Shopping for the 2017 Back to School Season? Let Us Help

Ahh yes, back to school: the best time of the year for parents, and the worst time of the year for many students. If your student is stressing out about summer’s end, soften the blow and warm them up with some back to school goodies.

We Are Your Back to School Source

In true Top-10-Store style, we’ve gone out and researched the best value products to cover your back to school needs. Our lists are based first and foremost on value: we favor products that will last a long time and withstand the rigors that a life in a backpack will put it through.

Other things we consider:

  • Brand reputation – We don’t seek specific name brands, but we do seek brands that have a history of backing their products.
  • Amazon reviews – What do current customers actually think of the products?
  • Unique features – What does this item do differently or better than other choices?

Our Top-10 Back to School Lists, Organized by Grade

Preschool – Grade 2

Kick your new student off to a great school year with the right supplies that they’ll need to learn, grow, and flex their creative muscles.

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Grades 3-5

As kids get older their needs and supply requirements change. This list reflects what kids in that age range need to do their best at school.

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Grades 6-8

Not quite high school, these students start to make use of more advanced supplies to fuel their STEM and art classes.


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Grades 9-12

High school students need more advanced supplies, including graphing calculators and organizational considerations. Check out our picks!

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For Teachers

Gone are individual items, in are bulk and value-focused picks. Here’s what you’ll need to run your classroom efficiently.

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Product Specific, From Apparel to Laptops


A surprisingly innovative space, we checked out the best backpacks for your student. All grades are represented.

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Calculators & Small Electronics

From the basic calculator to our preferred portable USB battery, we outline 10 great picks your student will love.

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Lunch Bags / Lunch Boxes

These innovative insulated lunch bags/boxes were picked based on their storage performance, features, and price.

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Apparel & Shoes

From watches to kicks, hoodies to jeans, we call out some of the best deals and hottest products available on Amazon.

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There’s no denying that a laptop is an easy way to enhance the productive ability of your student. Not only that, but in today’s modern world, a laptop is basically a requirement. Check out our picks, sorted by price and performance.

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