They sure didn't make fun school supplies like this Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener ($9.99 at ThinkGeek.com) when we were little. This gadget converts pencil shavings into energy and brain matter and walks away when it's full.
They certainly didn't make bookbags this hot when we were in grade school. Get the Pufft Pack ($36 at MojoBackpacks.com) in red, pink, white, silver or black.
Floppy Disk Sticky Notes
Odds are, your kid won't find these Floppy Disk Sticky Notes ($9.99 at ThinkGeek.com) humorous, but you can tell 'em the tale of the good ol' floppy and get all nostalgic.
With these Report Cards for Real Life ($15 at KnockKnock.biz), you can give constructive criticism to friends and family. Its tear-out sheets are easy to tear out. Just try not to offend anyone!
Medieval Weapons Push Pins
We don't mean to highlight warfare - especially to school kids - but these Medieval Weapons Push Pins ($9.99 at ThinkGeek.com) are just so darn cute.
It's the smallest microwave we've ever seen! Perfect for undergrads, the iWave Cube ($99 at iWaveCube.com) can fit in any dorm room (or your home bar). And the best part is, it's so quiet that you won't even hear it running.
Tocky Alarm Clock
With such a cute and cool buzzer like these Tocky Alarm Clocks ($69 at UncommonGoods.com), your little one won't mind waking up in the morning. They can roll around, too.
Shakespeare USB Flash Drive
The thespian - young or old - will appreciate this Shakespeare USB Flash Drive ($40 at Filanthropists.com). One hundred percent of profits support Broadway Cares/EFAids.