Going back to school means new pens, notebooks, and backpacks. But these cool tools take back to school shopping to a new level. Whether you are shopping for boys, girls, babies, or even college kids, these are some of the newest and most exciting products for the upcoming school year.
Our favorite: Bixbee Backpack
Bixbee backpacks feature a patented horizontal design to carry weight above waist level. And not only do you feel good carrying one, you’re actually doing good. With every purchase, a school bag will be donated to kids in need. $32 www.schoolbagsforkids.com
Cut down on wasted pens and ink with this eco-friendly super-pen that lasts for seven years and has a high-quality tip. $8 www.seltzergoods.com
Pack ‘em up and ship ‘em out with a brand new Lassig Wildlife Mini Backpack and matching lunch bag! With whimsical animals and vibrant colors, these packs are sized and styled for little ones.
Glob paints are made from fruits, veggies and herbs with natural ingredients and organic extracts. Enjoy fruity aromas while you paint! $20 www.globiton.com
Star Wars and Trapper Keeper have joined forces to battle the dark side of clutter. This binder holds four notebooks and folders and the durable construction lasts all school year long. $11 www.trapperkeeper.com
Before you start shoe shopping, try out this handy measuring tool. You can track your child’s foot growth to determine when they will need new shoes, and can write right on the tool. $20 www.squatchi.com
Trickster character-inspired bicycle helmets are flashy and fun, but most importantly, put safety before style! $30 www.mypillowpets.com/shop/tricksters
Pack your kids a healthy snack with this yummy blend of berries, shortbread, and almonds. Woats has a number of flavors and are the alternative to boring granola. $5 www.woats.com
Squeeze some natural vitality and powerful nutrients into your kids’ snack time! These organic chia seeds are infused with delicious fruits and vegetables to create a convenient, fun and tasty snack. Pack of 6 $12. www.shopmammachia.com
This glue is made from all natural ingredients, so if your little one has the habit of tasting the glue it won’t harm him. It also comes with a spreading brush. $10 www.ecokidsusa.com
Add style to your child’s locker with these handy bins. Strong magnets keep them in place to help your kids keep track of all of their supplies. $6 www.lockerlookz.com
The new line uses natural flavors and natural sweeteners to add a signature, flavor-packed taste in every delicious and refreshing sip. $1 www.tradewindstea.com
Monopoly meets the Wolf of Wall Street with the unique new board game Daytrader. Great way to teach kids about money and finances, while also focusing on math skills. $40 www.playdaytrader.com