Back-to-school: Budget-friendly products under $50

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Have you got a long list to tick off before school starts? Stay under budget with our list of the best school products you need under $50.
Have you got a long list to tick off before school starts? Stay under budget with our list of the best school products you need under $50.

As much as we've loved the school holidays, they're sadly (or happily) coming to an end with kids due to go back from as early as next week.

If this is announcement comes as a reality hit, then don't worry, we have you covered.

Whether you need to stock up on new school pens, lunch boxes or even a new pair of school shoes, there are some great prices around that will get you everything under budget.

If you're not sure where to start, we've listed some of the best school products you need that are all under $50.

Lunch Box Set - $25

Perfect for the older kids at school, this lunch box set from Lock & Lock will give you peace of mind when packing a variety of foods for your child.

With a patented four-hinge locking system, the Classic Specialities lunchbox is 100% liquid and air tight, allowing for a wide range of delicious food and drink options that will stay secure and fresh.

For just $25, the lunch box set is a bargain including an insulated lunch bag with added chopsticks as well as two 510mL containers. The set arrives in a versatile silver-grey colour making a versatile lunchbox to any student.

A silver mesh lunchbox stands upright on a white background with two black rectangle containers with sandwiches and tomatoes in each respectively with the clear lids on the side, and silver chopsticks laying on a flat black platform on the right.
Lock & Lock's lunch box set includes two 100% air-tight and liquid-proof containers in an insulated bag to keep food fresh for longer. Source:


Texta Kids Craft Showbag - $19.95

Your child will be completely set when it comes to pens, pencils and crayons and more with Texta Kids' craft showbag set.

In this kit your child will receive a four-pack of bullet highlighters, a magnetic whiteboard pack, three metallic markers, three Burst fineline pens, 12 colouring markers and 12 Zoom crayons. Your child will love getting creative and involved in school with such an exciting collection.

Six packs of colourful textas, pens, pencils and crayons in clear packaging on a white background.
Your child will love getting involved in school activities with this huge pens, pencil, crayons and marker set for under $20. Source:

Grosby School Shoes - $49.95

Whether you're shopping for your son or daughter, these unisex school shoes are a versatile and affordable option. For just under $50, shop Grosby's black Youth Hamburg leather school shoes with a comfortable cushioned collar, built-in arch support and Fresh-Tec antimicrobial lining to keep your child feeling fresh.

With quick dispatch and affordable payment plans, shopping for school shoes has been made easier.

A side angle of black leather unisex lace up school shoes on a white background.
Save big when you choose Grosby's black leather unisex school shoes for under $50. Source:

Name labels - $44.95

At 75% off, get 200 name labels with nine different types when you use the code: SCHOOL at Bright Star Kids in their $30 School Kit.

Design your label from scratch as you choose from their huge range of patterns and colours catering to boys, girls to unisex patterns to animals and more. You can even choose your font and wait just two to six business days to have your order printed.

The stickers are entirely dishwasher, dryer and washing machine safe as well as being 100% waterproof, making a durable option for your child of any age.

Discover their massive Back to School range featuring bag tags, water bottles, pencil cases and more!

A range of school products in blue and purple including a water bottle, calculator, scissors, school shoes, sticky tape, pen and a note pad with name stickers on them against a white background.
Save 75% when you use the code: SCHOOL at Bright Star Kids and receive 200 name labels for all of your child's belongings. Source: Bright Star Kids

Pencil cases - from $16.98

Is it time for a new pencil case? Make it fun with Amazon's wide range of materials and designs like the viral silicone sensory bubble case or the Star Wars Mandalorian design.

Made of high quality silicone with a smooth rubber surface, the silicone bubble pencil case is a durable option for every day use. Arriving in a bright colours, this multi-sensory pencil case is sure to make school more fun!

Star Wars fans will love the Mandalorian pencil case for $19.99 made from a soft neoprene fabric. The large size will easily fit all the essential stationery, along with a double zipper to keep everything organised.

Top left is a yellow, pink and mauve silicone pencil case with pushable buttons. Bottom right is a rectangular pencil case with a Mandalorian design on it, against a white background.
Kids will love organising their school stationery in new pencil cases with fun designs. Source: Amazon

School backpacks - from $44.99

Save $20 when you buy this cool backpack set from Strandbags. Now $44.99, the backpack includes a geneous-sized lunchbox as well as a pencil case and free drink bottle so your child will be totally set for school.

With three secure zip sections, there is ample space to carry books and clothes with along with a laptop and tablet compartment and side drink bottle pockets.

The durable synthetic fabric and adjustable straps will ensure comfort and support, making this backpack one not to miss.

A dark blue and light blue backpack with a wave design stands on a white background on the right with the added smaller lunchbox and pencil case in the same fabric stand on the left.
With a free drink bottle and an added lunch box and pencil case, this generous backpack offers plenty of space and support to ease back into the school year. Source: Strandbags

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