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27 Cutest Back-to-School Products You’ll Want to Snag for Yourself

You're going to want to order doubles of these adorable back-to-school products—one for the little one and one for you!

Elmer's Glow-in-The-Dark Liquid Glue, Great for Making Slime, Washable, Assorted Colors, 5 Ounces Each, 4 CountVia amazon.com

They'll stick with you after this

Want to really excite your kids? Sure, you could give them a regular bottle of glue (that works, too), but did you know Elmer's makes a new Glow In The Dark version of their glue now, too? It's an inexpensive way to up the art project ante, and look like the truly cool parent you are. And don't worry—it's washable.

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Master Lock Padlock, Standard Dial Combination Lock with Magnification Lens, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1588T (Pack of 2-Combination Alike)Via amazon.com

An easy-to-use lock


Forget all the extra homework, space-age calculators, and social dynamics they'll need to figure out: combination locks are often a whole other layer of stress teens and tweens just don't need to add to their days. The Master Lock Padlock with Magnification Lens makes it easy to get in and out of tricky high school lockers in a breeze, and comes in a set of two in case you need a backup for gym class or an after-school sport. Check out the school supplies that can make your child healthier.

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Double Up High Top SneakerVia nordstrom.com

For the littlest trend-setter

If you already got her that rose gold backpack, it's pretty clear she's going to need these Keds Double Up High Top Sneakers to match. They're a trendy way to let her feel dressed up playing in the school yard, trying new science experiments, and picking her kickball team.

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Hello Oral Care Kids Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Natural Watermelon, 4.2 OunceVia amazon.com

To get out the door a little quicker

The top of your parenting priority list each morning should be making sure they eat a good, nourishing breakfast, and that they brush their teeth thoroughly before heading out. You can make part two of this task hassle-free to save time with kid-approved Watermelon Toothpaste from Hello Oral Care.

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All-Over Map Pencil CaseVia amazon.com

This pencil case will take you places

This NYC Subway Line Pencil Case is a cute way to remember your family Labor Day getaway, a favorite Broadway show, or even your hometown. Don't miss these 18 shopping secrets teachers use when buying back-to-school supplies.

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Connie Step Hem Skinny JeansVia nordstrom.com

Versatile denim pieces

She'll fawn over a new pair of Kut From The Kloth Connie Step Hem Skinny Jeans. They're great with sneakers, leather ankle booths, or even sandals on a still-warm autumn day.

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Space Zip-Up HoodieVia carters.com

Out of this world layering

Stock him up on essential hoodies with personality, like this very-affordable Space Zip Up Hoodie from Carter's, which now extends their sizing all the way up through size 14.

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NIKE Women's Run Swift Running ShoeVia amazon.com

For the fastest runner

If she's running to the bus, running to her locker, and then running to class pretty routinely, we can't blame her, and suggest you just give her the tools to make those runs a little easier. These Nike Women's Run Swift sneakers from Dick's Sporting Goods will take her from her morning rush all the way through after-school practice. Find out the ways to beat back-to-school stress.

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Pippa & Julie Girls' Two Tops and a Legging Outfit SetVia amazon.com

Predetermined outfits


Simplify her morning routine by buying predetermined (and totally cute) outfits like this leggings and shirt set from Pippa & Julie. It's an easy way to keep her on-trend and on-schedule, plus, she'll have plenty of time to mix and match on the weekends.

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Floral Embroidered Ankle LeggingsVia nordstrom.com

The best leggings

There's a reason Yummie leggings have a cult following—and we're convinced your teen will wear these as often as her backpack. They're a versatile layering piece that easily can be worn alone, under skirts and dresses, or paired with a trendy tunic. Pick a pair up for yourself, too, because they're just about the most flattering wardrobe staple you can imagine.

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