26 Absurdly Cute School Supplies You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

I'm buying it for the kids, I swear!

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If going back to school at the end of summer is a torturous event in your household, you need to pull out every tool in your arsenal to raise morale. These school supplies are not only necessary, but they're also totally cute, so your kids are guaranteed to fall in love with them. Bargaining tool: Tell them they can't use them until their first day. Back-to-school blues will be a thing of the past. Promise.

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Urban Outfitters
Mini Donut Eraser Set
$5.00

DoughMG. This eraser set is the cutest way to wipe out their mistakes. 

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Target
Pineapple Print Backpack
$22.99

They're going to need a totally cute way to tote all their supplies around. I'm obsessed with these mini pineapples (R.I.P. summer!). 

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Amazon
Kate Spade Binder Clips
$17.00

Keep schoolwork entertaining and organized with funny sayings like "Get a Grip" and "In a Pinch."

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Anthropologie
Golden Rule Ruler
$18.00

They can learn the golden rule & geometry all in one.

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Amazon
Patterned Binder
$8.44

Taking notes will be a lot less dull when they've got a binder as sweet as this bright, patterned one. 

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iPhone Case Charger
$37.95

Don't worry, it's not for texting in class. Make sure your kids are never in the red zone in case of emergency.

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Amazon
Kate Spade Lunch Bag
$30.00

Brown baggin' it is way less lame when you're not actually carrying a brown paper bag. 

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Anthropologie
Card Case
$24.00

Because every time they throw their lunch or field trip money in their backpack, they inevitably lose it. Make sure it stays with a design that's far from babyish.

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Amazon
Colorful Scissors
$14.99

Art class just got a lot more fun (is that possible?!) with colorful scissors. 

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Urban Outfitters
Mermaid Tail Pen
$7.00

PSA: The mermaid trend is still a thing. Ride the wave with this sea foam-green pen.

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Urban Outfitters
Galaxy Spiral-Bound Notebook
$12.00

This notebook is out of this world ... just like their grades will hopefully be.

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Target
Push Pins
$6.29

Help your kiddos keep track of important assignments on their at-home bulletin board with fun, metallic push pins.

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Amazon
Neon Index Cards
$7.69

Studying for a test can be a quick way to cure insomnia, but these neon cards are just bold enough to liven things up — and catch their eye in those stacks of papers they're rifling through late at night.


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Urban Outfitters
Lucky Cat Highlighter
$8.00

That bulky yellow Sharpie highlighter will do the job, but it really can't compare to this bright pink lucky cat. I mean, c'mon. 

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Amazon
Patterned Pens
$11.10

Maybe if they have cute pens, they'll actually take notes. It's worth a shot, right?

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Anthropologie
Joni Pencil Cup
$20.00

They'll be way more inclined to sit down and study if their at-home desk is filled with cute supplies.

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Amazon
Pencil Bags
$11.99

They can corral all their pens and pencils in a sleek carrying case. Bonus: It's see-through, so they can easily see if they've forgotten something.

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Urban Outfitters
Dry-Erase Notebook Wall Decal
$26.00

This dry erase notebook board will help them keep track of their growing to-do list. Tackling tasks is just more fun when you can draw on the walls.

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Amazon
Planner
$7.95

Make sure they're keeping track of tests, rehearsals, and due dates with a totally adorbs yearly planner.

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Urban Outfitters
Moleskine Naturally Smart Colored Pencil Set
$24.95

Get them all set and ready for art class — or for doodling in their margins.

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Urban Outfitters
Magical Unicorn Tape + Dispenser
$15.00

They'll want to keep this little unicorn on their desks all day long.

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Urban Outfitters
Holographic Journal
$16.00

They've got their notebooks and planners, now give them a space to channel all their creative energy.

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Amazon
Pig Pencil Sharpeners
$0.99

No one wants to be that kid getting up in front of the class to sharpen a pencil during a test. Make sure they've got the tools to take care of business without having to deal with that screechy antique nailed to the classroom wall.

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Anthropologie
Wooden Desk Calendar
$25.00

Now they'll have literally zero excuse for forgetting test day.

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Amazon
Paper Organizer Basket
$19.99

Make sure they've got a different color for every single class.

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Amazon
Mini Staplers
$9.99

Nobody wants to haul a full-size stapler around, but man, does having one make life easier when you're dashing to submit that essay last-minute. And in these fun prints, you'll actually want to be seen with it.

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