The end of summer is upon us, and it’s that time of year again – back-to-school season. We know you probably have a long list of things to buy for back-to-school shopping. But here are some of the items on our shopping list, and you don’t have to step foot inside a store. Check out our Amazon Back-to-School Must-Haves.

Air Purifier

This 4-in-1 HEPA filter air purifier eliminates germs, filters dust, allergens, pollen, smoke, and pet odors. It also includes a UV light sanitizer. An air purifier is a must, especially in the wake of COVID and battling general back-to-school germs. This compact-sized one fits any space and is at an affordable price point. Filters are also easy to find at many retailers.

Bento Lunch Box

These 4 compartment lunchboxes have an impressive 4.7-star rating on Amazon, and for good reason. They’re BPA-free, come with a removable ice pack, the tray is microwavable and dishwasher safe, and it comes with a 2-year warranty. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and fun themes, sure to fit every style. If you find yourself wanting one of your own – be sure to check out the Bentgo Classic for big kids and adults.


Most of us have planner loyalty. It isn’t easy to find a planner that we love, so we typically repurchase year after year when we do. We’re not about to get into a debate on which one’s the best – you can decide for yourself. Here are some of the most popular and loved planners.

  •– 17 Month Large Weekly and Monthly View Planner
  • Erin Condren – 18 Month Spiral Coiled Weekly Agenda
  • Bloom – These daily planners come in 2 sizes and 24 different cover designs
  • Lilly Pulitzer – Daily, weekly, and monthly planner in the designer’s iconic prints


This Simple Modern backpack comes in so many styles and different sizes. It’s ideal for work, school, and everyday use. The backpack is an affordable option made from durable, water-resistant polyester.

Fun Gel Pens

Why settle for boring? Elevate your kids’ (or yours) writing game with these cute and fun gel pens. This set of 15 comes in different cartoons, from a cactus to a watermelon.

Inspirational Sticky Notes

Whether for yourself or your child, these inspirational and motivational sticky notes will brighten anyone’s day. Stick these in your kid’s lunch box with a short note for a mid-day pick-me-up, or have your child take them to school for easy inspiration and motivation.

Hydroflask Water Bottle

Hydroflask is probably the most popular water bottle brand on the market right now due to its superior insulation – it keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for hours. It comes in many colors and sizes, and you can purchase different lids based on your drinking preference. If you don’t want to spend $30 on a water bottle, the Simple Modern stainless steel one is a great alternative.

Did we miss something? Let us know what your back-to-school must-haves are!