Ready for Back to School with Bags of Love


If like us you have a little one about to start school for the very first time, it may seem like a daunting experience. I know that we are far more anxious than Mia is about starting as she is so excited but we have still made sure she is involved in choosing her school uniform and shoes so that she feels part of the experience. I’m not sure she fully understands what starting school means but she will soon find out!

We knew that when she started school we wanted to mark the occasion with a little gift or a treat to show her how proud we are of her so we have been looking at what kinds of things we could get without going over the top. That’s when Bags of Love got in touch to see if we would like to view some of their personalised products designed for back to school … perfect timing!

Back to School

Bags of Love have been creating handmade personalised products in the UK since 2003 and have got a back to school section full of lovely gifts and products perfect for that special day!

Using your photos and designs, they produce unique personalised products, made on demand and their easy to use on-line design tools give you great control over the text, photo or graphic design, options and quantities.

With over 400 products to personalise we decided to create some lovely name labels perfect for Mia’s school bag and lunch bag and a special unique lunchbox to pop her sandwiches in as she will be taking lunches initially when she starts.

Each product is really easy to design and we designed them straight onto the website so we could get an accurate preview before ordering. All measurements are easy to see and as long as you design inside the box, there are no issues!

We created the personalised sticky labels (priced from £29) with a pretty pink border and Mia’s name on them so she can easily spot her things when they are on her school peg. The stickers are printed onto a full 700mmx500mm sheet so we can cut them out at home to the desired size (bear this in mind when designing as although Bags of Love checked with us, we nearly ended up with 1 huge label! My mistake!).

The strong sticky back fabric adhesive keeps the labels in place and is made from a smooth satin fabric so they blend in really nicely on Mia’s bag and lunchbag. They can be used for bags, t-shirts, upholstery, and even crafting projects!

Back to School

We also created a personalised lunch box (priced from £16.50) with a funny photo of Mia on her last birthday and her name clearly printed on the lid so it doesn’t get easily lost! Mia absolutely loves it and it fits lovely inside her new lunchbag. I’m really impressed with the quality of the lunch box itself as I was expecting it to be a bit plasticy however it’s really sturdy and doesn’t feel like it will scuff or break easily if dropped!

Back to School

We have been really impressed with the quality of the printing on the labels and the lunch box and can’t wait for Mia to use them for the first time next week! We would definitely order personalised products from Bags of Love again and as they make everything in house, their delivery time is usually 2-24 hours (Mon-Fri) so if you are still looking for a back to school gift, there is still time to grab yours!


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