Back-to-school is such a happy and special time of year. Not only do the kiddos get a fresh start, with new teachers and classmates, but parents get a much-needed reprise from the all-day snacking, pool schleps, sand-scattered car interiors, and so on!

We love shopping for school supplies and all the fresh newness that comes with popping off those tags and getting a beautiful start to the school year. My kids are still in preschool, but we already make a big deal over fun pencil cases, personalized backpacks, and beyond. And funny school supplies are a total bonus.

Add a little sparkle and a lot of fun to your kids’ back-to-school haul with these totally non-essential items that will make them smile throughout the day. Nothing on the list is over $25 dollars and most are under $10, so they’re all tiny and well-worth-it splurges for the new school year!

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