1. MS Office 2010
A must-have for every student. The 2010 Home and Student version includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Future Shop, $159.99
2. iPod mini system
Add some funk to your dorm room with the new Sony RDHSK8IP iPod Mini System.
The Source, $149.99
3. Girls' backpack
Go back-to-school in style with the Chocolate Butterfly bag.
Pottery Barn, $55
4. 2GB USB drive
USBs aren’t boring anymore.
Staples exclusive, $14.98
5. HP Mini 210
Prepare to be noticed when you tote this. Available in Preppy Pink and White Crystal
Best Buy, $399
6. Knock Knock collection
A hip and hilarious line of school essentials boldly designed in fresh colours. One/three subject notebooks, magnets, erasers, water bottle.
Indigo exclusive, $2.99-$9.99
Magnetic backs make these quirky calculators great for lockers. Various shapes and colours available.
Staples exclusive, $4.98
8. Apple iPad
iPad with Wi-Fi 32GB
Late night studying can lead to late night hunger. The Magic Chef 3 CU. Ft. Refrigerator is the ideal size for a dorm room.
Home Depot, $97.99
10. Lunch bag
Balanced Day lunch kit has two food compartments. Scholar’s Choice, $16.95
The 700 watt Magic Chef Microwave offers 10 power levels to heat up mom’s goodies.
Home Depot, $37.99
12. You name it, baby
A practical, personalized duffel bag. Ships across Canada.
younameitbaby.com $31.99 plus $6 for personalization.