Ahh January-back to school shopping time! Time to scrabble around collecting all the endless school paraphernalia that is needed for back to school. Shoe fittings, uniform measuring, choosing lunch boxes, backpacks, stationery- the list is endless! That's why we have pulled together this list to help you get your shopping done- especially if you're a brand new school mum!
1. Clarks Mighty Tough, Scuff Free School Shoes
Clarks have always been the number one brand for school shoes that fit well and last the year. Now Clarks has upped its game with their brand new scuff free school shoes. Designed for the active child, the new Mighty Tough shoes come in two styles, one for boys and one for girls, both with velcro for easy wearing. Clarks has also released an all white or all black, machine washable sneaker.
Mighty Tough School Shoes $124.95
Cross Hype Sneakers $79.95
2. Tupperware Lunch boxes
Tupperware has a huge range of lunch boxes for all your needs. They have Sandwich Keepers, the Sandwich Keeper Plus (pictured above), insulated carry bags and lunch box sets. Tupperware is my absolute favourite and I think I have a lunch box for every occasion! Tupperware also has a lifetime guarantee on all their plastic so you won't need to worry about replacing the lunch box every term when they fall apart!
They range from $19 for the insulated carry bag, to $64 for a bag/lunchbox/drink bottle set.
3. Smiggle Stationery
Ever since it first opened, Smiggle has been THE most popular stationary around- every kid dreams of owning their pencil cases, pens, collectible rubbers, cute highlighters and funky school books. Their range is huge and they also sell packs to make it easier for you. They have lots of themes and bright colours- even the teens love it.
4. Tupperware Drink Bottles
Like their lunch box range, Tupperware have a large variety of drink bottles- from pop tops, to straws, to lids- you can pick the bottle that suits your child's lifestyle. Once again they are all covered by Tupperware's lifetime warranty.
The H2Go 500ml set gives you 4x drink bottles to chill in the fridge- just grab and go! The pop top kids' sports bottle (pictured above) is $19.
5. Kikki K Family Organisers
I LOVE Kikki K- not only is it the most beautiful stationery going- it's also the best designed. One of my favourites is the family organiser- it has spaces for 5 people and you can record where everyone is/needs to be on any given day. It's clear and easy to read and you can even choose a different pen colour for each person.
There is also a wall planner for those of you who want to see the year all at once, and a family diary for a mum on the run!
The family calendar is $26.95 for a small and $32.95 for a large. The family diary is $34.95 and the wall planner is $12.95
6. Stuck On You Labels
When your child starts school (or even preschool) EVERYTHING needs to be labeled. That's why you need Stuck On You! They have strong, tough labels that won't come off in water or through wear and tear. They have a label designed for every need and they offer package deals that will cover you for every occasion.
Stickers start from $9.95
7. Bobble Art Back Packs (plus discount offer)
the Bobble Art back packs are perfect for the preschool or school starter. They have the cutest designs plus they are so easy to wipe clean. They have easy to access pockets and a space on the side to store your drink bottle for easy access. They come in a range of colours and designs and they have good, wide straps for extra support.
They start from about $35 for the smaller ones and go up to $51 for the large. We have a special promo code for you to get 20% off online, just use- Stuff MumsLike20
So we hope this helps you get your back to school shopping under control! Let us know if you have anything to recommend!