Give your laptop a break because pens are in this back-to-school season.

By Tamara Kraus
Updated August 09, 2018
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Nothing sets the scene for back to school quite like a fresh set of pens for long homework sessions. And with so many fashionable pens these days, they're more like accessories than just essential school supplies. We've rounded up the best pens that you won't be able to resist using—so much so, that you'll probably want to put your laptop down.

Muji

1
Muji Gel-Ink Ballpoint Pens

Step up your school supplies game with these leak-proof gel pens, which comes in a set of 12. The pigment is specially designed to prevent bleeding through paper, so you’ll never ruin another assignment again.

To buy: $12; muji.us/store

Amazon

2
ban.do Women’s Paradiso Greetings Pen Set

You can still get a vacation even at your desk with these whimsical pens that evoke serious vacation vibes. Pop one in your tote bag and pencil case so you always have something to write with.

To buy: $14; amazon.com.

Target

3
Ubrands Gel Pens

You'll never run out of ideas with this rainbow set of 30 gel pens. They come in a plastic case so you can easily take them with you wherever you go.

To buy: $12; target.com.

The Container Store

4
Poppin Blush Retractable Luxe Gel Pens

Clear the visual desk clutter by having all the same colored pens on display. The luxe gel makes for ultra smooth writing, so you just might never put them down.

To buy: $10; containerstore.com.

Target

5
Pilot FriXion Erasable Marker Pens

Love the permanency of pens but don't love when you make a mistake? Enter the erasable marker pen. This multicolored pack will help you fearlessly draw and write without worrying about starting over and over again.

To buy: $13; target.com.