Rounding out our lists of essential back to school gear are the accessories – labels to ensure everything that you send to school eventually ends up back at home, water bottles to keep your little one hydrated throughout the day, and reusable snack bags to send their recess and after school treats.
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Label Land Mini Round Labels
Kids have a knack for leaving a trail of belongings wherever they go. Label Land makes your recovery mission easier with cute and customizable labels that work on everything. We tried the mini stick-on labels, which are ideal for school tools like calculators, rulers, and pencil cases. Along with being extremely cute, they are sturdy and won’t peel off. 84 labels for $17.95 from Label Land.
Emily Press Labels
These are the hippest labels around. Emily Press Labels’ Hipster collection allows you to personalize labels for your kiddo and choose a unique and stylish icon. We are in love with the hugs and kisses design! Simply select your design and pick one of the cool new stonewashed hues and your little hipster will be all set for school. The school labels pack includes laundry safe clothing labels, dishwasher safe slim labels, and waterproof shoe labels. We love that we can finally stick labels on all of our kiddo’s gear and not worry about it coming off in the wash or in the rain. This is a serious game changer. No more fussing with our label maker or make-shift paper and tape labels! 100 labels for $34.95 from Emily Press Labels.
S’well water bottles have taken the hydration world by storm. These insulated drink containers will keep your kiddo’s water cold for 24 hours. They even hold hot drinks hot for 12 hours. The 260 ml version is perfect for little hands. Plus, there are dozens of fabulous designs your kiddo is bound to love! $38.00 from well.ca.
Klean Kanteen Kid
We love Klean Kanteen products and their kid-friendly water bottles are no exception. The awesome super soft silicone spout makes sipping water a breeze and won’t damage new teeth. This spill-resistant designed water bottle even features a loop for easy clip-ability onto a backpack, so your kid won’t be without their water bottle wherever they go. The large mouth easily fits ice cubes and makes cleaning a breeze. $24.00 from Indigo.
Reusable Snack Bags
Colibri Reusable Snack Bags
Send your kiddo off to school with snacks packed in these awesome reusable snack bags from Colibri, a Canadian company. With simple to open zippers, a pullout liner for easy cleaning, and eye-catching prints, you and your little one will love these reusable snack bags! Starting at $7.99 from well.ca.
Rainbow Bee Designs Zero Waste Snack Bag
We love supporting local shops and makers, so we were thrilled to find Rainbow Bee Design’s awesome snack bags. Rainbow Bee is based out of Surrey and their fabulous reusable snack bags are the perfect addition to your litter-less lunch lineup. Perfect for recess and afterschool snacks. Starting at $12.00 from Rainbow Bee Design.
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By: Michelle Hughes