10 Must-Haves for Back-to-School This Fall


No matter if you have a preschooler or a teenager, your children will always be your babies. We as parents hope to best equip our next generation with the very best we can muster during their academic careers. Here are some of our top picks for the new school year!

1. The I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook

Whether you are cooking for the younger kids or prepping your college-bound teenagers, this is a nifty cookbook to have handy. Whip up a variety of dishes with your favorite Trader Joe’s ingredients. This will definitely be a level up from Mac and Cheese!

2. Mabel’s Labels

Mabel’s Labels are a must-have for younger kids going to school. These personalized labels can stick or hang on virtually anything – from books to shoes to phones to utensils. Dishwasher and microwave safe, you don’t have to worry about constantly replacing them. You can even mark allergies, medical warnings, and emergency contacts on these!

3. The Original PeachSkinSheets

For the college-bound, make sure to get Twin XL sheets to will fit the dorm beds. With thousands of 5 Star ratings, PeachSkin Sheets are the best sheets ever because they are made of a high-performance 21st-Century SMART fabric that helps warm sleepers stay cool and cool sleepers stay cozy. Tip: Pair the sheets with a hypoallergenic and machine washable Headleveler Pillow.

4. MCubed Backpacks

MCubed Backpacks are affordable and trendy, created by a mompreneur and teacher who knows first-hand the importance of motivating young students by providing them with the essentials for a successful school year and tools to build self-confidence. Roomy enough to fit all the school essentials, yet not too large to overwhelm young children. Plus, there are many stylish designs to choose from to fit your youngster’s personality!

5. U-Konserve Food Containers

U-Konserve’s trusted stainless steel nesting containers are leak-proof to keep food fresh and prevent spills, 100% plastic free, easy to sanitize and dishwasher safe, and flexible lids are easy for little hands to open. These are the perfect waste-free solution for daily school lunches, takeout, picnics, travel, outdoor adventures, and snack time!

6. Dabbawalla Lunch Bags


Dabbawalla Lunch Bags are crafted from a unique, synthetic foam textile that is degradable, recyclable, and environmentally friendly. The lunch bags are washable and feature a sturdy handle and two interior mesh pockets that fit a lunch, drink bottle, and snacks. Nice touch: you can get each bag embroidered with your little ones’ names!

7. ABBY&FINN 80% Hand Sanitizer

Kick the school ick with ABBY&FINN hand sanitizer spray! This sanitizer is made with only 4 ingredients as recommended by the World Health Organization and FDA.

8. RideSafer Portable Vest

If there are multiple cars picking your little ones up or if you are part of a carpool, this RideSafer vest is a safe and legal alternative to bulky car seats and booster seats! Most of all, it is very portable, much lighter weight, and way less bulky to lug around. Read more about the RideSafer vest and our experience with it here.

Use code SFBAMOMS for $15 off RideSafer or Tummy Shield through the end of summer (Labor Day, 9/6/21). 

9. The Frost Insulated Water Bottle from EcoVessel

Kids will love sipping from their FROST reusable water bottle with fun design options such as dinosaurs, unicorns, animals, and more! This colorful bottle features an inner silicone straw for easy tilt-free drinking, making it convenient for kids to keep healthily hydrated. The FROST kids stainless steel water bottle features EcoVessel’s signature TriMax® Triple Insulation and will insulate drinks throughout the day up to 36 hours.

Use code SCHOOL25 for 25% off until August 14!

10. Yipes! Hand & Face Cleaning Wipes for Kids

These handy wipes are designed to gently and effectively remove dirt. Yipes! are 94% biodegradable and made with 99% plant-derived ingredients. They are formulated without parabens, phthalates, and petrolatum, are enriched with aloe vera, and our wipes are not tested on animals. Yipes! are available in canisters, as well as in individual, easy-to-use pocket-sized sachets, which are ideal for on-the-go—perfect for bringing to school!

Me Time Gift Set

This gift set includes a Luxurious Body Whip Cream, a Lip Scrub, a 2oz Hand Rescue & a soothing Lip Balm. Free of harsh ingredients like SLS, Paraben, and Phthalate, these body care essentials are also cruelty-free, vegetarian/vegan-friendly, and gluten-free!

Hugger Bag Bundle

Green your routine by replacing hundreds of disposable plastic bags with our stylish long-lasting silicon alternatives. They’re not only reusable but they stand up on their own and seal effortlessly with a few finger pinches. 

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