10 Back-to-School Essentials

We put our top 10 Back-to-School Essentials together to get you and your kiddo ready for the school year! The great thing? Find them all at The Corners of Brookfield! The theme this year is being present over perfect, and finding the right combo of essentials not only for your back-to-school aged kid, but also for Y-O-U, to make this school year a breeze! With these essentials, free up your time, so you can focus on what’s most important, spending time and creating memories with your family!

The first five are must-haves for any back-to-school kiddo; from the perfect L.L.Bean backpack, to healthy lunchbox stuffers, we’ve got them covered! The last five are must-haves for you; you’ll get an A+ with these back-to-school tools!

1. L.L.Bean Backpack:

This durable back pack is what every kid needs to keep their school and tech gear in order! It has a duel main compartment with a padded laptop/tablet sleeve, heavy-duty zipped pouches for notebooks and writing utensils, and a padded back and straps for all-day comfort.

2. Kids’ L.L.Bean Sweater Fleece, Pullover

A three-season pullover that’s well made and well priced – combines the look of a sweater and the comfort of a fleece. It’s designed to be the coziest grab & go staple in your kid’s closet!

3. Von Maur: Boy’s Converse chuck taylor sneakers

The iconic Converse shoe is this year’s versatile wardrobe must-have. The higher top allows your spunky kid to comfortably run around at recess and walk the halls in style. Von Maur has tons of styles to match your kiddo’s unique personality. Bonus points for price (under $50) and durability!

 4. Von Maur: Girl’s Bomber Jacket + Unicorn Top

Unicorns, Bomber Jackets & Florals, oh my! This year, we love seeing kids dress like kids! Graphic tees are a must have again this year, along with the versatile bomber jacket. Throw this jacket over any outfit to make your little a girl a fashionista!

 5. Sendik’s: Lunchbox Stuffers

Send your kiddos off to school with the freshest and yummiest treats from our local grocer, Sendik’s! Veggies with hummus, fruit with yogurt, crackers and cheese, they’ll will have the best little treats to fuel themselves throughout the day.

6. Papersource: 2017-2018 Blue Geodes Planner

This spiral-bound blue geodes planner includes monthly and weekly spreads and flexibility to manage your and your family’s busy schedule. From soccer games to dentist appointments, to that massage you scheduled for yourself next week, keep it ALL in one place!

7. Antrhopologie: Monogrammed Coffee Mug

Enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning with this adorable monogrammed coffee mug. Not only is it cute, it’s sleek and simple style goes with any kitchen décor! Get that caffeine fix on with style!

8. Lululemon: Yoga Mat

Stay true to yourself and what makes you tick this school year! Working out your jam? You can’t find better yoga mat than this reversible mat from Lululemon. When you finally get a second from running errands, this natural rubber base gives you cushioning and grip to help find your Namaste! + the straps are perfect for taking your mat on the go!

 9. Twigs: Barbour and Sons Tote

Have an out-of-town soccer tournament, heading to the gym after picking up the kids or a weekend girls trip planned? This Barbour and Sons tote is a must-have; with it’s wide zip opening, and sturdy handles, it can help you tackle anything!

 10. Kendra Scott: Birthstone Necklace

Sending your little one to their first day of school this year? This birth stone necklace will allow you to keep them close to your heart when they are away!