Don’t Miss: Top 15 Back-To-School Bestsellers + Free Designs

Don’t Miss: Top 15 Back-To-School Bestsellers + Free Designs

As summer begins to wind down and the back-to-school season approaches, it’s time to start preparing for the new school year.

With the right supplies, children are more eager to do their best – having personalized school supplies can improve their grades, creativity, and overall attitude towards learning, making it that much more exciting.

Although finding high-quality back-to-school supplies may seem like a monumental task, we’re here to help – we’ve launched a Back-to-School sale, offering you some of our best-selling back-to-school products for less.

In this article, we’ll give you a small preview of what you’ll find on discount from August 1 until September 15, 2022. In addition, we have 10+ free back-to-school designs that cater to the youngest and brightest, so you can hit the ground running.

Whether you’re looking for new products to sell, thoughtful back-to-school gifts, or just a little something for yourself, we’ve got a wide selection of back-to-school products you can customize to your heart’s content.

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When Does Back-To-School Shopping Begin?

The back-to-school season is one of the biggest and longest spending events in the United States. Although the time frame varies from state to state, it usually begins in late July, continues in August, and ends in September.

In 2021, back-to-school shopping was projected to reach record-breaking levels – parents were expected to spend a lot more than they did the year before.

With that in mind, we’ve prepared a list of top 15 back-to-school bestsellers, making sure you don’t miss out on this sales opportunity and have enough time to set yourself up for success.

How Big Is Back-To-School Spending?

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In short? Huge. In 2021, the total expected back-to-school spending was forecast to reach $37.1 billion, while back-to-college spending expectations are a staggering $71 billion.

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In addition, it’s also useful to note that the top categories among parents of schoolchildren were electronics, clothing, and shoes.

The parents of college students, however, prioritized electronics, dorm furnishings, and clothing.

This year, faced with rising costs due to inflation, 64% of back-to-school shoppers have said that they’re going to plan their shopping around retailer sales events, which is something you should keep in mind when preparing for the back-to-school season.

If you’d like to launch your own back-to-school campaign, our recent article offers a variety of insightful methods and effective strategies that you can use to attract customers and increase your sales.

Top 15 Bestsellers for the Back-To-School Season, 2022

Whether you’re searching for new products to add to your back-to-school collection or some thoughtful gifts for your little ones, here are our top 15 products that you can customize to your liking with just a few clicks.

This Kids Heavy Cotton™ Tee comes with a classic fit that runs true to size – designed to be a comfortable daily choice that’s perfect for any activity.

With 20 colors to choose from, customization choices are endless and give you plenty of room to get creative.

What’s more, with print providers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, and Australia, you are able to ensure fast shipping times and go international if you like.

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As unavoidable as Mondays, hoodies are a must-have for any store – they’re versatile, practical, and comfortable.

In addition, they make the perfect canvas for your art, photos, or texts. Whatever ideas you have in mind, our intuitive Mockup Generator is designed to bring them to life with ease.

Whatever the activity, event, or party, hoodies are the perfect companion for every adventure.

Seasons change, but custom t-shirts are here to stay. Whatever the weather, t-shirts have proven themselves as a clothing staple that feels at home in every wardrobe.

As all-time bestsellers, these t-shirts are great for all kinds of designs. With a wide variety of sizes and colors to choose from, they can be easily customized to suit any customer’s needs.

Whether worn alone or layered, t-shirts are a must-have for any wardrobe.

Whether it’s a crisp morning or a rainy afternoon, heavy blend hooded sweatshirts are the perfect choice for chilly days.

With 16 colors to choose from, you can create sweatshirts that fit your customers’ personal style and showcase your creativity.

Although your customers are sure to have a wide variety of hoodies already, there’s no reason they can’t have more than one – especially if they feature an original, eye-catching, and inspirational design.

As practical as they are popular, backpacks are the best way to carry things comfortably. With these all-over-print backpacks, you can add an artistic touch to your customers’ everyday gear. 

What’s more, our classic backpacks are lightweight, waterproof, and tear resistant, making them perfect for school, college, or travel.

Whether school is in session or not, custom backpacks, with the right design and message, can improve your sales and do wonders for your brand.

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Whether it’s for a sports class, field trip, or hiking, outdoor drawstring bags are a stylish go-to choice for any activity.

These drawstring bags – made from a strong and durable fabric – can be conveniently opened and closed, allowing your customers to store things quickly and take them out easily.

With our powerful Mockup Generator, you can add any design and create one-of-a-kind bags that can be carried with pride, confidence, and style.

For many, lunchtime is one of the highlights of the day – the break from classes, homework, and projects offers a welcome respite.

With a lunch bag at hand, eating healthy is much easier. Visits to vending machines become a thing of the past.

All of our lunch bags have a water-resistant shell and come with a magnetic closure – perfect for classroom, field trips, and study sessions.

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Whether at home, school, or work, accessory pouches are an easy way to organize any and all small items.

Our accessory pouches are made from specially spun polyester threads, so it doesn’t wrinkle.

These custom pouches – the perfect combination of fashionable and practical  – have a zipper closure with a gold color puller, so your customers can safely store their earphones, charging cables, or whatever else they like.

Taking notes, writing poetry, or making to-do lists – the spiral notebook is a must for both high school and college students. If you’re searching for profitable products for your back-to-school campaign, it’s a must for you, too.

With custom notebooks, studying, writing, and organizing become much more enjoyable.

Whatever design – colorful, formal, or exotic – you choose, these notebooks are sure to pique your customers’ interest and help them ace the new school year in style.

Stylish, practical, and flawlessly fitting, these slim phone cases are the perfect accessory for a wide variety of smartphones.

How many smartphones have you seen without a case lately? Adding a few of these to your store might be just what your back-to-school collection is missing.

Slim phone cases are a subtle yet effective way to protect smartphones – they’re made with a material that’s lightweight, impact resistant, and durable.

With Printify, anyone can create their own phone cases without any effort. Try our free Mockup Generator, add your design, and we’ll print, package, and ship directly to you or your customer.

Make Your Own Custom Phone Cases Today!

A bento box that’s unlike any other. These lunch boxes are made from the polylactic acid of plant starches – an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic.

Although they are available in only one size – 7.4” x 5.1” x 2.3” – they are large enough to fit a full lunch and perfect for any adventure. What’s more, these boxes come with bioplastic utensils and a rubber band.

With colorful designs, patterns, or shapes, you’re sure to pique the interest of parents and children alike.

Whether it’s coffee in the morning or homemade orange juice for lunch break, these 22oz bottles with copper insulation are the perfect choice for students. They’re designed to keep the drinks hot – or cold – for longer.

With a spill-proof design, powder-coat finish, and vacuum insulation, all this bottle needs to become a bestseller is your design.

When designing these bottles, you’re free to choose between seven colors, so you can make your product stand out even more.

Stickers, despite their modest size, can have a big impact. Whether you’d like to show off your brand, stock up on some memorable giveaways, or promote an event, stickers are a great way to spread your message to the world.

Our best-selling kiss-cut stickers provide you with complete creative freedom. Add your art, text, photo, or whatever else you like.

When your designs are ready, our print provider cuts stickers in a way that the back is left intact – easily peel it off the page and place it where it counts.

Whether your customers are tech-savvy or not, a wireless charging pad is an accessory everyone enjoys – it’s simple, practical, and portable.

Our wireless charging pads are made with durable, double-wall plastic and come with an 11.8” USB to Micro USB cable for charging. They’re compatible with various iPhone and Android smartphones.

As a new-ish trend, wireless charging pads can easily become your next bestseller. With the right design, you can create beautiful, practical, and a little bit futuristic accessories that are perfect for students of all ages.

When it comes to the back-to-school season, tote bags shouldn’t be overlooked. Although simple, they’re an essential part of our everyday life.

These all-over-print tote bags are made from polyester –  they’re long-lasting, retain their shape, and dry quickly, making them the perfect choice for all your customers’ grab-and-go needs.

As affordable as they are practical, tote bags have always sold well – they’re one of our bestsellers for a reason. Simply add an eye-catching design, and they could become your bestseller, too.

Save Time and Increase Your Sales With Free Designs

If you’d like to start creating your own back-to-school collection, try our free designs. All of them are originally created by our team, so you don’t need to worry about copyright risks.

You can use these designs as is or customize to fit the needs of your target audience – it’s up to you. Although simple, all of them are print-ready, making them ideal for t-shirts, hoodies, backpacks, or anything else you like.

If you want to learn how to make your own designs from scratch, hire a freelancer, or explore websites with ready-made designs, our recent article on creating your first design will guide you through everything from start to finish.

With Printify, Anyone Can Get an A+ in Sales

Whatever you’d like to sell, we have something to suit everyone’s needs. With our catalog of more than 750 high-quality products, finding your next bestseller has never been easier.

When it comes to personalization, our intuitive Mockup Generator remains undisputed – anyone can easily design and create one-of-a-kind products that outclass the competition.

After your customer makes a purchase, our carefully-selected print providers will swiftly print, package, and ship directly to their doorstep.

Did we miss anything with our list? Perhaps you’d like to see us launch some other back-to-school products? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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  1. Ashley
    August 7

    Last time I used the free designs Etsy removed them from my store claiming copyright infringement…. I can’t risk using anymore or they will shut down my store.

    1. Elina Stafecka
      August 12

      So sorry to hear that, Ashley. Our designer updated the designs, so shouldn’t be problems anymore. 🙂 Best Wishes, Elina

  2. Bahutbek
    August 2

    hello i am very glad that i started working with you i like your service and how everything works i hope for long-term cooperation

    1. Elina Stafecka
      August 3

      Thank you for your kind words, Bahutbek.


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