September days are upon us which means back to school for many kids across the northern hemisphere. Whether your tiny tot is heading to kindergarten for the first time or your tween is embarking on their high school adventure, I have you covered with the best back-to-school finds from Etsy. Functional (for the most part) and fun, they’re almost cool enough to make me want to brave algebra and biology again myself – almost.
Fox Lunch Bag
Adorable and practical, this insulated lunch bag would make a playful addition to your little one’s back-to-school wishlist.
Boasting an insulated thermal lining and a convenient carry handle, what makes this Etsy find really stand out is the personalized name banner. Now there’ll be no mistaking who this lunch belongs to.
The Brown Bag
Perfect for the hipster teen in your life, the Brown Bag is a luxe take on the old-school brown paper lunch bag.
Available in a range of appropriately trendy colors (moss green and burgundy to name but a few), this lunch bag claims to be a reinvented classic. Made from hand-waxed canvas, the Brown Bag is a durable alternative to the iconic brown paper sack. For those teens who have outgrown cartoon lunch boxes, this will make for a stylish anti-statement statement for their first day back to school.
How sweet are these punny lunch notes?
Brighten up your little one’s day with a sweet lunch note tucked between their fruit and sandwiches. With cute puns like “Lime Yours” and “Have a Grape Day!”, these printable notes are a playful way to connect with your child when they’re away at school.
Animal Bento Picks
Add a spot of kawaii to lunchtime with these cute as a button animal-themed bento picks.
Preparing beautiful bento boxes needn’t be a chore; these picks add fun and fancy to even the most basic of lunches. Pro tip: these work as a great way to entice kids into eating their fruit and vegetables.
Kraft Monthly Academic Planner
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail, which is why this simply chic academic planner is a back-to-school necessity.
Handmade from recycled paper, this 18-month academic planner makes it easy to stay organized. The simple rustic design is a great minimalist base which each child can customize to make their own.
Green Grammar Pencils
Perhaps not to be used for any pending grammar tests, these Green Grammar Pencils are a surefire way to instill basic grammar rules in young minds.
Shark Bite Pencil Case
Say hello to your little one’s sharktastic new classroom companion.
Whimsical and cute, this underwater-themed pencil case is practical to boot, with room enough to fit all the back-to-school stationery essentials. Each case is handmade and comes with the option of personalization for that extra special touch.
How are you and your family preparing for back to school?