21 Clever Back to School Supplies that Aren’t the Usual Suspects


It’s back to school time, and you’ve outfitted your little one with the cutest of clothes, stocked up on notebooks and pencils and are ready to go. But, wait!

Do you really want your child dragging around the same bag, pens and back to school supplies as everyone else? Before their educational accessories start making them look like they’ve just stepped off an assembly line, check out these totally unique back to school finds!

  1. Positive quote pencils from Brooke LeAnne Art.

Positive Quote Pencils - Pastel Round, Set of 4

  1. Personalized planner. Keeping track of assignments, projects, extra-curriculars and more isn’t easy. Green Chair Press has a personalized planner (the kiddos will get a kick out of the cheeky dog print) that is perfect!


  1. Mr. Little bread slice lunchbox. Um, adorable – there’s simply no other way to describe Champu Chinito’s lunch sack.

Mr. Litttle Bread slice LUNCHBOX

  1. Personalised pens. You’re pretty sure your child will lose her pens somewhere around the second week of school. With these personalised embroidered pens, you can keep your child’s writing utensils separate from her school mates’.

Personalized Monogrammed Pen Custom Embroidered Ink Pens many Choices of Fabrics and Colors

  1. Animal pack. Bag the basic backpack and try on Fallen Star Couture Inc.’s personalized preschooler-sized animal version.

Stephen Joseph backapck / personalized backpack / preschool backpack / toddler backpack / SIDEKICK

  1. Sloth pencil topper. Do you have a super stylish child? She can dress up her pencils with these furry little toppers from Bambyfox Creations! Sloth Pencil Topper/Hugger - Felt Plush
  2. Bunny bookends. Graphic Spaces Wood’s handcrafted bunny bookends can keep the kids’ school stuff organized, while looking mega-cute.

Wooden Bunny Book End: Heirloom Kids Baby Nursery Children

  1. Montessori Pencil Holder. This gorgeous Montessori pencil holder will keep their pencils organised and the desks nice and clear!


  1. Crayons on the Run. Keep the kids’ crayons in a row with Quiltwear’s roll up organiser, great to keep organised on the run!


  1. Frozen pencils. You’ve got a Frozen fan on your hands. Instead of the usual character gear, Taylor Elliot Designs puts movie quotes from your little one’s favorite Frozen stars onto pretty pink and blue pencils. Quotes from Frozen, Set of 4 Pencils, Gold Foil Pencils, Frozen Party Favors, Pencils, Engraved Pencils, Quote Pencils, Disney's Frozen
  2. Corner book mark. Keep your child on page with this fabulous felt turtle corner marker from Lanatema. Felt turtle corner bookmark, kid bookmark, reading accessory, turtle animal
  3. Off to school chart. MsFit Designs simplifies your morning routine with this personalized printable. Printable Chore Chart- School Chart - School Chore Charts - Weekly Chore Chart - Children Chart - Routine charts- Reward Chart
  4. Lunchbox notes. Give your little one a smile during her school day with these printable notes from Dream Creative Designs. Back-to-School-3
  5. Lunchbox tattoos. Add sweet messages to your child’s sandwich bag instead of a paper note! Lunch Box Notes, Lunch Box, Back to School, Lunch Box Tattoos, Kids Lunch Box, Words of Wisdom, Lunch Box Ideas, Lunch Box Jokes - Set of 6
  6. Freezer friend. Well, you wanted your kid’s lunch to stay chilled – right? Why not toss in a brightly-coloured bee to do the truck? Back-to-School-5
  7. Monster letter lunchbox. Shop Psychobaby makes this letter-fueled lunchbox that you can personalize with your little learner’s name. Back-to-School-6
  8. Hungry rabbit backpack. Feed the bunny – with books! Hungry Rabbit Kids Backpack - handmade fabric bunny backpack
  9. Weekly planner. Who has what due and when? Keep track of your child’s homework schedule with this printable planner. Kids Planner - Printable Weekly Kids Chores and Homework Chart - DIGITAL FILE
  10. Homework punch card. You’ve tried stickers, but your student thinks they’re silly. Now what? Reward her homework efforts with this downloadable punch card from AMImagery. Color Homework Instant Download Punch Cards
  11. Personalised colouring pencils. Keep the artwork flowing (and school projects too!) with this rainbow set of pencils. 20 Personalised Colouring Pencils
  12. Personalised Superhero backpack. Your preschooler has quite an imagination! Pretend play on the way to school with this superhero-inspired pack. Superhero-Backpack
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