Aside from picking out the perfect first day of school outfit and ensuring you're stocked up on their favorite snacks, another major order of business is scooping up all the necessary school supplies. You'll need the basics, like notebooks, pens, and a backpack, but chances are, they don't want anything that's super ordinary. After all, certain products have the power of making them feel like they can take on anything the year might throw at them, be it the perfect locker accessories or a brand-new pencil case.
We just know they'll also appreciate those items that *probably* don't make the cut of their official high school shopping list - like a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated and hand sanitizer to ward off germs before diving into your lunch. So ahead of their first day, we've curated a list of our favorite items that are both stylish and functional to help cross the essentials off the list. Check it out ahead, and don't forget to peruse our kindergarten, elementary, and middle school guides, as well.