Already have that back-to-school shopping list ready? Before you head out, take a moment to look at our top 10 school essentials and compare. For extra savings, be sure to take advantage of the tax-free shopping weekends in your state.
1. Backpack ($34.95-$84.95)
This year, take the time to invest in a sturdy backpack for your child. A good one will last all year without any straps or zippers breaking. For girls, I like some of the ones from Garnett Hill Kids. They even offer rolling backpacks to help kids with those especially heavy loads. And now through September 4, they’re offering a free lunch pack with every backpack purchase. For boys, take a look at these styles from Gap Kids.