Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Product: Smiggle Stationery
Price: Price varies
Age Range: n/a
Manufacturer’s Description: Smiggle products are all about great design and innovation, bold colour, quirky graphics, great value and most of all – giving our fans the tools they need to have fun!
Review: Smiggle sent us a huge package of stationery to review and Georgie was in heaven opening everything! The bright colours and fun characters really appeal to kids of all ages (including me) and the combination of functionality and joy is irresistible. Who says useful has to be boring?
Check out the video to see what we got, or read on to see photos and what we thought…
Buckets of stuff… An absolute explosion of blue and pink which is perfect for my girls – their favourite colours! The alphabet rain holographic keyrings (£4.50) are great fun and will make lovely gifts for some of Georgie’s friends.
This a6 2016 diary looks really useful, with a week to two pages planner, and a year planner for the whole of 2017 as well as 2016. Georgie adores the super cute scented juicy eraser box set (£4.50) – each small cardboard carton is filled with tiny fruit shaped erasers.
We were sent two pencil cases; the pinball pop out pencil case (£12.50) which Georgie has immediately claimed as her own thanks to all the pop out compartments and fun pinball game on top, and a double up spot hardtop pencil case (£16.50) which is perfect for carrying around a lot of stationery in one case.
The green scented bubble pen (£2.00) is another one that Georgie has claimed, as it’s chunky design makes it easy for her to hold onto, and she is just starting to use ballpoint pens for writing. As for the scented pencils pack (£4.50), they have found a home on my desk – I love their fresh apple scent, and I am always using pencils to make notes as I work.
The Smiggle snake puzzle (£7.00) has been a really popular fun item with both the girls, who love to twist it into different shapes and challenge me to make things with it! It is really simple but it is easy to see why it is one of Smiggle’s most popular products – you get a lot of play value out of it.
The fluffy faces jotter (£8.50) is another silly one, great for jotting down little notes. The pages are decorated with hearts, and the lines actually make it great for Georgie to practise her writing in.
I love this snap happy memo notes camera (£11.50) – and the girls keep trying to nick it off my desk! With memo notes hidden inside, you press the shutter button and one shoots out. A flip down compartment on the back reveals a tiny notepad, and two pens are also hidden inside the camera. It’s silly, but quite neat. A nice touch is that the lens on the front of the camera is actually a photo frame, so you can put one of your favourite photos on the front.
Lastly, we were sent ayums backpack (£28.00), a pals character wallet, and a pals 3d lunch box. The backpack is great with lots of different pockets and places to put your stuff, including mesh pockets on the side that are perfect for a drinks bottle, and a laptop compartment inside.
The wallet has several zipped compartments – including the notes bit which is great for kids to help save them dropping any notes they may have. The lunchbox is slightly insulated, with a front pocket as well as a very good size large pocket, and a mesh pocket on the side which is ideal for a drink.
Overall we have been impressed with Smiggle’s latest offerings, and it is all sure to come in useful! 5 stars for a great range of products at non-bankruptcy prices.