I received product to feature in this 2019 Back To School Gear Guide. As always, all opinions are my own.
Can you believe summer is almost over? When May rolls around each year, summer still seems so far off. But once June hits, I’m always surprised by how fast the entire summer flies by. So now that we’re into August, it’s already time to be gearing up for the new school year. To celebrate, we’re sharing our 2019 Back To School Gear Guide with you. Check out these great brands and their hot products as you plan for September.
2019 Back To School Gear Guide
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite brands to share with you today! They all go hand in hand with heading back-to-school and I think you’ll love them all. While we all know about the typical supplies: pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, we wanted to dig a little deeper. So here are our top 2019 Back To School Gear Guide picks.
If you’ve never tried pediped Footwear for your kids before, you’re missing out. They have been a favorite brand of mine for years now. Why you ask? Because they are on a mission is to create stylish, comfortable, high quality footwear while providing a customer experience that exceeds expectations, every step of the way. And from our experience, they are succeeding!
I love that pediped Footwear offers a variety of stylish and comfortable shoes that also promote healthy foot development. Because children’s feet grow and change so fast, pediped has developed three different lines, each having been awarded the prestigious Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). For babies, 0 to 24 months, there is the pediped Originals.
As those babies turn into toddlers, they graduate up to the pediped Grip ‘N’ Go line.
And finally, our big kids end with the pediped Flex line.
pediped Footwear For Back To School
Our kids are past the baby and toddler stages now. So we scoured the Flex line up to choose the perfect shoes for back to school time. pediped offers sandals, sneakers, dress shoes, boots, and more. It was so hard to choose! But Alex and Lucy both settled on their favorites, which we get to feature today for you.
Flex Lynn Silver Sandals From pediped
Lucy will be 5 soon and she’s starting kindergarten homeschool this year. She’s definitely a girly girl but also loves to get out there and play. Active and a mover, she’s also very loving and helpful. She LOVES summer and chose the Lynn Silver Sandals as they go great with her dresses as well as shorts and capri outfits.
Featuring a soft and sleek footbed that offers optimal comfort, I also love the arch support these shoes give. The base also features memory foam technology!
Super flexible, these sandals can bend and move as fast as Lucy does.
She also loves the details on the Lynn Sandals. The top velcro strap above the toes is bedazzled with gems. And while she may not notice the stitching, I do. And it’s absolutely beautiful.
A great pair of shoes for the little girls who love to sparkle and dive into adventures.
Flex Alex Black Dress Shoes
Our son Alex is almost 9 years old. He’s going into the 4th grade this year and is definitely all boy. Over the past couple years, he’s become a huge fan of sports and he seems to make friends anywhere he goes. In the past, he had a pair of pediped shoes that looked almost identical to the Alex Black Dress Shoes, but in brown. It was a favorite that he wore almost daily for two years before outgrowing. He was sad to see them go but thrilled to have found a replacement that was similar.
The Alex Shoe features a sleek genuine leather upper and breathable leather lining. Note: The leather used to make these shoes is premium, high quality, distressed leather. This means that any flaws on the surface are a result of natural leather blemishes and not manufacturing defects.
Flexible rubber soles offer movement for running and playing as well as a sturdy grip to keep from slipping.
Featuring a double velcro closure, these shoes can be slipped on and off easily and secured in just seconds.
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Stuck On You
I’ve been aware of the Stuck On You’s personalized labels for a few years now. Because when you want a label that stands out from the crowd, they’ve got what you want. Dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe, Stuck On You labels will stick and stay stuck for as long as you need them.
But this year, I wanted to feature one of their newer products. They now offer personalized Bento Boxes too! I’ve been planning to get the kids bento boxes for some time now as I love the ease they offer when sending a snack or meal along with kids. But what I love about Stuck On You’s selection is the awesomely easy customization process and results. Because now the kids have something REALLY special!
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Mealtimes have never been so easy or so much fun. You’ll find that the Bento Box has handy leak-proof compartments that keeps food separate and fresh. Which means you can include a variety of choices without worry about them combining.
Perfect for school lunches, picnics, day trips, and more, these handy, customized boxes even work great for fussy little eaters at home.
I love the Stuck On You Bento Box Value Packs as they include a high quality Bento Box that is customized with color, design, and name as well as a coordinating personalized Bento Cooler Bag. What I love most is that you can mix and match designs, patterns, and colors so the items don’t have to be identical with customization. (While my son went with a ‘water theme’, his Bento Box features fish while the Cooler Bag features surf boards. Our daughter went with a mermaid Bento Box and Unicorn Cooler Bag.)
What you choose to fill your personalized Bento Box with is completely up to you! Craft sandwiches and fruit or just include a variety of snacks. The tray inside will help guide you, though, for creating a balanced meal if you’d like some help! There are separate compartments labeled:
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And the insert comes out easily for cleaning as well.
Really, the sky is the limit! But I can almost promise you that the kids will absolutely adore their new Stuck On You gear!
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When planning to manage all the back to school chaos, it can be easy to just think ‘I’ll use disposable for that’. But wait! goSili makes it easy to be eco-friendly with their safe, modern silicone tableware. They are the first brand which focuses on creating silicone products that have high-end design at affordable prices competing directly with plastic. Their products are a smart alternative to plastics in the kitchen, lunch pail, and on the go.
Your kids will LOVE these fun straws, that are perfect for after school snacking and sipping. The Silicone Ombre Straw Set features straws that are nontoxic, flexible, safe for teeth, and compatible with the goSili Straw Cup Toppers and most all other straw tops. Easy to use and clean!
And if we want to talk GENIUS, why wasn’t this Reusable Silicone Straw In A Tin available when my kids were babies! Perfectly sized to fit in a lunch pail, purse, diaper bag, or even pocket, this straw is amazing. It’s the perfect solution when on the go and you will never be without your straw again!
And after a busy day of school, grabbing a quick drink from their 12 ounce Silicone Cup will be super refreshing. This all silicone cup is 100% European grade silicone with an embedded stainless steel ring. It won’t collapse when gripped. The all silicone straw top and straw inserts for a tight fit and all parts are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Be sure to look for goSili straws at Target Stores nationwide and online at Target.com.
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Pic’s Peanut Butter
Need the perfect ingredient for an after school snack or when packing a lunch? What you need is real peanut butter that’s not full of sugar or other ingredients and Pic’s is just the thing. Because what’s in Pic’s you ask? Ingredient number one is peanuts. And ingredient number two is sea salt!
And not to mention, their have perfectly sized Pic’s Peanut Butter Slugs that fit into lunch boxes, backpacks, and just about anywhere. They are sized small but pack a big punch in energy and protein.
Delicious and smooth, Pic’s Peanut Butter is a favorite around here. And if you’re looking for some delicious Pic’s inspired recipes, head over here.
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Classroom Friendly Supplies
If you use pencils, this is a must have! I can’t stand a dull pencil but, thankfully, this is no longer an issue in our home. Why? Because I actually own FOUR of these sharpeners and I’ve also given them as gifts over the years. To say that the recipients have loved them would be an understatement!
Plus, there is nothing worse than being interrupted in your classroom or home by the annoying sound of a pencil sharpener. It brings your lesson to a screeching halt and sends tingles up my spine. Which is why I LOVE that Classroom Friendly Supplies Sharpeners are both quiet and efficient!
These sharpeners are so easy to use that all five of our kids, ages 4 and up, can use. See this sharpener in action:
If you are looking for an affordable sharpener that will outperform any other, look no further. Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener is THE best on the market! (And stay tuned as we’ll be hosting a giveaway for one in the coming weeks!) Never live with dull pencils again.
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So let's celebrate our 2019 Back To School Gear Guide with a GIVEAWAY!
Enter To Win Our 2019 Back To School Gear Guide Prize Pack:
One lucky winner will receive an awesome Back To School Prize Pack consisting of:
- goSili 12 oz. Straw Cup
- Pair of shoes from pediped (winner can choose size and boy or girl and pediped will surprise you with a style)
- $30 Gift Voucher To Stuck On You
- Jar Of Pic’s Peanut Butter
Just enter the widget below for your chance to win. Good luck!