Ginger Snap Crafts: 5 Backpack Must Haves {High School Edition}

5 Backpack Must Haves {High School Edition}

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Hello! We only have 3 weeks until school starts! Eek! Summer flew by didn’t it? Well, my kiddos have been busy making their school list, deciding what school clothes they need & starting to get everything organized for back to school. My oldest daughter is going to be a sophomore in high school! (Gulp!) How did that happen? We were talking the other day, and comparing notes on high school life. ha! Boy! High school has changed since I was in school. Back when I was in school we had books & pencils, no cell phones or internet, & we rarely used computers. Now most of their homework & assignments are done online. This makes having a laptop a must have for going back to school! We also did some brainstorming, & we came up with 5 Backpack Must Haves for the high school student. Let’s get started! :)

5 Backpack Must Haves #backtoschool #highschool

back to high school

HP has long been a favorite of ours. Their computers are affordable & their value can’t be beat! They make laptops & computers that are the perfect fit for families, college students, high school students, teachers, dorm rooms & more. They are fantastic! This HP Pavilion Notebook is perfect for my daughter’s backpack.

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It’s lightweight & fits right inside the laptop sleeve in her backpack. Annnnd that color! Don’t you just love it!? It’s also a pretty powerful little machine.

HP Computer

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Product overview

-Power through your day: Up to 7 hours of battery life keeps you powered all day with charge to spare for your well earned free time.
-Feel-good style: With a thin, lightweight frame and bold, playful design, this notebook perfectly complements your style.
-A truly powerful audio experience: Dual HP speakers, HP Audio Boost, and tuning by B&O PLAY, delivers a rich, authentic audio experience.
-Operating System: Windows 10 Home
-Amazing Graphics: Enjoy movies, games & more with Intel® Graphics
-Full size keyboard: Work comfortably with a full sized keyboard
-Hard Drive: 1 TB 5400 RPM Serial ATA hard drive

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I know this will be a great computer for high school & beyond! So our first must have for her backpack is an affordable, dependable & super functional laptop.

back to school

The second must have is a planner. This is just a simple one I found at Walmart. I added some cute vinyl to fancy it up. I think it’s important to teach kids to write things down, how to make a to do list & how important it is to get things done on time & be where they need to be when they need to be there. A planner is great for helping your kiddo learn some organization skills!

planner for high school students

backpack planner ideas

The third must have is folders. While kids today don’t have tons of papers to keep track of, they do have some. My daughter is in concert band, jazz band & show choir. She needs folders to keep all of her music organized. She also needs a folder for her schedule & other important papers. These are the plain plastic folders you can find in the back to school section. I love the plastic ones, since they’ll last all year. Again, I just added some vinyl lettering to make them cute. ;)

personalized folders for back to school

The fourth must have is probably not a surprise! This must have is my daughter’s cell phone. We definitely did NOT have these when I was in school. How did we survive??!! ha! ;) Make sure you get a backpack that has some kind of cell phone pocket.

what's in my backpack

The last must have in my daughter’s backpack is paper & something to write with! Some things don’t change! Sometimes you have to write things down! ;)

paper and pens

An easy way to personalize a binder is to slide in some cute scrapbook paper! Too cute! :)

back to school with HP

What’s in your high schooler’s backpack? Did I leave anything out? Let me know! :)

back to high school

These HP computers are ALL NEW & easily found at your local Walmart. Look for them there. :)

HP computers at Walmart #BTSwithHP

Be sure to check out all the fabulous HP computers right {HERE}. When do your kiddos go back to school? Are you ready? Let me know in the comments below. :)

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. I LOVE the gold color of that HP! So unique.

    I wish we had laptops when I was in high school and college. So helpful.


  2. I LOVE the gold color of that HP! So unique.

    I wish we had laptops when I was in high school and college. So helpful.


  3. Good tips. I love the personalized binder and the great laptop!


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