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27 Cutest Back-to-School Products You’ll Want to Snag for Yourself

You're going to want to order doubles of these adorable back-to-school products—one for the little one and one for you!

Crayola Washable Gel Pens, School Supplies, 14 CountVia amazon.com

For a bright, stain-free year

Those colorful gel pens are a favorite of school-aged kids (and artsy adults) everywhere, but until now, they came with a stain hazard. These Crayola Washable Gel Pens can easily be removed from clothes, furniture (ahem, children), or just about anywhere else a creative writer may find themselves spreading ink.

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Quilted Koala Adult Backpack: Rose Gold MetallicVia amazon.com

For a rose golden year ahead

Nothing will beat back-to-school stress quite like the addition of a truly magical rose gold backpack from Quilted Koala. She'll be the coolest kid at school, and still have plenty of space for binders, folders, and books, as well as compartments for all the other necessary accessories. Find out genius swaps to save big on back-to-school shopping.

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Built NY LBM02-OLV Crosstown Stain Resistant Insulated Lunch Bag with Adjustable Shoulder Strap, OliveVia amazon.com

For always-delish lunches

Get your little one a very practical Built NY Insulated Lunch Bag. It's a hit for adult lunches, too, so you'll definitely want to get a pair.

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Birchware Classic - Compostable Wooden Forks - 100/PcsVia amazon.com

Disposable cutlery you'll feel good about

With major restaurant chains scrapping disposable straws and cutlery, it looks like the world is finally moving in a more sustainable and eco-friendly direction. Help your little one simplify their lunch and still feel good about your environmental impact by packing totally compostable and biodegradable forks from Birchware.

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Heart Felt Letter BoardVia pier1.com

Signs of good things to come

Maybe your teen and you both need a little inspiration—try wording these hilarious inspirational quotes on a felt letter board from Pier 1, or just stick with a casual "Done Homework = Dessert" message.

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BLACK ARROW KNOTTEDVia headbandsofhope.com

A dose of good karma

Yes, there's more learning to do as a kid than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. Teach your little girl the value of giving back with a fashion-forward headband from Headbands of Hope. The brand gives a headband to a child battling cancer for every headband or other hair accessory purchased, and that's pretty beautiful.

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Nalgene-Tritan-12oz-On-the-Fly-(OTF)-Kids-BPA-Free-Water-BottleVia amazon.com

Some cool refreshment

It's no secret that water bottles are trendy for just about every age and stage, but this super-cute Nalgene Chomp bottle is designed for little spill-prone hands, and near magically keeps everything neat, leak-proof, and hydrating through lunch, recess, and beyond. Find out the 14 back-to-school supplies that are a waste of your money.

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OOLY Make No Mistake Erasable Markers, Set of 12 (130-046)Via amazon.com

You'll want these on your desk, too

These rainbow-colored Make No Mistake Markers by Ooly are every little artist's dream—one side colors, and the other side erases. Imagine, that? Erasable markers finally exist. We're assuming pigs will start flying soon, too.

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Hyde Women's Organic Cotton Premium Quality Activewear Jogger Pant with Wide Ribbed Drawstring Waistband and Pockets.Via amazon.com

For the gym class hero in your house

Give her a pair of organic cotton joggers from Hyde, and then borrow them when she's not looking—they're that comfortable. Don't miss these tips for a healthy back-to-school season.

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Migi Slip-On SneakerVia nordstrom.com

For the least likely to tie their laces

There's always one running around with just too much to do and not enough time to commit to properly tying laces. Rather than standing in his way, let him zip off to the school bus with these very functional and sturdy slip-on sneakers by Plae.

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