Back to School

Your kids, whether young or slightly older, need these BTS essentials on their shopping lists in readiness for the new term.

Oh, how we loved our trips to WH Smiths the week before the start of term. Gazing at a wall of shiny stationery sets in a room thick with the sickly scent of candy coloured erasers. Who knew that a pencil case would give us so much joy? Here are twelve of the best BTS necessities for you.


In the quest for the cutest pencil case, this is definitely up there. £15


No holiday is complete without a trip to Smiggle! We love these satisfyingly stackable highlighters. £5

John Lewis

For those with older children, these pretty Sara Miller Zebra notebooks will make lovely additions to their book bags. £15


Let them personalize their belongings with these gorgeous Meri Meri leather alphabet stickers. £2.49


Keep them motivated in the classroom with these pearls of wisdom adorned pencils and erasers from Paperchase. £15


These funky rainbow S’well bottles will guarantee that any child ups their water intake. £20


These genius bento style boxes are BPA free, dishwashable, leak-proof and come in an array of colourful designs. They are also fantastic for fussy eaters. £24.95

Cotswold Outdoor Company

Keep those lunchboxes cool (or warm) and in style with these Kanken Mini Cooler Bags. £55


If your kids are off to boarding school, then these Mossman tuck boxes will make them swoon with delight at the prospect of September. £118


This ruler is perfect for little fingers and any kid would be proud as punch to pull it out of their pencil case. £5.99


If, like us, you spend a lot of time delving through lost property, then these personalized trainers will be right up your street. £44.95

Stuck On You

Thankfully the days of endless nametape sewing are gone and itchy necks, a thing of the past. These iron labels work a treat (trust us, we’ve tried them all). £8.99