Making Back To School Fun (+ A Funky Pigeon Personalised Gift Giveaway!)

Making Back To School Fun (+ A Funky Pigeon Personalised Gift Giveaway!)

It literally seems only days ago that I was on the countdown to the Summer holidays and it pains me to say that they are flying by far quicker than I had hoped. I really thought it would be a long drawn out process but it really hasn’t been. I’m actually quite sad that the Little Man will be back to school before I know it.


Whilst he is excited to be going into Year 1 and will be one of the big kids (let’s be honest, anything but Reception is known as a big kid in their eyes!), he isn’t overly keen on going back to the old routine. I’m hardly jumping for joy at the thought either. Every time I mention getting ready for back to school, he pulls that face – you know the kind, I am sure. I remember pulling the same face when I was little. He has been really good this Summer, (so far anyway, there is still time!), so I wanted to get him something that might help in getting him a little bit excited about going back to school and make it a little more fun for him.


Back to school preparation

The school uniform is sorted and we have to go new shoe shopping during the last week of the Summer holidays – I never like to get them too early, we all know it’s Sod’s Law if you buy them too early, their feet will go up a size before it’s time to start wearing them! The haircut will be done on that last weekend too, but in the meantime, we needed to get other essentials.


Last year the Little Man’s lunch box was used and abused and the only place it was good for by the end of July was the bin, so that’s one thing we needed to replace. The other thing that I wanted to get this year was a new school bag. Last year Little Man used the school’s branded book bag, but in all honesty, if I have to go another year of using that thing, I’m likely to end up throwing it in the ditch on the way to school. Whilst it’s cute, it’s far from practical. We needed something that was easy to carry and can get plenty in without it looking like he’s about to hit the deck when carrying it.


Funky Pigeon Back To School range

Enter the Funky Pigeon personalised back to school range. I had no idea that Funky Pigeon did a back to school range, let alone personalised goods. You can imagine the thrill when I told Little Man that he could choose which bag he wanted AND he could have his name on it.


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From Disney to Marvel and from Emojis to Star Wars, there is something for every school age child. You can keep it simple with just a name or you can even have your favourite photo printed on them if that’s something that takes your fancy. The idea is very cute and will go some way in making the whole back to school process a lot more fun.


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The lunch bag we chose was equally as cute and is more than spacious enough. Little Man isn’t a big fan of school dinners, so that mundane task of preparing sandwiches the night before is ever present in our house. It can be tricky to find a lunch bag that is big enough for a lunch box, ice pack and drinks bottle, but this one more than ticks all of the boxes. And of course, there is no chance of it getting mixed up with someone else’s, because it has his name on!


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Funky Pigeon also sent us a fabulous personalised pencil case, something that is already getting plenty of use and we aren’t even back to school yet. This Little Man is very much like his Mama and has always got a pen or a pencil in his hand, so when we opened a parcel to find a personalised Avengers notebook with plenty of blank pages, he was over the moon!


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I honestly wouldn’t have thought to shop at Funky Pigeon for our back to school essentials, but I can honestly say, I’m so pleased we have these goodies to start a fresh term with. They are great quality and really very reasonably priced.


The Back To School Funky Pigeon Giveaway!

With the aim of helping one of your little ones back to school process a little more fun, Funky Pigeon is offering one of my readers the chance to WIN a personalised backpack and a personalised lunch bag. The winner will be free to choose the design and of course, what personalisation they require, from the back to school range.


To WIN just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.


Please note the FIRST THREE of the entries are mandatory (and give you five entries each!) and MUST be completed for the entry to be valid. Failure to do so will result in the entrant being disqualified. The remaining three are optional but give you an extra five entries each – so worth doing in my opinion!


Please make sure you read the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page. All that is left for me to do, is wish you lots of luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms and conditions/disclaimer

The competition starts at 12 am 15/08/2018 and ends 12 am 29/08/2018. The prize is one personalised backpack and one personalised lunch bag. Entries are limited to UK participants only and you must be over 18. The competition is via Rafflecopter and ONE winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be informed within three days. The winner must respond within three days of notification or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. JakiJellz is responsible for coordinating the prize with Funky Pigeon to ship to the winner.


Whilst you’re here, why not check out my other giveaways here?!




I was gifted these items in return for a feature on my blog. Many thanks to Funky Pigeon.





  1. Sally Collingwood
    15th August 2018 / 11:38 am

    I would give this to my little grandson.

  2. Keith Hunt
    15th August 2018 / 11:59 am

    It will be for a friends child

  3. Chloe Davies
    15th August 2018 / 11:59 am

    My little girl would love these personalised goodies! x

  4. iain maciver
    15th August 2018 / 12:18 pm

    perfect for my nephew

  5. Marycarol
    15th August 2018 / 12:18 pm

    I’d love to win for my nephew as he sets off on his school adventure

  6. Lorna Ledger
    15th August 2018 / 12:25 pm

    So great thanks so much for the chance =- fingers crossed

    15th August 2018 / 12:38 pm

    If i was to win i would give this to my niece for going back to school

  8. Tracy Nixon
    15th August 2018 / 12:54 pm

    I’d love to win for my daughter thanks!

  9. David Hamill
    15th August 2018 / 1:06 pm

    My daughter would receive this for her first term in nursery 😀

  10. Anonymous
    15th August 2018 / 1:52 pm

    My Nephew would love this – thank you!

  11. Amanda Baggott
    15th August 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I’d give this to my little nephew

  12. Ann-Marie Gould
    15th August 2018 / 2:17 pm

    I would give to my niece Lola, she would love it

  13. Yolanda Davis
    15th August 2018 / 2:43 pm

    I’d like to win this for my nephew as he is starting at a new school in September.

  14. Leanne Hansell
    15th August 2018 / 2:45 pm

    My daughter would love these goodies.

  15. Susan B
    15th August 2018 / 2:51 pm

    My grand-daughter would love it. Very cute.

  16. Stacey Carnell
    15th August 2018 / 3:10 pm

    For my handsome little boy 🙂

  17. Kim Neville
    15th August 2018 / 3:28 pm

    Would be perfect for my son for school 🙂

  18. Rich Tyler
    15th August 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I would give it to my little boy

  19. Stewart Smith-Langridge
    15th August 2018 / 4:20 pm

    just right for my little grandson who starts school in September

  20. leanne weir
    15th August 2018 / 4:27 pm

    perfect for my nephew

  21. Clare Hubbard
    15th August 2018 / 4:37 pm

    My son for when he goes back to school in September

  22. Ren Taylor
    15th August 2018 / 4:41 pm

    This would be amazing to win for my nephew who starts school in September 💛

  23. Sue McCarthy
    15th August 2018 / 5:37 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  24. Dawn Sherratt
    15th August 2018 / 5:38 pm

    my nephew just starts school this year, he would look drop dead gorgeous carrying this bag, it’ll be almost as big as he is lmao!

  25. stacy sorrell
    15th August 2018 / 6:34 pm

    This would be great for my youngest daughter Grace , she loves Unicorns, i love the range on the website

  26. Lorraine Stone
    15th August 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Love these. Perfect for my Nephew.

  27. Isabel O
    15th August 2018 / 6:59 pm

    My niece! She starts her second year of primary school in September.

  28. Sean Eccles
    15th August 2018 / 7:17 pm

    My son would love this

  29. Sarah Blythe
    15th August 2018 / 7:51 pm

    my little boy Aidan

  30. Lydia Joy
    15th August 2018 / 8:36 pm

    My son is starting year 2 this year. He’ll be moving from mainstream to a specialist autism school. He would love all new stuff to make the move with!

  31. Danielle Cresswell
    15th August 2018 / 8:45 pm

    My son starts Nursery soon so he would have it xx

  32. Claire Woods
    15th August 2018 / 9:15 pm

    my niece

    15th August 2018 / 9:41 pm

    I would use this for my gorgeous daughter who cant wait to get back to school already!

  34. Angela Treadway
    15th August 2018 / 10:15 pm

    my youngest son x

  35. Lorraine Tinsley
    15th August 2018 / 11:22 pm

    To one of my daughters, how do I choose?!?!

  36. Rachel Craig
    15th August 2018 / 11:33 pm


  37. michelle o'neill
    16th August 2018 / 7:21 am

    my beautiful grandaughter x

  38. Laura Turner
    16th August 2018 / 8:08 am

    My god-daughter

  39. Laura Jones
    16th August 2018 / 9:50 am

    my grandson olly

  40. Tracy Newton
    16th August 2018 / 10:05 am

    My son would love these

  41. Debbie Finnerty
    16th August 2018 / 12:45 pm

    I would give these to my son 😀

  42. Tee Simpson
    16th August 2018 / 9:42 pm

    My daughter

  43. Kirsty Greer
    16th August 2018 / 10:27 pm

    My 8yo daughter would love this x

  44. Jo Carroll
    16th August 2018 / 10:28 pm

    My son would really love this x

  45. Donna Clinton
    17th August 2018 / 11:50 am

    I would love to win for my daughter

  46. amy bondoc
    17th August 2018 / 4:11 pm

    my youngest nephew x

  47. Sue P Bowden
    17th August 2018 / 5:02 pm

    For my grandson

  48. Maria blythin
    17th August 2018 / 6:55 pm

    this would be for my lovely neice x

  49. Charlotte G
    17th August 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I would use this for my son’s new school bag 🙂

  50. stacey turner
    18th August 2018 / 11:33 am

    My daughter would love this

  51. Christina Palmer
    18th August 2018 / 12:27 pm

    My youngest grandson would love this

  52. Niki Marie Wardle
    18th August 2018 / 11:23 pm

    My youngest daughter would love one of these for her starting year 1 and it would be great to clearly tell which is hers!

  53. john prendergast
    19th August 2018 / 12:41 am

    my niece

  54. jo liddement
    19th August 2018 / 2:14 pm

    I would love to win for my granddaughter please

  55. Sharon Wilkes
    19th August 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Would love to win this prize for my nephew he starts nursery school soon.

  56. 19th August 2018 / 5:39 pm

    I would like to win these for my daughter x

  57. Solange
    19th August 2018 / 6:06 pm

    My kids will be using these back to school goodies.

  58. Christine Dodd
    19th August 2018 / 8:15 pm

    My nephew who is just about to start school

  59. Anonymous
    19th August 2018 / 9:09 pm

    My oldest son who is about to start in year two

  60. Pam Francis Gregory
    19th August 2018 / 9:37 pm

    My nephew

  61. Rebecca Sutton
    19th August 2018 / 10:17 pm

    My daughter would be the lucky girl if i won this.

  62. Margaret Gallagher
    19th August 2018 / 11:48 pm

    My nephew

  63. Emily Hutchinson
    20th August 2018 / 3:24 pm

    My niece

  64. melanie stirling
    20th August 2018 / 8:33 pm

    My nephew would use it.

  65. Candice Rau
    21st August 2018 / 1:01 pm

    My daughter would love these personalised back to school goodies x

  66. Candice Rau
    21st August 2018 / 1:03 pm

    My daughter would love these back to school personalised goodies x

  67. Samantha O'D
    21st August 2018 / 5:18 pm

    My daughter who is starting the school nursery in September

  68. Tracy B
    21st August 2018 / 7:44 pm

    My daughter who is very excited about all the new back-to-school stuff! (Like mother, like daughter! LOL)

  69. Jen Jackson
    21st August 2018 / 10:01 pm

    My son would love this

  70. jules Eley
    21st August 2018 / 10:41 pm

    This would be for my daughter 🙂

  71. tina Glover
    22nd August 2018 / 9:30 am

    My daughter would love this set and I love the fact its personalised x

  72. Hannah Scudder
    22nd August 2018 / 10:04 pm

    My eldest son.

  73. maria
    22nd August 2018 / 11:27 pm

    My daughter Izzie

  74. Ruth Harwood
    23rd August 2018 / 9:52 am

    My niece who starts a new school this year!

  75. kimberley ryan
    23rd August 2018 / 12:33 pm

    my daughter x

  76. Ashley Phillips
    23rd August 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Would love to win for my eldest daughter

  77. Corinne Peat
    23rd August 2018 / 5:56 pm

    My son would love this.

  78. Joy Winn
    23rd August 2018 / 10:07 pm

    My 6 year old great-niece.

  79. cheryl hadfield
    24th August 2018 / 8:04 am

    My daughter Lyla would love this for her new year at school

  80. Susan Willshee
    24th August 2018 / 8:20 pm

    My gorgeous little Leo would be using these

  81. Rachel Butterworth
    25th August 2018 / 7:09 pm

    For my niece.

  82. Sharon Burroughs
    25th August 2018 / 10:08 pm

    I’d love to win for my son

  83. Helen Padden
    26th August 2018 / 12:01 am

    My daughter

  84. janine atkin
    26th August 2018 / 9:13 am

    these would be for my nephew

  85. Caron Twyman
    26th August 2018 / 2:31 pm

    My 9 year old son will be chuffed if I win this for him! Thanks

  86. Jemma Dwyer
    26th August 2018 / 3:41 pm

    my son would love this

  87. Jemma Dwyer
    26th August 2018 / 3:41 pm

    my son would love this prize x

  88. Sheri Darby
    26th August 2018 / 6:50 pm

    My youngest son would love this

  89. Lucinda Fortune
    26th August 2018 / 7:17 pm

    It would be fore my little boy

  90. Michelle Ferguson
    27th August 2018 / 8:10 am

    I would give them to my nephew

  91. Laura Claridge
    27th August 2018 / 9:35 am

    It is my Daughter Poppy’s first year at school this year so this prize would be amazing!

  92. Natalie Gough
    27th August 2018 / 11:27 am

    My seven year old daughter.

    27th August 2018 / 3:37 pm

    My grandson Matthew would love these

    27th August 2018 / 3:38 pm

    denise wilden

  95. Rebecca Whatmore
    27th August 2018 / 3:48 pm

    My nephew – he’d absolutely love them!

  96. steph lovatt
    27th August 2018 / 9:14 pm

    My son

  97. Jamie Millard
    28th August 2018 / 1:52 am

    my wee boy, he would definitely love them.

  98. vera Bahounkova
    28th August 2018 / 5:12 am

    I would love to win for my grandson Toby

  99. Emma Hussain
    28th August 2018 / 6:54 am

    I’d give to my daughter

  100. Elzbieta Znyk
    28th August 2018 / 6:54 am

    Would be perfect for my daughter.

  101. Cathryn Crawshaw
    28th August 2018 / 7:27 am

    Perfect for my daughter Ava who is starting school

  102. 28th August 2018 / 8:13 am

    My daughter she is starting a new school so this would be fantastic she is going into year 2.

  103. Anneka Avery
    28th August 2018 / 9:25 am

    I’d be treating my daughter to this fabulous prize! She would be the bees knees with this set! #coolforschool #funkypigeon

  104. Yvonne Dimbleby
    28th August 2018 / 10:47 am

    My grandaughter would love this and with an unusual name it would be great for her to have something with her name on.

  105. Mel Brolly
    28th August 2018 / 11:23 am

    My daughter would be lucky enough to get these back to school goodies

  106. paula cheadle
    28th August 2018 / 11:39 am

    I would give this to my niece

  107. Sarah Parker
    28th August 2018 / 11:58 am

    my son would love this 🙂

  108. olivia Kirby
    28th August 2018 / 12:00 pm

    My daughter I think, as I have told her that her bag is not big enough but she is not listening!!

  109. Louise
    28th August 2018 / 12:26 pm

    My son would go super crazy if he had a bag like that, what a cool idea!

  110. hayley pemberton
    28th August 2018 / 12:30 pm

    my middle daughter would love this

  111. Jeanette Leighton
    28th August 2018 / 12:40 pm

    For my daughter’s new school year in year 2

  112. ruth lee
    28th August 2018 / 12:56 pm

    my son

  113. claire griffiths
    28th August 2018 / 1:22 pm

    it would be for my son

  114. Jenny Prest
    28th August 2018 / 1:47 pm

    My son will be going into Year 1…this would be perfect for him.

  115. Victoria n
    28th August 2018 / 1:47 pm

    My daughter, who has just started school (in Scotland so we start earlier)

  116. Denise walton
    28th August 2018 / 1:49 pm

    My grandson on his first day at school

  117. Laura Lee
    28th August 2018 / 2:07 pm

    I would love to win this for my youngest son to make sure he has it for when he starts school, they really are unique and amazing. I have got my fingers and toes crossed

  118. Sarah KNIGHTLEY
    28th August 2018 / 4:26 pm

    My daughter – she’s starting school next week!

  119. Kyomi Johnson
    28th August 2018 / 5:17 pm

    My little niece she’d absolutely love this especially as she’s about to start school

  120. Donna Caldwell
    28th August 2018 / 5:20 pm

    My daughter

  121. Simone Griffin
    28th August 2018 / 6:00 pm

    My son x

  122. Samantha Atherton
    28th August 2018 / 6:16 pm

    If I won I’d give it to my daughter

  123. Emilia Nastaly-Howard
    28th August 2018 / 6:18 pm

    my youngest daughter 🙂

  124. Adrian Bold
    28th August 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I would love to win this for my nephew who is back to school next week.

  125. Carly Belsey
    28th August 2018 / 6:21 pm

    My daughter is going back to nursery and this would be perfect for her.

  126. Leanne perrett
    28th August 2018 / 6:21 pm

    i would love to win one for my little fella although i would have to pay for a second for my other son as hed want it too

  127. toni pearson
    28th August 2018 / 6:22 pm

    perfect for my niece

  128. Kate Davies
    28th August 2018 / 7:17 pm

    For my son.

  129. Natalee Gosiewski
    28th August 2018 / 7:24 pm

    my son its so hard to find anything with his name on its on this in the USA but not here

  130. Lorraine Kirk
    28th August 2018 / 7:47 pm

    This would be perfect for my son

    28th August 2018 / 7:48 pm

    My grandson

  132. Chirag Patel
    28th August 2018 / 8:13 pm

    my son would love this

  133. Kelly Simpson
    28th August 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I would love to win for my daughter.

  134. Natalie Crossan
    28th August 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Perfect for my little girl

  135. Claire Little
    28th August 2018 / 9:19 pm

    my youngest son

  136. Lynsey Davis
    28th August 2018 / 9:44 pm

    Perfect giveaway. My daughter starts school next week and guess who will be that mummy crying on the playground 👈🏻

  137. Alexandra Sharples
    28th August 2018 / 10:20 pm

    My daughter would love it!

  138. Lia Burns
    28th August 2018 / 10:24 pm

    I’d give them to my son, he would love them for sure!

  139. Adrian Knox
    28th August 2018 / 10:34 pm

    My granddaughter

  140. Jess T
    28th August 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Absolutely love these! I would give it to my little girl who is starting year 1.

  141. Lynn Neal
    28th August 2018 / 10:52 pm

    My Grandchildren!

  142. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    28th August 2018 / 11:26 pm

    I think I’d let my son have this prize if we were lucky enough to win X

  143. champaklal Lad
    28th August 2018 / 11:50 pm


  144. Simon Knuckey
    29th August 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Daughter Would Be So HAPPY

  145. Hekna
    29th August 2018 / 7:21 pm

    My little one who is starting big school next week. Those few years just flew by!

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