Remember when you were a kid and the most exciting thing about going back to school was your new pencil case? No? Well I do, because I was a nerd. And nerds like pencil cases.

My son only gets mildly excited about school supplies, thank god. His main enthusiasm right now is for his “trapper.” That’s what they call them. Trappers.
His trapper is not that great. It’s big and it’s green. There’s not even a Camaro on it.
So of course I had to go all Grandpa Simpson on him and say, “Back in MY day they were called Trapper Keepers and they were RAD! They had horses and muscle cars and unicorns on them!”

DEAD EYES

Then, a little sigh that said, “you are SO clueless, mom” and then he was gone.

He will NEVER understand.

~sigh~

Anyway, here are some cool back-to-school supplies that I have been drooling into my pencil case over.

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

 

Back-to-school supplies. Red hand-bound books.

LITTLE RED BOOKS ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Japanese paper wrapped colored pencils.

JAPANESE PAPER COLORED PENCILS ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Vintage pencil sharpener.

VINTAGE PENCIL SHARPENER ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Chalkboard tablet.

CHALKBOARD TABLET ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Panda stamp.

PANDA STAMP ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Comfort box - cardboard cut out of a rabbit saying "you look wonderful today" inside box.

COMFORT BOX ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies.Paper apple made out of book pages.

VINTAGE BOOK APPLE FOR TEACHER ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Handmade pocket notebooks.

POCKET NOTEBOOK ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Cat-shaped crayons.

CAT CRAYONS ON ETSY

 

BACK TO SCHOOL BAGS

 

Back-to-school supplies. French bicycle messenger bag.

FRENCH MESSENGER BAG – ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Messenger bag with dog silhouette on front.

DOG MESSENGER BAG ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Yellow leather backpack.

NATHAN II BACKBACK ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Messenger bag with kraken octopus screenprint.

KRAKEN OCTOPUS MESSENGER BAG ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Clutch purse with image of a typewriter on side.

CLUTCH BAG ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Waxed canvas backpack.

WAXED CANVAS BACKPACK ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Backpack decorated to look like a monster.

CUSTOM MONSTER PACK ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Tote bag with the phrase "I like big books and I cannot lie" on it.

I LIKE BIG BOOKS ON ETSY

 

RE-USABLE SANDWICH AND LUNCH BAGS

 

Back-to-school supplies. Reusable fabric lunch bag with red flower design.

WALLFLOWER BAG ON ETSY

Back-to-school supplies. Canvas lunch bag with green VW bus screenprint.

SCREEN PRINTED LUNCH BAG ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Reusable fabric sandwich bags in different patterns.

SANDWICH BAG ON ETSY

Back-to-school supplies. Canvas lunch bag with bicycle screenprint.

ECO LUNCH SACK ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Custom fabric snack bags with rabbits on them.

CUSTOM ECO SNACK BAG ON ETSY

 

PENCIL CASES!

 

Back-to-school supplies. Zippered pouch designed to look like a face.

FACE POUCH ON ETSY

Back-to-school supplies. Pencil case in the shape of a shark.

SHARK PENCIL CASE ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Wooden pencil cases with printed patterns on them.

WOOD PENCIL CASE ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Pouch with a zipper that acts as a cat

CAT POUCH ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Alternative pencil case - leather strap with sewn channels for pencils.

ALT PENCIL CASE ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Metal Engrish pencil cases.

ENGRISH PENCIL CASE ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Fabric pencil cases with the words "write." and "create." on them.

WRITE CREATE PENCIL CASE ON ETSY

 

MISCELLANEOUS AND YET STILL NECESSARY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Painted canning jars used as desktop utensil holders.

DESKTOP PENCIL HOLDER ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Embroidery hoop containing the embroidered phrase "I can

POPULAR EMBROIDERY HOOP ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. Illustrated To Do List notepad.

TO DO LIST ON ETSY

 

Back-to-school supplies. iPhone skin with an image of the cars of a ferris wheel.

PHONE CASE ON ETSY