16 Back-to-School Gifts Students Will Love
Patterned notebooks and candy-colored calculators make easing back into the school year easier more fun.
August 04, 2011
"Somebody has actually invented a stapler that doesn't use staples to hold your papers together. What's next, a tape dispenser that doesn't need tape?" — Oprah
$10 each (colors may vary) | fredflare.com
Self-sharpening crayon sticks help your kids channel your inner Picasso.
$8 for set of 12 | intlarrivals.com
Kids can fill these roomy packs with everything they need—and the laminated canvas and nylon means moms will find them easy to clean.
$42 | www.beatrixny.com
It would be hard to write anything dull in these bright fabric-covered journals by Marimekko.
$22 to $32 each, depending on size | kiitosmarimekko.com
The hardy, toxin-free containers in this easy-to-customize lunch-box set ensure you'll never have to sit down to a smooshed sandwich again.
Available in blue, orange or green.
$25 for Standard Lunchbox, $35 with 5 containers | MadeByOots.com
What's the meaning of life? You'll find the answer to that—and any other word—in these glamorous, leather-bound dictionaries.
$63 each (only available in brown) | Amazon.com
Liquid graphite in this nifty new product means it writes as smoothly as any pen but erases exactly like a pencil. Crossword lovers—whose ambitions exceed their vocabularies—rejoice.
Sometimes mothers are the mother of invention. Three of them, appalled by their families' plastic sandwich bag use (and the country's—estimated at more than 20 million a day), created LunchSkins, cheerful, reusable, dishwasher-safe sandwich and snack sacks.
$8 for snack bag, $9 for sandwich bag | LunchSkins.com
There are none so blind as those who don't have one of these babies. This handy gadget fits in any purse or pocket, provides 3x magnification, and lights up every map and menu.
$10 (only available in black) | lightwedge.com
Choose from more than 50 designs to personalize these clipboard-mounted note sheets, then store by the kitchen phone.
$30 for 75 sheets | LemonTreePaperie.com
Now 40 percent smaller than the iconic original, this desk lamp is available in ten radiant colors.
$390, Artemide, NYC |
"This mouse pad's tear-off sheets keep your to-do lists right at your perfectly organized fingertips." — Oprah
$10 (product availability may differ from photo) | galison.com
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