The Best Desk Supplies
Back-to-school season inspired Real Simple to put grown-up office tools through their paces. These staples made the cut.
If You Want Classic...
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Titanium Scissors
Comfort-grip scissors with long-lasting, crisp-cutting titanium blades.
To buy: $11, target.com.
Featured September 2013
Swingline 747 Business Stapler in Rio Red
A sleek take on the standard stapler.
To buy: $14, amazon.com.
Scotch Pop-Up Tape Desk-Grip Dispenser
A tape dispenser that suctions to a surface and delivers precut strips.
To buy: $8, overstock.com.
If You Want Cool...
Japanese House Scissors
Sculptural ambidextrous scissors with a deliciously precise snip.
To buy: $53, garrettwade.com
Whale Stapler by Ellepi
A slim "smiling" stapler that punctuates paperwork with chic mini staples.
To buy: $52, amazon.com.
Yellow Tape Dispenser
A wobble-free tape dispenser in a hip color.
To buy: $12, poppin.com.
If You Want Clever...
Long Paper and Fabric Scissors
Scissors with blades nearly double the standard length (for clean cuts on wrapping paper).
To buy: $16, garrettwade.com.
Staples One-Touch Stapler
A light-touch stapler that takes the pressure off
To buy: $12, staples.com.