I love the Zoo line from Skip Hop and got one of these lunchies as a gift (we actually have the monkey, but this giraffe is one of the newest animals to be added to the collection). Way better than a brown bag, it's insulated and adorable to boot. $14 at SkipHop.com
I can't even believe my kid is old enough to keep a journal, but his Pre-K3 teacher wants him to have a blank notepad, so we can see how far he progresses throughout the school year. I'm so excited about what this will have in it. $3, MelissaAndDoug.com
How sweet are these mini varsity jackets for toddlers? They're from the Harajuku Mini line, designed by Gwen Stefani, so they're affordable too. I'm partial to the girls' majorette jacket — brings me back to my high school days. And the skull and crossbones on the boys' jacket gives it a dose of pirate. Prices available in Target stores.
I'm digging the old school feel of this lion backpack, $32 LandOfNod.com
Okay, I know this one is a no-brainer, but there is something about opening up a brand-new box of Crayola Crayons that just makes everything feel fresh and new and full of promises. Major nostalgia. $2.30, OfficeMax.com
My kid will actually wear a uniform to preschool (private school!) so he'll only be able to wear his police car shoes on the weekends, but he's totally obsessed with them. And can you blame him? $32, Amazon.com