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30 Office Supplies to Shop If You Miss Back-to-School Shopping

Two planners sit on a desk, pastel highlighters are arranged on top of a notebook, and watercolor sticky notes are on a laptop and desk.
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From the endcaps at your favorite stores to the promotional e-mails in your inbox, back-to-school shopping is in full swing. There are school supplies everywhere, but if you don’t have kids or aren’t in school yourself, you might have some serious shopping envy going on.

Looking at all those school supplies can make a person seriously miss the days of shopping before the academic year begins. So we’re helping out and rounding up some of the cutest, most useful back-to-school supplies that can work for your adult life.

Whether you’re on the hunt for new pens, a bit of cute stationery, or some ways to get organized, here are 30 office supplies to shop for if you miss back-to-school shopping.

Writing

Pastel highlighters sits on a desk, and a person holds a purple correction tape dispenser over a planner.
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From no-smudge pens to the cutest correction tape you’ve ever seen, you can never have enough writing supplies. Whether you’ll be jotting down notes in a meeting, filling out forms, or writing down dates in your calendar, these are the office supplies you need.

Sharpie S-Gel Gel Pens

The no-smudge technology in these pens makes them perfect for left-handers.

Mr. Pen Correction Tapes

Don't sweat mistakes.

ZEYAR Aesthetic Highlighter Pen

Not into neons? These pastel highlighters are perfect.

Seedrulia Retractable Gel Pens

These geometric-themed pens will add a pop of color to your desk.

Staedtler Sliding Retractable Pencil Eraser

Don't worry about using up your pencils' erasers with this handy tool.

Organization

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Everyone can use a little extra help with organization now and then. From managing your schedule with a planner or desk calendar to keeping all your office supplies in reach and neat, these pieces of office organization are must-haves that also happen to be fun to shop.

Navtcow Under Desk Drawer Storage Organizer

Save space and add storage? Yes, please.

Backerysupply Large Size Plastic Desk Drawer Organizers

Who says drawer organizers are boring?

SimpleHouseware Heavy Duty 3-Tier Metal Utility Rolling Cart

Keep everything you need within arm's length.

Wall35 Amalfi Hanging File Folders

Small space? Go vertical with hanging shelves.

Decor

A person works on a rose gold desk protector, and three signs hang behind a computer.

Of course, the practical office supplies like pens and paper matter, but don’t forget decor. From items that help you relax during your work day to pieces that make your space more inviting, these pieces of office decor can have a bit impact.

Ephany Framed Canvas Wall Art

Keep motivational reminders on full display.

Der Rose 3 Pack Mini Potted Fake Plants

Not much of a green thumb? Grab these faux plants.

MissionMax Modern Pink Small Table Lamp w USB Quick Charging Port

Yes, lamps are functional, but they can also be decor.

Felt Like Sharing Small Felt Letter Board

Leave yourself daily messages.

QIYI Pink Desk Mat for Desktop

Protect your desk with this protector meets mouse pad.

Wellness

A diffuser is lit up and emitting steam, and a pencil sits next to a notepad about self-care.
Amazon Basics/Knock Knock

Don’t discount wellness within your office supplies. Work can be stressful, and taking small moments for yourself throughout the day can be a big benefit to your mental health. From desktop games to little pampering moments, these pieces can bring some wellness to work.

RYVE Motivational Calendar

Keep a little motivation on your desk.

ScienceGeek Kinetic Art Asteroid

Give yourself a little distraction.

Knock Knock Self-Care RX Nifty Note

Remind yourself to practice self-care.

Amazon Basics 100ml Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

A little aromatherapy can have major benefits.

Stationery

Two planners sit on a desk, and watercolored sticky notes are placed on a laptop and desk.
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Admittedly, I’m biased when it comes to stationery. It’s one of my favorite things to collect. From sticky notes to note pads to journals, I simply can’t get enough. If you’re like me and see the myriad of notebooks on shelves right now and can’t resist, these items are for you.

Post-it Pop-up Note Dispenser

It's a cat Post-It holder. Need we say more?

BooQool 2022-2023 Planner

Keep up with your schedule on the go.

Personalized Professional Monogrammed Stationery

Craft your own stationery with this personalized option.

Watercolor Sticky Note Pads

Suddenly, taking notes seems a lot more fun.

Five Star Spiral Notebooks

There's just something about an old-fashioned spiral-bound notebook.

Tech

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There’s a lot of useful office tech out there that can make work a bit better. Whether you’re looking to get focused using noise-canceling headphones or want the perfect laptop stand, these pieces can help streamline your workspace.

HUANUO Desktop Stand for Printer

Keep your desk space clear with a lifted printer stand.

edooi Multifunction Computer Monitor Memo Board

All of your notes and needs right at your desktop.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Block out distractions.

Urmust Laptop Stand

Make working a bit more ergonomic.

Cable Management Box by Baskiss

Say goodbye to tangled and messy cords.


If you’ve been experiencing major FOMO over back-to-school shopping, go ahead and indulge with some new office supplies. After all, they’re for work, right?

Shea Simmons Shea Simmons
Shea Simmons is the Assignments Editor at LifeSavvy. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer with a focus on beauty and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Allure, and Hello Giggles. Read Full Bio »
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