Send the kids back to school on a mission of kindness with this “Wonder” tote and pouch from Out of Print. Based on the smash middle-grade novel by R.J. Palacio, the 15”x17” tote features the main character, Auggie, a 10-year-old born with a facial deformity, on one side and the call, “Choose Kind,” on the other. The 9”x6” zip pouch sports Auggie on one side and his dog, Daisy, on the other. Get ahead of the “Wonder” wave — the movie adaptation will be released in theatres this November — and snap up these two, reinforcing an important message. $18 (tote), $12 (pouch).

Taking the kids swimming? Great! Coming home with a bunch of wet suits, towels and gear? Not so much. Enter Matador’s Droplet XL Dry Bag, a 100% waterproof, ultralight bag that’s large enough to hold 20 liters’ worth of gear, yet small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Amazingly, the 24”x14” bag rolls up to fit in a small teardrop-shaped silicone storage case that you can clip to your bag or stash in the car. And this is not just a summertime staple; this is an everyday purse or diaper bag tool thanks to kids’ ability to get wet, damp, and dirty year-round. $39.99.


What’s better than storage boxes? Cute, vibrant, foldable boxes from meori. The company’s range of foldable carrying boxes can be used throughout a household for organizing and storage in any room, to your car for trunk tidiness, to on-the-go outdoors (beach, camping, and even the grocery store). Made with tear-proof, dirt-resistant polyester and sturdy handles, even the small box holds up to 65 lbs. Available in a range of colors, patterns, and styles. $10 and up.


If you’ve got a bug-catcher on your hands, the GeoSafari Jr. Bug Vac ‘n’ View will be his or her new favorite toy. This all-in-one bug vac is packed with all the tools little explorers need to collect bugs in their natural habitat and view the insects up close. Features include an easy-carry handle, two critter collection chambers with air holes and magnifiers, and a bug booklet for more fun discoveries. $21.99.



There are lunch bags, and then there are lifestyle bags, like the new superhero-themed PerfectPrep Bags from PerfectShaker, crafted by Fitmark. Each bag comes with three themed 32-oz seal-tight meal containers, a themed vitamin and protein mix dispenser, two ice packs, and enough storage space to keep an entire days’ worth of food (and more) in one cool place allowing you to meet your health and fitness goals. Styles include Captain America or The Punisher. $99.99.