Starting School Gifts: Our top 10 back to school gifts for 2023

Top starting school gifts


Whether you're starting school for the first time or it's the first back day at school after the holidays, it can be both a daunting and exciting time for children.

Help them kick off the new term in style with our guide to the best first day at school gifts. Personalised back to school gifts are a great way to get kids enthused for the new term. It gives them an exciting new bit of kit, which they’ll be proud to show off to classmates.

Top 10 starting school gifts

Photo lunch box

1. Personalised Photo Lunch Box

Our photo lunch boxes are super adorable and unique to each child! Your little one will enjoy their lunchtime feast even more with a personalised photo to show off to their mates. Pet and holiday photos are perfect for splashing onto these handy bags, which are insulated and wipe clean. You can choose from three great colours – pink, black or blue.

Engraved metal pen

2. Engraved Metal Pens

With a huge range of 11 colours to choose from, our stylish engraved pens make great starting secondary school gifts. Simply select their favourite colour and then customise yours with the child’s initials, first name or nick name. This is engraved in unmissable bold lettering on the side of the pen. It’ll be their favourite thing in their pencil case and they’ll be excited to start taking notes!

Personalised backpack for school

3. Personalised Backpack

A personalised backpack makes both a unique and practical first day of school gift for kids of all ages. Available in nine great colours, the bag can be tailored completely to the individual child with custom lettering on the main section of the bag. You might want to personalise yours with their first name or initials, or even a nickname or catchphrase.

Personalised photo USB stick

4. Personalised Photo Memory Stick

The rotating metal sleeve of these 8GB memory sticks can be customised with a photo of your choice. It’s ideal for secondary school kids to show off their favourite holiday snaps to their IT class friends. You can choose from five different colours for the base of the storage flash drive, which is made of soft touch rubber coated plastic.

Personalised colouring pencils set

5. Personalised Children’s Pencil Set

It's one of our cutest stationery gifts ever. This compact set includes 12 colouring pencils and a pencil sharpener, all neatly contained in a wooden box - perfect gifts for primary school students. The lid of the box meanwhile doubles up as a 20-centimetre ruler, which can be custom engraved with the child’s name. It’s ideal for a first day at school gift!

Personalised bowling pin water bottle

6. Engraved Bowling Pin Water Bottle

Encourage your little one to stay hydrated with one of our ultra-stylish bowling pin water bottles. With a bright and bold design, there’ll be no mistaking whose drink this is in the classroom. Especially after you customise yours with up to 18 characters of custom engraved text. Not only can you have your child’s name written down the side of the water bottle, you can also get it in their favourite colour. We have ten great options to choose from!

Personalised school name badge

7. Personalised Name Badge

It can be easy to mix up each other’s belongings in the cloak room scramble! So our personalised name badge tags are the perfect solution! Each tag, with a custom colour design, can be personalised with your child’s first name. It can then be easily fitted to school bags, as well as the zips of jackets and coats.

Unicorn pencil case with custom name

8. Personalised Unicorn Pencil Case

Know a small person who loves unicorns? This glossy stainless steel pencil case is adorned with a beautiful unicorn design, which can be customised with your child’s name. This is printed in stylish bold lettering in the centre of the case. They are unmistakable and stand out a mile in the classroom! We also offer an alternative personalised shark pencil case.

Personalised bamboo notebook

9. Personalised Eco-Friendly Notebook

Our unique bamboo notebooks make an eco-friendly alternative to regular pads, which can be tailored to the child with a personalised cover. Not only are they constructed from 50 sheets of recycled paper, but the stylish cover is also made from one of the world’s most sustainable materials – bamboo. Why not check out our bamboo collection for more great eco-friendly gifts?

Photo water bottle with straw

10. Photo Water Bottle With Straw

Gifting one of our custom photo water bottles is a great way to encourage your child to drink more! Select from a white or silver 600ml aluminium bottle and upload a photograph of your choice to be printed onto its side. The flip top straw of the bottle makes it great for kids who are always on the go.  A foam pad is also included. This can be stuck onto the bottom of the bottle to provide extra grip!

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