6 Twists on Back-to-School Basics
School Spirit Day Planner
Help your student stay on track with this colorful weekly planner. Choose the hues for the striped cover, then personalize it with name, year, and an inside-cover photo.
To buy: $26, minted.com.
Featured August 2014
Great for teachers and students alike, this innovative little stapler solves a common classroom quandary. Its removable magnetic base allows you to staple items of any size, and you can even staple straight down the middle of a page to easily create a booklet.
To buy: $8, amazon.com.
FriXion Clicker Erasable Pen
Do you believe in magic? The next generation of erasable pens is here, and they really erase! The FriXion pens come in a variety of colorful gel options, and the ink can be wiped away with a few rubs of the special friction topper.
To buy: $5 for three, staples.com.
The Original Pack in Steely Teal
Every purchase from this brand contributes to the education of a child in Zambia, Africa. Each backpack comes with a unique Hope Patch sewn inside the bag with a handwritten message from one of the children the contribution helps.
To buy: $65, bepacks.org.
Pack the entire rainbow into your pencil case with these tiny highlighters. Shorter than three inches long and with a triangular shape for better gripping, these adorable supplies will bring a smile to any student’s face. Bonus: For every product you buy, the company donates another to a classroom in need.
To buy: $5 for pack of ten, target.com.