August 10, 2022 4 min read
It’s that time of the year again. There’s a hint of sadness because the holidays are ending and plenty of excitement (and groans!) that the new school term is just around the corner. Most importantly, it’s time to begin the back-to-school shopping so that your little ones are stocked and ready for a new year of fun and learning.
New stationary is one of the most fun things about returning to school. As stationary buffs we, at Blesket Pens, have never forgotten what the fuss is all about. Read on for our list of must-haves for the new school year.
Everyone needs a backpack to tote all the new school stationery and accessories to-and-fro. The Lug Puddle Jumper Backpack SE is loaded with pockets, making it easy to stay organised. Its water repellent material makes sure that the contents of the backpack stay safe as do the four little feet on the bottom. The padded zip compartment is the perfect size for a laptop for older kids or books for younger ones. Two exterior water bottle pockets make sure your child can carry both water and their favourite juice to stay hydrated throughout a long school day.
Another great option is the Embark Jartop Elite Backpack which has a padded laptop sleeve that is large enough to hold seven or eight books. What we love about this bag is that it has a fleece lined pocket for scratch-free pens, sunglasses, and gear.
The Chuggie Insulated Water Bottle comes in multiple different colours and unique prints. The leak-proof, twist off lid keeps the contents safely inside while the bright eye-catching patterns work well to remind your little one to stay hydrated throughout the day.
All those brand-new pencils and pens need to be stored in one place. The Canoe Accessory Bag keeps them secured while the easy-to clean interior can be wiped down when ink stains start to build up.
The daily planner is vital to stay organized and keep track of classes and after school activities and clubs. While you can go digital, letting your kids go analogue and take charge of writing down their weekly schedules can be a great way to help them develop their organisational skills. The Field Notes Weekly Planner 56-Weeks is a durable notebook that looks great and holds up to a years’ worth of scheduling without batteries, brand-sponsored Wi-Fi, or a monthly service charge loaded up with hidden fees.
Laptops or not, notebooks are a part of school-life that should never go away. In fact, , experts report that kids who jot down notes by hand retain information better than those who don’t. Choose from an array of smart Lamy Notebooks – one for each subject at school!
If you prefer a note pad instead of a notebook,Rhodia’s wirebound andstapled pads are sturdy, sleek, and made with premium 90g paper. The rigid back cover makes both writing and drawing easy to do on the go. Pads are a great option for lefties who can find it annoying to write in a traditional notebook, where the spine gets in the way.
It doesn’t matter what grade a student is in, pencils will always be a part of the back-to-school kit – whether they are for writing, geometry, or art. Mechanical pencils are great for those in middle school and above as they don’t need to worry about sharpening them and can simply replace the lead when necessary. The pencils also available in a wide variety of colours, so your child can choose one that suits their style. Browse our range of mechanical pencils here.
The perfect pen can start the school year off on the right foot. The Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen is a great pen for those who are just beginning to write with fountain pens and ink. If you’re simply looking for something for your child to experiment with, the Platinum Preppy may be a good choice for you. It comes in a range of colours and is relatively inexpensive as well. If you’re looking for something slightly more budget-friendly, check out the Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen and the Pilot Kakuno.
We also have a wide range of ball-point pens for those who prefer them.
Art supplies are essential for every back-to-schooler. Washable, non-toxic crayons are a must for young children while the SM-LT Grey Sketch Album with grey cotton paper is perfect for the more serious art student.
Shopping for the new school year can get hectic. Why battle crowded stores when you can shop for back-to-school supplies from the comfort of your own home at Blesket? We offer Free Canada Post ground shipping/expedited domestic purchases over $49.99 (before taxes) in Ontario and Quebec and great shipping options all over Canada and the U.S.
If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call, reach out on social media, or send us an email!
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