30 Unique Back to School Items

30 Unique Back to School ItemsIf the school year hasn’t started back for you yet, it will shortly. Whether you’re in grade school or college, you will need some supplies for school. In this post, I share 30 back to school items that students can use.

Book Bag

Every student needs a book bag to carry their supplies in. This Under Armour book bag might be the one that you need. It is a reliable, water repellent backpack

Ink Pens

Older students need ink pens. These TUL Prestige ink pens have a medium point. They come in packs of four.
TUL Prestige Metal Liquid Ink Rollerball Pens, Medium Point, 0.7 mm, Assorted Barrels, Black Ink, Pack Of 4

Notebook Paper

Next on the list is notebook paper. Students will use a lot of notebook paper during the school year. Mead notebook paper is the standard. This pack comes with 200 sheets.
Mead Notebook Filler Paper - 200 Sheets - Printed - Spiral - 16 lb Basis Weight - Letter 8.50in. x 11in. - White Paper - 200 / Pack


Students should make sure they have their No. 2 pencils. Here is a box of 96 that should last you the whole school year.


Students need binders for different classes.  You can never go wrong with a classic three-ring binder.

Art Supply Set

This art supply set features pencils, paint brushes, sketch pads and other items.


Every student needs a calculator. You can’t go wrong by purchasing a Texas Instrument.

Texas Instruments 30X Simple Calculator


Younger students will need crayons. Crayola has a 24 count box that should fill your needs.

Lunch Box

If you bring your lunch to school, you will need a lunch box. The one below is nice, simple and very affordable.

Index Cards

Students need index cards to write down notes. Walgreens has them in packs of 100.

Wexford Ruled Index Cards 3 x 5 Inch - 100 ea - School Supplies

White-Out Tape

White-out correction tape comes in clutch if you make an error when writing with an ink pen.
BIC(R) Wite-Out(R) Multipurpose Correction Tape, Single Line, 26.20ft., White


The next item that is on the list is scissors. Scotch has them for in packs of three.


Students need separate folders for each class. Office Max has some good varieties.
OfficeMax 2-Pocket Poly Folders, Navy

Subject Dividers

Subject dividers come in handy if you want to separate your notes in your notebook.


I’ve been using planners since middle school. They come in handy. They will help you not forget things. The planner below lets you plan things for up to 18 months in the future.

Combination Lock

If you’re in middle or high school, you will need a combination lock for your locker. Masterlock is the industry leader.

Pencil Sharpener

A pencil sharpener will be needed if you use pencils more than pens. Check this one below.
Black Radiance Dual Pencil Sharpener - 1 ea


Depending on what grade you’re in, it’s almost a must to have a laptop. The Dell laptop might be what you need. It comes with Windows 10 and has a lot of up to date features.


In college, I had my own printer. It came in handy. I didn’t have to worry about going to a computer lab and finding out that the printer was broken. The printer below has a scanner and a copier.


What good is having a printer without having any ink? Ink can be expensive, but there are me deals out there.


As you become an older student, a stapler will come in handy. You will need one in college.
Pointe International Economy Stapler, Black

Color Pencils

Color pencils will come in handy for your art class and special projects.

Paper Clips

Paper clips are another small item that you may need.
Office Depot(R) Brand Paper Clips, Jumbo, Silver, Box Of 100 Clips

Post-it notes

Students use post-it notes all the time, especially in college. They come in very handy.


Highlighters are good for students middle school age and older.

Hole Puncher

The next item on the list is a hole puncher. This one should be able to get the job done.
Sparco Transparent 3-Hole Punch, Translucent Magenta

Flash Drive

People don’t flash drives as much as they used to because of Google Drive and Dropbox. They still come in handy.


I dictionary will come in handy when you’re in college. It will help you when you’re working on those late night papers.

Hand Sanitizer

This one is pretty much self-explanatory.

Bonus Items

I have two bonus items that you can get while you’re out shopping for back to school stuff. You need something nice for the first day of school




Here are the Steph Curry One low top shoes.
Under Armour Men's UA Curry One Low Basketball Shoes

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  1. Thanks for the sharing of these 30 back to school stuff. It will really help students going back to school to prepare.
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  2. I think a lot of adults could use a planner as well! Being organized saves time and helps keep everything in order.
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