It’s that time of the year when the tinsel and fairy lights in supermarkets across the country are being replaced with stacks of lunchboxes, piles of backpacks and rows of school stationery. Yes, we know you’ve barely dusted the beach sand off your feet, but it’s time to start compiling those back-to-school shopping lists.
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Nothing gets kids quite as excited as new gear! That being said, it’s never easy to get out of holiday mode and into the back-to-school routine. So make going back a little easier for them with these great school buys that won’t break the bank.
1. A personalised backpack
A Macaroon backpack makes the perfect personalised pressie for a tween or teen. This high-quality school backpack comes in six colours. It has zippered compartments, a mesh water-bottle pocket, adjustable shoulder straps and a top grab handle, and it can be personalised with gorgeous gold shimmer or coloured vinyl.
2. A not-so-boring calculator
Brighten up your child’s day with this hot-pink scientific calculator. (Also available in blue.) Features include previous answer key for recursive functions, nine memories, random integers for statistics, plus much more!
3. (Almost) good-enough-to-eat erasers
These delectable-looking mini junk-food erasers are sure to make homework time much more fun!
4. A supercute sharpener
An animal-inspired sharpener will add a fun element to your child’s stationery essentials.
5. A personalised journal
Macaroon’s Whoop Whoop personalised journals and notebooks come in A4 and A5 sizes, and are the perfect gift for a busy or creative teen.
6. A rainbow highlighter set
You’ll score some major brownie points with this set of four highlighters.
7. A funky cooler bag
Make sure your child’s treats and cool drinks are kept cold while they’re on the go with this tropical-design cooler bag.
8. A too-cool-for-school pencil case
Your teen will love this cheeky little zipper pouch, which is perfect for keeping stationery neat and tidy. And at this price it’s an absolute must!
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