90s The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies  

Ariel Kana
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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.

list ordered by

1
2,127 165
Multi-Colored Push-Up Pens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Multi-Colored Push-Up Pens

2
1,995 216
Mr. Sketch Scented Pens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Mr. Sketch Scented Pens

3
1,982 218
Scratch N Sniff Stickers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Scratch N Sniff Stickers

4
1,731 256
Gel Pens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Gel Pens

5
1,385 267
Trapper Keeper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Trapper Keeper

6
1,351 278
Mead's Five Star Notebooks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Mead's Five Star Notebooks

7
1,375 297
Spacemaker Pencil Boxes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Spacemaker Pencil Boxes

8
1,432 325
Erasable Pens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Erasable Pens

9
1,321 297
Neon Colored Pencil Grips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Neon Colored Pencil Grips

10
1,210 267
Colorful Erasers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Colorful Erasers

11
1,233 275
Gelly Roll Pens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Gelly Roll Pens

12
1,199 266
Lisa Frank Everything is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Lisa Frank Everything

13
1,295 301
Floppy Disks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Floppy Disks

 


14
1,154 276
Simple Jansport Backpacks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Simple Jansport Backpacks

15
1,022 332
Troll Pencil Toppers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Troll Pencil Toppers

16
915 311
Elmer's School Glue GEL is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Elmer's School Glue GEL

17
927 319
Neon Pencil Boxes (Later Used ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Neon Pencil Boxes (Later Used for Make-Up)

18
834 305
Encyclopedia Britannica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies

19
687 263
Mead's Five Star First Gea... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Mead's Five Star First Gear Binders

20
811 326
Yikes! Pencils is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Yikes! Pencils

21
802 329
Nice-Smelling, Plastic Cartoon... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Nice-Smelling, Plastic Cartoon-Themed Pencil Bags

22
705 310
Crayola Magic Scent Crayons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Crayola Magic Scent Crayons

23
688 318
Cartoon-Themed Pencils (With S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Cartoon-Themed Pencils (With Sno Globe)

24
683 340
These Electric Organizers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
These Electric Organizers

25
584 413
Pop-Up Pencil Holders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Pop-Up Pencil Holders

26
533 373
The Yikes Pencil Sharpener is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
The Yikes Pencil Sharpener

27
520 379
Sanrio Stationery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Sanrio Stationery

28
526 413
Casio Calculator Watches is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Casio Calculator Watches

29
446 350
Fluorescent Marker Pens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Fluorescent Marker Pens

30
428 390
Decorative Binder Reinforcemen... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Decorative Binder Reinforcements