Back to School Shopping Guide

School is around the corner and that means shopping for everything under the sun from school supplies, clothes, tech gear and more. I have yet to begin so I know that I will heading to my favorite stores both online and offline. Shopping this time of year can be truly hectic which is why NYC Single Mom has curated some of my favorite products to consider as you finish your Back To School Shopping (and for some food for thought for those of you who like to get your Holiday shopping out of the way early.)


Staples Sugar Rush Folders, School Supplies, Staples

Staples Sugar Rush Folders


Sweet, Sci-Fi, Sandy and Serene Notebooks and Binder (Staples)- Staples leads the way with the latest trends for the back-to-school season.  There are four distinct pattern themes featured on products ranging from exclusive patterned Staples Better® Binders to mix and match notebooks, pencil pouches and other basics. Themes include Sugar Rush with vibrant candy-colored hues, Graphic Fantastic showcasing a return to 80’s sci-fi, Nantucket featuring breezy, floral patterns and Nomadic designs with earthy, tribal prints.

And if you bring in your old binders, you will receive $2.00 towards the purchase of a new binder even the Martha Stewart binders.


Post it Notes, Post it dispensers, novelty tape dispensers

Post – It Note Novelty Shaped Apple Tape Dispenser


 Novelty Shaped Apple and Cupcake Tape Dispensers (Staples @$7) Why not spice up your desk with colorful fruit and cupcake shapes?  

Staples Locker Chandelier, Staples, Locker accessories

Staples Locker Chandelier

Locker Chandelier (Staples @$16.99) – High Schoolers will stand out from the crowd with his season’s hottest locker accessories. Shine instant glitz and much needed light with the Locker Chandelier  that illuminates with seven LED lights.


Mabel’s Labels Tween Pack  – My daughter and I love  the  new Mabel’s Labels Tween Pack  label line, a playful set of labels featuring fun designs and fonts  so they can label all their gear and gadgets.  You can use them wherever you’d use our waterproof Sticky Labels. The labels are also Dishwasher safe, Microwave safe and UV resistant


Tech Products

Angry Birds

Angry BirdsFlash Drive

Fun, Fictional Flash Drives (Staples)From Homer and Bart to the Griffin family to Angry Birds, students can transport files with all their favorite characters with Sandisk Simpsons 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ($14.99), EMTEC Angry Birds 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ($14.99) and Sandisk Family Guy 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ($14.99), all exclusive to Staples. Or take your files into the fast lane with Autodrive 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drives ($17.99) that feature Lamborghini, Mini Cooper and Aston Martin designs.




Microsoft Buy PC, Get free xBox offer – Now I can imagine every student will want to take advantage of this offer.   Students who purchase a new Windows PC for $699 or more will get a free Xbox 360. That is the best offer of the year in my opinion.


Microsoft Products The Sony Vaio T  This is Sony’s first entry in the ultrabook field. Weighing only 5 pounds, this very thin and light  13.3-inch PC, with a battery life of almost eight hours will be great for campus life. $799. Visit to enter to win a suite of back to school tech products (including Windows Dell XPS 13 PC, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone and more)  for your child that is sure to make you are star.

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 gives you the tools you need to complete school projects efficiently, including creating outstanding class presentations, video editing tools, SmartArt in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.  And don’t forget OneNote which makes it easy to capture your  to-do list and access it from home their PC or phone. Starts at $119.99.


Kermit the Frog Headphones – Need I say more if your child is a fan than these eKids Kermit the Frog Over the Ear Headphones are it. In addition, there are Minnie Mouse, and Phineas & Ferb  headphones. Visit for more information. 


iPad, Nook, tablets for kids, iPad alternativesKurio is a family table that allows parent total control of what and how much content your kids can see and is fantastic in that it allows you to be able to control what each sibling can see.



Hello Kitty Backpacks – Everyone’s favorite Japanese cat, Hello Kitty makes a variety of backpacks.
 kids backpacksLands’ End – Lands’ End is a durable yet fashionable choice for kids of all ages and they come with a matching lunch box.

Health and Beauty 

novelty band-aidsSports -Themed bandages – Sports Shield bandages are appealing to all ages and gender, made of lightweight, latex free material and offer top quality protection that make them ideal for anyone active in sports. Sports Shield bandages come in numerous designs: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Hockey, Cheerleading, Girls Soccer and Fun Fashion. $2.50 for 25 count packages and $4.00 for super size package.




Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Pocketbacs ($1.50 each)  – On-the-go freshness at its finest! This pocket-sized bottle packs powerful germ killers that leave hands fresh, clean and lightly scented with fall’s finest fruits! Kills germs without water.

A must have back-to-school item this fall season is a case from caseable. Our products are hand-crafted from recycled materials in Brooklyn, NY and are perfect for students’ expressive personalities.



Disclosure: NYC Single Mom was not compensated for this post. 

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