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Summer is upon us, and before you know it, your students will be heading back to class. Make sure they are tracking with this year's hottest back-to-school products. (And save money doing it!)

The summer is flying by, and pretty soon it will be time for students to head back to school. Whether your student is eager for the year ahead, or dreading the return, get them ready to take it on like a champ with these hot back-to-school products.

From the latest tech to trendy accessories, check out this list of back-to-school essentials.

1. Herschel Supply Settlement Backpack

Herschel Supply Settlement BackPack - Black

Your student can be the perfect blend of cool and school-ready with the Herschel Supply Settlement Backpack. With a 15″ laptop sleeve, internal media pocket to safely store their phone, a handy front pocket for their essentials and roomy main storage for books and notes, this backpack lets them carry everything they need for their day. With Herschel’s signature striped interior and exposed zippers, this unisex backpack modernizes an iconic vintage style, complete with unique design features and quality construction.

2. Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony WH Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Your student can listen to their tunes in peace with these Sony headphones. With close-fitting ear pads and industry-leading noise cancelling technology, they can fully enjoy their playlist and block out the sounds of the outside world. Perfect for their commute to and from school – not so perfect for the classroom. Or the dinner table.

3. Fitbit Versa Lite Watch

Fitbit Versa Lite Watch

More and more young people are taking wellness seriously, and the Fitbit Versa Lite Watch is a great way for your student to take control of their health. With over 15 exercise modes, 24/7 heart rate and sleep stage monitoring, they can keep track of their heart rate and sleep patterns day and night. Meanwhile, all-day activity tracking gives them stats like steps taken, distance travelled, active minutes, and calories burned as they go through their day.

4. ASUS Vivobook S15

The ASUS VivoBook S15 offers a seamless balance of style and performance. Thanks to its slim NanoEdge bezel, the ASUS VivoBook S15 fits the panel of a 15.6″ full HD display into a typical 14-inch laptop frame, delivering an incredible 80% screen-to-body ratio. Light and compact, it’s easy to carry – and fits easily into the Herschel Settlement Supply Backpack! Powered by the latest Intel processors, your student can benefit from lightning-fast performance, letting them get through their work faster than ever. The 256GB solid state drive provides tons of storage space for their files, photos, music, videos and more – and when they’re ready for a break, the built-in Intel HD graphics card delivers fast and smooth performance for games and video playback.

5. S’well 16 oz. Traveler – White Marble

S'well traveler mug in white marble

Hydration has never been so stylish, thanks to S’well. This 16 oz. Traveler is designed using ThermaS’well technology, so drinks are kept hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours – ideal for transporting their morning coffee or tea, or staying hydrated throughout the day at school.Comfortable to carry with an ergonomic design, its leak-free top and vacuum seal prevents spills, drips, and even condensation – so their hands and bag stay dry.

With a BPA-free design, triple-walled, insulated construction and attractive silhouette, this stainless steel water bottle is as functional as it is fashionable.

Start your shopping with RBC Rewards

All of these hot back-to-school ideas are available in the RBC Rewards catalogue, which means you can spend a little less to kick-start the school year. And if there’s more on your student’s back-to-school list, RBC Rewards has over 70 brands of gift cards to choose from, so you’re sure to find what they need most.

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