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Stylish Back-to-School Supplies

Send your kids off to their first day armed with fun and functional gear that'll inspire them to hit the books.

By Kris Anne Bonifacio and Jill Feigelman

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Chocolate Fix

This cool chocolate-themed stationery set includes a mechanical pencil, a ballpoint pen, and a colorful eraser—a must-have for your teen to copy down homework assignments.

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Spooky Style

These mummy-topped gel pens are sure to add something spooky to the school day.

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Monster Mash

Attach this expressive monster to your teen's binder and all of the essential supplies will always be in reach.

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Powerful Protector

Students are no longer hauling around textbooks, but tablets instead. This durable sleeve cover is a perfect digital accessory for your teen.

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Adventurous Storage

It's adventure time with this colorful flash drive, great for storing projects and other school essentials.

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Fresh Start

The grips on these BIC erasers will keep fingers smudge-free while correcting mistakes.

BIC Erasers, available at office supply stores, $1.39 for 2-pack and $2.99 for 4-pack

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Piece of Cake

Staples' cute tape dispenser is a sweet addition to any desktop.

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Dear Diary

This journal comes with several sheets of scratch art paper—purr-fect for your tween's notes and doodles.

Hello Kitty Neon Scratch Journal, Claire's stores, $14

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Lap of Luxury

Teens can finish late-night homework in comfort on this portable desk that holds a notebook or a laptop.

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Study Aid

With this booklet's grammar guides and quick spelling tips, your kid will excel in English class and never again confuse their, there and they're.

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Carry It All

The ultimate companion to any study session—a catchall for pens, highlighters, Post-it notes and flags.

Post-it Pop-Up Combo Dispenser by Karim, available at office supply stores, $17.99

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Building Blocks

Show off your kid's good grades on the fridge door with these sturdy magnets.

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Light the Way

If your teens must ride bikes after dark, make sure they have these portable clip-on lights attached to the front and back of their rides.

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Magic Ink

Pilot's Bottle 2 Pen gets two green thumbs up for being the world's first pen made from recycled bottles.

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Stick with It

Say goodbye to sticky fingers and messes—Elmer's glue pen is a clean solution for your kid's science projects.

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Get Organized

Staples' Arc notebooks provide as much customizability as regular binders, and the leather cover is definitely a step up from the average canvas variety.

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Bright Idea

Keep your kid's desk organized with this cute neon green pencil holder from the Museum of Modern Art Design Store.

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Accent Mark

Simplify note-taking and studying for your teen with this 3-in-1 pen from Post-it, which includes a flag dispenser and a highlighter.

Post-it 3-in-1 Flag+ Pen and Highlighter, available at office supply stores, $5.99 for 2-pack and $7.99 for 3-pack

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Clip Art

These nifty binder clips will motivate your teen to keep school papers organized and deadlines in check.

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Straight and Narrow

Both you and your kids will love these scissors that have an attached laser guide to keep cuts straight.

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Science Experiment

Feed your kid's curiosity with this handy gadget that doubles as a powerful telescope and microscope.

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Turn Up the Music

Noise-isolating earphones are perfect for bus rides home from school.

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Cross It Off

Help your busy teen stay on top of things with a handy pocket-sized notebook that's filled with blank checklists.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.

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