I ran across this cool Daily Candy list of products for "big kids" as the smaller ones get back in the academic groove. Here are some standouts, at least from a visual perspective.
Um. Duh. :) This is a magnifying glass, of all things! Isn't it boss? Well, I'm sad to say that the price (78 buckos) matches. It is neat to look at, though. And look through, I bet.
Aren't these reusable lunch bags graphically appealing? They're normally sold in sets of 3 for $24, but you can get a deluxe set of 5 for $38, if you're so inclined. I don't know how well these will work, as they are cotton, but they would certainly be a discussion piece at the break table.