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The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies

Updated June 12, 2019 56.2k votes 5.3k voters 897.9k views30 items

In the '90s, around mid-July, every jerkwad Target, KMart, Sears, Walmart, and Office Depot location would start advertising their "Back to School" stuff right in the middle of summer as a horrible omen of what was to come: the next school year. The only consolation was that the '90s was a decade of loud colors, appealing to kids by making everything into the coolest school supplies.

If you didn't have to most awesome '90s school supplies, you weren't ostracized, but you definitely weren't cool. You'd sit there with your sharpened #2 pencils, off-brand crayons and boring pencil bag, wishing your parents had sprung for the cooler stuff. This is a list of all the cool stuff we either wish we had or remember having in school during the '90s. We would all lose everything by about the third week, but those first three weeks of awesome stationary and every color of gel pen were really, really awesome.

The best '90s school supplies were the ones that they had commercials for on TV, trying to convince young students that normal pens were for old people. These are the greatest, most nostalgia-inducing '90s pencils, '90s stationary, and nostalgic '90s school supplies (Lisa Frank included), ranked in order of awesomeness by voters who knew what it mean to cool for school in the 1990s.

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  • 1
    2,689
    310

    Mr. Sketch Scented Pens

  • 2
    2,605
    336

    Multi-Colored Push-Up Pens

  • 3
    2,478
    393

    Scratch N Sniff Stickers

  • 4
    2,359
    399

    Gel Pens

  • 5
    1,988
    490

    Trapper Keeper

  • 6
    1,899
    481

    Lisa Frank Everything

  • 7
    1,751
    498

    Floppy Disks

     


  • 8
    1,710
    494

    Spacemaker Pencil Boxes

  • 9
    1,693
    495

    Mead's Five Star Notebooks

  • 10
    1,598
    473

    Gelly Roll Pens

  • 11
    1,494
    462

    Simple Jansport Backpacks

  • 12
    1,452
    469

    Colorful Erasers

  • 13
    1,566
    521

    Neon Colored Pencil Grips

  • 14
    1,584
    541

    Erasable Pens

  • 15
    1,358
    515

    Troll Pencil Toppers

  • 16
    1,229
    501

    Neon Pencil Boxes (Later Used for Make-Up)

  • 17
  • 18
    1,133
    524

    Elmer's School Glue GEL

  • 19
    938
    469

    Mead's Five Star First Gear Binders

  • 20
    1,048
    588

    Yikes! Pencils

  • 21
    913
    524

    Crayola Magic Scent Crayons

  • 22
    877
    538

    These Electric Organizers

  • 23
    916
    566

    Nice-Smelling, Plastic Cartoon-Themed Pencil Bags

  • 24
    837
    537

    Cartoon-Themed Pencils (With Sno Globe)

  • 25
    806
    548

    Sanrio Stationery