OSB's Back-to-School Essentials

Do you smell that? Pencil shavings and graphite. The fresh, crisp pages of a brand new notebook and inky, rich markers are at the ready for another year. Yup, back-to-school season is upon us and no matter if you are in search of items from your middle schooler's check list or possibly indulging in nostalgic back-to-school seasons of years past, shopping for yourself or a friend headed back to grad school, either way, One Strange Bird has a back-to-school essential for everyone! Summer may be fleeting but these hedgehog pencil sharpeners and monster markers definitely soften the blow and make school's impending arrival just a little bit sweeter.

A Notebook Knows...

Nothing shows more personality than a unique notebook to jot down your class notes, deepest secrets and best scribbles. We love the classic details of this Vintage Maps Notebook Set. With both a ruled and graph paper version, this notebook set is as versatile as it is useful!

Do the Monster Mash!

These Mini Monsters Scented Neon Markers are sure to get everyone, not just the kiddos, excited for a day at school. With their fresh berry and citrus scents, along with an ultra-packable small size, the monsters travel light and are sure to keep everyone entertained no matter what class they make an appearance in.

Pencils, At the Ready!

As we mentioned before, nothing makes a standardized test feel a bit more "fun" when you have a Happy Hedgehog Pencil Sharpener by your side. With orange and green to choose from, it will be hard to pick who to leave behind so we say why not grab both?


For some, these Yummy Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens are a special kind of time warp, where people passed notes instead of texts, N'Sync and Britney Spears crooned sugary pop over the radio and those origami folded fortune tellers ruled the playground. Just right for taking notes, glitter gel pens were and are a favorite over at OSB.

My Best Friend's Girl

Another blast from the past, these Best Friends Necklaces are the perfect gift for those parting ways as the school year draws near. If your bestie is off to college or a different high school, this charming and simple necklace will be sure to keep you and yours together forever.

Toe, Heel and Foot Envy

While a soothing foot cream may not be at the top of your list when it comes to school supplies, trust us - it should be! Made in Chicago, Bonnie Rosemary Foot Cream is an invigorating, moisturizing blend to set your feet on straight after a season of sandal abuse and barefoot shenanigans. Once the kids are dropped off for the day or after a long day of classes and being on your feet from building to building around campus, take some time to sit back, relax and get your feet grade A worthy.

Be Cool Honey Bunny! Be Cool!

Back-to-school bags, totes and pouches are high on every necessities list and here at OSB we think these small accessories pouches are just right for storing pens, markers, foot salve, chapstick and anything else you may need during the school day. A touch Lisa Frank meets Betsey Johnson, we cannot get enough of these cutesy totes and all their various designs!

Best of luck with your back-to-school shopping and as always, remember to have a little fun with it!