Top tips for getting older kids ready for school

Back to School shopping for older kids and teenagers can be difficult. They're at the age where they're super conscious of what is and isn't cool. Luckily, we've got you covered with some stylish options, plus tips on how to handle bigger appetites and busier schedules!


The next best thing after picking out a new pair of back-to-school shoes is getting a new lunch bag. Often as kids get older they shy away from prints and colours that may seem young or babyish. For older kids we love our Blossom Leopard and Midnight lunch bags which are bit more mature.

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It’s no secret teenagers love to sleep in. For mornings when they’re pushing it for time, whip them up a quick smoothie for breakfast and they can take it on the go in one of our Original Smoothie Cups that keep contents cool for hours. 

HOT TIP: Be the ultimate cool mum and make them their own ice coffee (or mocha, or decaf!) 


As they get older some kids will grow out of wanting a lunch box and will prefer to just grab food straight from their lunch bag. Luckily, you don’t have to use a lunchbox inside our bags if you don't want to - you don’t even have to use the ice pack with the bag if their food isn’t perishable!

If you’re worried about mess, you can pack food in a couple of our lightweight Pack & Snack bags inside the lunch bag.



Big appetites means packing extra snacks that are easy to eat on the go between classes. Our Pack & Snack bags are an environmentally friendly alternative to buying individual packets of chips, popcorn, etc. Plus, it’s cheaper to buy these snacks in bulk and pack them yourself!


Our Original Bottles are a great choice for keeping your kids water cool throughout the school day. If you have pretty active kids who might be doing after school or before school training we recommend upgrading them to a Mega Montii Bottle to keep them hydrated all day!

TIP: Style is important to older kids and can seem to change frequently! Instead of buying a whole new bottle, change up the look of their bottle regularly with a coloured bumper to suit their current look. 



Our Backpacks are big enough to keep up with the ever growing list of school essentials! They have plenty of compartments that can be filled to the brim with everything from pencils cases and folders, to spare clothes and a laptop. Plus, they're designed to withstand heaps of use, so they’ll be able to take it with them year after year, and to after school sport or study sessions. Our trendy Hearts and Combat prints are the perfect camouflage for those who want to blend in. But if they want to stand out, they come in brighter prints too!

Do you have older kids heading back to school this year? We'd love to know your tips! 

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