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Better CT: Back To School Essentials

Believe it or not, it’s just about time to trade in the pool for school! But what are some of the latest and greatest essentials to help kick off the year on the right foot? Limor Suss has some A+ essentials!


Some items that are always on kids’ back to school checklists are new markers, colored pencils, crayons & watercolors! Crayola has new exciting products that you’re going to love! (And be slightly jealous they didn’t have these when we were kids!)

Check out the new Crayola Clicks Retractable Markers. They’ll soon become every parent’s favorite! They are washable markers that are made with special ink that resists drying out and have an easy-click design.

For coloring and drawing, Crayola has Erasable Colored Pencils in 24 colors! Plus, their Washable Watercolors allow kids to get creative and have fun with paint. And of course, their 24-count Crayons are a back to school staple!


Name labels are a must for back to school! From backpacks to water bottles to masks, it's the only way to keep your kids' stuff out of lost and found!

Minted, the design marketplace of independent artists, has so many great custom label options in a variety of colorful designs.They can be personalized with a name, classroom and phone numbers!

All of the labels are dishwasher, microwave, and laundry safe and are available in four different sizes. Best of all, each purchase supports a local artist who designed it!

Purse Pets

“I wish they had this when I was going back to school” check out Purse Pets! They are interactive pets meets trendy fashion accessory! It's more than a purse and more than a pet….

Purse Pets respond to touch and interact with you. You can pet and hold her forehead to make her blink and blow a kiss! She plays games and music. You can even ask her a yes or no question and she’ll respond!

Purse pets have 25 cute and sassy sounds and reactions like purring. How cute are they?


Of course you’ll need to store your kiddos lunches! And if they’re tired of warm and soggy foods at lunchtime, PackIt lunch bags are perfect for them!

Their freezeable coolers have ice packs built in so all you have to do⁠ is freeze it overnight and pack when you are ready. Best of all, food stays fresh and cool for lunch time! PackIt’s come in different sizes, shapes, and cooler-types.

What are your back to school essentials? Share them below with us in the comments or on Instagram @limorloves.

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. Crayola, Minted, Spin Master (Purse Pets), and PackIt are sponsors of Limor Media, which owns


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