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10 Out of the Box Back-to-School Basics

10 Out of the Box Back-to-School Basics :: Mint.com/blog

Have you started back-to-school shopping yet?

If the never-ending stacks of lined notebook paper and rows of #2 yellow pencils have you seeing in red corrective pen, here are 10 out of the box basics to bust you out of your back-to-school shopping rut.

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1. Reusable Juice Box – $11.95

2. Todd Oldham for Target Colored Pencils - $7.99

3. Wooden Hippo Stapler - $25 (Who wants to assemble PTA handouts? ME!)

4. Multi-purpose Cable Clips - $12 for a pack of 6 (I’ll take 147 of them, please)

5. Brain Food for Kids - $10.99

6. Highlighter Tape - $8

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack - $39.99 (FYI – found in the Men’s department

8. Collapsible Eco-Lunchbox – $11

9. College Cooking Cookbook – $2.50

10. Elephant Backpack - $69.99 (total budget-buster, but SO CUTE!)

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