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.)
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.
Novelty Shaped Apple and Cupcake Tape Dispensers (Staples @$7) – Why not spice up your desk with colorful fruit and cupcake shapes?
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
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 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 ekids.com for more information.
Kurio 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.
Health and Beauty
Sports -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.