16 Cool Back-to-School Supplies for 2021
This year, your back to school shopping list may have a few changes. You might need fewer three-ring notebooks and composition books and extra hand sanitizer, or you might consider replacing your kid's lunchbox to allow it to be cleaned thoroughly every night. But just because this year's back to school lists are focused more on personal safety than pens and pencils doesn't mean they can't be silly, stylish, or sweet, depending on your child's personal preferences.
If you're one of those people who likes to check off that list of back to school supplies early, here's what you might want to splurge on to help start the school year out right—and safely.
Quirky and Cute School Supplies
Why stick with the standard yellow #2 pencils and boring black pens when you can give your kids school supplies with a lot of personality? (Bonus: They can easily tell their pens from their neighbors' when they're back to school, so there will be less sharing of germs and supplies going on.)
Cute Animal Pens
Polka Dot Scissors
Ice Cream Cone Pencil Case
Back-to-School Face Masks, Mask Accessories, and Hand Sanitizer
Masks and hand sanitizer may be back-to-school must-haves, depending on case counts. Make it easy on yourself by buying plenty of hand sanitizer and enough masks for every day of the school week, plus some extras to pack in their lunchbox/backpack to allow them to swap out if theirs gets too sweaty or dirty.
Pop Culture Masks
Basic Back to School Masks
Back-to-School Lunchbox Upgrades
Make school lunch even safer by sticking with lunchboxes that are super-easy to clean daily, like bento-style boxes that just get tossed in the dishwasher.
School Supplies for Virtual School or Homework
Be prepared if your child's class gets quarantined (or if you want to upgrade their homework station) with the right tools to make working from home work for them.