All the Best Backpacks, Lunch Boxes, and Water Bottles for Back to School

It’s sort of a point of contention that I didn’t cry at our wedding. We laugh now, but I’m definitely not historically the most sensitive one in our relationship. That said, I cried at Target this weekend. No I didn’t weep hysterically, but big crocodile tears welled up when I rounded the corner from dry goods to school supplies and spotted a sign that read ‘College Essentials’. Today it’s Kindergarten, tomorrow it’s college. At least that’s what my brain translated to my vulnerable mother heart in that moment.

To be honest, I’m super excited for Parker to start Kindergarten. She’s ready for this next adventure and, most days, so am I. We’ve done what we can to prepare her and now it’s time. Speaking of preparations…

See below for our favorite backpacks, lunch boxes and water bottles for back to school. To be honest, she didn’t need a new backpack, but it’s kind of a rite of passage, right? Here’s hoping her new rainbow unicorn backpack is the added boost of confidence she needs on the first day!

Happy back to school, mama friends!

Lunch Boxes: one || two || three || four || five || six || seven || eight

Backpacks: one || two || three || four || five || six || seven || eight

Water Bottles: one || two || three || four || five || six || seven || eight

(Photography Editorial via Zara)

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  1. Katie H


    I’m not really a crier either, but that doesn’t mean my heart doesn’t fall into the pit of my stomach at these moments. Love all the bento boxes… makes lunch more fun!

    • Jen Pinkston


      Yes! We just crier harder when it really counts! Ha!

  2. Those backpacks are so cute!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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