Thermos Funtainer Water Bottle 12 oz // 16 oz : While my daughter loves her hydro flask my son isn’t quite ready for a bottle that size and does great with the Thermos funtainer size. Still keeps water cold but in a manageable younger kids and available in 12 oz or 16 oz. 

Lunch Chillers These are some of the few ice packs that fit with a Bentgo box in our Amazon and PB Kids Cold Pack Lunch boxes. They are slim but keep things cold! 

Bentgo Kids Prints We have loved these for years and they are a great size for smaller kids and easy to open for our kinder kids just starting off

Bentology Lunch Box for Kids: For years my kids have had personalized lunch boxes from PBK but last year I found these cute ones from Amazon and we love them! They have great pockets and fit the Bentgo box well. For under $13 great for backup also. Boys prints here

Amazon Echo Show Kids My kids love their Echos and the newest small Echo Show that is designed with kids in mind gives them access to music, shows and safety features along with that needed wakeup alarm. 

Pottery Barn Kids Backpacks My kids have loved their PB Kids backpacks but this year they have some cool new sports styles. We get the large size and I’ve felt it’s a good size for Kindergarten and up. 

Lands End Backpacks This year we realized though that it was nice to have a 2nd backpack for activities, travel and for those times when the top to the water bottle doesn’t quite get tightened before it comes home and mom picks up a soaking wet backpack off the floor (no I’m not bitter still) we grabbed some fun prints from Lands End

Mabels Labels  We love the Back to School combo with Tag labels, small rectangles and larger circles. These go on jackets, bags, water bottles and more! They also have cooler “older kids” styles that my daughter likes. 

Travel Size Umbrella Once my daughter and I got caught in the rain walking home I started slipping an umbrella in their backpacks at even the slightest chance of rain.  

Nike Flex Plus Sneakers: The other must have we buy every year are these Nike Flex Sneakers! My kids love the ease of a slip on sneaker when we are running out the door plus they are great for PE days. In general I feel like these run small so we size to ensure some growing room. 

Garmin Vivofit Jr 2 or Version 3: With my younger son he doesn’t need a fully functional watch with gps but this step tracker does have alarms built in great for getting ready, brushing teeth and learning to understand time! 

Micro Scooter LED 3-Wheeled, Lean-to-Steer Both my kids LOVE their scooters and since we are close enough to walk to school these get used a TON! My son still likes the smaller 3 wheel version but my daughter has moved up to the 2 wheel. 

TurboSke Toddler Bike Helmet: Finding a good breathable helmet for my 5 year old has been a pain until we found this one! covers great and has tons of airflow.

OLLY Kids Multivitamin Gummy Worms Over the past few months we have fallen in love with these kids multivitamins that have a sour gummy worm taste! 

Rosemary Repel Daily Kid Conditioning Spray for Lice Prevention: While last year had it’s challenges with masks the LAST thing I need in my house is Lice! I grab this Rosemary spray especially at the beginning of the year and spray down backpacks daily.

Lunch Box Notes Kids sometimes need a little pick me up and these cute notecards are perfect for lunch boxes! 

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