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Editors' Picks: Back to School Must-Haves

Check out some of of our favorite items for fall

Written and produced by Julianne Hilmes

Whether you or your kids are heading back to school this fall, or perhaps you just love a clean desk and a brand-new notebook, we've rounded up a few of our favorite items for getting in the back-to-school spirit.

Some students give teachers an apple to show their appreciation, but we think these apple-pattern tidbit plates from Kate Spade are an equally sweet idea.

Children and adults alike need a dedicated work space, whether for homework, bill-paying, or note-writing. We love the gentle curve of the Maxime Writing Desk—part of Windsor Smith's collection for Century.

Every desk needs good task lighting, and Kelly Wearstler's artful Cleo Lamp is a perfectly chic option. 

New from Assouline, Dinner with Georgia O'Keeffe is the perfect back-to-school book. Learn more about the iconic American artist while whipping up new family favorites.

Attention all creatives! This Moleskine Smart Notebook with Creative Cloud connection is going to be your new favorite notepad. Smart page markings turn hand-drawn sketches into digital files that sync with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop so you can create on the go.

The brand-new C from GE Sol is the first light of its kind. Embedded with Amazon's Alexa, the smart light will illuminate your work space and help when homework questions arise. Sign up to receive 20% off when ordering opens in September.

We love the multifunctionality of this desktop organizer from The Container Store. Use it to elevate your computer to be more ergonomically friendly or stand it upright to corral desk accessories.

Perfect for class or travel, the Dakota backpack from Dagne Dover has a spot for your laptop as well as your gym sneakers. Plus, it's made of quick-drying and easy-to-clean neoprene, so it can handle whatever adventures your day brings. Join the wait list to snag one of these bags in September!