Reviewed by Lucy Gwilliam
I was recently gifted a £50 gift card to use online at Smiggle and I was really excited to be able to choose from their huge selection of children’s bags and accessories to use for going back to school.
The gift card could not have come at a more perfect time, what with the children going back to school after a long 5 months off due to the COVID-19 lockdown. It arrived promptly and I was advised to use it online and have it delivered to my home address. We do have a local Smiggle in the Trafford Centre but the website has a much wider selection of items on offer than they do in store.
I set about my quest, in search for some items for my 6 year old son and 10 year old daughter. We searched for days endlessly before my daughter decided she was too grown up for Smiggle stuff and my son had settled on items from the new Galaxy range.
He loves aliens and is a little bit obsessed with Area 51 at the minute, so as soon as he saw the backpack, he knew he wanted it. We got him a matching drawstring back which he can use it for his swimming lessons, which are starting back up next week and we also ordered the matching drinks bottle and a set of shark headphones.
There is a huge amount available in the range and we did find it quite difficult to choose what items we wanted but we thought we would just get the basics due to the school not allowing pencil cases etc in with the children once they return.
I had an easy process ordering and the confirmation email and delivery details were very prompt. We were lucky that there was an offer of 35% off when you spent £75, so we got quite a lot for our money at the time.
The items arrived really quickly once I had ordered them as we received free express shipping having ordered over £45. They were extremely well packaged and of such a high quality.
My son was over the moon when he saw his items. He is especially happy with the shark headphones. His sister has a pair of smiggle headphones that he has been envious of. They are long lasting, great sound and a really cool design.
The water bottle is a really good size, looks super edgy and grown up for him and very robust.
The backpack is a great size, it has the perfect amount of pockets, a bottle holder, laptop compartment, padded adjustable straps, name label and an attachment on the front to add your lunch box. My son is on school meals but if he every changes, we always have this option. It’s a really well thought out design and he can’t wait to use it for school next week.
The draw string bag is the same design as the backpack and water bottle and is the perfect size to hold my sons swim stuff for his swimming lessons.
Overall, our experience with the Smiggle website could have been better but the fantastic items made up for the website error. We absolutely love the ranges they do for young children and pre teens. However, I would like to see some more stuff for not so girly girls and more gender neutral, as my daughter is at that awkward age where she is too cool for pink. In conclusion, we are very happy with what we received from smiggle.
RRP: Galaxy Backpack RRP £35
Galaxy Waterbottle RRP £9
Galaxy Drawstring Bag RRP£10
Budz Shark Headphones TRP £22
You can purchase these items from Smiggle here