Back to School Essentials from wilko

AD - I was sent these products for the purpose of this post and compensated for my time.

2020 has been such a surreal year which has turned everyone's lives upside down. I've tried to think of the positives of our personal circumstances - being home with each other and making memories - that said, many things changed drastically for the kids. Noah's school closed in March, opening for a few sessions in June and Ava was due to start nursery in April but I chose to push it back to September. As much as we've all enjoyed being home with one another I know they need to get back to school, to have some normality, some structure, to learn, to play, and make friends - space to grow.

Wilkos recently got in touch asking if I'd like to collaborate on their back to school campaign - they gifted me £50 to spend online, on their back to school essentials and I was so impressed with the variety of products available.

As you can see you get a lot for your money when shopping with wilko - which is a relief when you have so much to buy for back to school. There is so much variety too, from homeware, food storage, to stationary, to crafts and so on. I decided to spend the voucher not just on essentials for taking to school but on bits and pieces which will be great for keeping at home - for rainy day projects and for homework too.

The first products that caught my eye were these pieces from wilkos Newstalgia range which are currently in the 3 for 2 offer! The Wilko Newstalgia Lever Arch Rainbow folder - RRP: £2.50 is perfect for keeping documents and paperwork organised, all while keeping you motivated with the cheery quote on the front. The Wilko Newstalgia Exercise Book A6 3pk - RRP: £1.50 and the Wilko Discovery A4 Display Book - RRP: £2.50 complete the duo and the fantastic 3 for 2 offer. I can imagine them being popular with high school and college kids. 

I then headed for the food storage section on their back to school section. I chose the Wilko Set of 4 Rainbow Containers - RRP: £1.00 for packed lunches as the kids have to take clear, washable containers. I like how there are four different sizes, great if your kids are like mine and like to have their foods separate. The set contains four different sized containers that are stackable and easy to store. They are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe.

I also chose a couple of Wilko 700ml Fruit Infuser Water Bottles - RRP: 2.50 each. These bottles come with a removable basket, just the right size for holding fruit, or fruit teabags to infuse the water - which they'll only be able to do at home as their school only allows plain water, eek. Made with BPA-free plastic they are dishwasher safe and just the right size for popping into your child's school bag.

The kids then picked out their own pencil cases - which they thoroughly enjoyed! Ava chose the Wilko Hard Pencil Case with Sloth Character and Noah went for the Hard Pencil Case with Monsters Characters which both retail at £5.00 each. Inside the hardtop pencil cases are 2 net pouches and 6 pen holders - plenty of space for children to store all the stationery they need for school. The Wilko Pocket Calculator - RRP: £2.50 and the Wilko Kids Mini Scrunchies - RRP: £2.00 were two essentials that went straight into my basket too.

Last, but certainly not least I selected an array of different arts and crafts products; Wilko Craft Platter - RRP: £3.00, Wilko Primary Colours Paint Set 6 - RRP: £3.50, Wilko Paint Tray - RRP: £2.00, Wilko Paint Brushes - RRP: £1.75, Wilko Felt Tip Pens x50 - RRP: £2.50, and Wilko Coloured Paper - RRP: £1.50. I think every item is a bargain and perfect for homework projects, rainy day activities, and perhaps even home learning if it ever comes to that again.

Having all these essentials purchased and ready for back to school has put my mind at ease - it's one less thing to do. I cannot recommend wilko enough. Their website was so easy to use, there's so much choice, everything is great value for money, fantastic quality and it arrived quickly too! I don't think I could have asked for anything more - I'm really impressed.

Are you ready for back to school?



  1. Wilko Set of 4 Rainbow Containers - RRP: £1.00 wow! such a bargain! need to get some of those!

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  2. I think Ava would love the felt pens and pencil case but for me has to be the rainbow containers and drink bottles

  3. I was in Wilko a few days ago as I needed some Command strips and I was shocked at how much choice there is for Stationery these days, I managed to accidentally buy a new notebook x

  4. My grandson would love the pencil case with the monsters.

  5. The sloth pencil case is cute

  6. That's such a good price for the rainbow food containers, I love wilko for things like that. You can get so much good stuff in Wilko x

  7. Sally Collingwood29 August 2020 at 11:28

    Hard Pencil Case with Monsters Characters would be fabulous for Alexander, he would love it!

  8. We are big Wilko fans and so are the cats and children!

  9. All three generations of us love our trip to Wilko, it's a real Aladdin's Cave. Georgia says she would love the Sloth pencil case but her little sister Olivia says the Craft Platter.

  10. Love the rainbow folder. Such a positive message. Lovely selection of goodies.

  11. I think my favourite is the you got this rainbow folder, a nice little reminder that school isn’t undefeatable

  12. Pauline Burroughs6 September 2020 at 08:53

    I love Wilko. They have a wide range of products and their prices are really good. This is a brilliant prize and would be perfect for the grandchildren

  13. I never thought about Wilko being good for school supplies before!