Do you know how much the average parent spends on back to school shopping? Let’s just say, a lot. We love supporting smaller indie brands, and finding the cool¬†school supplies¬†out there that helps make this time of year a little more fun —¬†but we also love a great bargain. Which is why we are beyond happy¬†to be working with our sponsor Ebates, which is now helping us all¬†do both.

When you sign in with your Ebates account, you get cash back from tons of online retailers you may be shopping anyway, like¬†Old Navy, American Eagle, Dell, HP, and JC Penney.¬†But what we didn’t know is that Etsy has joined on too.

Seriously. Etsy.

So you can get the glue stick and paper clips and binders and laptops at one of the bigger stores, then find something a little special for back to school at an Etsy shop that supports a smaller company, all while getting double cash back on those purchases from Ebates.

So, just for you (and okay, also for our own kids), I’ve¬†looked around for more than 20¬†of the coolest back to school supplies on Etsy to get you shopping. And saving.

Happy money-earning!

Personalized handmade toddler backpacks + lunch packs in cool vintage fabrics | Back to school shopping at Etsy

Personalized preschool backpacks and lunch totes in vintage fabrics ($45, 27 Little Packs)


Wookiee Notebook | Back to school shopping on Etsy

Wookiee notebook ($9.99, Plugged In Family)



Cool school supplies on Etsy: Now with cash back!

Hedgehog pencil holder ($18, Lenny Mud) | Kawaii Page Flags ($2, Juneberry Cottage) | Personalized rocket lunch tote ($25, Tin Tree Gifts)| Kawaii personalized name rubber stamp ($18.95, Paper Glitter) | Rainbow watercolor handmade pencil case ($16, 162 Pens) | Organic preschool nap mat with attached blanket and pillow ($158, Organic Designs Co) | Iron-on patches ($5, Mokuyobi Threads)

Scratch-off lunch box notes | Back to school shopping at Etsy

Scratch-off Lunchbox Notes ($15/20, Inklings Paperie)

Handmade Totoro pencil case | Back to school shopping on Etsy

Totoro crocheted pencil case ($14, Crochet from Katie)

Reusable cloth napkin sets | back to school shopping on Etsy

Reusable cloth napkin set ($7/5, Green Little Nest)


Cool personalized back to school supplies on Etsy


Custom name pencils ($10+/set, Design Gem) | Personalized retro comic lunch box  ($35, Summerlin Design Co) | Personalized superhero water bottle ($18.95, Bug and Bot) | Personalized rainbow lunch tote ($25, Tin Tree Gifts) | Personalized superhero name labels ($6.75/20, Purpleberry Ink) | Personalized Ninja lunch box ($28.95, Bug and Bot) | Personalized Pencil Case ($38, Montclair Made)



Handmade Star Wars school supply pouch | Back to school shopping on Etsy

Handmade Star Wars school supply pouch ($10, Trendy Luv)


Platypus canvas backpack |Back to school shopping on Etsy

Platypus canvas backpack ($20, Catbird Creatures)
Because all back to school shopping roundups should end with a platypus.


Thanks so much to our sponsor Ebates who is making back to school shopping so much easier for parents with cashback from retailers besides Etsy, including American Eagle, Old Navy, Dell Computer,, JC Penney, New Balance, The Body Shop and more.