Posted by: bluesyemre | August 23, 2019

40 Back-to-School Essentials to Spring For (Even if You’re Not a Student)

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Because back-to-school shopping is an all-ages affair.

You don’t need to be a kid to get giddy about shopping for stationery, backpacks, or new clothes this time of year. From sticky notes to sneakers to desk organizers, we’ve curated the supplies that will delight elementary school children, university students, and adults in the office alike.

Mudpuppy My ABC's Ring Flash Cards

Mudpuppy My ABC’s Ring Flash Cards

$12.99
Have fun from from capital A to capital Z with My ABC’s ring flash cards from Mudpuppy. Amy Blay has illustrated an ant on an apple, a bird on a boat, and other whimsical scenes to teach the alphabet. 26 sturdy two-sided cards and a reclosable ring holds cards.
Penclic KB3 Mini Wireless Keyboard

Penclic KB3 Mini Wireless Keyboard

$99.95
Wireless keyboard from Penclic with a sleek, compact design that enhances efficiency + comfort. Scaled down design features highly responsive, low-profile full-size keys that trigger easily to prevent strain.
Rustico Tornado Pen & Pencil Set

Rustico Tornado Pen & Pencil Set

$48
A matching pen and pencil set for logging anything under the sun. They say the pen is mightier than the sword—that might be true if the pen under question is the Tornado Classic Lacquer Pen. Pair that with the Tornado Pencil and you’ve got a writing duo that’s truly limitless.
Everlane Denim Jacket

Everlane Denim Jacket

$88
The essential denim jacket. Designed with a modern, relaxed fit, ours is made from a rigid Japanese fabric that’s garment-washed for a one-of-a-kind look—that just gets better with time.
Sonos One

Sonos One

$199
The powerful smart speaker with voice control built in. Get rich, room-filling sound with Sonos One, and control it with your voice, the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and more. The compact design fits just about any space. Put it on your kitchen countertop or tuck it away on your office bookshelf.
Bellroy Classic Pouch

Bellroy Classic Pouch

$49
The Classic Pouch is the humble sidekick that can make a big difference to your day. Don’t leave behind your pen, charger, gum or lip balm, just because you can’t keep track of your essentials. And don’t rummage around your bag looking for them, either.
Chronicle Books Forest Life Eraser Set by Nathalie Lete

Chronicle Books Forest Life Eraser Set by Nathalie Lete

$11
This set of five erasers feature full-color sleeves with lovely images of birds, flowers, and other forest flora and fauna.
Good Thing Frank Tray

Good Thing Frank Tray

$14
The Frank Tray transforms an industrial metal-forming technique into a decorative detail. This handsome catch-all is a useful tool for storing loose change, keys, makeup and desktop accessories.
The New York Times Truth Poster

The New York Times Truth Poster

$50
Printed poster from The New York Times. Reprint of a page that appeared in The Times on Feb. 26, 2017. Taken from the newspaper’s first brand campaign in a decade.
B&O Play Beoplay H8i

B&O Play Beoplay H8i

$400
Luxurious on-ear headphones designed for superior style and comfort. Up to 30 hours of wireless Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound.
LARQ Bottle

LARQ Bottle

$95
The LARQ Bottle is the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system.
Frank Lloyd Wright 2020 Wall Calendar

Frank Lloyd Wright 2020 Wall Calendar

$18.99
Keep track of dates and appointments a month-at-a-glance with the Frank Lloyd Wright 2020 Wall Calendar from Galison. This dated wall calendar features the 13 Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces covering 16 months (September 2019-December 2020).
Google Pixelbook

Google Pixelbook

$999
The ultra-versatile Google Pixelbook offers multifunctional use with 360° hinges that convert from laptop to tablet. Equipped with Google Assistant and voice commands for effortless utility + access.
Kikkerland Design iBed XL Lap Desk

Kikkerland Design iBed XL Lap Desk

$30
Breakfast and tech in bed thanks to this cushioned lap desk from Kikkerland Design. Equipped with a padded base and no-slip wooden top with a slotted section for holding your tablet. Use with your laptop or tablet to enjoy your tech right from the comfort of your bed.
Dodow Sleep Aid

Dodow Sleep Aid

$59
Sleep easy with the Dodow, a metronome with a light system that helps ease you in to a night of deep sleep. Designed by fellow insomniacs, the Dodow’s sleep exercise lasts 8 or 20 minutes before switching off, and helps users to fall asleep (or get back to sleep) 2.5 times faster, on average.
Stojo Biggie Collapsible Cup, 16 oz.

Stojo Biggie Collapsible Cup, 16 oz.

$17.99
Portable, lightweight, reusable cup with collapsible construction. Heat sleeve and optional straw fold up when cup is collapsed.
Monograph Ball Pen, Set of 3

Monograph Ball Pen, Set of 3

$12
Set of three retractable ballpoint pens from Monograph. Compact, clipless plastic barrel with printed logo in solid navy, solid gray and navy/mustard. Creates a medium line in black ink. Photo Courtesy of Need Supply Co….
Hay Point Pencil Sharpener

Hay Point Pencil Sharpener

$5
Point Pencil Sharpener can sharpen either one or two sizes of pencil. Made in natural beech wood with steel blades.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

$49.99
Our most popular Echo is now even better. With a new speaker and design, Echo Dot is a voice-controlled smart speaker with Alexa, perfect for any room. Just ask for music, news, information, and more. You can also call almost anyone and control compatible smart home devices with your voice.
BenjiLock Padlock

BenjiLock Padlock

$69.95
Keep essentials safe and sound with this fingerprint enabled BenjiLock padlock. Stores up to 10 fingerprints (and unlocks with a just-in-case key, too!) within a highly-secure, chrome-plated steel shackle that stays locked to everyone but you (and whatever SO, friends or family you choose).
HAY Time Hourglass, Medium

HAY Time Hourglass, Medium

$18
HAY is a Danish design company established in 2002 by Mette and Rolf Hay, who were driven by a desire to create straightforward, functional and beautiful products for daily modern living. Drawing from the best of architecture and fashion, HAY designers specialize in technology, innovation and color.
Mr. Boddington's Studio Set of 2 Composition Notebooks, Space/Sharks

Mr. Boddington’s Studio Set of 2 Composition Notebooks, Space/Sharks

$20
Master Boddingtons take on the classic composition notebook – a signature tool for school and play! This set of 2 notebooks features perfect binding and wide ruled pages.
Appointed Adhesive Task Notes

Appointed Adhesive Task Notes

$10
Prioritizing to-do pad from Appointed. Paperboard folio cover with printed logo. To-do pad with printed template and strong adhesive backing at interior.
Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack

Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack

$135
Great Dakotas come in small packages too. Sometimes you don’t want to carry around a bunch of baggage, which is why the Small Dakota is perfect for you.
Craft Design Technology Eraser

Craft Design Technology Eraser

$2
A simple, rectangular eraser from Craft Design Technology with soft texture. Features a unique design that produces little dust and offers minimal damage to the surface.
Muji Low Center of Gravity Mechanical Pencil

Muji Low Center of Gravity Mechanical Pencil

$9.99
Dimension: 14.7cm  Pen Nib: 0.5mm Photo courtesy of Muji…
KeepCup Cork Edition 16 Oz Reusable Cup

KeepCup Cork Edition 16 Oz Reusable Cup

$28
The KeepCup Brew Cork Edition is crafted from blown tempered glass and cork. A premium drinking experience best suited to a coffee ritual – beautiful to hold, handle with care.
Superga Core Classic Sneakers

Superga Core Classic Sneakers

$65
Launched in Torino in 1911, Italian brand Superga supplied generations of chic Italians with footwear for their travels between the city and the beach.
Rosti Mepal Modern Large Bento Box

Rosti Mepal Modern Large Bento Box

$35
It’s time to upgrade your lunch-to-go: These Dutch-designed beautiful bentos are big enough to hold a full meal’s worth of leftovers, or a pic-worthy not sad desk lunch that doesn’t leave your belly growling for more.
HAY Anything Stapler

HAY Anything Stapler

$20
Michael Sodeau’s functional collection of office essentials comprises a stapler, tape dispenser and scissors in a stand.
Google Home

Google Home

$129
Hands-free help from the Google Assistant. Get answers, play songs, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment and control your smart home with just your voice.
Lékué To-Go Container With Handle (Set of 2)

Lékué To-Go Container With Handle (Set of 2)

$35
It’s going places. In two ready-to-roll sizes, this little meal kit features a built-in compartment that can expand (think fruit for your yogurt) or go tiny (just-right dressing amounts) for all three meals and the snacks in between.
W&P Design Porter Bowl - Plastic

W&P Design Porter Bowl – Plastic

$25
The Porter Bowl is a durable plastic lunch bowl that features a protective nonslip exterior, rigid plastic lid and snap-tight silicone strap. Perfect for transporting your salad, grain bowl or leftovers – wherever life may take you.
Appointed Workbook in Canvas White

Appointed Workbook in Canvas White

$24
An everyday utilitarian notebook with a durable heavyweight cover from Appointed in Canvas. Features an interior pocket, gold pressed front logo, 75 perforated pages and rings.
The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

$18
SALE $15.50
The only style manual to ever appear on a bestseller list now refreshed by one of our most beloved illustrators. Every English writer knows Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. The book’s mantra, make every word tell, is still on point.
Craft Design Technology Stapler

Craft Design Technology Stapler

$17
From Craft Design Technology, a lightweight, minimalist solid plastic stapler. Features an angular design and small size for easy portability.
Braun ET66 Calculator in White

Braun ET66 Calculator in White

$50
From Braun, a revival of the iconic ET66 calculator that originally debuted in 1987.
Thule Lithos Backpack

Thule Lithos Backpack

$59.95
Padded sleeves dedicated for both your laptop and tablet are built inside the main compartment of this durably made ripstop backpack for easy organization and protection. Breathable mesh-padded back and straps enhance the comfort of carrying a heavy load.
Crosley Harmony Bluetooth Radio Speaker

Crosley Harmony Bluetooth Radio Speaker

$70
Retro-look Bluetooth-enabled radio speaker from Crosley that blends modern technology with vintage appeal. FM radio features antenna and knobs for volume and tuning with play/pause, rewind and fast forward buttons for when you’re streaming your personal soundtrack from your smartphone or tablet.
Matt & Nat Magistral SM

Matt & Nat Magistral SM

$40
Small note pad sleeve with removable paper pad and pencil. Two loops on the side to lock with pencil. Interior: paper pad, pencil. 100% recycled nylon lining.

We love the products we feature and hope you do, too.

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