Happy Buys: Back-to-school essentials

From high-style backpacks to cutting-edge tech, jump to the head of the class with the best gear of the season.

It’s that time of year again. Before you know it, the last carefree days of summer yield to morning announcement bells and homework. But don’t stress. The best way to take the sting out of the back-to-school transition is a good offense. Prepare yourself early with the very best gear for the school season, and get a fresh start on your first day back.

We’ve got the coolest backpacks for fall, classic supplies, creative cases for your laptop accessories, and next-level communication tech. We even threw in some vitamins and protein-fueled snacks to keep your body and mind going all day. With a little help from the Amazon Pay merchants below, it might just be your best school year yet.

And here’s an easy A: Use Amazon Pay at checkout for a fast, hassle-free purchasing experience. Because our convenient payment service uses the same billing and address information that’s already stored in your existing Amazon account, you never have to waste time filling out forms or creating new accounts.

Back to school

Boxer | ShortyLove

From veteran Marc Jacobs handbag designer Sloane Gibney Grossberg, ShortyLove’s Boxer is a backpack and shoulder bag in one. Chic enough for weekend trips and durable enough for any academic course load, the Boxer was designed for all-day comfort. Made from water-resistant nylon twill with a soft drape, it comes in all kinds of stylish colorways, from contrasting solids to blue camo. But what really sets it apart are the fine details, like luxe metal hardware, waxed-cotton cord pulls on the zippers, and signature circular-stitch construction for added strength at pressure points.

Essential Back-to-School Supplies Kit | Crayola

For the little ones, nothing but the classics will do. Crayola offers a core essentials supplies kit packed with everything they’ll need for productive and creative learning. With coloring and highlighting sets for art class, homework assignments, and school projects, the back-to-school combo package features 10 Broad Line Markers, 12 Colored Pencils, 6 Take Note Erasable Highlighters, and 24 Crayons.

Keto Cereal | Schoolyard Snacks

Schoolyard Snacks reinvented your favorite cereal by replacing the carbs and sugar with high-quality protein and monk-fruit sweetener. Each all-natural keto-friendly bag is a complete meal or snack in your pocket. With 1g net carbs, 0g sugar, and 16g of protein, it’s the perfect guilt-free power boost to get you through a long school day. And with tasty flavors like peanut butter, cocoa, and cinnamon bun, snacking healthy never feels like a chore.

Back to college

BookBook CaddySack | Twelve South

The CaddySack is part of Twelve South’s popular BookBook collection, a series of unique cases for your iPhone, MacBook, iPad, and other prized electronic devices that come wrapped in a novel disguise. Each case is made to look like a premium leather hardcover book, so no one will ever suspect the luxury hardware hiding inside. The CaddySack is tailor-made to carry and organize your MacBook power cords and adapters, providing plenty of protection with a strong, crush-resistant spine. It also comes with Velcro bands to hold your items in place, a small mesh pocket for your AirPods, and a leather pen loop.

The Daily Formula by Niima | Niima

With this one-a-day vegetarian nutrition capsule from Niima, you’ll have all the essential vitamins and minerals you need to perform at your best. The Daily Formula was designed for skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, cyclists, and creators, but it works just as well for students, too. The proprietary formula includes a long list of ingredients like maca root, spirulina, bee pollen, and Siberian ginseng intended to elevate your mood, support immune function, and boost energy, focus, and response time.

Ambassador | Waverly Labs

The perfect gift for any student studying abroad next semester, the Ambassador is an innovative, real-time language translator that unlocks the power of free-flowing conversation between cultures. Engineered for professionals and travelers, the over-the-ear interpreter connects wirelessly to your phone to provide high-quality translation accuracy through machine learning. You can listen, speak, and converse in 20 languages and 42 dialects, including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Russian, Hindi, Turkish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Korean.

Ready to head back to class? When you shop at any of the online merchants above, checking out with Amazon Pay is a no-brainer. It’s fast, easy, and convenient. If you have an Amazon account, you already have Amazon Pay. So get clicking.