I am a self-confessed stationery and planner addict, so stationery is a pretty big deal in this household. Serious business, that quite frankly, takes up way more of my time than it should.
Recently I was introduced to a new brand called Smiggle, one that I’m amazed I haven’t heard of before but am now totally obsessed with. Their products are seriously A-MAZING and I am fully converted to a “Smiggler”!
Smiggle – where a smile meets a giggle – was born in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia and hopped across the ocean in 2014 to open its first store here in the UK. The brand’s ultimate goal is to inspire and develop the creative spirits of its customers by delivering original, fun and affordable stationery. Smiggle products are all about great design and innovation, bold colour, quirky graphics, great value and most of all – giving Smiggle fans the tools they need to have fun.
If you’ve not visited one of Smiggle stores before then I would highly recommend it as they’ve created a place that’s well worth a peek. They’re small but they’re incredibly bright, with friendly and passionate Smigglers who are only too happy to take you through the range. Smiggle isn’t a store where you should be scared of the kids touching things, in fact they actively encourage kids to experiment, explore, poke, prod, smell and play because their products are full of hidden little secrets.
Smiggle is the place to be for all those essentials to start the academic year in style. Whether you’re on the hunt for the brightest backpack, the perfect pencil case or the sweetest smelling stationery – Smiggle has back to school covered.
The back to school products we received from Smiggle were:
Hardtop Kick It Pencil Case £13.00
Groovy Hardtop Pencil Case £13.00
Scented Juicy Eraser Box £4.00
Scented Colour Pencils (12 pack) £10.00
I was really impressed with the quality of the products, especially the pencil cases. They feel really strong and durable and the hard outer shell keeps the contents well protected and organised. There’s plenty of space for staple items like pens, pencils, scissors, erasers, rulers etc…without making the pencil case itself too bulky.
The really cool thing about the Kick It Hardtop Pencil Case in particular though is that it’s no ordinary pencil case…oh no…it’s a desktop football pitch. Seriously. It comes with 2 x sets of football legs, 2 x goalposts and 2 x football erasers so kids can have fun playing sport whilst keeping their stationery organised. You may just want to remove these items for school though, we wouldn’t want them having any distractions in the classroom!
The Scented Juicy Eraser Box set is a fun and cute novelty product that kids will love. Heck…adults too…I’m quite partial to scented stationery myself. There are four juice cartons – banana, pineapple, strawberry and grape juice – and each one contains mini fruit shaped erasers that look and smell like real fruits.
The Scented Colour Pencils are my absolute favourite though and as the packaging suggests: “scented pencils this fun make a whole lot of sense.” And they do…so i’m totally with Smiggle on that. The 12 coloured pencils each have a different scent – which is activated by rubbing the pencil – banana, chocolate, cool mint, pineapple, strawberry, cola, vanilla, green apple, cookie, orange, grape and sour lemon. The cookie one is divine!
In a nutshell, Smiggle’s Back To School range is brilliant and I can totally understand the hype over it.
You can view the full range at www.smiggle.co.uk and get 20% off you next online purchase when you sign up their smigglemail.