Back To School
Well it’s back to school shopping time. I’ve put together a few resources for parents, grandparents and caregivers of school age children for this time of year. Where to Buy Inexpensive School Supplies in Delaware County, PA is a helpful link to buying school supplies without spending an arm an a leg. Best Backpacks on a Budget is the same basic concept, but about budgeting for those all important backpacks.
Putting aside budgeting, it is very important to get the correct backpack for that teenage boy in your life. He will be carrying quite a lot of weight and doing so on a regular basis, so it is important that you get the backpack that not only fits him correctly, but also is “cool”. That’s where the tough part comes in. Finding that balance between frugality, comfort and style.
Backpacks for Boys
Shopping for backpacks for the younger boys is a little easier. First of all, before the teen years hit, in general, children are pretty easy to please. Second of all, thankfully the younger set is not saddled with a lot of weight in his backpack. So when shopping for backpacks for boys, it comes down to durability and the style he wants. For the younger set, the backpacks for boys, it can actually be fun picking out their backpacks and there are so many choices in places to get them and styles. A good example of this would be the Toy Story backpack on sale at JC Penny’s for $14.99. This is usually selling at $29.99. You can go to their store finder and go in person to a store near you, or you can easily order on line and have it delivered right to your door. At the younger ages, I would not invest a lot of money in a boys backpack, because their style and needs will be changing quickly. It’s different when they get older and you spend a couple extra dollars for a backpack that will not only last a couple years, but is also neutral enough to stay in style for him.
Backpacks for Teenage Boys
Put yourself in your teenage son’s shoes when shopping for his backpack. While great for the back, and maybe even exciting for the younger boy, a backpack on wheels may be a great idea. As a teenager though, believe me, he’s not going to want to “wheel” his bag into the high school, no matter how heavy that bag gets. So when you get to the backpack part of back to school shopping for your teenage son, the best thing to do is to put yourself in his position. Ask yourself if you were him, would you like that particular backpack, or would you be mortified?
A Few Great Picks For School Backpacks for Teenage Boys
All the stores below, with the exception of Zappos’s, can be accessed by finding a local store, as they have stores all over, or by shopping Olen.
1 ) Zappos -While there are definitely more girl styles here than teen boys, there is a wide variety of backpacks and there are some great ones for the teenage boy in your life. Some are on the more expensive side, but they are sturdy and neutral enough top last all four years of high school, so the couple extra dollars is worth it.
2) Hot Topic-For the teenage boy with a flair for the unique, Hot Topic has both awesome and crazy styles.
3) Kohl’s is having a great backpack sale. For example, right now they have the High Sierra Rupert Backpack on sale for $72.00. This backpack’s original price is $120.00.
4) Yahoo Shopping -Here you can compare prices before even stepping foot out of your door. I used Nike as an example, as that brand seems timeless.