Star-Loved Back-to-School Gear

Jessica Alba, Ali Landry, Niki Taylor and more celebrity parents share their must-have list


They might pretend to be embarrassed, but kids will treasure a surprise handwritten note from Mom or Dad in their lunch bag. "A sweet touch to let your little one know that you are thinking about them," says TV personality Ali Landry, who likes Chronicle Books notecards. "I love that they include stickers to decorate lunch baggies."
Buy It Now! Mini Lunch Notes by Peagreen, $9.95,