As a child, I took great pleasure in shopping for back to school. There was something about a box of unsharpened pencils; rows of still-pointy crayons; and crisp, blank notebooks. Everything was shiny and new, and promised a year of intrigue, learning, and hopefully fantastic teachers.
I absolutely loved back-to-school shopping and prepping for the first day of school.
Here in the Northeast, we start school in early September, so back-to-school shopping typically happened for me in August. Whether your child still has a few weeks left of summer vacation, or school prep happened weeks ago, I have picked out a few adorable handmade Etsy finds for back-to-school for this year or beyond. Many of these also make for beautiful birthday gift ideas, so be sure to pin this for future reference!
Instead of a boring crayon box, spruce up your kiddo’s new school supplies with an adorable crayon roll that can easily be tucked into a pocket in their schoolbag and carried with them for some on-the-go creativity.
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Get your little one back-to-school ready — and keep their hair looking great — with this adorable mini notebook hairclip.
This lunch bag will make any science lover totally geek out! Big enough to fit a small water bottle and several food containers, your child’s snack and lunch are guaranteed to stay the right temperature. It’s also lined with nylon so you can easily clean any spills.
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Was anyone else obsessed with cute erasers as a child? These adorable lollipops look good enough to eat!
Forget ziplock bags that get thrown away, these reusable snack & sandwich bags are both fun and better for the environment. They are lined with BPA-free food-safe waterproof fabric that can be thrown into your washing machine.
Show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate her with a hand-painted cotton pouch.
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Do you enjoy back-to-school shopping?
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