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
2,158 168
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
2,021 221
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
2,011 221
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
1,762 260
Gel Pens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Gel Pens

5
1,411 273
Trapper Keeper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Trapper Keeper

6
1,374 282
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
1,393 303
Spacemaker Pencil Boxes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Spacemaker Pencil Boxes

8
1,455 330
Erasable Pens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Erasable Pens

9
1,347 301
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
1,257 280
Gelly Roll Pens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Gelly Roll Pens

11
1,232 273
Lisa Frank Everything is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Lisa Frank Everything

12
1,225 274
Colorful Erasers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Colorful Erasers

13
1,318 305
Floppy Disks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Floppy Disks

 


14
1,166 285
Simple Jansport Backpacks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Simple Jansport Backpacks

15
1,039 339
Troll Pencil Toppers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Troll Pencil Toppers

16
929 316
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
942 324
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
848 311
Encyclopedia Britannica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies

19
822 334
Yikes! Pencils is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Yikes! Pencils

20
694 272
Mead's Five Star First Gea... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Mead's Five Star First Gear Binders

21
814 334
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
717 315
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
694 326
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
693 347
These Electric Organizers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
These Electric Organizers

25
592 420
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
538 384
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
535 385
Sanrio Stationery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Sanrio Stationery

28
454 355
Fluorescent Marker Pens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Fluorescent Marker Pens

29
532 422
Casio Calculator Watches is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Casio Calculator Watches

30
433 399
Decorative Binder Reinforcemen... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Decorative Binder Reinforcements