This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Dick’s Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own.
School officially started today! Back to school is always an exciting time for me, not sure how my son feels about it though. Ha. My son started 3rd grade today and it amazes me how big he’s gotten. He has quite the personality and tells you exactly how he feels about things. His wardrobe for example, has drastically changed. Gone are the days that I can dress him up in matching outfits. Now he prefers athletic apparel – basketball shorts, performance t-shirts, and name brand sneakers. Oh and we can’t forget the long socks! It is no surprise that his favorite store is DICK’s Sporting Goods® which is exactly where I can find everything he needs for back to school – clothing, sneakers, backpacks, sports gear, and so much more.
Tips when Back to School Shopping with Boys:
1. Have them make a list of what they need. Before heading out on your shopping adventure with your little man, let them create a list of what they need and/or want. It’ll help them focus once they get into the store. My son is at an age where he knows what he wants. He was able to tell me exactly what he wanted to get. It made the entire experience so much easier!
2. Let them pick what they like. I’m all for individuality. Let them pick a few items they like and just throw some items you think may look good on them. My son tends to value my opinion (because let’s face I’m always right – ha!) so I like to throw in some essentials that he may not think he needs but I know he needs. For example, basic t-shirts and solid color socks.
3. Let them try it on. I’ve learned to take the time to have my kids try on the clothes they picked. There have been so many times the items were too big or too small. It can sometimes be a challenge to get my son to go shopping with me so this avoids any unnecessary trips back to the store.
The trip to DICK’s Sporting Goods® was easier than I expected. My son knew exactly what he wanted – some Nike high top sneakers with a Nike outfit. The best part? We found everything he wanted quickly and easily! He was torn between the Under Armour gear as well but ended up with Nike. The huge selection of athletic apparel made it an ideal place to look for back to school shopping.
What is your back to school shopping tip?
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