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Back to School Must-Haves: Top 5 Items to Help You Get Ready for School

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School may be a few more weeks away, but it is never too early to shop for school supplies and essentials. In fact, research shows that back to school shopping has already started among many U.S. adults. Moreover, stores and shops, following market trends during the previous years, have also launched their sales promotions in order to attract more customers into buying their school supplies from them.

School supplies and backpacks are among the top 3 items most parents and consumers buy during the back-to-school season. Their preferences are influenced by one or several factors - current trends as dictated by mass media and social media groups, school lists, and school supply packs being some of such influences. It is also observed that when parents choose school supplies for their kids, they choose value, that is, quality over cost, above anything else.

With the above mentioned considerations, let QualityImprint help you take a quick look at what's trending now that school is just around the corner.

1. Logoed Notebook and Pen Sets
The typical school kid or university student goes to school armed with a notebook and a pen at the very least; hence the popularity of notebook and pen sets. Notebook and pen sets, such as this Junior notebook and pen set offered by QualityImprint, usually come in matching colors or color accents, making it a simple yet attractive back to school essential. The best thing about this Junior set is that the pen features a paper barrel while the notebook's cover is in natural color – making it an eco-friendly way to launch your first day in school. The spiral bound notebook also includes an elastic closure to keep it shut however way you handle it when not in use and an elastic pen loop so you won't easily lose its matching pen. Because it's junior-sized, this set is so convenient to carry around. You can find the Junior notebook and pen set under Notebooks in the Offfice Supplies & Awards category.
Pens2. Promotional Pens
Maybe you can get away without a notebook, but you can never start the back to school season right without pens! Of course, school tasks such as filling out forms, taking down notes, answering an exam or quiz, or giving out your phone number to new friends will be a whole lot easier with a no-slip grip ergonomic pen such as QualityImprint’s the Savannah plastic pen. The Savannah pen is sure to take away your dread of writing a lot of stuff, because it is so easy to hold and write with and your hands won't get tired easily! Plus, you never have to worry about losing caps or the pen itself, because this pen features a plunger action mechanism and a plastic clip to keep it close. Most of all, its black ink medium point guarantees clear and legible handwriting each and every time. Check out this amazing pen and other similar products from QualityImprint – just go to Pens under the Pens & Writing category.
Backpacks3. Quality Backpacks
The latest fashion trends may lean more towards chic totes and cool messenger bags, but backpacks still remain the most preferred back to school essential, like QualityImprint’s the Breckenridge classic backpack. Nothing beats the functionality and comfort classic backpacks provide. The Breckenridge backpack, for one, has a roomy main compartment with zippered closure that is perfect for holding books and notebooks. It also has a front zippered pocket with gusset and protective flap to keep accessories and other stuff safe and secure. Don't worry about straining your child's shoulders - the Breckenridge has padded shoulder straps and top carry handle to keep them comfortable. Find this classic item under Backpacks in the Bags & Backpacks category.
Water Bottles4. Promotional Water Bottles
With most of their time spent in school or attending university classes, school kids and students need to bring with them a bottle of drinking water to keep them hydrated while away from the comfort of their homes. The best way to do this is to invest in reusable water bottles such as this Aluminum Bike Bottle. This water bottle is designed for mobility and convenience with its screw-on, spill-resistant lid, split ring, and optional carabiner that you can easily attach to bags. Because it's BPA free, you never have to worry about your young ones getting sick. Check out this amazing item at the QualityImprint web site, under the Drinkware category – simply choose Water Bottles.
Duffel Bags5. Printed Duffel Bags
Being a school athlete or a varsity player has its perks, and the best way to live up to being popular is to bring your gear packed in cool but durable and spacious bags such as the Perfect Score duffel bag. Whether it's just for P.E. classes or for your regular trip to the school or university gym to train or play, this bag is the perfect choice. Duffel bags are roomy enough to let you bring an extra change of clothes, shoes, and sports gear in addition to your usual school stuff. The Perfect Score duffel even has a front zippered pocket with an organization panel for pens and accessories, and a side mesh pocket for water bottles. Of course it is comfortable to carry even with all the stuff in it thanks to its carrying handles and adjustable, removable shoulder straps. You can go to the Bags & Backpacks category of the QualityImprint web site and select Duffel Bags to take a closer look at this awesome bag. 
QualityImprint is and will continue to be your partner when planning for anything – even for the simplest things such as getting ready for going back to school. That’s quality service right at your fingertips.



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