Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blast Off Back to School with Stephen Joseph Backpacks & Lunch Boxes! #Review + #Giveaway



We're just about ready to head back to school for the new school year. Parent orientation is in just a couple of weeks, followed by the open house for students, and B can't wait to meet his new teachers. B has already decided that his favorite part of the back to school season is getting a new backpack... and this year, B has decided that he wants to stay after school for an hour on Wednesdays for the Lunch Bunch group. This would mean that B would need a lunch box, as well as a backpack. B certainly has his own opinion when it comes to these things, so I was excited to have him help me select a backpack and lunch box for this school year.


Stephen Joseph

Stephen Joseph has a wonderful selection of products and gifts for children, including children's backpacks and lunch boxes. Stephen Joseph has been dedicate to creating whimsical gifts since 1981. Alix Buckley started making fabric frames as gifts to make a little extra money. The popularity was unimaginable, and she soon left her job as a 3rd grade teacher to pursue her passion. Alexandra & Company was one of Stephen Joseph's first divisions. Today, Stephen Joseph has grown to a team over 125 people, and operates out of a 90,000 sq. ft. facility.

We have been fans of Stephen Joseph's adorable children's products for a long time. B's very first backpack was a Stephen Joseph toddler backpack, which he loved. We were excited for the opportunity to select a Stephen Joseph Backpack and Lunch box for the new school year. With so many styles and designs to choose from, we had a hard time making up our minds! B had the final word when it came to choosing the design, which was a lot of fun for him.

B was over the moon when his Stephen Joseph package arrived in the mail!


B chose the Rocket ship design in both the backpack and lunch box. Needless to say, he was out of this world excited to see them in person!


Both items were individually packed and wrapped, to prevent any type of scratching or damage during shipping.

Stephen Joseph offers a large variety of backpacks, totes, bags, and lunch boxes. With so many styles available, I tried to choose the backpack that would best serve our needs this school year. B doesn't need a large backpack just yet, but does need one large enough to carry a folder home in. We decided that the Go Go Backpack would be perfect for B's last year of preschool, allowing him room to bring things home, and being a good size for him, as well.

The Go Go Backpack by Stephen Joseph is available in 30 designs! We had a tough time choosing just one! B loved the rocket/space design, so that's the one we went with for him.

B couldn't wait to try on his new backpack!

Since B is tall and broad for his age, this design is perfect for him. It has more room than his old quilted backpack. One of the best features (for me), is that this is a vinyl bag, with appliqued design. I can easily wipe down the inside or outside of the bag for quick cleaning! 

The inside of the bag is roomy, too! We put it to the test when we went on vacation, and allowed B to bring along his new backpack. He kept his backseat items in it- like activity books, his LeapPad, headphones, small toys, etc. It was more than enough room for the items he wanted to bring along on the 10 hour car ride!

The backpack straps are adjustable, so we can lengthen or shorten those as we need to/as B hits those growth spurts. It also has a top loop, for easy hanging. B can't wait to hang it on his classroom hook at school! The backpack is a comfortable fit for B, and we're looking forward to having his name embroidered at the top before school starts!

Go Go Backpack
Features of the Go Go Backpack by Stephen Joseph

Toddler Go Go Bags are vinyl with appliquéd designs. They are designed with a zippered top, adjustable straps, and an area on top perfect for personalization. The bag is approximately 12” x 13.25” and wipes clean with a damp cloth.

Details:
Vinyl Bag with Appliquéd Designs
Zippered Top and Adjustable Straps
Wipes Clean with a Damp Cloth
Perfect for Personalization
Approx. 12" x 13.25"
$24.95


B also couldn't wait to try out his new Space Classic Lunch Bag!

The lunch bag is fully insulated inside, which will help keep foods warm or cool. It also features a mesh pocket, and a velcro strap.

The velcro strap allows you to secure a drink bottle, utensils, etc.

If I need to send utensils to school, I will tuck them into the mesh pocket, along with a napkin and a love note!

I love that the lunch bag can be easily cleaned- wiped out or washed. It zips on three sides, has an easy to hold handle, perfect for little hands. B has no trouble opening or closing the lunch bag by himself. B won't have lunch at school every day, but he has requested to stay after school on Wednesdays for the Lunch Bunch program. He stays one hour after school, to play and eat his lunch with his friends, once a week. I'm new to the whole 'school lunch' game, but I think it will be a piece of cake with this fantastic lunch bag, and B already loves it, of course!

Classic children
Features of the Classic Lunch box by Stephen Joseph

These classic children’s lunchboxes have an inner mesh pocket. They are also fully insulated to ensure the food kept inside stays warm. Drinks are held using the interior Velcro strap, and personalization can be done on the front zipper pouch. 

Details:
Fully Insulated
Velcro Strap Inside to Hold Your Drink
Inner Mesh Pocket
Front Zipper Pouch Perfect for Personalization
Approx. 10" x 7.5" x 3"
30 Designs to choose from!
$15.95

We're already loving seeing this awesome duo, hanging in the kitchen each day!

B can't wait for the new school year to start, so he can use his new backpack and lunch bag! He'll love them even more after we have them personalized for him. I have high expectations for these bags, and am confident that they will hold up well all year long!

Check out some of the other great designs from Stephen Joseph, perfect for the new school year!

Freezer Friends for kids | Tiger Freezer Friend
Freezer Friends


Pencil pouches for kids | Monkey pencil pouch
Pencil Pouches


SNACK BOX - LADYBUG (S15)
Snack Boxes


Preschooler leak-proof water bottle | Cupcake stainless steel bottle
Water Bottles


Toddler Nap Mats | Turtle Nap Mat for kids
Nap Mats


Stephen Joseph has a wonderful selection of children's back to school gear, as well as gifts for every occasion! Shop by category, theme, and check out the sale items, as well! If you're looking for a special gift for a special little one in your life, be sure to shop Stephen Joseph!

Want it? Get it!

Head on over to Stephen Joseph to browse all of their adorable children's gifts and more! You can connect with Stephen Joseph through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.




Want it? Win it!

One lucky MBP reader will win their choice of a Stephen Joseph Backpack or Classic Lunch Box! 
This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment.

Special thanks to Stephen Joseph for allowing us to try and share about their adorable school gear for children, and for offering this fun Back to School giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!




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