Somehow it’s time for the first days of school again – we can’t believe it either. Here to help outfit your backpack, desk, dressing room and dorm room with all the essentials is Amazon as always. Right now, the e-retailer is having a huge back-to-school sale with mega discounts on essentials like pens and paper, smartwatches, earphones, dorm furniture and more.
Check out some of our favorite picks from the sale in the roundup below, then shop before the first-day alarm goes off.
If your finances allow, consider picking up a bundle of these essential teaching tools for your kids’ classroom – more than 50% off is a deal, especially with what classroom budgets are these days.
Sharpies are incredibly useful, but not the cheapest pen in the drawer – at 32% off, but a 12-pack is only $1.11 each.
An essential for storing handouts, homework, syllabi, and whatever other papers academic life throws at you, the 200 should keep you stocked for a while for only about $7.
Waterpiks are great for oral hygiene and are far less irritating/painful to use than floss. Grab this great tank for less than $60 while it’s on sale.
If you’ve been thinking about a smartwatch, now is the time. This Galaxy 4 tracks vitals like body fat, sleep and your heart – plus the calories burned and endurance gained during the workouts it monitors.
Marshall’s highly rated bluetooth speaker is currently $50 off on Amazon right now, and the great design means it’s one you can also display proudly on your nightstand or bookshelf.
If you’re looking for a little extra storage for a cramped dorm room, this $25 bookcase doubles as a nightstand or end table and has three tiers for textbooks, plants, and more.
Notebook paper is essential for classwork, essays, and exams, and now you can pick up 500 lined sheets for $19.99, a cool $3.50 (or barista coffee) off.
We love a discount of almost $1,000, and right now you can get pretty close with $900 or 36% off LG’s 5-star TV. The 65-inch screen means your dorm room or apartment will also be the designated area for football games, just so you’re warned.
Drown out the chatter of your chatty library tablemates, roommate’s blaring movie, and all the other BS of everyday life with $70 off Bose’s top-rated earphones.
For a high-performance toothbrush that can travel with you, this Genius X is currently more than $60 off and does a great job of cleaning those pearly whites. Each color (black, white and purple) is on sale for slightly different quantities, so you can also choose the shade you prefer.
If you don’t have space for a coffee machine, a French press is a good option. With an easy-to-use two-step process, getting that caffeine fix is super easy (and cheaper than the coffee shop).
This duo of bookshelves looks great together – or separately if you and a roommate want to share the purchase.
Sure, this bar cabinet looks great as a place for your first apartment liquor collection, but it’s also perfect for storage in the entryway or as compact storage in the kitchen or dining room.
This princess edition of Garmin’s fitness watch for kids features task management and encourages kids to be physically active by making it a game (it also totals steps, sleep and activity throughout the day). In addition, it beeps with reminders to do homework, practice instruments and brush teeth.