As much as I love the summer vacation with all its endless possibilities to travel, swim, explore the nature, enjoy outdoor activities and simply have fun, I get excited when it’s time for the kids to go back to school. Around this time of the year the countdown starts towards the end of summer and the beginning of another beautiful season. I like this period because it means that our daily routine is about to get back to its normal with earlier bedtimes and wake up times, and our days become more organised. But my favourite part of it all is the back to school shopping. Shopping for perfect school bags, personalised lunch boxes, durable water bottles, new outfits, matching socks and shoes, and new stationary!
Here’s a list that I compiled of great items that we got for school. I found them durable, fashionable and a must have for children who are preparing to go back to school!
Personalised Lunch Bags from Born Gifted (£11.99)
These funky bright coloured personalised lunch bags are perfect for the new school term. With these lunch bags, I’m sure my kids won’t mix theirs with their peers’. They come in different colours and patterns and can be personalised with a name and a phrase of your choice. They come with an adjustable shoulder strap and insulated lining.
PS: Among other lists, BornGifted has a wonderful back to school list which includes beautiful personalised items that will make back to school an enjoyable experience for everyone!
Toddler Rucksack from JoJo (£14)
JoJo Toddler Rucksacks are available in a selection of fun prints that kids love to wear. Perfectly sized and comfortable to wear, they are suitable for packing snacks, drinks, toys and whatever else kids need for their next adventure.
JoJo company have great values that they keep since starting their business. This mother and baby brand offers high quality products at reasonable prices, while putting people and the planet above profit. Among JoJo’s amazing products are maternity, baby and kids clothes, bedrooms and storage, equipment, gifts and toys. Browsing though their website will make you want to acquire at least a few new items.
Bento Cubes and Lunch Packs from Sistema
Sistema’s Bento Cubes are ideal for keeping children’s lunch items and snacks separated and fresh until ready to eat. They come in cool colours and include movable compartments and a seal-tight yogurt pot perfect for children snacks.
Sistema’s Lunch Packs and water bottles come in bright colours and designed especially for children to open and hold easily. We have different models and sizes, and they are always used in our house not only by children but also by adults.
Stylish Bags from American Tourister (£15)
These stylish bags come in different sizes and shapes with popular Disney characters that children love. My kids love their ‘New Wonder Small Bagpacks’ with Cars 3 and Minnie Mouse imprinted on them. They come with one main compartment which can allocate a lunchbox, a water bottle and a few small toys. They have a sternum strap that closes across the chest, which is amazing to prevent the shoulder strapes from slipping outwards towards kids shoulders. They also have a top handle and an address tag.
Personalised Water Bottle from Miffy (£15)
With Miffy’s personalised water bottles, my kids won’t loose theirs anymore. They can be personalised with a name of your choice. They are perfect for school and home, especially for those kids who love Miffy. And who doesn’t?!
Delightful bunny, Miffy, is a character recognisable all over the world. It’s the world’s most favourite bunny! Miffy offers a wide range of art products, games and toys, homeware and books, as well as cutest clothes articles such as t-shirts, tabards, bibs or aprons that will surely raise a smile on even the dullest day.
Kurio Smart 2-in-1 tablet (£180)
This 2-in-1 mini laptop and tablet is especially designed for children so they can use it to do their homeworks and a tablet to play with.
Kurio SMART is built with child-safety in mind and includes Microsoft Parental controls and Kurio Genius software. This technology allows parents to set up simple to advanced safety measures to protect your child. Other safety features include internet filtering, which monitors and checks over 1.5 billion websites daily, blocking inappropriate content, app installation and controlling the amount of play time per day/week.
It includes educational content and pre-loaded games/apps and runs off Windows 10 as the operating system. It has 32GB storage and a micro SD card slot to expand memory by an additional 32GB.
Bobux shoes designs shoes that are not only stylish but also good for kids feet and their healthy foot development. They offer a large variety of comfortable and durable shoes for different kinds of weather, and come in wonderful colours and designs. Check their website out and you will fall in love from first sight. My kids have picked their favourites already!
Bobux shoes offer a wide range of shoes for children, including fun designs such as Custom My Bobux interactive shoes that I included in my Summer Fun Activities Guide for Children.
Yumbox Classic from Eat Well-Live Well (£24.95)
Yumbox ‘Classic’ exterior box and removable tray with 6 compartments is perfect for kids’ lunches and snacks. It comes with unique illustrations that quickly became my kids favourite. Now they refuse to eat their snacks if not served in these cute boxes.
This online shop offers a wide range of back to school products such as crayons, pens, pencils, rulers and many more! Take a look at their website and you will find lots of beautiful products that you and your kids will love. We often shop on this website for fun kitchen items that are made for children such as cupcake liners, aprons and baking kits which I included in Summer Fun Activities Guide for Children. Dotcomgiftshop also has amazing DIY projects that keep kids busy for hours.
Many thanks for all the gifted samples that were sent to me to review and include in this guide. I only shared items that I really liked. All opinions are our own.