An Essential School Supply List for Every Student

This school supply list is sure to get your student back in the swing of things.
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Whether your student is headed into first grade or their senior year of college, back-to-school shopping is a great way to start the year off on the right foot. With so many new supplies to buy, it’s important to remember the essentials. This school supply list is sure to get your student back in the swing of things.

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Young Students

TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 72-Pack

TICONDEROGA Pencils are a favorite of schoolchildren and a staple of school supply lists everywhere, and there’s a good reason why. These bright yellow pencils have smooth graphite and spongy, clean erasers. Buy them here.

Learning Resources Create-a-Space Storage Center

Elementary-aged kids have a lot of stuff. Where are they supposed to store their novelty pencils, bottles of glue and other back-to-school supplies? The Learning Resources Create-a-Space Storage Center is a fun and colorful way for your student to keep their desk clean and tidy. The eight removable containers of this carousel-like storage center can help any kid keep track of their many doodads. Buy it here.

Giantex 6 Drawer Rolling Storage Cart Tools Scrapbook Paper Office School Organizer

Is a little pencil holder not gonna cut it? The Giantex 6 Drawer Rolling Storage Cart Tools Scrapbook Paper Office School Organizer is a perfect solution for students who are doing remote learning, or even students who just need to keep track of all their homework supplies. This lightweight, rainbow-colored organizer offers six different drawers in different sizes. Use it to store homework, worksheets, notebooks and whatever else your student generates throughout the school year. Buy it here.

Bentgo Kids Prints 2-in-1 Backpack & Insulated Lunch Bag

Send your student back to school in style! The adorable Bentgo Kids Prints 2-in-1 Backpack & Insulated Lunch Bag comes in a variety of prints to choose from, including sharks, dinosaurs, fairies, rainbows and more. Plus, it has a built-in, insulated lunch compartment at the bottom. Buy it here.

High School, College and Beyond

Clever Fox Planner – Weekly & Monthly Planner to Increase Productivity, Time Management and Hit Your Goals

Whether your student is on top of their organization or struggling to remember their schedule, the Clever Fox Planner is a must-have on the school supply list to help them keep track of all their responsibilities. This planner helps to break down long- and short-term goals by offering monthly, weekly and daily agendas to fill in. The pages are undated, which means you can start at whatever time of year works for you. It also comes with 150 stickers. Buy it here.

PILOT Precise V5 Stick Deco Collection Liquid Ink Rolling Ball Stick Pens, Extra Fine Point (0.5mm) Assorted Ink Colors, 9-Pack 

PILOT pens are loved by note-takers everywhere, and the stylish PILOT Precise V5 Stick Deco Collection is no exception. These pens glide gracefully over the paper, requiring almost no pressure to leave a mark. These colorful pens will be beloved by frantic note-takers and doodlers alike. Buy them here. 

Mead Spiral Notebook, 6 Pack of 1-Subject College Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks, 70 Pages

Good pens need good notebooks. This pastel pack of Mead Spiral Notebooks includes six college-ruled books of 70 pages each. The soft spiral spine is locked to prevent snags, and the notebooks are three-hole punched so that they can be stored in a binder if need be. Buy them here.

Sticky Notes Set, Hommie Colored Divider Self-Stick Notes Pads Bundle

One of the best ways to take notes is by using sticky notes to mark important passages, tag pages and write down new ideas. This Sticky Notes Set, Hommie Colored Divider Self-Stick Notes Pads Bundle offers a wide array of sticky notes for every style of student, study buddy or note-taker. Buy them here. 

Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack

Backpacks don’t have to look unfashionable or be uncomfortable. The Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack is a trendy backpack with durable fabric, padded straps, six different compartments and an external USB charging port. The backpack is scratch resistant, anti-tear and splash-resistant. It also comes in five different colors. Buy it here. 

1080P Webcam with Microphone, Wansview USB 2.0

If your student’s computer doesn’t come with a webcam, that could be a problem if they want to start online classes. The 1080P Webcam with Microphone, Wansview USB 2.0 works with both Macs and PCs, includes a microphone and automatically applies low light correction. Just plug it in, and you’re ready to go. Buy it here. 

Lenovo 100E Chromebook 2ND Gen Laptop Computer, 11.6″ HD (1366 X 768) Display

The Lenovo 100E Chromebook 2ND Gen Laptop Computer was made with students in mind. At only 2.7 pounds, the laptop is incredibly lightweight, durable, drop-resistant and water-resistant. This tough, affordable machine can take whatever students throw at it. Buy it here.

Laptop Lap Desk, Portable with Foam Filled Fleece Cushion

Whether your student is remote learning or just doing some homework, this Laptop Lap Desk, Portable with Foam Filled Fleece Cushion is a great way to take their work from the desk to just about anywhere in the house. This comfy lap desk comes with an LED desk light and even a cup holder. Buy it here.

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What’s on your list of the best back to school supplies? Let us know in the comments below!

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