Ah, high school… a time when local sports teams rocked our socks, when sleeping in on the weekend was a necessity, and finally, it was the time when we discovered the true meaning of work ethic through grimy, part-time jobs.
Going back to school for a teen means two things: style and functionality. We found some fashionable back-to-school essentials that we think your teen will love.
School bags are usually the number one item on back-to-school lists. Now, we were trying to think of an ideal school bag and came up with this: it would be lightweight, simple and stylish in design, and of course, made of durable material. After listing these features, we decided to put a spotlight on Fjallraven Kanken backpacks. First introduced in 1978, this backpack has become a style icon for its high quality and minimalistic design. Inside the main compartment, there’s a “slip-section” for a 13” laptop and on the outside, there’s a zip pocket and two open side pockets. We love how this bag contains so many useful compartments and still manages to not look bulky. Furthermore, its polyester material is completely waterproof, so you can put all of your “wet books and damaged goods” worries aside – the Kanken won’t let you down!
You can finally tell those unhealthy carbonated drinks to back away: we’ve got a bottle that will spruce up your water! Your teens will fall in love with the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle: they’ll have a great time choosing the fruit to put inside to fuse and flavor their H20. Not only is this product a great conversation starter, but your high schooler will totally be “on trend” when all of their classmates carry around boring old, plastic bottles (that could be damaging to the environment). The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle is leak-proof and holds 24 oz of water. It’s also shatterproof, so they can be placed in a backpack or lunchbox without any fear.
How tough was it to find things in your locker? Things would either get buried deep on the top shelf or as I like to call it: “No man’s land.” Other times, smaller items like pens and rulers would get squashed at the bottom, jammed in between an extra-large textbook and your (smelly) gym shoes. These Peel and Stick Adhesive Locker Organizers by MetroDécor come in all sorts of sizes so you can choose what you’ll use each one for. You can use it as an extra compartment for paper clips or sticky notes. How about as a place for storing your portable music player or cell phone? It would be great to put in spare change in one of them so that you’ll always have some money handy when visiting the cafeteria. With these organizers, the possibilities are endless, and the formats are so convenient: choose from 4 different sizes (sold individually – prices vary) or purchase a set of 3 for only $9.90 USD.
Mead has been a leader in the school supply industry for years and with great reason: their products are durable, nice to look at, and are economical. We love Mead’s classic composition notebook. Make sure your teens are geared with the right amount of notebooks for all of their classes with this 6-pack for only $16 USD. Their covers are durable, and their binding is tough and secure. The sheets are lined for easy and neat note-taking.
Pencil cases can often look bulky and “very freshman.” Give your teen this Kipling 100 Pens Pencil Case and they’ll love the compartments and overall look. Kipling is well-known for its 100% nylon fashion accessories, and this pencil case can hold up to 26 pens with its convenient compartments. With a wide selection of colors, your teen will love how fashion-forward this pencil case is.