Binders, pens, lunchboxes and water bottles are not created equal—just ask your nine-year-old. Thankfully, Amazon has a ton of cool stuff you can’t find at your local big-box store (bendy pencils! Star Wars folders!). Browse our favorite back-to-school picks from Amazon, then crown yourself with the Best Mom Ever award.
10 Kid-Approved School Supplies You Can Buy on Amazon
Opux Premium Thermal Insulated Mini Lunch Bag
With its subtle (read: non-embarrassing) design and practical hot/cold insulation abilities, his friends will never suspect you’ve slipped a mushy love note inside.
Mikey Store Hairball Ballpoint Pen
Cher Horowitz would totally approve.
Buy Now ($4)
Beyle Laptop Backpack
This water-resistant bag comes with a built-in USB charging port. (Because high school is officially high-tech.)
Buy Now ($26)
Jojo Kids Unicorn Pencil Case
Keep his backpack clutter-free with this magical crayon carrier. It even has a mesh pocket where you can secure important items, like that permission slip he swears he’ll hand in.
Star Wars Folders
May the force be with him…in Earth Science.
Artcreativity Flexible Bendy Pencils
She may not be allowed to have a fidget spinner. But some kids simply focus better when their hands are busy having fun.
Amazon Basics Classic Notebook
Because creative writing is serious business.
Contigo Trekker Auto-seal Kids Water Bottles
All sleek, no leaks. Cheers to hydrating in style.
Godery Five-pocket Wall Organizer
Every homework subject has its place. Or, designate a color-coded file for each family member’s paperwork, from your preschooler’s nut allergy instructions to your middle schooler’s team sports sign-up forms. Family life is looking bright—and orderly.
Luxe School Locker Organizer Kit
With a shabby chic mirror and plush shag carpet, her locker will be the middle school sanctuary we all could have used. Climbing inside and hiding from frenemies, optional.