Summer is coming to an end and that means students across the country are prepping for back to school. Now is the time to gear up and get ready for class, at home and on the go. The right products can ensure students of all ages are better prepared from the start and help give parents peace of mind.
Lifestyle & Trends Expert Justine Santaniello partnered with some of her favorite brands for a look at the back to school essentials that students and parents should check out this school year!
Athleisure, a combination of athletic and leisure wear, is a big trend this school year. Take a look at a couple of fresh looks and where to pick them up!
When searching for the freshest back-to-school looks, students can trust Foot Locker to hook them up with the latest footwear, apparel and accessories from the world’s leading athletic brands: adidas, Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Timberland, and more. Conquer the halls with the adidas Originals Pro Model, a mid-cut version of the classic shell toe and 3-Stripes® style. At $90, this shoe will help students set style standards as they kick off the new school year. Or pick up the latest Nike Windrunner Jackets, which retail at $100. Visit www.FootLocker.com or Foot Locker stores nationwide to explore the coolest back-to-school gear.
- adidas Original Pro Model – $90
- Nike Windrunner Jacket – $100
Textbooks can be expensive, but we’ve found a free service that could help you save big this year!
Students who need textbooks have a lot of options: they can buy or rent new and used textbooks, buy or rent e-textbooks, buy alternative editions (international, teacher’s and past editions) and even purchase standalone access codes. DirectTextbook.com is a free service that helps students save up to 90% on textbooks by comparing prices, coupons and availability for all these options from more than 30 reputable online stores all on a single page.
DirectTextbook.com also features a cash back program, price alerts, scholarships and a free guide to graduating college debt-free. Since 2002, more than 20 million users have trusted DirectTextbook.com to save millions on textbooks.
Available for free at www.directtextbook.com, for iPhone/iOS at www.directtextbook.com/app.php, and for Android at www.directtextbook.com/androidapp.php.
For more information, visit www.directtextbook.com.
If you’re looking for a way to help build your child’s creative skills, we have the go to product to get their imaginations in gear!
Imagination for every generation.
LEGO® Classic helps you to develop your child’s creative skills. Imaginative building play is easy with these bright, colorful and versatile LEGO® bricks. Each set includes classic LEGO bricks, a mix of special pieces and ideas, to help you get started, so your child will have everything she needs to be inspired. Houses, vehicles and animals are all possible with LEGO Classic, as your child discovers his creative building skills. And because LEGO Classic spans so many different age groups, there’s fun for all the family and imagination for every generation.
LEGO Classic sets include basic bricks and specialty elements and range in price from $16.99 to $59.99, three of which come in reusable plastic storage bins.
For more information, visit www.lego.com/classic.
Genuine Thermos® Brand
Genuine Thermos® Brand makes back-to-school gear for students of all ages. From lunch kits to water bottles and food jars, Thermos brand products have been the go-to lunch resource for generations. For kids, FUNtainer® Bottles and Food Jars are vacuum insulated to help keep drinks cold, and food hot or cold, for hours. FUNtainer products are made with a durable stainless steel interior and exterior to withstand daily wear and tear, as well as BPA-free materials. You can find these great products, plus many more at mass retailers including Target, Amazon and Toys R Us nationwide.
Priced at $14.99 and up.
Available for purchase at Amazon, Target and Toys R Us.
For more information, visit www.thermos.com.
Parents are busy during the school year and keeping babies and toddlers clean on the go is tough, but we have a solution!
JOHNSON’S® knows today’s busy parents can’t always give their baby a traditional bath. The new JOHNSON’S® HEAD-TO-TOE® baby cleansing cloths provide gentle cleansing of a JOHNSON’S® bath without the tub and water, whether at home or on the go. Parents often find themselves needing an “in-between bath” for their babies, using wipes or washcloths to get their baby clean for an array of reasons, such as when you’re on-the-go, have an extra messy meal time, or encounter surprise messes in the house. In these moments, parents can use the new HEAD-TO-TOE® baby cleansing cloths which are soft, thick cloths that are two* times bigger and designed to keep baby clean without the need for water. There’s no need to rinse, leaves no residue, and won’t dry out baby’s skin.
*2x larger than JOHNSON’S® baby hand & face wipes.
Priced at $3.99.
These cloths are available for purchase at mass retailers, including Target and Walmart, in your local market.
For more information, visit www.johnsonsbaby.com.