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  • Carved Whale Pen - Anthropologie

    Quirky, fun back-to-school products

    Tamani Wince of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch offers her list of top quirky, fun products for students - from kindergarten to college - heading for school.

    No. 1: Hand-Carved Whale Pen

    Perfect for the student who enjoys animals, the ocean or both. This pen ($5) is available at www.anthropologie.com.
  • Inland Pro Sleeve for iPad mini
    No. 2: Inland Pro Sleeve for iPad Mini

    With many schools incorporating iPads into the curriculum, the Inland Pro sleeve for iPad Mini ($4.02) would be fun for any kid. Get yours at Walmart stores and online at www.walmart.com.
  • Bobble 18-ounce filtered water bottle
    No. 3: Bobble 18-ounce Filtered Water Bottle

    For college students going to school away from home, the Bobble 18-ounce filtered water bottle will filter impurities that might give water an unpleasant, unfamiliar taste. Bobble can be purchased ($4.99) at Bed, Bath & Beyond and many stores online.
  • 3 Count Carlton Stationery Kit
    No. 4: 3 Count Carlton Stationery Kit

    Younger children enjoy handwritten notes from Mom and Dad at lunchtime. The 3 Count Carlton Stationery Kit comes with kid-friendly stickers and cards that will show your child how much you care. The kit ($2.99) is at Target stores.
  • Kikkerland Tooth push pins
    No. 5: Kikkerland Tooth Push Pins

    Regardless of age, students will get a kick out of the Kikkerland Tooth push pins. The pins can be used for teaching younger children about losing their own teeth ($4.84) at www.amazon.com .
  • Dine Ink utensil caps
    No. 6: Dine Ink Utensil Caps

    Busy college students will love the Dine Ink utensil caps, making it easier to eat and study at the same time. Purchase a set ($8.99) at www.perpetualkid.com.
  • Inflatable Tiger Head
    No. 7: Inflatable Tiger Head

    Add something extra to that boring dorm room. The Inflatable Tiger Head ($20) at www.urbanoutfitters.com will give your dorm the pizzazz it needs.
  • "Despicable Me 2" lunch kit
    No. 8: 'Despicable Me 2' Lunch Kit

    How adorable is the "Despicable Me 2" lunch kit? While the Minions stole the show in the movie, this lunchbox ($7.99) will steal your heart, at www.toyrus.com. Check stores for availability.
  • Mohawk Radgon helmet
    No. 9: Mohawk Radgon Helmet

    For students who ride a bike, scooter or skateboard to school, the Mohawk Radgon helmet ($21.99) at www.kmart.com is essential.
  • Superstorage Lapdesk
    No. 10: Superstorage Lapdesk

    The Superstorage Lapdesk ($89.50) is great for students who enjoy studying in bed or on the floor. The lapdesk comes with a ton of storage space and can be monogramed. Get one at Pottery Barn Teen or www.pbteen.com.
  • Samsung Chromebook by Google
    No. 11: Samsung Chromebook by Google

    Many students will need a laptop for the upcoming school year. The Samsung Chromebook by Google ($249) is one of the lowest-priced laptops on the market and is equipped with all of Google's core applications including Chrome, YouTube, Google Drive and others. Pick one up at Best Buy stores, the Google play store and www.bestbuy.com.
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