Best Promotional Products For Schools In 2022

With six glorious weeks of summer holidays currently stretching ahead for kids across the UK, now's the perfect time for schools to work out what last-minute items they need to order ahead of their pupils' return to the classroom in September 2022.

After all, the summer break is notorious for whizzing past in a flash - so why not get ahead and get one more thing ticked off your back-to-school to-do list?


Whether you already know exactly what you need to order or are in the market for some inspiration, Total Merchandise is here to help.

School Merchandise Ideas For Every Establishment

Of course, there are plenty of traditional school merchandise items that you might be needing to order in time for the autumn term. These include...

  • Branded school bags
  • Pens and pencils printed with your logo
  • Lanyards for students and teachers
  • Stationery items, such as rulers and pencil cases
  • Student planners, diaries or notebooks

Whether you're ordering for students or teachers, or for a specific year group or the whole school, we've got a huge range of items that are suitable for any pupil, whether you teach teens or younger children.

From items that you can sell directly to students and their parents to essentials for dishing out in the classroom, we've got you covered. Explore a few of our favourites below and browse our range of promotional products for school.

Best School Promotional Items For Autumn 2022

If you're looking for the best school merchandise ideas, you've come to the right place. Keep reading to discover the freshest new back-to-school promotional products!

Get Ready For School Package

Nothing says "new term" quite like this bundle of goodies, which kids of all ages will love to receive. With every item printed with your school's logo, they're a great way to add an - ahem - uniform touch to the classroom, as well as ensure your students are kitted out with all they could need.

Each kit comprises a drawstring bag, pencil case, notebook and water bottle, with all items clearly branded with your logo. Whether you plan to provide them to students or make them available for purchase throughout the year, they make a great all-in-one bundle of goodies for any pupil. 

Searching for a more budget-friendly option? Take a look at our Back To School Sets, which include a bag, bottle, pen and water bottle, and can be ordered from just 50 units.

Lexicon Pencil Case Sets

For a smaller-scale bundle, look no further than our Lexicon pencil cases printed with your design and filled with must-have stationery items.

Each pencil case set contains a highlighter pen, pencil, pen and eraser. These must-have sets are available in a huge range of colours, which you can mix-and-match across products, and your logo will be printed in one colour for unmissable prominence.

Promotional Backpacks

While drawstring bags might be a popular option, our promotional backpacks are also one of our consistent best-sellers - and we bet your students will love them too.

Available to order from just 50 units, our backpacks are printed with your design in up to four colours. Choose from 10 different backpack colours to ensure a product that perfectly represents your educational establishment. If that's not quite what you're looking for, we've got plenty of other drawstring bags and promotional rucksacks that could work - be sure to check them out!

And of course, if you're looking for a classic promotional school bag for younger students, search no further than our timeless branded book bag option, shown above.

Miami Gift Sets

Looking to treat your staff? Order them our Miami Gift Sets, which offer a luxe take on the back-to-school essentials that they'll need come September.

Each set comprises a tote bag, pen, water bottle, notebook and hand sanitiser, with your logo printed to each item. Delivered in a simple gift box, it's a great set to present to your team as they return from the holidays. 

Laminated Card Bookmarks

Our promotional bookmarks are a must-have for any school library and are great for handing out to pupils every time they borrow a book.

Whether you opt to print them with details of a school-wide reading challenge or simply brand them with details about the library, these incredibly budget-friendly items are a great way to encourage kids to get reading this term. 

Take-A-Break Lunch Box

For students who bring in their own lunch, our Take-A-Break Lunch Boxes are a must-consider. BPA-free, they're available to order from just 25 units, making them a great resale option.

Each of these lunch boxes will keep snacks and sandwiches fantastically fresh throughout the day, and your design can be printed in anywhere up to full colour for a tasty dose of brand awareness. Want more ideas? Take a look at our full range of promotional lunchtime items.

Super Express Full Colour Lanyards

And finally! Whether they're used by your students, staff or both, lanyards are a cheap and easy way to safely display credentials and ID. They're also handy to distribute among students when leaving the premises for school trips, and can also be used to hold keys. 

Our striking Super Express Full Colour Lanyards are a great option if you're looking to print your school's branding in all its glory and are available with rapid UK dispatch. By the way - be sure to take a look at our selection of lanyard accessories for the perfect finishing touch!

Feeling inspired? Browse more promotional products for schools and place your order today. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email today. Image by Monica Sedra on Unsplash.

Written by

Katie Clark | Head of Digital Marketing

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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