Back to school sales: the best buys to prep your kids for the new school year

This year's back to school sales look a little different with uncertainty over when children will be able to return. But the learning must go on, so we have pulled together the best offers on everything you need – even if it is just for homeschooling

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Back to School sales might not be like previous years, but there are still some amazing offers, both in store and on the web. We have decided to keep our back to school shopping strictly online though – so much more choice, and we don't have to brave the queues to get what we need.

So far, we aren't entirely sure what the new school year will look like. Will we be packing the kids off with a lunch bag, shiny new stationery and matching masks for their first day back? Or will it be a few more months of home schooling. Either way, we know a there are a few things that will definitely make both back to school and home schooling much easier. A comfy place to work from home is a must, so we have some deals on kid's desks, desk chairs and office tech. Then backpacks, lunch bags and more will be handy for when they do physically go back – or for keeping everything neat and tidy in their working area at home.

Read on to see our top deals from the back to school sales. And keep an eye on our deals hub for more offers on summer and autumn family home essentials.

Best back to school sales

The back to school sales are expected to be huge this year – even with the current state of affairs, our kids' learning can't suffer. These offers make everything from that first day back, to homework time much easier.

US back to school sales by store:

  • Amazon: school supplies, tech and even snacks
  • Apple: free AirPods with Mac and iPad purchases
  • Best Buy: find the perfect tech for the school year
  • Nike: save on sportswear and backpacks
  • Office Depot: offers on printers, furniture, stationery and more
  • Staples: backpacks, stationery and tech deals
  • Target: their on to college sales have everything for your studies and dorm

UK back to school sales:

  • Amazon: shop for everything from uniform to tech
  • Argos: uniform, stationery, tech and more
  • B&M: super affordable stationery and backpacks
  • Ryman: for all your stationery and office furniture needs
  • The Works: art and craft materials and plenty of stationery

Back to school sale essentials

Kit your kids out with these awesome back to school deals. We have found everything from affordable desks for their bedrooms, to great laptops for students of all ages. For the best of the best, check out these relevant buying guides for more top buys to keep the whole family productive and organized:

Best desks for kids

Best kids' desk chairs

Study desk and chair sets

Best printers

Best laptops for students

Back to school stationery deals

Best backpacks for school

Best lunch boxes

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