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8 Backpack Essentials Your Kids Won’t Ever Want to Go Without

Make sure the kids are prepared with these backpack essentials.

By Lauren Tippetts

The best back-to-school accessory is the backpack. Kids love picking them out and showing off their personality! Now, stock the inside with backpack essentials that will get them through the school year. They’ll reach for these eight things on the daily.


ChapStick Variety Pack, $4.99

Don’t let your kids be like Napoleon Dynamite and be found without any chapstick at school! In all seriousness, your kids will reach for their lip balm more than you might think. Make sure they always have a stick in their backpack.


Kleenex Pocket Packs, $9.99

A package of tissues is always handy to have around. From allergies to tears on a rough day, a little pack of Kleenex goes a long way.


Small Umbrella With Carrying Case, $13.99

You never know when a rain storm might strike. Make sure you child is prepared, especially if they have to walk home! This mini umbrella folds up tight into a convenient carry case so it can live in the bottom of your kid’s backpack.


Purell Singles Hand Sanitizer, $12.79

There’s a lot going on at school, and kids don’t usually have a lot of opportunities to wash their hands! Toss a few hand sanitizer singles in their bag and they can clean up anytime they like.


Wide Opening Pencil Case, $11.49

As backpack essentials go, a pencil case is a must. Don’t let the pencils and pens and erasers float around in your child’s bag. Keep them organized and contained in a compact pouch.


Pure Color Mechanical Pencils, $9.99

Fill up that pencil case with some mechanical pencils. Your kids won’t be going to and from the sharpener all the time, and we love the muted colors of this bunch.


Corkcicle Canteen, $29.95

Make sure you child gets off to school with a full water bottle. This one keeps their drink cold, and slips right in to those side backpack pockets. Plus, there are all kinds of designs and colors to choose from!


Bento Box Lunch Box, $21.99

Pack along a lunch box that is compact, yet storage savvy! This bento box has separate compartments for all the components of a healthy lunch. It has a built in fork and spoon, and the whole thing can go into the dishwasher!

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