A pencil and paper

Back to school | Stationery

August 12, 2015

A pencil and paper

When it came to back to school shopping with my Mam when I was younger it was the stationery side that I was only really interested in.

I’d have a list ready to make sure that I would get everything I needed (and maybe a few extra bits that I didn’t necessarily need). From notebooks, pencil cases to an array of pens and pencils for every occasion I loved shopping for every single piece of it.

Roo seems to have gained my love of stationery and is always on the look out for something new to add to her pencil-case or a new notebook to chronicle he life in. So shopping for that new pencil-case, the perfect pencils and pens to go inside is very important to her.

Tigger on the other hand is just getting started on his writing journey and as he is left-handed this has made me look closely for stationery that I can buy to make his life easier.

Back to school stationery

I’ve managed to find some great back to school stationery to give you some ideas on what to buy for the new school year…

BIC® Kids

The BIC® Kids writing range for learning has been designed by experts and tested by primary teachers, parents and children to aid the early stages of child development. The products are designed to support children’s hands, helping them to join letters and craft words with ease, to inspire young writers and encouraging creativity.

  • A stack of flyers on a tableBIC® Kids Ball Pen, available in blue and pink and are suitable for both right and left-handed.
  • BIC® Kids Mechanical Pencil, available in blue and pink and are suitable for both right and left-handed.
  • BIC® Kids Graphite Pencil (two pencils), available in blue and pink and are suitable for both right and left-handed.
  • Bring some colour to the classroom with the BIC® Kids Visa™ Felt tip pen set, including 12 bright colours.
  • The BIC® Kids Tropicolor® 2 colouring pencil pack includes 12 brightly coloured wood-free pencils.
  • Colour away with these easy to hold BIC® Kids Colouring Crayons ideal for children over the age of 30 months. Recommended by teachers* these crayons are a brilliant way to help any child develop their creativity alongside learning. The pack comes in 12 vivid colours and is extra clean on hands and fabrics.

Price: From £1.99
Available from: WH Smith, Tesco, Ryman, Staples and Amazon

A close up of a piece of paper3M Back to School Stationery Range

Every pencil-case should contain post-it notes, tape and glue this is why the 3M back to school stationery range has all the essentials covered:

  • The 3M Back to School Stationery Essentials Pack includes all the main necessities, from Post-it notes and Index flags, to Scotch Magic Tape and glue. 
  • The brightly coloured Post-it Super Sticky Notes Neon Lined Pad will also help everyone to keep on-track with their to-do lists and study notes.
  • To complete the set is the portable and colourful Scotch Flip Dispenser with near invisible Scotch Magic Tape. Ideal for both students and parents in need of a compact and convenient tape.

Price: From £2.99
Available from: WH Smith, Tesco, Ryman, Staples and Amazon

A close up of a pencilDorothy and Theodore – Personalised pencils

With some personalised pencils what better way to stop your pencils going walkabout whilst adding that something special to your pencil-case. Available in a range of colours and in either a round or hexagonal style.

Price: £3.75
Available from: www.dorothyandtheodore.com

Did you love buying new stationery for back to school?


Disclosure: We have received a selection of stationery samples FOC for the purpose of inclusion within this post

  • Cass August 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Oooh I love Stationery! Especially the BIC range – I’ve bought half of the ones you’ve included for myself I think x x

  • Emma August 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Such a great selection of stuff! You have reminded me that I have so much to order before we go back to school next Thursday!! :/

  • Michelle Twin Mum August 12, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Ohh personalised pink pencils nice. I love stationary but I have to hold myself back as I just don’t need too much of it! Mich x

  • Pinkoddy August 13, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Being left-handed myself I m thrilled to see such a great range of products tailored to making life easier. What a lovely selection of things available. My younger two don’t need them yet (7 year old was gutted that the school provide them) – but will be nice to buy him things to use at home.

  • Otilia August 13, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Oh yes i love buying stationary for my daughter and for me!

  • Mum of One August 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I am a self confessed stationary addict and those personalised pencils are AMAZING. Choosing stationary in WH Smiths was always my favourite part of going back to school after the summer.

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