I can't believe its 'back to school' next week! I don't know about you, but the summer has gone by far too quickly for my liking! We are almost ready - the uniforms are labelled and today saw the last of the new shoes bought.
The children are allowed to bring a water bottle everyday to drink in class and the eldest children bring a packed lunch everyday. Lunchboxes are a big deal these days. Gone are the favourite characters because they are 'embarrassing' apparently but plain ones are not exciting enough.
I have always had a soft spot for personalised items and I think in the case of school items, this is ideal. This is one of the reasons that I love products from Stuck On You.
"Stuck on You was created in 1995 by a Mum for her son who needed labels for nursery and now, over 19 years later, they have a huge range of personalised labels and gifts and sell to hundreds of countries over the world."
We were sent one of Stuck On You's Value Lunch Packs (£29.99) which consists of a personalised lunch box and a 500ml personalised drinks bottle and I'm so impressed with the quality. This is an absolute bargain too, as the lunchbox is £18.99 to buy on it's own and the drinks bottle is £15.99.
You can select the colour of the lunchbox from red, navy or pink; the design from 36 different images or name only and of course, the name(s) of your choice. The drinks bottle comes in white and can have a different design to the lunchbox if you wish (but same name).
We chose the Sweetie Pie design, which is super-cute images of children playing on swings, unicorns and rainbows.
The lunchbox is a good size (Approx 230 x 95 x 200mm) which appeals to me because I detest having to fight with a lunch box to get everything to fit. The exterior is made from a durable poly canvas and has a water repellent lining that is easy to wipe clean.
I really like the reinforced handle that is lovely and soft for little hands to hold and the insulated lining keeps everything fresh and cool. The silver lining is a hit with my daughter too as she thinks it's 'special' - I guess she's right!
The zip fastening is high in quality and importantly, it's easy to open and close. I particularly like the pocket at the front that closes with a little magnet - the perfect place to pop in a note or napkin.
The designs are well printed and look beautiful. I can't wait to see it in use!
The drinks bottle is also excellent - it's a full 500ml size so there should be enough water to last all day. It is spill proof, BPA free, and would actually make a really lovely present for someone.
I love that the are made from food grade stainless steel rather than plastic because they last longer but also the plasticy taste you get from some plastic bottles is really quite unpleasant.
It's so much easier for children to recognise their property if it has their name on so hopefully this will mean I no longer need to replace bottles every other week because they've been lost or accidentally taken home by other child.
The lid pops up, which is a great improvement on our last lidded water bottle which my daughter could not open and was too shy to ask someone for help. This resulted in a very thirsty little girl by home time. I opted for lidless bottles after that, but then it's difficult to keep them clean and germ-free.
It's also very easy to drink from so it's perfect for younger school age children. Stuck On you, have so many fabulous products, not just for school but for every day - pop over and see what you think: www.stuckonyou.co.uk - I'm loving the Little Kids labels!
That's us all set for the first day of term! Are you ready?