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Back to school guide 2022

Monday 8 August 2022

Yes it’s that time of year again! The summer holidays are fast disappearing and the return to school is on the horizon. I can’t quite believe how the years are passing so quickly!

Anyway, I’ve put together some of my top picks for back to school this year. I hope they help!

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Personalised drinks bottle from Boutique Gifts

Made from top quality aluminium, this stylish personalised water bottle has a 600ml fill capacity and features a flip up straw top with the top unscrewing for refilling/ washing. It has a strong seal and does not drip when shaken upside down.

This simple design can be personalised free of charge, making it easy for your child to know which bottle is theirs.

Priced at £9.99

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Classic Jotter Parker pen from Boutique Gifts

A design we all know, love and trust, this Parker pen is ideal for your child’s return to education. With the added option of laser engraving, you can really make it harder for your child to lose!

Presented in a stylish gift box, this pen also comes with a patented QuinkFlow ballpoint ink refill.

Priced at £9.99, the full range of luxury pens are available to view at www.boutiquegifts.co.uk. 

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Black Henley Helly Hansen trainers

With most kids wearing black trainers for school or PE now, the Henley really is your ultimate hybrid, providing all the features needed for a long day in school. 

They are well-cushioned, stable, protective and have a flexible, breathable and quick-drying upper. 

Stylish and sturdy, what more could you want from a black school trainer?

Priced at £100 

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W Blume puffy parka from Helly Hansen

With its stylish look and practicality, you really can’t go wrong with this beautiful parka coat ready for the season change.

Featuring a waterproof fabric combined with high loft synthetic insulation for extra warmth, this coat will keep your child dry and comfortable on those wet winter morning walks to school.

Available in sizes XS - XXL

Currently reduced from £210 to £147 

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Quick dry board shorts from Helly Hansen

Perfect for swimming lessons, these board shorts are comfortable and versatile.

Designed with quick-dry, stretch fabric, they have an inner brief, a partially elasticated waist and a thigh pocket. Also with a drawstring fastening at the front for extra adjustability.

Available in waist sizes 28 - 38 and in five colours.

Currently reduced from £55 to £44

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Solen T-shirt from Helly Hansen

Designed with sun protection and comfort on hot days in mind, this sun protection T-shirt is perfect for PE.

The shirt’s fabric is infused with used coffee grounds, giving it UPF 50+ sun protection without the use of chemicals.

Also quick-dry, odour-resistant and durable, the active fiber technology is excellent at wicking - moving moisture away from the skin so you stay dry.

As if that isn’t enough, this T-shirt is also made from 60% recycled polyester – another win for you and the environment.

Available in sizes S - XXL

Priced at £35 and available in 4 colours

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SHO food flask.

The new and improved version 2.0 of this popular SHO food flask was right at the top of Livs back to school list. She is the only person I’ve ever met that doesn’t like sandwiches so this container means as well as crackers, skewers etc, Liv can also take some lovely soup or pasta dishes for her lunch, perfect for those chilly months.

It can be used to keep food hot or cold, including soups, salads, pasta, and even ice cream! 

The 530ml is the perfect size for one person, while the 800ml will hold enough food for two. Also comes with it’s own integrated folding steel spork.

Available in 13 colour choices and two size options - 530ml for £14.99 or 800ml for £19.99

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Boss trunks fit for a teen.

We all know how fussy teenagers can be - we were too once! These Boss 3 Pack Trunks are perfect for even the fussiest teen this September. Made from stretch cotton - which brings breathability as well as flexibility, these signature trunks are topped off with an exposed waistband featuring the famous BOSS logo. The straight fit and regular rise are ideal for every day use and perfect to wear with trousers as they won’t ride up.

Currently reduced from £39 to £33

Available in a variety of colours and in sizes S-XXL

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Let me know what you think and what you would add to the list!

*Disclaimer* some of the items featured were sent to me in consideration for this feature, however all opinion is my own.