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The Most Colorful Minneapolis Back-to-School Shopping List

With July in the rearview and only a month until school starts, it’s almost time to trade in the swimsuits for school supplies. And this year, your kids should go back bolder than ever. Boost up their back-to-school style with cute accessories, bright backpacks, colorful gel pens, unicorn notepads, and so much more! So let’s ditch the boring binders and make this school year all about them. 

Add pops of color and delight to your kids’ back-to-school shopping list and pick up the freshest school supplies in all of Minnesota.

Build Your Own Backpack

Go back to school with a bright new, personalized backpack! At Fourpost in Mall of America, your kids can build their own backpack and decorate it with colorful pins and patches to match their personal style.

Go Back to School as a HERO

Your kids are unique, so why not get them a backpack that matches their unique personality? From pink and blue patterns to navy blue, HERO backpacks are bold and strong. Plus, when you buy a backpack, you’ll be giving a day of tuition to a girl in a low-income country. So be a hero and start the academic year off by giving back to others.

Plus, they can power up their backpacks with a matching pencil case. These cases have easy-to-clean nylon lining, which makes them the perfect carry-all for pencils and pens.

Make Your Back-to-School Experience Personal

Let the kiddos decorate their backpack, jean jackets, or even shoes with patches and pins. Their pin game will be on point with these cute pins from These Are Things.

Or patch it up with a star, pizza, alien, robot, or other fun shapes!

Then show off good vibes with these iron-on patches from Meri Meri:

Gear Up for Lunchtime

Remember lunchtime back when you were in school? It was one of the best parts of the school day because you got to hang out with friends and take a much needed break. And now you can make it even more fun for your kids with these cute lunch essentials! 

Pack It Up

Your kids can roar their way into the school year with a dino lunchbox from Bixbee. These insulated lunchboxes offer a fun way to tote their lunch or snacks and come in a variety of fun colors and patterns like sparkalicious purple and funtastical. 

Bamboo is Better

Say goodbye to plastic baggies and get ready for lunchtime with a cute, eco-friendly, bamboo fibre lunchbox from Ekobo. These square bento boxes are the perfect size for sandwiches and snacks. They contain two removable containers to separate snacks or sides, the top doubles as a plate, and they’re held firmly closed by a black silicone band. So stick one in an insulated Bixbee lunchbox and your littles will be all set to go!

Go Back to Bowl

Not feeling the lunchbox this year? Then go with a durable plastic lunch bowl from W&P’s Porter collection. These bowls feature a protective, non-slip exterior, rigid plastic lid, and snap-tight silicone strap—perfect for transporting your lunch throughout the school year.

Add Color to Your School Supplies

Going back to school is the perfect opportunity to splurge on cute pens, pencils, notepads, and more. And this year, your kids’ school supplies can be more fun and colorful than ever before. Whether they want to take notes on a unicorn notepad or whip out a llama ruler in math class, we’ve got you covered with whimsical, yet functional, school supplies.

Streamline Your Supplies

Streamline’s playful designs are the best way to start your kids’ school year! Pick up their color pencil packs, mermaid tail erasers, gel ink pens, or even a ruler decorated with a llama at Fourpost in Mall of America. 

You can pair their unicorn notepad set below with unicorn pencils for a whimsical note-taking experience. Or make your children’s school essentials stand out in purples, blues, and pinks with a stationery set that includes a stapler, pencil sharpener, tape dispenser, scissors, and more.

Accessorize Your Desk

Help your kids organize their week and accessorize their desks with a super cute weekly planner from Taylor Elliot Designs. Then throw in some brightly-colored motivational pencil and pen sets to encourage them to keep pursuing their dreams and goals throughout the school year.

Jazz Up Your Notebooks & Binders

Add a little love to your littles’ less-colorful school supplies with stickers and waashi tape. Stickers from Love My Tapes make everything more fun—whether you choose their flower stickers, gold stars, or the silly assortment below.

Then throw in some fun binder borders with patterns and multi-colored waashi tape from the mt masking tape shop.

Go Back to Cool

Freshen up their look for the school year with cool accessories and styles from cute necklaces to phone rings. 

Add a Little Magic to Your Hair

Transform your littles’ hairstyles with magical hair pins and clips from Meri Meri, including enamel unicorns, glitter rainbows, tropical fruit, and butterflies. Accessorize in style with their hair accessories and add a touch of color and fun to their look.

Skate Into the School Year in Style

Your littles will be the coolest kids on the block with these fun, handmade necklaces from Sadie’s Moon. From rainbows to elephants to roller skates, their necklaces will make any outfit pop.

Get Two-for-One With Cubcoats

Cubcoats are adorable hoodies that magically transform into even cuter, plushie friends for your little ones. With a snuggly friend and cozy hoodie at their side, your kids be ready to take on the school year. Cubcoats newest characters include Uki the Unicorn, Captain America, Hulk, Minnie Mouse, and more!

Never Drop Your Phone Again

Get a fun-shaped phone ring from DCI Gift, so that you’ll always have confidence holding your phone in one hand while managing your kids with the other. With one of their rings, you’ll never have to worry about dropping your phone and cracking your screen again. Plus, they work great as a stand to prop up your phone while watching YouTube as well.

When you spend $40 or more at Fourpost during our back-to-school season (August 9 - September 15), you’ll get a free mystery gift valued up to $20. So head on over to Fourpost in Mall of America today to conquer your back-to-school shopping list.