Children. This all-in-one desk is a sturdy seating area and work station for your toddler. With the large desk surface and cup holder, they will be able to neatly and efficiently work on any project from their room or common area. The convenient underneath storage comes with a removable fabric bin that can hold school supplies and keep their materials organized. The MySize Chair Desk is available in grey, dark chocolate, and white.
With so many school activities now on some form of electronic, nice headphones are essential when you’re shopping for back to school supplies. The Connect+ Pro Kids Headphones from Lil Gadgets are one of the most high-quality pair of children’s headphones on the market. While still retaining realistic sounds, the Lil Gadgets have a volume limit of a max volume of 93db, so you won’t have to worry about your child hurting their eardrums by cranking the volume. The best feature of these headphones is the SharePort that is built in! No more searching for a headphone splitter so that all of your kids can watch the same video, they can simply plug their headphones directly into the Connect+ Pro Kids Headphones! These comfortable, durable and multiple user-friendly headphones make the perfect addition to your back to school supplies.
It’s a whole other world out there when it’s time to go off to college. They say that planning is the way to “un”plan failing when there are goals to accomplish. When looking for just the right back to school supplies for college, we suggest getting the Wellness Planner. It’s short and sweet and to the point in 90-day increments. This way it’s not overwhelming and you aren’t wasting a full year or 18-months on lengthy-dated planners.
Since most college students like to eat, they’ll also get some bonus plans for:
- Healthy Eating & Meal Planning
- Exclusive ebooks and downloadable printables (weekly meal planner, recipes book, shopping list and the complete guide to meal planning)
Going off to college isn’t easy, but planning a healthy routine using a journal like the Wellness Planner to help your loved one stay motivated and committed to a healthy lifestyle is now pretty simple with Life and Apples. Planners can do wonders for students of all ages, so be sure to add them to your list of back to school supplies – happy planning!
Do you love writing in color, but markers are so… well… permanent for daily use? With a pack of the PILOT FriXion Fineliner Erasable Marker Pens, you can write, draw, and create in beautiful colors, then erase until it’s perfect. The unique thermo-sensitive ink formula allows for erasing & rewriting without ruining the page. The 12 stunning gel ink colors are perfect for kids and adults alike.
Experts say that every child should get a healthy breakfast to kick-start their day. For a quick and easy meal, use the Indoor Electric Grill from Hamilton Beach. Everyone loves that chargrilled flavor, and now you can have it without the hassle of firing up the outdoor grill. The Indoor Electric Grill can help you make the ultimate breakfast feast in under ten minutes. It is easy to clean with non-stick wipeable plates and a drip tray that catches all of the grease. Let Hamilton Beach save you time and effort in the morning with the Indoor Electric Grill.
A lot has changed this school year, not just for parents but for children, too. This year, children may need to wear a mask if they are attending a brick and mortar school, and some of those children may require special tools to help them succeed if they are hard of hearing or rely on lip-reading to succeed. ADCO Hearing has responded to this need with its unique Window Communication masks, offered for adults and children alike. The Kid’s communication window mask is super comfortable and accessible for those who need to see lips while communicating while also helping children to meet safety requirements for school. This is important for anyone who relies on lip-reading, which helps us to break down communication barriers caused by mask usage. Seeing a smile can go a long way these days and this mask can provide that! Our new fitted mask tackles all of these issues PLUS comfort!
Shopping for back to school supplies does NOT have to feel like a chore! School supplies aren’t just notebooks and pencils anymore, but they are catalysts for creativity and adventure. This year, bring Daily Mom along on your shopping trips for back to school supplies and see how exciting this year can be for you and your family.
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