Back To School Shopping List

You’ve got your kindergartner who cannot wait, your anxious first-time middle schooler, and the senior you are going to have to drag to class every day, the last thing you need to worry about is back to school shopping. We’ve made it so you don’t have to! Let’s knock out that back to school shopping list ASAP!

Back to School Shopping Made Easy!

 Your daughter requested a unicorn backpack? CHECK! Oh, and your son needs crayons, markers, glue, and construction paper? CHECK, again! (Look at the supply packs, they are amazing!) And the senior needs a planner to stay organized? Yep, CHECK once more! Not only did we find everything you need on your back to school shopping list, but we made it easy. You can do it from the comfort of your couch and with Amazon prime, it can be on your doorstep in a few days! 

Your one-stop shop for Back to School Shopping for all of your kids! We found backpacks, binders, pencil cases, and so much more! #BacktoSchool #TheDatingDivas

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We’ve got 8 categories each including options for various age groups, color preferences, and sizes! 

Our Back To School Shopping List Category Items:

  1. Backpacks
  2. Lunch Boxes
  3. Water Bottles
  4. Pencil Cases
  5. Notebooks
  6. Binders
  7. Planners and Calendars
  8. School Supply Packs


Back To School Shopping List Item #1: Backpacks

We found animal backpacks that all your little kids will love, rolling bags that will make your walk to school easier, and stylish bags for your teenager!   

Our Favorite Backpacks

Backpacks for Back to School

1. Skip Hop Zoo BackpacksThe most darling little animal backpacks to hold all those back to school needs!

2. Herschel Supply Co BackpacksGreat size for those textbooks but still fits nicely in the locker. Plus lots of print options!

3. Bixbee BackpacksFun backpacks like a butterfly or a rocket!

4. JanSport BackpacksYou can never go wrong with the classic JanSport backpack, so many variations and colors.

5. J World Rolling BackpacksNice and sturdy! With its easy rolling, you won’t break your back!

Back To School Shopping List Item #2: Lunchboxes

Give your kiddos something to show off to all their friends during everyone’s favorite social time—lunchtime! Now their packed lunches can be perfectly adorable, totally practical or even a little bit of both.

Our Favorite Lunch Boxes

Lunch Boxes for Back To School


6. Skip Hop Zoo LunchboxesGet a cute animal lunch bag to go with the matching backpack!

7. Bixbee LunchboxesCute lunchbox with great reviews, win-win!

8. Bags R Us Lunch Tote BagA lunch bag that is cute enough to be a purse?! PERFECT!

9. Picnic Time Insulated Lunch ToteThis lunch tote has everything you could possibly need from salt and pepper shakers to an adjustable shoulder strap.

10. PlanetBox Bento LunchboxStainless steel lunchbox with compartments so that the food stays separated.

Back To School Shopping List Item #3: Water Bottles

Keeping the kids hydrated has never been so much fun. Let them choose a water bottle from any of our favorite options: bright colors, sleek and stylish or adorned with the cutest characters!

The Best Water Bottles

The Best Water Bottles For Back to School

11. CamelBak Water Bottles for KidsGreat size water bottle with tons of color options! Also, check those reviews!!

12. Contigo Kids Water BottlesLots of color options and great reviews! We have 3 of these and LOVE them!

13. Nalgene Water Bottles for KidsWater bottle option without a straw! Good reviews and tons of colors.

14. Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Water BottlesStainless steel water bottle with tons of cute colors and keeps your water cold forever!!

15. Anature Stainless Steel Water BottlesSmall stainless steel water bottle for keeping your water cold and great size for kids!

Back To School Shopping List Item #4: Pencil Cases

Making sure your kids have the perfect pencil pouch means there’s no way they’ll lose as many pencils this year, right? Well, at least it’s worth a shot! Give them a funny, simple or even super sophisticated place for all those pens, pencils, highlighters and erasers.

The Best Pencil Cases

Back To School Shopping Made Easy


16. Ipow Floral Pencil PouchesCute pencil bag to hold pens, pencils, and any other little accessories you might need!

17. J World New York Pencil CasesThis bag has mesh compartments allowing you to organize all of your accessories.

18. Homecube Big Capacity Pencil CaseA big capacity pencil case allowing lots of room and great pockets for organizing!

19. ZIPIT Hard Shell Pencil BoxHard shell storage case but still lightweight!

20. ZIPIT Colorz Pencil Storage BoxLight, sturdy, machine washable, and lots of cute prints!

Back To School Shopping List Item #5: Notebooks

We’ve gathered up the best notebooks, all in one place. Taking notes will never be the same again!

Our Favorite Notebooks for Back to School

Back to School Notebooks

21. Set of 6 Animal Composition Books for KidsThese little animal notebooks are so fun. And with a 6 pack, you’ve got one for each subject.

22. 12 Pack of Composition NotebooksThis 12 pack will last you a long time and since they have a sturdy binding, pages won’t be falling out left and right.

23. Rifle Paper Co Set of 3 NotebooksHow cute are these notebooks?! Plus they’ve got a sturdy binding and quality paper!

24. Studio Oh! Spiral Notebook Darling notebook and the spiral binding allows the pages to lie flat when open.

25. Studio C 6 pack of NotebooksFun patterned 6 pack of notebooks with a spiral binding.

Back To School Shopping List Item #6: Binders

Snagging the right binder for your kid means finding one they’ll love enough to take care of and choosing a brand you trust for durability. Check out our absolute favorites!

Best Binders for Back to School

Back to School Shopping Made Easy

26. Samsill Binders Set of 6Cute design with lots of color options. 6 binders so you can have one for each class or share with a friend.

27. Studio C Binders Set of 6Fun prints and pockets inside to hold those loose papers.

28. Samsill Binders Set of 6Modern prints and a durable design!

29. Case-It Zipper Binders3-inch zip up binder with expanding file folder to keep assignments organized!

30. Case-It Open Velcro Binders2-inch binder with a velcro closing and an expandable file folder. Lots of fun color options!

Back To School Shopping List Item #7: Planners and Calendars

We all know that tracking homework and due dates can be a huge hassle but when they’ve got something they’re excited to use, it makes remembering to write it down SO much easier.

Our Favorite Planners and Calendars

Back to School Shopping List

31. Elementary PlannerWith an updated weekly format this planner is perfect for jotting down assignments and other important events!

32. Middle School or High School PlannerThis planner has a weekly format which is ideal for teens to keep track of assignments and important reminders.

33. Rifle Paper Co Academic PlannerMonthly and weekly calendar views and a darling hardcover with spiral binding! I think I NEED this!

34. Desk or Wall CalendarsThis large desk calendar is perfect for keeping track of all of the family events and needs!

35. Dry Erase CalendarA magnetic dry erase board so you can keep it in a central place and switch it over each month!

Back To School Shopping List Item #8: School Supply Packs

Get it all in one place. We just love the idea of bundling school supplies because convenience is such an important factor during these crazy back to school days!

The Best School Supply Packs

Back to School Shopping Supplies

36. Kindergarten Supply PackThe perfect kit for those sweet little first-time school-goers! Everything they could need from crayons to hand sanitizer!

37. First & Second Grade Supply PackThe one-stop shop for first and second graders! Scissors, a sharpener, a pencil bag, and so much more!

38. Third-Fifth Grade Supply PackThis kit makes back to school shopping SO easy! Everything your kiddo might need.

39. Sixth-Eighth Grade Supply PackPerfect kit for your teens! It’s got notebooks, pens and pencils, hand sanitizer and much more!

40. High School & College Supply BundleA kit chock-full of goodies for those older teens! SO much in this kit and it’s so easy to get back to school shopping done with one click!

YAY! Now that you found all of the items on your Back to School shopping list, you can sit back and enjoy the last little bit of summer with your kiddos! Check out our Teacher Appreciation Post so you can show their new teachers some love! Then, you can go see how many of our 50 Family Summer Activities you can complete before school starts!


About the Author: Lexee

I am a lover of all things outdoors, anything sweet (especially ice cream), and a nice, tidy kitchen. I am married to my forever best friend and we have 2 sweet little boys! I am totally out-numbered and completely loving it. I also enjoy a cheesy romance movie with a bowl of ice cream in hand. Did I mention I like ice cream?

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