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.


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Chocolate Fix

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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.

Chocolate Swirl Cookie and Chocolate Bar Mini Stationery Set, coolpencilcase.com, $4.45


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Spooky Style

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

Spooky Mummy Gel Pens, coolpencilcase.com, $2.85


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Monster Mash

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

Binder Pouch, zipitstore.com, $9.99


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Powerful Protector

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

Built NY Neoprene Sleeve, bedbathbeyond.com, $24.99


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Adventurous Storage

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

Adventure Time Mimobot Thumb Drives, thinkgeek.com, $20


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Fresh Start

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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

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

Hot Pink Cupcake Tape Dispenser, Staples stores, $8.99


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Dear Diary

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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

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

Scribe, quirky.com, $32.99


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Study Aid

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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.

Facts for English, factsforenglish.com, $5.95


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Carry It All

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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

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

Concrete Block Magnet Set, fredflare.com, $14 for set of 6


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Light the Way

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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.

Bookman Bike Light, citygrounds.com, $30


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Magic Ink

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

Pilot B2P (gel roller), available at pilotpen.us and office supply stores, $2.49


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Stick with It

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

Elmer's No-Wrinkle Dual Tip Glue Pen, elmers.com for retailers, $2.79


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Get Organized

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

Arc notebook, Staples stores and staples.com, from $14.99


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Bright Idea

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

Erizo Pencil Holder, momastore.org, $18


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Accent Mark

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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

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

Utility Task Clips, knockknockstuff.com, $9 for set of 14


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Straight and Narrow

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

Straight Edge Laser Beam Scissors, thinkgeek.com, $10


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Science Experiment

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

Scope It Out, The Land of Nod, $15.95


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Turn Up the Music

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

iHome | Disney Perry the Platypus Noise-Isolating Earphones with Pouch, ekids.com, $14.99


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Cross It Off

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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.

Stuff to Do Pocket Notes, knockknockstuff.com, $6