The Best Back to School Products & Ideas for 2013. Before you know it back-to-school night and the start of a new school year will be here. It is time to get the whole family organized and ready for fall. Shop early this year for all of your favorite school supplies and back-to-school clothes so you can avoid the rush and be sure you get everything on your list. Below you will find the back to school guide, backpacks for boys and girls and cool locker accessories too.
Back to School Guide 2013
Now is the perfect time to get organized. Get yourself a new family day planner, organizer or agenda so you will be able to keep track of everything and everyone. School time brings soccer practice, flute lessons, field trips and more and you are going to be the glue to keeping your entire family on track. momAgenda organizers are available in a large selection of colors and in fabulous animal prints too.
Cute Reusable Sandwich & Snack Bags
Cut down on your use of plastic bags with these great, colorful reusable snack bags from LunchSkins. A colorful way to wrap and store your super yummy sandwich.
Personalized Cell Phone Case
With so many kids carrying cell phones these days, you want to make sure your child’s phone is always protected. Treat yourself to a fabulous new case too – you certainly deserve it!
Warby Parker Eyeglasses
Warby Parker not only carries affordable, awesome prescription glasses – they donate a pair to a person in need for every pair they sell. Everyone wins.
White Classic Wooden Walden Desk
A key ingredient to getting your homework done is a great desk. It helps kids of all ages to focus and get organized. Think of it as an investment in your child’s education.
A great charity that connects donors to classrooms in need. Donate any amount to help teachers and students across the country in our public schools. Pick a project to support today!
Marc by Marc Jacobs – Dreamy Logo Neoprene Computer Case
Signature-stamped neoprene zips around your laptop for a stylish cover. Everyone needs to protect their laptop – here are more great bags, totes & covers to keep your laptop safe & stylish.
My New Red Shoes
“The mission of My New Red Shoes is to help homeless children look and feel confident as they start the school year while educating the community about the challenges facing homeless families.” While you are shopping for your kids, please think about picking up a few things for homeless children in your community.
Ann Williams Talkatoo Green Monster Clip
Talkatoo is a cool recordable charm that you can clip to backpacks & lunchboxes. Just press the little button to record a message, then the big one to hear it back. From silly to sentimental, it’s a perfect way to send a message to your kids when they are off at school.
Alta Gracia College Apparel
“Alta Gracia is one of the only apparel companies in the world that pays a living wage to the people who make its clothing, respects their rights, provides a safe workplace, and welcomes unrestricted monitoring of its factory by an independent watchdog. Through a simple decision of buying a T-shirt, you have the ability to change someone’s life.”
Calling Cards for Modern Mommies
Mommy business cards are so useful. Tuck a small stack in your purse so you can quickly exchange contact information with new parents and friends you meet at school. It is a great way to stay in touch and arrange playdates and carpools. Here is a colorful selection of modern mommy business cards, so you can find the perfect one to fit your personal style.
Back to School Deals
Everyone wants to save a little money when they go back-to-school shopping. Below you will find some great back to school deals from some of Sweet Peas & Stilettos affiliate partners. I hope you are able to find some great products for you and your family. I will continue to update this list as I find more great back to school promotions to share with you.
6pm.com – Free standard shipping on all orders!
AllPosters.com – Shop AllPosters.com for the largest selection of prints and posters online and decorate your dorm room in style.
Amber Alert GPS – Tracking Your Child Has Never Been Easier! Click Here To Learn About New GPS Child Location Device That Gives Parents Peace of Mind
Calendars.com – Shop academic locker calendars. They start in July!
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Osh Kosh B’Gosh – Up to 70% Off Clearance Sale at OshKoshBGosh.com!
Petite Bateau – Save 25% on Your Purchase When You Register at Petit Bateau!
Sittercity – need an after school babysitter or nanny for the kids? Save 40% off monthly & 25% off yearly memberships at Sittercity.com w/code FALL expires 9/30
The Land of Nod – Shop Sale at The Land of Nod!
The Organized Parent –Free Printables at The Organized Parent
www.iseeme.com – Click here for high quality personalized children’s books
Cool School Backpacks for Boys & Girls
Shopping for a new backpack can be a lot of fun. It is the one item that kids at every age will need for school. While you are shopping for your own child, think about picking up a cool backpack and some back-to-school supplies for a child in need. Every kid deserves it. Here are some cool backpacks I have found for girls and boys of all ages, and a few chic backpacks for mom too… And if you are looking for lunch boxes – Sweet Peas & Stilettos has a whole page of those too.
Skip Hop Monkey Backpack
These cute backpacks from Skip Hop are available in a few different animals and are great for both boys and girls.
The North Face Women’s Surge Deep Purple/Fuschia Pink
North Face makes quality products that will last for years to come. This particular bag is big enough for books and a laptop too.
Prada Vela Backpack
Every mom deserves to buy herself a new backpack too….
Hanna Andersson Backpacks for Boys & Girls
These sturdy back-to-school backpacks are built to carry everything kids need. Stain and water resistant, easy-to-wipe inside & PVC-free.
Gap Glitter Leopard Print Backpack Junior
Gap has lots of great backpacks for boys & girls. Of course I love the glitter!
Juicy Couture Striped Velour Backpack
For the young fashionistas – a little Juicy.
J World Lollipop Wheeled Rolling Backpack with Lunch Bag
It is never too early to think about your child’s back health. Wheeled rolling backpacks are great. This backpack’ lunch bag combo comes in 5 different colors for boys and girls.
Roxy Girl Bunny Hot Pink – Kids’ Backpacks
This fun Roxy backpack is perfect for your little surfer girl.
Crumpler Baby Anchovy Kids’ Backpacks
This cool backpack is available in 4 different color combinations for boys and girls.
Wildkin Kaleidoscope Sidekick Kids’ Backpacks
I love the colors and print of this cute backpack.
Vans – Zigs Backpack
I love the bold zig zags with the cute pink trim.
Burton – Treble Yell Pack
Available in 20+ cool patterns.
JanSport Driver 8 Wheeled Backpacks
Some kids (and parents) prefer simple, practical backpacks. This JanSport wheeled backpack comes in many colors and will make it just a little easier to carry all of those books home.
For all of the Gossip Girls out there – a gorgeous, black Gucci backpack. A classic look updated with signature GG imprimé and tonal leather trim.
Cool Locker Ideas – School Locker Shelves, Accessories & Locker Decorations for Girls
Girls in middle school love their lockers. Actually girls of all ages do. There are some really fun accessories for lockers. I hope your girls have fun making their lockers special and one-of-a-kind.
I wish I had a chandelier in my locker back in the day – so fabulous!
Designing Star Magnetic Purple Round Glitter Mirror
Just in case your daughter needs to primp in between classes, a sparkly little glitter mirror for her locker. (note: I recommend a mirror for anyone who has braces so they can check their teeth!)
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