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DoSayGive’s Back to School Favorites!

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Backpacks, lunch boxes, labels and more – today I am sharing our tried and true favorites when it comes to school essentials along with a few tips and discount codes. Be sure to scroll through the whole list! And be sure to  download our back to school checklist for parents here

Preschool Favorites

Is there anything cuter that preschoolers with their little backpacks and lunchboxes? Oh how I love white Keds and ruffled socks on my little girls! For preschool or Mother’s Day Out, a nap mat might be required and the one from Smocked Auctions is well-priced and comes in many color options. Stephen Joseph nap mats are super durable too and free shipping.

For little hands, I think the YumBox is the right size and easy to maneuver. (Tip: practice open and closing things to help the teacher out!). 

Nap Mat
So affordable and so many cute colors!
Embroidered Bow
Love these bows and they have school colors, too!
Perfect for this age - lots of colors.
Favorite for preschool age.
Wipeable Backpack
Monogram it! Comes in pink, red and floral too!
Mary Janes
One of my favorites for preschool girls! They have boys, too!
Always bought these for my little ones - colors for boy and girls!
Mabel's Lables
A great preschooler starter pack!


When it comes to backpacks and lunchboxes, Pottery Barn Kids has been one of the most reliable brands for our family. It’s fun for children to pick out their patterns. Tip: order now to arrive by school! 

PB Kids Backpack
Most durable backpacks!
PB Kids Lunchbox
Coordinate with your backpack!
Planet Box
The Yum Box is a little small for this age - if you want a divider lunchbox, this is the one!
Kids Hydroflask
My children's favorite.

Favorites for Tweens and Teens

I get asked so often about the best tween bra for under uniforms and white shirts. It is Bleuet Girl! And we have an exclusive code: DoSayGive20. Stock up because they often sell out! They now go up to a size 22!

Jansport and The North Face are always popular for this age. My middle school daughters like the neoprene lunch boxes listed at the bottom of the post!

Tween Bra
The best tween/teen bra! 20% off at Bleuet Girl with code "DoSayGive20"!
Jansport Backpack
Such a classic brand for boys and girls.
The North Face Backpack
The North Face will last for years. Popular for high school, too.
On sale in the Nordstrom sale! High schoolers like Hydroflask, too.

Back to School Outfits and Accessories 

So. many cute things for back to school season! We love Well Bowed for personalized accessories like pencil cases, fun water bottles and decals for folders. 

Shorts Set
So sweet!
Personalized Zipper Pouch
Several color options!
Apples Set
They have a boys' option, too!
Personalized Bow
All the school colors!

First Day Favorites

A little gift for the teacher is always thoughtful! The Tiny Expressions notepads below are on Amazon and just $10! Don’t forget the first day signs! There are a ton of printables on Etsy, too!

Teacher Notepad
On Amazon Prime!
Gift Card Holder
Start the teacher off right with an Amazon or coffee gift card!
First Day of School Sign
Use year after year!
First Day Pennant
Love these cute pennnats!

More Lunch Favorites

Tip: the YumBox fit in the PB Kids lunchboxes. We also like Silicone muffin cups for the divided lunchboxes. 

Neoprene Lunch Bag
Great for Middle Schoolers!
Reusable Bags
They just need to remember to bring home - ha!
Great for soups,leftoverts, pasta salad, and mac and cheese!
Lunch Cube
Divided air tight container are good for middle schoolers.

Homework Favorites

Bookmark Timer
Great for new readers!
Lazy Susan Organizer
Great for homework or homeschool.
HP Tango Printer X
The best printer!!
Organizational Bin
These are great for keeping children's folders separated.

What back to school products are you stocking up on and what is your favorite place to find them? Share below and pin this post for easy access! 

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