Back-to-School Stationery

Fill your children's backpacks with cool and colourful stationery this school year.

Stationery can make or break a kids' status in school. Fact. Well, at least in a child's eye. We think it's fair to say that kids love trendy stationery. They can boast about it to their friends in school and can make them oh-so jealous, so it's important for you to find the right back-to-school stationery to put a smile on their faces. (You'll be uber cool mum, if you do).

If you're on a tight budget and can't afford a designer satchel, that's OK. There are loads of deals out there that offer impressive value for money and will catch the eye of their friends, in a good way.

Shopping for back to school stationery

You've probably already got a checklist of all the stationery requirements your child needs to be ready and raring for the new school year. If not, here are some of the essentials they will need. If you do have that list, take some inspiration from these products - they're the bees knees.

Pencil cases

Ripcurl Rapture Double Neo Pencil Case
Funky Pencil Case
Cotton On Kids
Happy Jackson Queen Of Awesome Large Pencil Case

Pencils and pens


Sulley Property of MU Spiral Note Book
Ban.Do Girls Rule Spiral Notebook
Work It 5pk Notebook
Cotton On Kids

Other stationery essentials

Band.Do Portfolio and Sticker Set

Top retailers for back-to-school stationery

These retailers all sell cool and trendy stationery that your kids will love.

Hippo Blue
Hippo blue

Stationery buying guide

Follow these three simple steps to find stationery your kids will love:

  1. Choose colourful items. Kids are attracted to bright colours, so choose stationery that features cartoon characters or their favourite colour. It might even encourage kids to open their notebooks to do their homework.
  2. Get quality items. Purchase products that will last at least a year. This will ensure your child's schooling won't be interrupted by broken spiral notebooks or misaligned binders.
  3. Find a reputable shop. There are countless retailers that sell stationery, so look for one that provides a combination of affordability, style and quality. The amount you need to shell out for pencils, pencil cases, notebooks and staplers will add up, so you want items that will withstand everyday use.

Feature image: Typo

Best deals on stationery

Buy Mr Men and Little Miss Stationery

Shop official Mr Men and Little Miss stationery from Cotton On Kids.

Buy Backpacks and Laptop Cases

Shop the trend with the coolest backpacks and laptop cases from Typo.

Go back to school with SurfStitch

Shop SurfStitch's range of backpacks, pencil cases, lunchboxes and water bottles for your school needs.

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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