10 Things That Make Back to School More Fun for Teenagers
While you’re looking for the best back to school sales, be on the lookout for items that your teens will love.
A Locker Done Up Right
For teens, their locker is their base camp. It’s also kind of like an extension of their rooms and a place they can express themselves.
Hook your teen up with this Locker Selfie Phone Mount from Five Below, so they can take the perfect first day of school selfie. This chic LED prism locker light will help them check their hair or makeup in the magnetic mirror that comes with this perfectly matching gold locker starter kit. It also includes a magnetic dry erase board and magnetic utility cup.
American Eagle Jeans
Teens are really into American Eagle clothing, so it’s likely that American Eagle jeans will be on their back to school list. Business Insider reports a survey of 8,600 teens in the U.S. said that American Eagle is their second favorite apparel brand next to Nike.
These bottles come in all sorts of colorful designs and are made to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for 12 and 24 hours, respectively. These babies will cost you about $29.99 and up and will help your kids stay hydrated when they head back to school.
Anything 80s or 90s
Bringing back vintage fashion is fun (right?). Teens are flocking to trendy stores like Urban Outfitters to get their retro 80s and 90s clothing fix. You can also just let your kids raid mom and dad’s old wardrobe if you haven’t Marie Kondo‘ed it yet.
Every teen needs a good pair of headphones when they’re heading back to school. Especially when they’re trying to get in the zone during study hall. The headphones of choice among teens are Apple’s AirPods.
They are compact and can fit right into your teen’s backpack. These AirPods with a wireless charging case and free engraving cost $199. You can check out Mashable’s list of the best headphones for students if you’re looking to spend less.
Zebra Pen’s Mildliners Highlighters
Having fun school supplies makes doing schoolwork a lot more bearable after you’ve spent the summer at the pool. But, forget about those boring neon highlighter colors. Zebra Pen Mildliners highlighters come in a rainbow of beautiful soft tones like mild smoke blue and milk vermillion. A 10-pack of Mildliner Double Ended Highlighter‘s costs about $20.00.
A New Pair of Nikes
Back to school season means getting a brand-new pair of sneakers for most teens. Nike is a number one brand among teens and their white Air Force 1s are a can’t-go-wrong sneaker for everyone. Since platform sneakers are in, the Air Force 1 Sage Low for women have a larger sole and cost about $100 a pair. The Nike Zoom Fly 3 for men also has a thicker sole at $160 a pair.
via Mochila JanSport
The next best thing after picking out a new pair of back-to-school shoes is getting a new backpack. JanSport backpacks never seem to go out of style and come in all kinds of cool colors and quirky prints.
Nike‘s popularity also translates into their other sportswear items, including backpacks. Adidas isn’t far behind Nike when it comes to popularity and you’ll see teens wearing their backpacks this fall, as well. The North Face also makes durable backpacks that are popular with teens.
Most of us remember having a five subject notebook in school. They are still on your high schooler’s back-to-school list, except your kids want multitab notebooks. These notebooks are more expensive than their multi-subject counterparts but are more durable and separate each subject with a plastic divider. This one is available at Walmart for $12.91.
Positive Affirmation Books and Cards
This year can be your teen’s best year yet. Positive affirmations can help them to create the mindset they need to achieve their dreams and be the best they can be. There are all types of positive affirmation books and cards that are funny and can help your teen start off the school year on a positive note.
Check out “Afromation: Positive Affirmation Book For Black Girls”, Louise L. Hay’s “Power Thoughts for Teens Cards,” Positive Affirmation Notebook For Teens or “Affirmators.”
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