SOURCE: Lifestyle Expert Cindy Piccoli

August 08, 2012 09:30 ET

Back-to-School 'Must-Haves' for Students of All Ages

Tips From Lifestyle Expert Cindy Piccoli

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2012) - For millions of students, it's suddenly back-to-school time once again. What will be the "must-haves" for the new year? Seasoned lifestyle expert, Cindy Piccoli, has some great recommendations.

"This year, there are so many exciting, new items to choose from," says Piccoli. "Here's my list of the top 2012 back-to-school choices."

  • The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T Tablet with 32 gigabytes; Wi-Fi; cameras; and 10 hours of battery life; and the ful Powerbag with a built-in rechargeable battery.
  • New Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive Note, with a full adhesive back, holds longer and stronger, yet removes cleanly.
  • Pilot Pen's new FriXion, erasable pen that writes smooth and erases clean; the G2-America's Go-2, the #1 gel ink pen; and B2P, made from up to 89% recycled plastic bottles.
  • The HTC One X smartphone with an S4 Snapdragon processor by Qualcomm, with 4G/LTE connectivity.
  • Cellairis by Justin Bieber collection of limited edition iPhone cases, screen protectors and iPad cases, plus cases for select HTC, Samsung and Blackberry models.
  • The new Barbie Apparel Collection for pre-schoolers, with mix-and-match possibilities. Priced from only $5.00 to $14.99 at Walmart.
  • Crocs will keep your kids comfortable with their hybrid construction, which reduces weight and increases flexibility, priced at $50 or less.  
  • Royal Desire -- Christina Aguilera's newest elegant fragrance, for campus wear. Its rich floral and warm sensual notes "blossom" with notes of lily, honeysuckles and rose. Available at Kohl's.
  • New Minute Steamers lets you make quick, easy & delicious meals on school nights. They come in seven varieties, in convenient, microwaveable bags.
  • Classic Disney animated titles, now in Blu-ray "Combo Packs." They include The Aristocats, The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under 25th Anniversary Edition; Pocahontas I & II; and The Tigger Movie.

For more tips, follow Cindy Piccoli on Twitter @mwmusthaves.

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