Ultimate Back To School Supplies List For 2022

As the summer holidays come to an end, a new school year begins. And with that comes a long list of back-to-school supplies from your kids. Every list is different and items seem to go on and on. When shopping online at Shutterfly, you can find an assortment of deals on all of the back-to-school essentials for every student. Whether a child is entering grade school or high school, you’ll find plenty of deals on back-to-school gear, as well as writing, drawing, and coloring supplies. Use our school supply list, which is broken down by grade from elementary school to college, as a guide to making your back-to-school experience easy and exciting. Custom backpacks, animal-themed pencil cases, stylish phone cases – all that and more cute school supplies are right up ahead!

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Cute Back To School Supplies For Kids

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Why stick with the standard yellow #2 pencils, plain notebooks, and boring lunchboxes when you can give your kids’ school supplies a whole lot of personality? Below, we’ll show you all the fun and unique ways to personalize your kids’ school gear and kids gifts with cute themes, designs, and even words of encouragement to give them a pep talk during their tests! Personalized kids’ school supplies are a perfect way to make back to school essentials more fun, colorful, and special. After all, if your kids need to carry them around every day, why not add some personality and make them more exciting to use!

Custom Backpacks

Kids of every age love the chance to express their style and make a statement with the clothes, shoes, and accessories they wear. Maybe they want to show off their favorite colors, hobbies, and animals or make their mark by emblazoning their name across their belongings. With the back to school season just around the corner, a personalized backpack can be the perfect piece of gear to get your kid’s year started right. With your help, your son or daughter can customize their very own backpack and add their unique personalization on the front pocket.

Personalized Lunch Boxes

A personalized lunch box can feature any theme to make your child’s new school supply a one-of-a-kind treasure. A fun lunch box does more than simply express your kids’ unique style. It’s a conversation starter – and a unique design makes it harder to lose! Our extensive themes and design options include:

  • Emojis Lunchbox: Whimsical and colorful displays featuring fun pictures of food, unicorns, rainbows, and more.
  • Sports Themed Lunchbox: A great selection of multi-colored lunch boxes with your child’s name and a sports graphic featuring baseball, football, and basketball.
  • Adventure Lunchbox: For your young explorer, these lunch boxes have what it takes to see them through their school day adventure. With camouflage, buffalo plaid, woodland animals, and more, your kid can choose their own adventure setting for their lunch box.
  • Princess Lunchbox: Beautiful florals, hearts, and polka dots let your child channel her inner princess all year long.
  • Custom Photo Lunchbox: Add up to four personalized photos and custom text to share unique passions, interests, or recent adventures.
  • Moon and Stars Lunchbox: Blast off to an awesome school day with stars, moons, rocket ships, and more.

Reusable Water Bottles

Have your kids design their own reusable water bottle that will look cute as they head back to school. Instead of continuously buying hundred of packs of bottled water throughout the school year, you can buy a reusable water bottle and a home water filter once. For a one-time cost, your child can have clean, accessible water in a cute water bottle all year long.

Unique Pencils

Give your kids the tools they need to succeed at school this year with personalized pencils that have unique messages on them. Whether you want personalized ones with your child’s name inscribed on them or just want to give them a pencil with messages of encouragement from you, these high-quality pencils will let your kid express their personality every day.

Patterned Folders

Every student is bound to need new school folders when it’s back-to-school time — but those generic, flimsy folders from the store are neither exciting nor durable. Get your kids’ school year off to a stylish start with custom folders that are personalized with unique patterns and built to last. Personalized folders make the grade and help your kid express his or her personal style in a simple way.

Personalized School Binders

Help your child stay organized with a personalized three-ring binder. Whether they are using it for schoolwork or playtime, your child will be thrilled to have a uniquely crafted binder just for them! We offer a wide variety of fun themes to choose from, all completely personalized to your child.

School Supply List For High School

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One of the best ways to be successful in high school is to have a complete set of study items on hand. Not only will you be prepared for just about every assignment, but you’ll also avoid time-consuming last-minute trips to the store. We put together this quick start list based on the most common items used by high school students.

Spiral Notebooks

Write all your thoughts, notes, and doodles down in a set of custom notebooks. Add pictures, designs, monograms, and more for a notebook that can double as a journal and is big enough for all your great ideas. Some styles of notebooks have two interior pockets to store your loose paper and a tough chipboard back to ensure it’s strong enough to last until they’ve filled every page! Others have stylish black coil binding and 150 lined pages. Other options include 80ct college ruled lines and perforated pages to make for easy tear outs.

Drawstring Backpacks

If you’re looking for a new bag for gym class, a drawstring backpack personalized with your name or favorite design ensures you a stylish, easy-to-carry bag perfect for a change of clothes, a water bottle, and other small essentials an athlete will need during practice.

Personalized Pencil Pouches

Whether you’re shopping for unique school gear or stylish accessories for your own office, a pencil pouch is probably on your list. Add a dose of personality with a one-of-a-kind case personalized with your name, photos, custom messages, and favorite designs. Personalized pencil cases offer style, fun, and on-the-go functionality for a range of uses and occasions.

Custom Phone Cases

Create a phone case that’s as unique as you when you personalize one of our numerous templates. It’s easy to design custom phone cases with photos of your friends or snapshots of your dog. Whether your personalized phone case displays neon tacos, a particularly adorable family photo, or an inspiring quote, unique phone cases are often extensions of our personalities. It also helps to choose a phone case that stands out in the sea of other phones at school. The last thing anyone wants is for his or her phone to be lost or mistaken for someone else’s device.

Personalized Post-It Notes

Post-it Notes are an absolute must-have for an avid list-maker or note-jotter for your textbooks! Stay organized with our custom Post-it Notes so that you can adore having your own set of personalized sticky notes. We feature a variety of unique designs, offering eye-catching color options that you’ll enjoy writing your to-do-lists and reminders on – and that will look great anywhere you place them.

Virtual Backgrounds For Zoom

Give your virtual learning a much-needed reboot with our collection of virtual backgrounds. Choose from over 20 backgrounds in various themes so that you can make any video conference as fun or professional as you want.

Essential School Supplies For College

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The excitement of gathering items that you will need for your dorm room or college apartment may cause you to forget that you actually need school supplies too. Yeah, the new adventures of college will be thrilling, but you still have work to accomplish! Be sure to put these items on your school supply list for college.

Stylish Laptop Case

The best way to protect your laptop from scratches and scuffs is to keep it in a proper laptop case when carrying it around. Our personalized laptop cases are not only perfect for keeping your laptop safe from being damaged, but they’re also super stylish. Add one treasured photo or a combination of photos, as well as an inspiring quote or favorite saying. Whichever design options you choose, you’ll end up with a chic laptop case that suits your personality and that you’ll love to tote around your college campus.

Stainless Steel Tumblers

Brighten your day and time spent in the library or on the way to class with a personalized stainless steel travel mug. Keep your coffee, tea, or hot beverage warm with a mug that illustrates important and beloved life moments. If you’re ever feeling homesick, simply look down at your memories on the go for a reminder of home.

Monthly Planner

Monthly planners are the holy grail to organization in college. Our planners will help anyone get organized and keep track of all the important events in their lives, from finals to interviews – they’re fun to carry wherever you go since you get to design them to match your style and personality. These monthly planners are not only practical but will become a unique keepsake that you can look back on to remember all the special moments that took place throughout the year.

Personalized Desk Caddy

Keep your stationery and paperwork organized in our personalized desk caddies. Add a photo or sentiment for a personalized touch to your college dorm. Desk caddies offer many options to store desktop items without taking up too much space. Choose a caddy that fits your needs, as there is no shortage of desk decor ideas.

Cotton Tote Bag

In need of the perfect bag to carry your personal belongings? Indulge in a customized cotton tote bag for yourself. Our personalized tote bags can hold a variety of your personal items, so you can get one for pretty much anything you need to carry around. From books and magazines to gym clothes and groceries, you’ll love the endless uses for these bags.

Back To School Supplies During Coronavirus

This year, your back to school shopping list may have a few changes. If you’re one of those people who likes to check off that list of back to school supplies early, here’s what you might want to splurge on to help start the school year out right — and safely.

  • Mask or face covering: Stay protected in style with these breathable cloth face masks that are available in a variety of great colors.
  • Resealable bag or container for masks: Label an empty bag or container to store your primary mask in when you’re not wearing it (for example, while eating).
  • One or two spare masks: Pack extra masks in a separate resealable bag or container, in case your face mask breaks or gets dirty.
  • Tissues: Pack pocket-size packets of tissues, so they’re handy when you need to cover coughs and sneezes. Don’t forget to practice at home!
  • Hand sanitizer: It’s a good idea to pack your own hand sanitizer so you don’t have to share. Look for refillable keychains and containers that clip to your backpack, so you don’t have to dig for it.
  • Fidgets: Gadgets like fidget spinners or fidget cubes keep busy hands away from faces and mouths.
  • Reusable water bottle: Stay hydrated with reusable water bottles to avoid the public water fountain.
  • Classroom basics, and beyond: Check with your child’s school. To reduce classroom sharing, they may not be able to provide communal school supplies. If that’s the case, send your child with their own items, from notebooks to folders to glue sticks.

Wrapping Up

No matter the style of learning you’ve chosen this fall, buying the right school supplies ensures for the safest, most enriching experience possible. Back to school shopping is one of the best ways to prepare your family while empowering your children and setting everyone up for success as we all begin a new school year during a time of uncertainty.

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