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Shop Local :: School Supply Guide

It's back to school time here in the mid-south! And to kick off the 2019/2020 school year, we're excited to bring you a giant giveaway -- valued at $275! All items listed below have been generously donated from locally owned (and mom owned!) places here in Memphis and we encourage all of you to #supportlocal throughout the school year.

Be sure to click on the images to connect to the Instagram account of each business! 

MMB cookies for school

The Autumn Pumpkin

These four mini cut out sugar cookies are sure to be a hit! Intended to be a fun treat for your child's new classroom teacher, these cookies are sure to sweeten up the beginning of the school year. Or maybe save them for your own celebration after the 1st day of school! Be sure to check out The Autumn Pumpkin's IG feed for more back-to-school cookie options.

MMB school backpack


If you haven't been to RSVP Baby, you're missing out on a gem of a store. Offering everything from toys to clothes, there's something for every child. We're excited to be featuring this green and white, full sized backpack. Boasting adjustable straps for a growing child, this backpack is easy to carry and wash! It's perfect for hauling binders, books and more! 

MMB art project school supplies

The Art Project

Located in the heart of Overton Square, The Art Project is an open art studio where kids are able to create tiny masterpieces. But what about when inspiration hits at home? Not to worry! This art set is perfect for tiny fingers! Brushes, crayons, and tempura paint are some staples of everyone's home studio. And don't forget the travel size sketch pad! 

MMB snack bags school supplies

Delta Blu Memphis

Who doesn't love going green? Toss out those plastic baggies and bring in these amazing hand-made, reusable snack bags. Lined with a special fabric inside, they're perfect for sandwiches, goldfish, pretzels and more. Dirty? Just toss into the washing machine and voila! Good as new! Check out Delta Blu Memphis's IG account for more handmade items including various headbands and jewelry.

MMB oh grate

Oh Grate

Started by two moms trying to simplify their lives, Oh Grate delivers homemade, frozen meals to your door! They make it easy for you -- just leave a cooler out on the day of your delivery. Then, pop your food into the oven when you're ready to eat (instructions are clearly labeled on each item). This giveaway contains a $25 gift certificate, enabling the winner to choose from amazing options such as Beef Enchiladas, Shepherd's Pie, Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins, or their famous Buns of Cinnamon.

MMB pencils

Perry Pencil Co.

Owned and operated by a local midtown mom, the Perry Pencil Co. offers unique, hand-stamped pencils. Offering fun colors, inspirational sayings, or even school pride, these pencils are sure to be a crowd pleaser. They are also able to be completely customized, so each child can actually find their name on a pencil, no matter the spelling! Pencils come in sets of 5.

MMB knowledge tree school supplies

The Knowledge Tree

Every teacher knows hows amazing The Knowledge Tree is, but now you can too! The Knowledge Tree is your one-stop shop for all things school -- and they've generously donated an entire basic school kit for your student! Containing must-haves like composition books, pens, hand sanitizer, tissues, sharpie markers, highlighter markers, lined paper, a pencil sharpener, a binder and more, this school box is everything you need for the incoming school year. 

MMB lice hair set

Pigtails & Crewcuts [East Memphis]

Know what's one of the worst things about the school year? Lice. But have no fear! Because of the generosity of Pigtails & Crewcuts, you can be assured that lice will not be itching your family. This set of hair products includes a daily shampoo and conditioner, leaving hair clean and protected. Also included is a specially scented detangling spray -- perfect for those long locks of hair! Be sure to check out Pigtails and Crewcuts back-to-school hair cut specials happening now. They're the perfect salon for all kids -- including those with sensory issues or that have any extra-special needs.

MMB king of kindergarten


Written by award winning author Derrick Barnes, "The King of Kindergarten" is a heartwarming story about a little boy who heads off to Kindergarten for the first time. This book is a must read for any incoming Kindergartener this year. Since Novel. hosted Mr. Barnes for a book signing, the winner will receive a special autographed copy! Novel. also has a variety of other works by Derrick Barnes on display, including books for both beginning and advanced readers. 

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