Back To School In Style


Most students are currently enjoying some well-deserved time off, but they’ll be returning to the classroom before you know it. And as August draws closer, it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school season. One big opportunity you can take advantage of right now: back-to-school kits. They’re a great way to set students up for a successful year, and we’ve got five must-have items every kit should contain.

A Stylish Backpack

Every student needs one. Whether they’re carrying their books to class or packing clothes for a weekend away, you can be sure they’ll use it every day. 

Our Top Pick: Trek 15” Computer Backpack | SM-5843

Proof that style and quality don’t have to break the budget. The Trek features a large, zippered U-shaped opening and a 15” laptop sleeve. It also includes a padded back and adjustable straps for comfy carrying.

Notebooks Are Popular Again

Taking notes by hand is linked to improved memory and retention of the subject matter (Sage). That’s why it’s important for every student to have a notebook and a pen handy in the classroom.

Our Top Pick: 5.5” x 8.5” Ambassador Bound JournalBook | 1921-09

A hard-bound notebook with built-in, color-matched elastic closure and an expandable accordion pocket for storing small items. It includes 80 sheets of cream lined paper and is available in 11 colors.

Can’t Miss With Drinkware

Sustainability is a big focus on campuses, and everyone's more conscientious about using their own insulated bottles every day rather than buying drinks in single-use plastics or paper cups. And even with the pandemic largely behind us, attitudes about spreading germs have changed: Refill stations are replacing water fountains in many public places.

Our Top Pick: Thor Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle | 1625-85

Copper insulation keeps drinks cold for 48 hours or hot for 12. The spill-resistant lid comes with a hand loop for carrying, and the wide opening makes it easy to fill or add ice cubes. The double-wall construction prevents condensation, and the on-trend powder-spray finish makes it extra durable.

Cozy Fleece All Day

Comfort is key when it comes to students’ wardrobe choices. That’s why a super-soft fleece hoody makes a great addition to any back-to-school kit. Decorate it with their school’s emblem and let them show off that school spirit.

Our Top Pick: Cypress Fleece Zip Hoody | TM18135/TM98135

A classic look that never goes out of style. The Cypress comes in 10 awesome colors, and it’s made with our Impossibly Soft Fleece, so they’ll never want to take it off.

Let’s Do Lunch

Bringing food from home is the new normal, so a lunch cooler is a no-brainer. Add it to your kit for a gift they’ll use all the time.

Our Top Pick: Classic 6-Can Lunch Cooler | SM-7500

One of our most popular styles for a reason. This cooler features PEVA insulation, a zippered main compartment and an open front pocket for utensils. Available in 10 great colors.

And That’s Not All …

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