Nostalgia 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
2,195 173
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
2,068 227
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
2,053 228
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
1,801 270
Gel Pens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Gel Pens

5
1,453 279
Trapper Keeper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Trapper Keeper

6
1,407 286
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
1,418 313
Spacemaker Pencil Boxes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Spacemaker Pencil Boxes

8
1,479 338
Erasable Pens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Erasable Pens

9
1,277 280
Lisa Frank Everything is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Lisa Frank Everything

10
1,376 312
Neon Colored Pencil Grips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Neon Colored Pencil Grips

11
1,287 287
Gelly Roll Pens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Gelly Roll Pens

12
1,354 313
Floppy Disks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Floppy Disks

 


13
1,251 285
Colorful Erasers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Colorful Erasers

14
1,195 295
Simple Jansport Backpacks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Simple Jansport Backpacks

15
1,056 350
Troll Pencil Toppers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Troll Pencil Toppers

16
956 323
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
961 335
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
867 323
Encyclopedia Britannica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies

19
848 338
Yikes! Pencils is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
Yikes! Pencils

20
712 280
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
827 349
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
740 324
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
708 338
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
706 358
These Electric Organizers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
These Electric Organizers

25
549 394
The Yikes Pencil Sharpener is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30 Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s School Supplies
The Yikes Pencil Sharpener