Back to school: The best places to shop for school supplies

Prep early for back-to-school…

Getting ready to buy school supplies? Look no further. If you are starting to prep your child for the start of school and are stocking up on school supplies and stationery essentials, we’ve shortlisted our favourite places to get everything from lunch boxes and water bottles to school bags and more. We round up everything your child needs to get ready for the coming new academic year.

Flying Tiger


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Flying Tiger is the best place to find fun and adventurous stationery at a reasonable price. They have loads of pretty little things like mini highlighters, creative notebooks and folders that you will absolutely fall for. If you love cute designs and miniature objects, Flying Tiger should be the top of your places to shop for stationery.

Various locations in Riyadh, including Riyadh Gallery & Nakheel Mall, and Al Nouzhah in Jeddah. @flyingtigerksa


Jarir is the go-to bookstore if you want a wide variety of practical school supplies at reasonable prices and banging deals. They’ve got every type of stationery stocked there, be it writing supplies or desk supplies meant for your kid’s study room. You can even get label makers to create cool labels for your kids’ textbooks. For a wider range of options, we’d suggest visiting their larger branches to get everything you need for the new school year.

Various locations. @jarirbookstore

Ala Kaifak

For super affordable stationery, Ala Kaifak is the place you need to go. They have various items that are essential for school and extremely reasonably priced. They may not have the best choice in terms of style and creativity, but they do have the basic essential items that you need. They also have products like document holders and binders if you’re looking to keep your kid’s schoolwork organised.

Various locations in Riyadh, including Imam Abdullah Ibn Saud Ibn Abdulaziz Rd, Ghirnatah, Riyadh 13242, Sat to Thurs 8am to midnight & Fri noon to midnight.

Virgin Megastore


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At this retail chain, you’ll be able to find a balanced mix of practical school essentials and cute stationery. There are fancy novelty pens and colourful sticky notes, plus other practical items like organisers, planners, and schoolbags, ensuring your child has all the supplies they need to start the new school year – perfect for your child to shop at if they are looking for stationery and lifestyle items with style.

Various locations in Riyadh & Jeddah. @virginmegaksa



If all fails and you are lastminute.com, you can always pop into your nearest RedTag because they have just launched a special Back-to-School collection, with the theme “Let’s Play”. It is a wonderland for kids who love Barbie, Batman, Spider-Man, CoComelon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Barbie. They sell all sorts of school-related supplies that your kids will definitely fawn over. From apparel, character trolley backpacks, crossbody bags and glitter backpacks, including in neutral graphics and prints of the acclaimed show Friends to backpack bundles with matching lunch boxes, pouches, lunch bags, and water bottles, the kiddos will no doubt have a field day just picking and choosing. Starting the school year with such pretty stationery will definitely put them in a happy mood.

Various locations. @redtag_ksa

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