The 2017-18 school year is right around the corner, and with it comes Missouri’s Sales Tax-Free Holiday. This year, the holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug, 4, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6.

#1 Tax-Free Holiday

The 2017-18 school year is right around the corner, and with it comes Missouri’s Sales Tax-Free Holiday. This year, the holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug, 4, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue.

This exemption of state sales tax applies to certain back-to-school purchases including clothing, computers and various school supplies. Visit dor.mo.gov for a full list of qualifying items and their limitations. Be advised that many Missouri counties and cities have opted out of participating in the tax-free holiday. There will still be no state sales tax in these jurisdictions, but local sales tax will still be collected.

In the Lake area, Camden and Morgan are among those opting out of the tax-free holiday. Camdenton, Osage Beach and Laurie are among those Lake area cities that have also opted out. For a full listing, again, go to dor.mo.gov.

#2 Lap Desk

Perfect for homework of all kinds! This lap desk has a media slot to hold your phone while the lower ledge keeps your computer and notebooks from sliding off while you work. 

#3 DIY Calculator

Bring artistic license to math homework with this Draw-It-Yourself calculator that arrives blank, with no numbers or functions. Using a template, students can create a tool that’s as unique as their doodles by drawing them on.

#4 Pizza Sticky Notes

How about these pizza notes dough? These sticky sheets actually get us excited to write our to-do list, and we're sure it'll be the same for your student!

#5 Life in Little Squares Notebook

While scrolling through Instagram is frowned upon in class, flipping through this Insta-feed planner is not! The personal journal is customized to to feature your tween's favorite Instagram photos, making everyday a #TBT. 

#6 ZipIt Monster Jumbo Pencil Case

Leave no pen behind with this jumbo, monster-faced pencil kit. Zip the monster's 9.8-inch mouth to safely secure all your child's school essentials. 

#7 Popsicle Mini Highlighter Marker Set

Don't let that thought melt away - highlight it with this cute set of mini popsicle-shaped markers with stay-fresh caps! Set of 3 markers comes in 3 different colors - neon yellow, neon pink + neon green.