Big Back to School Giveaway

Even though I’ve been out of school for what feels like forever now, I still get the summer holiday feeling during August. It becomes ingrained, doesn’t it? You can almost smell the promise of new stationery! Even if your little one isn’t at school, September can often bring changes – if not a new school class, perhaps a new room at nursery or moving up in a baby class. To celebrate this new milestone, and following on from the success of my last big giveaway, I’m delighted to be offering a new competition on Little Pickle’s Mom – this one is designed to make all your starting or back to school prep that much easier.

Once Upon a Time Book Bundle

Reading With Baby Opposites Book

We’re big fans of the Once Upon a Time Book bundles here, and we’ve had a few of them over the last few months. This business is run by Kelly, a Mum herself with a degree in Early Childhood Studies – and she knows her stuff. She perfectly puts together bundles that are not only age appropriate, but help to develop your little one with a selection of books that will really enable them to progress. Her Starting School bundle is no exception, and includes some fantastic titles to help your little one not only work on their reading and writing but also think through some of the emotions relating to starting school. Something that might not just alleviate your child’s worries, but yours too! It’s a big old emotional time for everyone, eh? I’m delighted to be offering one of these bundles are part of the Back to School giveaway prize, and it includes eleven wonderful books.

Little Life Backpack

Little Life Backpack

If you haven’t come across the Little Life backpacks yet, where have you been hiding? Their backpacks are super cute, right from toddlers up to older children and they come in a range of designs: classics, animals or characters. The winner will be able to choose their own children’s backpack, suitable for children from three years and over. These backpacks are designed with fun and style in mind, as well as safety. The large grab handle on the back means as a parent, it’s easy to quickly stop your little one from getting in harm’s way.

We’re about to try out the toddler Tigger backpack with Pickle and I absolutely can’t wait to see him toddling around in it on holiday. I’ll definitely be reporting back to let you know how we get on! I’m a little bit obsessed with anything Disney at the moment (having a child is a good excuse, right?) and I’m having to resist the urge to dress him head to toe in his Tigger outfit whilst wearing this. That’d be too much… or would it?

GiftPup Personalised Notebooks

Personalised Monster Notebook from GiftPup

Surely the best thing about returning to school is getting new stationery, right? And for me, I always used to get excited about notebooks, which is why I’m really pleased to have these personalised notebooks in the giveaway bundle from GiftPup.

Personalised Notebook from GiftPup for Cavan

The winner can choose their very own personalised notebook from the GiftPup range, complete with the name personalisation of their choice. I can vouch for the quality of these – they really do look the business. These two have been especially made for my foster brothers. I choose one with plain paper and one with lines, and the quality of the paper in both is really good. No nasty flimsy see-through paper here! Yippee.

Born Gifted Pencil Tin

And if a personalised notebook wasn’t enough, the prize bundle also includes a personalised pencil tin from Born Gifted. I picked out this lovely dinosaur tin (because I’m pretty obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment) for my foster brother, and I love that it comes with ten coloured pencils too. Keenan LOVES drawing, so this pencil tin with his plain paper notebook from GiftPup makes for the perfect combination. Born Gifted also do a range of personalised pencil cases that come with personalised pencils too. No longer can your mate steal your red crayon and pass it off as his own! Perfect.

Personalised Pencil Tin from Born Gifted

The Hedrin Range

No parent’s back-to-school arsenal is complete without some nit treatment. Those pesky little things show no mercy, but Hedrin are offering their full range to the lucky winner so they’ll be well equipped to deal with any outbreaks: Hedrin Once, Hedrin Protect & Go, Hedrin Stubborn Egg Removal, a Hedrin Comb and Hedrin Treat & Go.

Hedrin Nit Treatment Giveaway Back to School

I’m hoping it’ll be a while before I’m having to make use of nit products, but I’m guessing it’ll happen sooner than I’d want it to. It’s making me itchy just thinking about it. You too? Sorry.

Find Me a Gift Bento Lunchbox

Find Me a Gift Bento Lunchbox Prize

This lovely Bento lunch box set from Find Me a Gift is perfect for school packed lunches. The compartments make it easy to store different foods and keep everything nice and safe. I can’t even tell you how many times I had to clean out squished bananas or oranges from the bottom of my school bag – this would have solved all my problems. And I think we can all relate to the stages of food-related emotions… I’m tempted to buy myself this set just for me! This set will be winging its way to the lucky winner – and I hope you share with me your favourite packed lunch items. I’ll definitely be needing some packed lunch inspiration when the time comes for me to do Pickle’s lunches.

Naturelly Magic Jelly

Naturelly have teamed up with Ben & Holly to create this magical jelly inspired by Nanny Plum and her jelly floods. It’s really handy to pop into lunchboxes (and would fit wonderfully in the Bento box!) and to celebrate this new partnership, Naturelly have offered a month’s supply of jelly to our lucky winner.

Naturelly Jelly Ben and Holly Magic Kingdom

Naturelly is free from gluten, wheat, dairy, nuts and gelatine and is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliac disease sufferers. It has been approved by the vegetarian society, coeliac society and is school compliant – what a guilt free lunchbox treat.

Subscription to Azoomee

Azoomee is a digital entertainment service for primary school-aged kids offering TV shows, games, audiobooks, parent-approved chat and an art studio all in one safe app, allowing users to watch, play and learn online. The app’s partnership with the NSPCC means parents can relax in the knowledge their kids are secure from harmful content, ads and hidden in-app purchases, whilst the company’s focus on engaging users curiosity means Azoomee has curated only the most educational and exciting selection of content. The lucky winner will win a year’s subscription to Azoomee, so that you and your little ones can enjoy all that the app has to offer – from exclusive television content from the BBC such as Horrible Histories and Charlie and Lola, to educational games like the coding-based Run Marco and a whole host of exciting audiobooks.

Azoomee App for Children

The Prize Bundle

I think you’ll agree, this is quite the prize bundle. All together, it includes:

  • A starting-school book bundle (containing 11 books, with a retail value of £55) from Once Upon a Time Books
  • A Little Life child’s backpack
  • A Personalised Notebook from GiftPup
  • A Personalised Pencil Tin from Born Gifted
  • The range of Hedrin Nit Prevention/Treatment products
  • A Bento lunch box and pots from Find Me a Gift
  • A month’s supply of Naturelly Magic Jelly
  • A Year’s subscription to Azoomee, an app for children aged 5 to 9

All you need to pick up is your school uniform, and you’re all set. I’m very grateful to all these wonderful companies for offering such fantastic prizes, so please do have a look at their websites and find them on social media and show them some love. So, good luck! The giveaway will be running until 11.59pm on Sunday 20th August 2017, and there are plenty of ways to enter below, including a daily bonus entry to help improve your chances. Please read the full terms and conditions as invalid entries won’t be considered. UK entrants only.

Back to School Giveaway


  1. August 4, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Such a lot of really lovely prizes. I love those little backpacks x

  2. August 4, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Such a lot of really lovely prizes. I love those little backpacks x

  3. August 4, 2017 / 10:40 am

    What a fantastic bundle! Some really cute yet practical things and the Hedrin is a must!

  4. Emma Bone
    August 4, 2017 / 11:13 am

    It seems impossible, but my first nephew starts school in September.

  5. Sue McCarthy
    August 4, 2017 / 12:50 pm

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

  6. Paula Barker
    August 4, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Still need to buy school shoes, but everything else is done!

  7. Emma Whitworth
    August 4, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    This is amazing but my most favourite is hedrin! I’m sick of them

  8. August 5, 2017 / 7:38 am

    Love those personalised note books – no more squabbling over whose belongs to who

  9. Andrea Fletcher
    August 5, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I like the Rucksack bag.

  10. iain maciver
    August 5, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    amazing giveaway

  11. August 5, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    My little girl is off to reception in September and my little boy is starting nursery. This is a fab giveaway x

  12. August 5, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    This is such a fab little giveaway. I love the monster notebook, my two love scribbling, doodling and drawing!

  13. laura banks
    August 6, 2017 / 11:41 am

    i just need to get shoes i always start before my son has finished in july

  14. Leila Benhamida
    August 6, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Nearly there. Still need to get shoes and some skirts and trousers for my children.

  15. Gemma Walmsley
    August 6, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Wow! What a prize bundle! I am completely unprepared for school starting as we have just moved house so this would be glorious!

  16. August 6, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    My daughter starts infants and my son starts juniors in September: big changes! Great giveaway, I haven’t begun thinking about school yet!

  17. August 6, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    What an incredible giveaway! Those notepads are so awesome x

  18. August 7, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    What a wonderful selection of back to school essentials! Little man would love it all!

  19. Stephen Yates
    August 8, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Great little giveaway to ease the little ones nerves of the 1st day at school

  20. debbie smith
    August 10, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    i still have to get p.e shorts and school shoes but apart from that im all set fab giveaway thankyou xx

  21. Maggie Ali
    August 10, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Nearly there, just socks, vests, underwear left 🙂

  22. Sheri Darby
    August 15, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    No – I haven’t thought about it yest. It’s still August!

  23. Sally Collingwood
    August 16, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Fab prize. Still need to get some uniform,

  24. Anne Brookes
    August 16, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    i love the back to school shopping and always get more than i should

  25. donna l jones
    August 17, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    still have to buy the school shoes

  26. Stevie
    August 18, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    My niece’s are nowhere near ready.

  27. Stevie
    August 18, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Personalised Any Message Wooden Pen and Pencil Box Set for my nieces.

  28. carol boffey
    August 18, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    great prize

  29. Katie Skeoch
    August 18, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Scottish schools are back already, Fab

  30. Jayne Townson
    August 18, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    We’re almost ready, just shoes and new bags to get, Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  31. Emma Fox
    August 19, 2017 / 8:53 am

    I feel ready for school this year as my son’s uniform and shoes still fit from last year and are in a good condition.

  32. Emma Fox
    August 19, 2017 / 8:56 am

    I like the Personalised Little Monster Insulated Lunch Sandwich Bag 🙂

  33. Kim Styles
    August 19, 2017 / 10:36 am

    all done !already!…… until day before when someone says – I don’t have a ………. then we all jump in the car and go on a search for that something

  34. Kim Styles
    August 19, 2017 / 10:44 am

    I love the Personalised Dinosaur Pencil Case and Personalised Contents as it all matches !

  35. Rachel Butterworth
    August 19, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Not ready at all. I’m always on the last leg.

  36. tina edwards
    August 19, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    my granddaughter is starting school in september she is only just 4. my daughter has everything ready for her but as my daughter is a teacher (not at the same school) she has to get everything ready too and she still has lesson planning to do

  37. olivia Kirby
    August 19, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    We are booked in for shoe fittings at Clarks tomorrow but we have all the uniform sorted – I think!

  38. Kelly Knowles
    August 19, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Im ready apart from labels, with three to do, think it’s going take forever!

  39. Kate Davies
    August 19, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    We have most things but still need new school shoes, a backpack and a bento box.

  40. Jennifer Baker
    August 20, 2017 / 12:36 am

    I havent even started ! xx

  41. Jordan
    August 20, 2017 / 7:11 am

    Amazing prize bundle for my nephew starting school in September

  42. Charlie Lovatt
    August 20, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I think we’re nearly ready now thankfully

  43. natalee gosiewski
    August 20, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    no i have shoes and part uniform to buy and all school bags and stationary

  44. Sarah Cooper
    August 20, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    We still have the stationery and coats to get.

  45. Susan Trubey
    August 20, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Haven’t got anything.

  46. Danielle Pooley
    August 20, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    My little boy starts nursery in September & I have no idea what I’m supposed to get ready!

  47. Danielle Pooley
    August 20, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    My little boy starts nursery in September & I have no idea what I’m supposed to get ready!

  48. Hayley Todd
    August 20, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    We still have lots to get before back to school in September. We have bought school bags, PE bags + pencil cases, most of the stationery, school shoes & trainers but have still to get all the official school uniform!

  49. Jade Rogers
    August 20, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    We had to MOT the car this month (ended up 700 pound in repairs!) and then we went and lost the front door key and had to pay a locksmith, so in all honesty, I’ve got two of most things still to buy :’)

  50. Jade Rogers
    August 20, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    We had to MOT the car (over 700 pound in repairs!) and then went and lost our front door keys so had to pay a locksmith. So in all honesty, me and my girls are nowhere near ready :’)

  51. August 20, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I think we are all ready, I just need to label everything!

  52. Natalie Crossan
    August 20, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I haven’t started!

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