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Back To School: Essentials For Every Backpack

As the summer holidays come to an end, it’s time to buy all your child’s back-to-school essentials to get them ready for the new school term. Whether you’re waving them off for their first day at school or they’re returning to the classroom after a six-week break, there are lots of items they will need to start the school year right. 

Take a look at our top picks for back-to-school essentials, all of which are available with a One4all Gift Card

Perfect Pencil Case

Little ones will love to carry their favourite pens, pencils and stationery in a stylish pencil case, like the one linked below from WH Smith. This floral style is perfect for young eco warriors as it’s made from 100% recycled plastic bottles too. If your child is after a different style or size, then fear not as WH Smith has an extensive range to choose from, meaning there is something for everyone.

ECO Floral Light Blue Recycled Cub Pencil Case, £8.99 at WH Smith


Dress to Impress

It’s important that kids are dressed to impress for their first day back at school, and Marks and Spencer have a fantastic selection of school uniform garments and accessories available - including the pack of slim fit shirts linked below. Parents can rejoice too as these shirts will keep kids looking smart without having to get the iron out. Whether your littles ones need some new socks, trousers, or even a new pair of shoes, M&S has got you covered this year.

2 Pack Girls’ Slim Fit Non-Iron School Shirts (2-18 Yrs), £8.00 - £14.00 at Marks and Spencer


Grab a Pair

For kids wanting to glow up on the school playground this year, the vibrant glow shoes linked below from Clarks are the perfect choice! Strong and durable for both indoor and outdoor play, these comfortable shoes are sure to be the envy of every kid on the playground this September. Not only that, but the easy double rip tape fastening means kids can take their shoes on and off themselves with ease.

Vibrant Glow Kid Black Patent, £48.00 at Clarks


Cosy Coats

With Autumn just around the corner, it’s time to hit the shops and invest in a cosy winter coat to help little ones stay warm and dry over the colder months. River Island has a great selection of coats available, from rain jackets to stylish puffers, such as the longline hooded puffer coat linked below. Available in both khaki and black, you can find the perfect style to suit your child’s taste.   

Girls Khaki Longline Hooded Puffer Coat, £50.00 at River Island


Essential Backpack

Finding a school backpack which can withstand daily wear is crucial, and the Soda Squad backpack from Argos is the ideal choice for young gamers with a passion for playing COD or FIFA at the weekend. The padded back panel and shoulder straps provide extra comfort, while the 22L capacity means there is plenty of room to carry schoolbooks, stationary and even their lunch.

Soda Squad Backpack, £20.00 at Argos


Let us know about your top back to school essentials using the hashtag #One4allTips with the handle @One4allUK on Facebook and @One4allGiftUK on Twitter.