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Getting kids excited about heading back into the classroom might just mean picking up some novelty items to boost their spirits. And yes, a unicorn pencil pouch is exactly what I'm talking about.

PINK LEMONADE BOUTIQUE is a great source for offbeat and lovable items. The elementary set will give thumbs up to Yummy Gummy scented backpacks by American Jewel that come with a bracelet and charm, $34.95. Teens and high-schoolers will dig the Happiness Planner Pencils with positive messages (the set of ten comes with a gold pencil sharpener), $13.95.

6.25 PAPER STUDIO is deep in the paper products game. The college crowd will appreciate an array of planners in trendy gold foil and modern designs starting in August through 2017: $10.95 Pocket Planner; $32 Medium Gold and Black Planner; $39 Large Black and White Dotted Planner. A good notepad is great for all ages so pick one up that has flair: $14 I've Totally Got This Notebook; $16 Make Today Great Notepad. The halls will be a buzz when your middle schooler carries some unicorn accessories such as a notepad and zippy pouch perfect for pens, pencils and erasers: $ 15 Unicorn notebook; $15 Unicorn Pencil Bag.

REBEL.RECLAIMED gives older students sophisticated "to-do" notepads from the ultra-chic Rifle Paper Co. line, $8.95.

MEIJER has colorful pencil boxes to keep desks tidy, $1. Check that smile in the pink gingham locker mirror, $4.99 with matching locker bin so everything stays in the right place, $4.99. Mistakes happen but silly erasers take the sting out of it, $1.

Written by Missy Black, a footwear fanatatic, style child and contributing writer for West Michigan Woman

Photos courtesy of Pink Lemonade Boutique, 6.25 Paper Studio, Rebel.Reclaimed and Meijer.


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