While back to school season is still a few months off, sales on supplies have already begun. Smart shoppers know that Kohl’s is the place to go for savings on everything from stylish clothing to housewares, but they’re also a prime source for the goods that students need to make the grade. Families on a budget will absolutely adore these deals on name brand laptop bags, uniform basics, and learning toys to help young minds grow.
Spooky yet silly, the insulated Nuby Monster Backpack & Lunch Bag Set is sure to be a big hit at the lunch table next semester. This little monster features a front pocket for extra storage, an exterior drink pocket for thermoses and water bottles, and a roomy interior that can keep meals safe until it’s time to chow down. At $24.99, it’s an absolute steal.
Speaking of lunchtime, the Kids EcoVessel Frost Triple-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is a great bargain at $21.80. Kids will love the cool design and easy-to-use flip straw, while parents can feel good about saving money and the environment by buying fewer bottles of water and pop.
I have always relied on JanSport backpacks throughout my scholastic career, and continue to use them while traveling to this very day. The JanSport Big Student Backpack is on sale at Kohls.com for just $45.99, and comes in dozens and dozens of colors and designs to match the wearer’s personality. Durable and versatile, it’s no wonder they’ve been leaders in their industry since before you were in school.
Busy college students know that time is a luxury they cannot waste. The OGIO C7 Sport Laptop Backpack ($74.99) is ideal for student-athletes who want to be able to carry their school books and practice balls at the same time while keeping their hands free for venti lattes and texting. The top-loading design makes grabbing whatever you need a breeze, and the Furl Tank within is excellent for food or drinks to energize before practice or study sessions.
For the variety of mediums and colors contained within, the ALEX Monster Art Center is worth far more than its $87.00 price tag. Children wishing to keep busy and art students who want to expand the ways in which they can express themselves will find this item particularly invaluable. Also makes a great birthday and holiday gift.
Also incredibly engaging for grade school students is the Learning Resources Smart Snacks Trail Mix & Match learning toy stocked at Kohls.com for $24.99. Colorful and kid-friendly, this activity set aids teachers and parents in teaching core concepts like numbers, colors, and shapes. The durable nylon bag that contains all the pieces can also double as a snack bag for road trips and playdates.
Nike apparel is often considered to be timelessly stylish, and the Boys 8-20 Nike KO Fleece Hoodie ($50.00) is no exception. The long-sleeved insulated garment comes in a handful of designs in sizes up to XL, and is insulated to fight the elements during workouts.
While uniforms may not be a popular option among grade school children, it can certainly cut down on the time it takes to get ready for class each morning. Parents who want to save on school uniform mainstays need only head over to Kohls.com and check out the affordable Chaps Pique School Uniform Polo for Boys 4-7 ($22.00) and Chaps School Uniform Performance Polo for Girls 7-16 ($20.00).
Even if they’re forced to wear uniforms in the classroom, students are often able to express themselves with the right pair of comfortable sneakers. The Stride Rite Leepz Toddler Girls’ Light-Up Sneakers look like they’re out of this world, and at only $50.00 a pair, they’re not likely to stay on shelves for too long.
Even as a fully grown “adult,” I often find myself forgetting to take my umbrella to work on overcast days. The days I do, I found that the giant full-sized umbrellas I relied upon were both cumbersome and an inconvenience to take on trains. The solution is simple and on sale for a mere $18.00 through the Kohls Department Stores Inc affiliate program: the Totes Fashion Mini Folding Umbrella. After use, just shake it off, drop it in your bag, and you’re good to go.