A Back to School Shopping Guide For Mom and Her Minis

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As you plan to send your little one, middle-schooler or college kid off to school, grab these must-haves first.

ESSENCE.COM Sep, 01, 2017

1 of 10 Vionic Shoes

Fall is around the corner, and staples that seamlessly transition from the blazing days of summer all the way through November are essential. Grab these booties—complete with a hidden comfort technology—so you can walk through the Fall in comfort for days on end.

2 of 10 Amazon

Deborah Underwood is the author of several picture books, including the New York Times bestseller The Quiet Book, but this amusing read-aloud prepares your little one for the joys and challenges of school.

3 of 10 Macy's

Take your bed to new levels of comfort with this 4-pc sheet set that’s available in a rainbow of mellow hues.

4 of 10 Name Bubbles

These waterproof, weatherproof and laundry safe labels are perfect for identifying any item your teen or tween brings to school. And, even if they they’re too cool for a decorative label, opt for the standard name labels with simplistic symbols and designs.

5 of 10 Dell

Get the speed kids need to be successful with this Intel Core i5 processor that lets you connect Bluetooth-enabled devices wirelessly. Best of all, you can transfer digital files from 3 types of memory cards (SD, SDHC and SDXC).

6 of 10 Old Navy

In these trying times it’s important to empower our children to be rockstars, and let them know that they are loved. Give this sweater as a reminder that she matters.

7 of 10 Sephora

If warm browns, burnt oranges, and rich siennas are her jam, then this set of 12 neutrals is for her. We’ve seen a lot of palettes over the years, but this one is perfect for dark skin tones. Use it for neutral looks during the day, smokey eyes on Friday nights, and for lazy Sundays with the family.

8 of 10 Office Depot

This sleek number cruncher is slimmer than its predecessors, and easily slides into a pocket or bag.

9 of 10 Office Depot

This colorful high-capacity USB flash drive lets keep your files protected wherever you go.

10 of 10 Office Depot

Customize your schedule with these colorful notebooks. Use the page markers to help identify important paperwork quick and simple.