Back to school is always bittersweet for parents and children. It marks the end of the summer season, but also the return of friends for kids (and the return of a quiet house for parents). If you’re looking to make the shopping process a bit easier, consider these back-to-school finds for the coming school year.
If you’re still looking for the best back-to-school outfit, this bright dress will be the perfect option for your kiddo’s return. CS Windowpane Check Dress, $42; Wee Chic
A pencil pouch is just what you need to make sure all of those new supplies actually make it home at the end of the day. Celestial Vintage Pouch, $16; Hitchcock Paper Co.
Looking for cute first-day-of-school pictures? This shirt will definitely do the trick. Grey School Bus Tee, $24; Monday’s Child
Instead of buying boring pink erasers, grab this kit and let your kids create their own shapes and creatures that are sure to encourage mistakes. Creatibles DIY Eraser Kit, $15; Red Barn Mercantile
To make sure this school year is truly out of this world, send your little one back into the classroom with this galaxy pack. Gear-Up Galaxy Recycled Backpack, $59.50-$99.50; PB Teen
This is the year we say goodbye to plastic bags and hello to sustainable wraps in your kid’s lunch box. Bee’s Wrap: Sandwich, $11; Boxwood
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