It’s hard to believe, but back-to-school time is nearly here — which means it’s also time for back-to-school shopping. And while the list of things you need to pick up for your kid is undoubtedly a mile long, a backpack should be at the top. Not just any backpack, either. You need one that is functional and sturdy, of course, but also one that is affordable and that your little star student will be stoked to tote around school.
With roughly one billion backpack options out there (we exaggerate, but it feels like that many, right?), it can be overwhelming trying to find one that doesn’t cost a small fortune. Here’s where we come in. If you’re looking for a great, mom-approved backpack that will help your kid stand out from the crowd and costs less than fifty bucks, we’ve got you covered. We sifted through countless backpacks to bring you a shortlist full of choices that put the fun in functional.
Here are a few stellar picks to help kick off your BTS shopping.
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