Buzzzz-o-Meter for Back-to-School: Affordable Gear and Gadgets for the Student in Your Life

The end of summer can be a drag, but these back-to-school gadgets and supplies will help you look forward to fall! Whether you have kids that are headed into grade school or making their journey to college, Us Weekly has you covered. Watch the Bargain Buzzzz-o-Meter: Back-to-School video above to see the hottest celeb-adored items of the moment that also happen to be budget friendly!

Plan Ahead
Never forget your homework assignments again! Lilly Pulitzer’s agendas are not only adorable, but they’re durable too! The 17-month planners come in an array of colorful patterns and assorted sizes, and start at just $22.

Staying Connected
Schools are going fully digital, which means students need smartphones! With Straight Talk’s $55 Ultimate Unlimited Plan, set your kids up for success. Pair it with one of the latest phones like the Samsung Galaxy S9 — it’s a great gift for any student!

Back to School Buzzzz-o-meter
Us Weekly’s Back to School Buzzzz-o-meter.

Study Buddy
Up all night studying? Keep your desk well-lit with Kohl’s LED desk lamp, which has a a bonus feature ­– it comes with a USB port for charging your phone!

Game-Day Ready
Reese Witherspoon knows how to do game day right. Her company Draper James makes a line of game-day accessories that you’ll want to rock, no matter who your team is! From an insulated cooler tote to spirit mittens, everyone will be chanting, “Go Y’All!”

Back to School Buzzzz-o-meter
Us Weekly’s Back to School Buzzzz-o-meter.

Desk Envy
Be the envy of all your friends with ModCloth’s desk accessories. Starting at $9, you can find everything from a unicorn tape dispenser to a procrastinator pen set!

Stylish Student
From faux leather to durable canvas, Old Navy’s backpack line will have you start school in style. Plus, don’t be that kid with a soggy lunch! Old Navy’s lunch totes are insulated and will keep your lunch cool all day long.

After-School Snack
Every kid (and some parents!) needs that 3 p.m. pick-me-up. Dash’s popcorn maker will whip up fresh, homemade popcorn in just minutes – from Kohl’s for $29.99.

Sound System
For $99.99, you can bring your latest playlist whenever you go!  Bose’s portable Bluetooth speaker from Evine clips on to your backpack or cooler. Plus, you can even bring it in the shower with you ­– it’s waterproof!

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