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    24 Back-To-School Products You And Your Kids Will Love

    TBH, I can't wait for September.

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    1. A vibrant three-ring binder that'll keep all of their homework together and tidy. It has two interior pockets for extra storage so they can tuck away loose notes and permission slips.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.48. Also available in a heart pattern and in a pack of two

    2. A stainless steel water bottle with an adorable rainbow pattern that'll make all of their friends jealous. It's equipped with a spill-resistant sipping lid so they can drink from it easily.

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    Get it from Indigo for $19.99

    3. A Fire HD 8 kids tablet that comes with a heavy-duty case, because accidents can happen. It also comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, which will give them access to tons of kid-friendly apps, games, books, videos, and educational content.

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    After a year, the app is just $3.99 per month. It also comes with a USB-C cable and a 5W power adapter. 

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $179.99. Also available in blue

    4. A set of erasers that'll make their stationery set up even cooler than it already is. How fun are those designs tho?

    four erasers in various shapes, including a game controller, skate board, smiley face, and radical hand
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    Get a set of four from Indigo for $5.99

    5. A pack of refillable sanitizer bottles they can hang from their backpack or lunch bag. Each bottle comes with an adorable silicone cover that'll make 'em never want to leave the house without one.

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    The bottles come empty, but you can grab a large refill bag of sanitizer to fill them here

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $16.99

    6. A bento-style lunch box that'll keep their snacks and meal ingredients from getting smooshed together. It comes with a small lidded container that's perfect for pudding, sauce, or anything that might spill.

    a person pulling out one of the compartments of the bento box lunch box
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    It also comes with a removable sectioned insert, one fork, and a lid that snaps shut.

    Get it from Indigo for $34.99. Available in four colours. 

    7. An avocado-themed stationery set that'll help them start school in style. It comes with a bunch of clips that'll help them keep important papers together and in order.

    an avocado themed stationery set on a table next to a magazine
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    It comes with one pen, a sticky notepad, six binder clips, six pins, and nine paper clips. 

    Get a 23-piece set on Amazon Canada for $24.98

    8. An adorable backpack with rainbows printed all over the front of it. It has two zip-up pockets that'll help them (and you!) stay organized, with a stretchy side pocket where they can stash their water bottle.

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    Get it from Indigo for $39.99

    9. A vibrant agenda that'll come in handy if they're still working on their time management skills. It also comes with colouring pages and a quiz that they're sure to find entertaining.

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    Inside, you'll find year, month, and week views, notes pages, cute artwork, stickers, notes of encouragement, a colouring page, and even a quiz! It'll keep you covered for 17 months (from August 2021 until December 2022).

    Get it from Indigo for $32.

    10. A pair of reusable sandwich bags that'll save you from repurchasing the usual disposable ones all the time.

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    Each set comes with one sandwich-sized bag and one smaller bag for snacks.

    Get a set of two from Simons for $9.99 (originally $15). 

    11. A pair of dry-erase calendars that'll help you and your kids keep track of day-to-day tasks. You’ll get two calendars: one for the whole month and one for your week, which will help the whole family remember important dates (before it's too late!).

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    They're magnetic so you can stick 'em right on your fridge.

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    12. A geometry set that'll help prepare them for a year of sucessful math classes. All of its components are matching so it'll will look fab on their desk at school or at home.

    a compass, protractor, eraser, pencil, and three rulers on top of a binder
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    It comes with a compass, protracter, pencil, eraser, sharpener, and three rulers. 

    Get a set of eight on Amazon Canada for $12.99

    13. A set of glass food storage containers that'll make packing lunch a breeze. They'll also do wonders for organizing your fridge, especially if you tend to have leftovers.

    The tupperware in a kitchen filled with various foods
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    Get a 24-piece set on Amazon Canada for $59.99+. Available in two colours.

    14. A pack of ballpoint pens that are treated with silver phosphate glass for an antibacterial effect. It comes with three pens (one with blue ink, one with black ink, and one with red ink) so they can easily colour code their notes.

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    Get a set of three from Indigo for $8 (originally $10). 

    15. A pair of ice packs that'll help make sure everything in their lunch bag stays cold for the entire day. They're extra-slim so they won't take up precious snack real estate.

    two vibrant ice packs on a table next to a cutting board and glass of water
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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $18.94.  

    16. A floral notepad and matching pencil case so they can rock up to their first day of school feeling cute and coordinated. The pad has thick, unlined pages so they can use it as a sketchbook, too.

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    Get the notebook for $24 and the pencil case for $18, both from Indigo.

    17. A super cute thermos that'll keep their lunch warm for up to six hours. If they'll be bringing their own meals to school most days, this baby is a must.

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    Get it from Indigo for $29.50. Available in three colours. 

    18. A pack of gel pens that'll amp up the aesthetic appeal of their notes. Reviewers say the ink doesn't smear so they'll never leave school with blotchy pages.

    A row of pens with examples of each ink written on piece of paper
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    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $14.93. Also available in all black.

    19. A set of lined workbooks that'll have them taking notes in style. Each one is hole-punched so they can insert them into their three-ring binder.

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    Get a set of three from Indigo for $15

    20. A silicone tumbler that comes with a matching silicone straw so they can sip safely. It'll be great at home, school, or on the go!

    a silicone tumbler with a silicone straw on a table
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    Get it from Simons for $18. Available in four colours. 

    21. A pack of ultra-thin webcam covers so you can have control over when their camera's exposed. They'll also do wonders to protect their camera from scratches, especially on iPads or tablets that don't close shut.

    A person using their laptop that has a webcam cover over their camera
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    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $5.98+. Available in two colours and in larger packs.

    22. A set of magnetic bookmarks so they can stop bending their pages and losing the spot they left off on.

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    Get a pack of 30 on Amazon Canada for $12.59.

    23. A set of mini highlighters that are just so gosh-darned cute! They come in a sealable bag that'll keep them separated from the rest of their stationery so they can access them without digging through their entire pencil case.

    six pill-shaped highlighters with cute faces on the lids
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    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    24. And finally, a floral lunch bag if they're in need of an upgrade from last year's. It's insulated so it'll keep their food fresh until they're ready to eat.

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    Get it from Indigo for $29.50. Available in two colours. 

    Good luck to all the kiddos on their first day back to school!


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