Best Back to School Buys

August 22, 2016

It’s Back to School season! I shared some of my favorite must-haves on Fox & Friends Weekend. Here are my picks:

Arizona Jeans

From $42;

Jeans are a must-have for the back to school season and JCPenney has some affordable and fashionable options for everyone in the family including kids, juniors, and men. The key is to stock up on comfortable jeans in great washes. JCPenney is expanding its 20-year partnership with the Y to help customers give back this year. For each pair of Arizona jeans sold from now until September 2nd, JCPenney will donate $1 to support the Y’s academic achievement programs up to $250,000.

Lands’ End

Prices vary;

Lands’ End Kids is a great one-stop-shop for back to school fashions. You can find everything from backpacks to apparel, shoes, and more at the store. Plus, you can even personalize apparel and bags with monogramming or embroidery for as little as $6.

PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag


This freezable lunch bag is a must-have for kids and college students. It folds up to the size of a thick paperback book and replaces the need for messy ice packs. Just freeze the entire bag over night for 12 hours to activate the built-in freezable gel. In the morning, the walls of the bag will be totally frozen and ready to chill your food like a fridge. You can fit a sandwich, snack, and drink.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks

$2.99; FillTheLunchBox.Com

Back to school season is synonymous with school lunch. This is a smart and tasty addition to any lunchbox. The snacks are made with real fruit and contain Vitamin C. For the Back to School season, Welch’s has partnered with Feeding America to provide 1 million meals to children in need. From now through October, buy any Welch’s Fruit Snacks, snap a photo of the packaging, send your photo to FillTheLunchBox.Com and Welch’s Fruit Snacks will donate $1 to Feeding America.

Me O’ My Sticky Stackers Sticky Notes & Pen Set


Kids love encouragement —especially in their lunch box! This pen set and cute stack of sticky notes from Robin McGraw Revelation helps parents write loving and encouraging notes to their kids. Best of all? You can slip the notes inside a lunch box or lunch bag. Robin McGraw used to write her kids special notes every day and when she became a grandmother, she was inspired to create a great product that would help parents, grandparents, and caretakers do the same.

KRUPS Savoy EC314 Coffee Maker


College students need caffeine and this coffee maker delivers. This product features a 12-cup glass carafe, but there’s a small batch function if you want to brew just a cup or two. There’s a regular or bold function so you can brew customized coffee. There’s also a temp and time function to keep coffee warm for up to 4 hours. The automatic clean function and a built-in water filter makes this coffee maker super easy to use.

T-FAL OptiGrill +


This amazing new gadget is ideal for college students who don’t have access to an oven or grill. It gives you the ability to do fool-proof indoor grilling. It has a sensor that cooks your meals perfectly and a light that lets you know when your food goes from rare to medium to well done.


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