35 Cute and Creative Back-to-School Supplies to Let Your Personal Style Shine

Back to School Supplies

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Ready for back to school shopping? As summer creeps to a close and the school year begins, you've probably started a school supplies list. If you (or your child) want to stand out from the crowd and show off your personality, there are plenty of cute school supplies for all ages.

We've chosen items that are great for note-taking and homework, including personalized pencils. Additionally, there are stackable stationery boxes and pouches with plenty of space for students to put away their essentials. But don't forget to pick up a set of pencil tip protectors! They will make sure the point of the pencil stays sharp even when it's inside a case.

Some back to school trends include items with an eco-twist, such as bento-style lunch boxes that put less trash into the environment. Other items help you give to a good cause while picking up a back to school backpack. For instance, STATE Bags has multiple initiatives to help American families and children in need, including donating fully-stocked backpacks to schoolchildren and fueling empathetic conversations with children through an initiative called #WhatDoWeTellTheKids.

Scroll down for a selection of our favorite cute school supplies.

To help you express your style while sitting in the classroom, check out our back to school shopping list.


Leaf Backpack

Leaf Backpack

LeaflingBags | $159.57


“Animal Bites” Cable Protector

Cute Cable Protectors

Tuparka | $11.99


Rainbow Pencils


Retro Flower iPad Folio

Retro Flower Folio

Society6 | $60.30


Unicorn Pencil Case

Unicorn Pencil Case

ZIPIT Store | $9.99


Trailblazing Women Page Flags


Floral Cover Spiral Notebook


Vincent van Gogh Magnetic Bookmarks

Back to School Shopping

Monolike | $6.99


Rose Water Hand Sanitizer

Back to School Supplies

Touchland | $16


Perpetual Calendar

Back to School Shopping

Lisa Rupp | $22


Cute Bookshelf Washi Tape


Personalized Pencils


Pencil Tip Protectors

Pencil Tip Protector

KUTSUWA | $4.80


Cute Cat Sharpener

Cat Sharpener

Sooez | $4.97


Daruma Eraser

Daruma Eraser

tsubakishop | $1.61


Hello Kitty Calculator

Hello Kitty Calculator

AOAILION | $13.99


Name Stamp

Name Stamp

kuhara | $10.22


Stackable Stationery Boxes

Stackable Stationery Boxes

DETEIN | $22.49


Children's Drinking Bottle With Lunch Box

Children's Drinking Bottle With Lunch Box

GrazDesign | $21.42+


Book Bag

Book Bag

Society6 | $60.30


Foil-Stamped Notebooks

Cute Back to School Supplies

Katharine Watson | $10.79 (2 pack)


Puffy Laptop Sleeve

Back to School Supplies

Vandel | $22.99


Kane Backpack in Pink/Mint


Arrows & Feathers Sticky Note Set

Cute Back to School Supplies

Galison | $3.99


Triostar Keychain

Back to School Shopping

Hemleva | $18


Colorful Expanding File Folder

Back to School Supplies

ban.do | $22.95


Flower Color Pencils

Cute Back to School Supplies

Trinus | $22 (set of 5)


Bento-Style Lunch Box

Bento Style Lunchbox

Bentgo | $29.99


Color Blending Dual-Nibbed Markers

Back to School Shopping

Chameleon Pens | $68.54 (22-pen set)


Ruled Everglades Decomposition Notebook


Wicked Witch Bookmark


Brita Filter Water Bottle

Brita Water Bottle

Brita | $31.49


Cow-Inspired Pencil Pouch


Sometimes, you need to upgrade your study space with a little motivation…


Be Brave Banner

Back to School Supplies

LizziCamilla | $12.59+


…and a cozy blanket for a power nap.


Good At Naps Blanket


This article has been edited and updated.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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