Back to School Shopping Tips: a blog around back to school shopping and how you can save time and money.

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Back to school shopping can be a joyful experience, as you see your kids excited about their new classes and teachers. But it can also be stressful if you don’t plan ahead or know where to find the best deals. To make back to school shopping easier for you, here are my tips for saving time and money:

Buy a backpack that lasts.

Backpacks are a great way to carry your school supplies, books and tablets.

If you buy a backpack that lasts for years, it’s basically like getting an investment in your child’s education. Backpacks that are made out of sturdy materials like leather or nylon will last longer than cheap backpacks made out of thin material. Look at how much the backpack costs and how long it is supposed to last before deciding on what kind of bag to buy.

Empower them with the skills and supplies to succeed.

Are you looking for a great back to school gift? Well, here’s one: empower them with the skills and supplies to succeed.

When it comes to back to school supplies, there are some important items every student should have. First is a backpack—you never know how much they will be carrying around in class! A notebook, pen or pencils and erasers are also necessary. Other items include rulers (so they can measure things accurately!), calculators (for math), pencil sharpeners (to keep those pencils writing smoothly) and lunch boxes (to keep food fresh). If your child is going away to college or boarding school then they might need laptops too!

Don’t forget about the basics.

  • Hooded Sweatshirt (incase of cold)
  • Backpack
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Notebook Paper
  • Pencil Sharpener

(*Pro Tip: They don’t sell pencil sharpeners at the dollar store!)

  • Glue Stick
  • Highlighters

(Pro tip: If you have time, go with a different color than your classmates, and then you can tell who needs help.)

  • Rulers (with inches and centimetres) so you know how big something is if it’s supposed to be drawn that way.

(Pro tips: Use them for math too!)

Show up to school in style.

Dress for success. If you want to be taken seriously and make a good first impression, then it’s important that you dress appropriately for school. Whether it’s the first day of freshman year or the last day of senior year, every student should be aware of how they look when they arrive on campus.

The first step in dressing for school is knowing what type of clothing is expected at your particular institution. For example, some schools require collared shirts with ties while others allow button-down shirts and slacks as acceptable attire for men; depending on where you’re going (or where your child is going) will determine this aspect of their wardrobe.

For males: pants and slacks can be paired with dress shoes or sneakers; women should pair dresses with heels instead of flats so as not to appear too casual in front of other students who are dressed more formally than they are

Find the right sports gear for your budding athlete.

As your child starts playing sports, it’s important to find the right gear for their needs. Sports gear can help them be more successful, stay safe, have fun and feel comfortable. Find out what kind of sports your child likes to play and then shop for the appropriate clothing and equipment.

Give the teacher what she really wants on the first day of school.

Teachers love to be thanked and appreciated. A simple card or note, or even a small gift can go a long way in showing your appreciation. The first day of school is when you’ll want to give a gift that will surprise the teacher (and make them feel special). If you’re not sure what type of present would be best for the teacher, consider getting some coffee or snacks for them! Teachers are likely going to be tired from putting together an entire week’s worth of lessons and grading papers, so giving them something tasty will help them relax at home after work.

Another great idea is giving them supplies they need! As teachers ourselves we know how many pens, pencils and markers get lost in the backpacks of students who don’t seem to have time for anything but eating pizza during lunchtime. Giving us more supplies helps us with our job duties so it’s always appreciated by us!

A third option is getting us gift cards so we can buy things like new books or posters which can add some color into our classroom decor too 🙂

Create a gift-sharing schedule before you buy to save money.

  • Write down all the people you need to buy for, and set a budget for each person.
  • Make a list of people you can buy for together (friends, siblings, etc.)
  • Make a list of people you can buy for separately (siblings, parents)
  • Make a list of people you can buy for online

You can make back to school shopping easy if you plan ahead and shop at

You can make back to school shopping easy if you plan ahead and shop at

Planning ahead can save you time and money, too. You’ll be able to find the best deals on school supplies, clothes, backpacks and more! And if you want even more savings—you can get a discount code when you sign up for our Online Newsletter. It’s fun, it’s informative and it’s free so why not check it out?


I hope you found this blog helpful. If you have any questions about what to buy for back to school, please feel free to contact us here at Daily Shopping Assistant! We’re happy to help.

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