The Ultimate Back-to-School Checklist

There’s no shopping quite like back-to-school shopping. Sharpened pencils, blank notebooks and a vibrant backpack make the new school year truly feel like a fresh start. We all want to show up prepared for that first day. No matter if you’re shopping for yourself or the student in your life, we’ve pulled together our ultimate back-to-school checklist to head off to school in style with everything you need to stay organized. But first, a few highlights …



lighten up grand backpack

Finding the perfect backpack is the first priority on our back-to-school checklist. Rain or shine, you need a backpack that can stand the test of time. This is why we love the Lighten Up Grand Backpack for campus and beyond. Its water-repellent material helps to keep your books and laptop safe and dry, while three spacious compartments can carry your every need.



stay cooler

Who doesn’t need a lunch bag? From long school days to weekend adventures, our sturdy Stay Cooler lunch bag will always come in handy. Its size is just right to carry lunch, a bottle of water and a little something sweet for later!



student planner

Starting the year off on the right foot all begins with organization. From your class schedule to club meetings, those plans for the school year live in your agenda. Luckily, we have the ultimate student planner to write down everything from your lunch plans for tomorrow to those final exams in December.


Print off our back-to-school checklist to make sure you have everything you will need for school!

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