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The Ultimate Back-To-School Buyers Guide

Throw the budget out the window, because it’s back-to-school time and your kid definitely needs that new backpack. And those new shoes. And of course some pencils and notebooks. And some of those gadgets look like they might actually help Junior learn. It starts to add up quick, so choose wisely, and by “wisely,” we mean “from this list.” There are back-to-school products and selections for kids of all ages, and, by the time you’re done, your own kid will be kitted out and ready for school. All you’ll have left to do is help with their homework.

Your Kid Is Begging For A Cool New Backpack

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There are few better ways to trick your kids into lugging around their own stuff than buying them a new backpack. And to really sell them on the idea that toting heavy books is fun (!), that backpack needs to stand out. Which is why we’ve put together a list of the coolest and cutest, hippest and high-tech back-to-school backpacks on the market for all age ranges.

Back-To-School Shoes That Are So Cool, You’ll Want To Blow 40-ish Bucks On Them

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From desert boots to boat shoes to the freshest pair of Air Jordans (man, the ’80s rocked), back to school has always meant scoring a sweet pair of new shoes. And while styles come and go (and come again), there have seemingly never been more shoes to choose from — a design for every kid, you might say. And, no, not every type of kid. Literally, every bleeping kid. We’ve compiled a list of the slickest pairs for children of every age group.

You Won’t Believe How Far Lunch Box Technology Has Come Since Your Day

lunch box -- back to school
Because there’s no way you’re going to let Junior actually use that vintage Star Wars Sandspeeder lunch box sitting on the living room shelf (it’s a collectible, dammit), we’ve come up with a list of equally cool bags, lunch boxes, and containers in which your kids can tote their Lunchables to school.

All The Pencils, Scissors, And Organizers Your Kid Needs To Go Back To School

For as much as kids hate going back to school, they sure don’t have a problem getting excited about new back-to-school supplies. Especially when said new gear includes ninja pencils, Star Wars notebooks, and all the other cool stuff found on this year’s back-to-school checklist.

Back-to-School Gadgets That Won’t Melt Your Kid’s Brain

Regardless of where you come down in the “more or less technology” parenting debate, you can’t deny that some back-to-school gadgets will definitely help make your child smarter. Or keep them safer. Or just help you avoid losing your mind as you try to make them smarter while keeping them safe. You get the idea.

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