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Your child will think of you every time he takes a drink if you decorate his water bottle with a favorite family photo of him with Mom and Dad. The reusable bottles can contain any beverage — hot or cold. ($21.99; Shutterfly.com). (Credit: Shutterfly.com)

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10 fun things to buy for back to school

Kids are the ones heading back to school, but Mom and Dad can often use a lesson as well -- on what's currently cool for the classroom. Sneakers, furry things and backpacks are some of the things that make going back to school, well, fun.

From plush, stuffed animal Pet Pods that keep ear buds from being misplaced to cinch sacks with thicker shoulder straps to shoe laces that let kids rearrange the patterns and colors on their sneakers, here are some items families might want to add to their back-to-school shopping lists.

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