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Back To School Basics – Jen’s Must Have Gear

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Pens, pencils, notebooks, folders and a combination lock are likely on the school supply list, but there are some things that may not be on the list that you probably don't want to forget. Here are five things your child may need for the upcoming school year.

Land's End
Land's End


If your kid doesn’t like school lunch or has special dietary needs and you have to pack their lunch every day, this is the bag to have. It’s compact but can carry sandwiches, snack crackers, fruit, veggies, a pudding cup and milk bottle no problem. It comes in six colors and retails for $14.50.




Fall weather can sometimes be unpredictable and what better way to send your child off to school than with warm, dry feet? These puddle stompers have non-skid soles, tough rubber shaft, pull on handles and a jersey fabric interior. They’re comfy and durable and come in a variety of styles and colors as well. They retail for $35.




The Brooks Defyance are for boys and Cohesion GT are for girls. Testers ran them ragged and tried to get them dirty and both models proved stain resistant, flexible, comfortable and easy to clean. Defyance retails for $60. Cohesion GT retails for $40.



Best Buy
Best Buy


With a quick boot up time and easy file transfer feature it will be easy for them to open it up and start taking notes right away. They can also create folders for each class and keep track of assignments and deadlines. It has a 14 inch screen and comfortable keyboard so typing isn’t a pain. Kids will love the customizable covers. It retails for $500.


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