11 Cool Back-to-School Supplies
DesignWay Highlighter & Pen Combo
The perfect two-in-one tool for the note-taking student, with a pen at one end and a highlighter at the other.
To buy: $26 for a box of 30, amazon.com.
Bring artistic license to math homework with this Draw-It-Yourself calculator that arrives blank, with no numbers or functions. Using a template, your student can create a tool that’s as unique as her doodles by drawing them on.
To buy: $10, amazon.com.
Graffiti Neon Stripe Pink Lap Desk
This versatile lap desk is convenient to tote around—take it from the car to the couch to even the bed. The neon colors create an eye-catching detail, while the built-in storage pocket makes for easy clean-up.
To buy: $20, barnesandnoble.com
Magnetic Slip-Over-the-Page Bookmarks
So long, dog-eared pages. These multicolored tabs have magnetic backs that will hold your spot for quick and easy referral. (Available in early September.)
To buy: $4, rainbowresource.com.
World Map Cork Board
Part geography lesson, part smart organizing solution, this cork bulletin board map will keep paperwork in order as you chart your travels around the world. The pieces are self-adhesive, so you can arrange as you wish.
To buy: $31, amazon.com.
Erasable File Label Starter Kit With Pen
Mistakes happen. And these file labels prove that it’s okay to make a spelling error—and to use the same folder year after year. Erasable pen included.
To buy: $9, amazon.com.
Dachshund Shaped Memo Pad
Taking notes just got a little bit cuter. Add this memo pad to your child's desk (or to your own) for a whimsical accent.
To buy: $9, galison.com.
Test Tube Office Supply Set
Organize your desk like a laboratory with a set of test tubes, a nerd-cool way to keep loose paper clips and thumb tacks from crowding your space.
To buy: $25, modcloth.com.
My Art Portfolio
Running out of space for all of young Picasso’s work? This expandable portfolio has nine sections that can help save masterpieces without taking over the fridge or living room walls.
To buy: $20, amazon.com
Pers Pencil Pouch
Give your little one a safe pouch for storing writing tools. Plus the zippered pocket in the front is a great place for stashing spare change, house keys, or erasers. Personalization available.
To buy: $12, mileskimball.com.