Monday, 18 August 2014

YOUR ESSENTIAL BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING LIST

I know it probably feels like it’s lasted an eternity, but don’t worry, the school summer holidays are almost over and soon you’ll be back to leading a (slightly) less stressful life! Before your little ones head back to school, make sure you’re well stocked up on all those essential items. The last thing you want is to wake up on your child’s first day of term and realise you’ve forgotten to buy a piece of uniform or any pens or pencils! To make your life easier, why not print off the below checklist and stick it to your fridge? That way you’ll have a constant reminder of everything you need to get before the big day!

1. Stationery

No doubt your child will end up losing or having most of their stationery stolen within the first week, but sadly it all needs to be bought! After all, you don’t want your little one to go through the embarrassment of being the only one in class asking to borrow a pen off the teacher. Here’s a mini list of everything you need to stuff in the pencil case:
Personalised Zip Pencil Case
  • A selection of biros (only blue or black ink)
  • Graded pencils (for artwork)
  • 30cm ruler
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Set squares
  • Protractor
  • Coloured pencil crayons
  • Pritt stick
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Swim Bag2. Bags

For many kids, their bag is the most important school item. It gives them licence to express their personality and add a splash of colour and fun into their generic uniform. Here at 24ace, we stock a huge choice of bags for both boys and girls, from top brands such as Paul Frank, Dunlop and Lonsdale. And this year, we’re excited to offer a fun selection of swim bags, complete with a personalised towel and free towels!

3. Uniform

School Uniform
It goes without saying really, but the uniform should be one of the first things you purchase! Remember, kids have a tendency to ruin their uniforms rather quickly, be it by sliding around the school hall or falling over in the playground, so it’s always good to buy a few pairs of everything. Unsurprisingly, this is particularly more important for boys! Shop our full range of school uniforms today

4. Iron-on Labels

Iron On Labels
Kids picking up the wrong coat or uniform or having somebody else pick up theirs is a common issue in every school! To combat this problem, putting labels with your child’s name on in every piece of their uniform. To make your life easier, our labels are iron-on so you don’t want have to fiddle about with a needle and thread. Plus, they can be personalised automatically online, so you don’t have to waste time writing the name in every single label! Get your iron-on labels from 24ace

5. Footwear

School Shoes
Whether you’re looking for trainers or football boots for physical lessons, or smart shoes for general lessons, we’ve got you covered at 24ace. As with their uniform, kids are prone to scuffing up and ruining their shoes before the first term has ended, so it might be worthwhile getting more than one pair! Our full range of footwear can be viewed here And for our entire Back to School range just head over to 24ace today Find our more about online shopping with Ace: Personalised Gifts | Christmas | Wedding | Competitions

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Demand for everything "Frozen" is red hot.

The Oscar-winning Disney film "Frozen" is the most successful animated film in box office history, with $1.14 billion earned worldwide, (pipping Ice Age 4 to the post), is the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time, and that's not to mention two Academy Awards, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and its soundtrack is the top album on the Billboard 200 for the 12th straight week. Disneys Frozen soundtrack has accrued over 1 million album sales, seven million spotify streams, and the DVD became Amazon's best-selling children's film based on advance orders online.

According to an article in The New Yorker, a popular parenting web site, BabyCentre, released its mid-year report on the top hundred names this year chosen by its members in the U.K. Usually, the popularity of names stays roughly the same from one year to the next. But, this year, the name Elsa jumped two hundred and forty-three slots, into eighty-eighth place.

Experts liken the frenzy for all things "Frozen" to the 1980's Cabbage Patch Kids craze, with parents searching far and wide for merchandise and memorabilia and whilst i haven't seen Disney's "Frozen" yet, I was around for the craze of the Cabbage Patch kids, so can appreciate what the kids of today are raving about, and can now as an adult appreciate the trials and tribulations our parents suffered finding us these toys. If you haven't experienced either of these yet, the best example I can think of is the film "Jingle All The Way" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.



If you're looking for all things Disney Frozen take a look at the selection on offer at 24ace. You'll find a great selection of gifts, toys, sleepwear, bedding and more. Here are a couple of my favourites:

Frozen Luxury Anna Dress-Up Disney Frozen Bedding Co-ordinates Character Scribblers - Disney Frozen

Disney Frozen 4 Puzzle Suitcase Disney Frozen Tablet & Microphone Personalised My Adventures With Disney Frozen


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Monday, 4 August 2014

Yumi Girl Outfits From £16.99

Ever wondered why the brand 'Yumi Girl' is called 'Yumi Girl'? Well the word 'yumi' is of Japanese origin, is pronounced 'YOO mee' and means 'beautiful' so 'Yumi Girl' will mean 'Beautiful Girl' which we think is pretty neat really :-)

Yumi Girls is an extension of the Yumi womenswear brand, providing the younger generation with the quirky contemporary fashion that has become synonymous with the Yumi Label. The Yumi Girls range is both chic and practical for young fashionistas in-the-making. These easy to wear designs all take inspiration from bestselling pieces in the Yumi ladies collection, making this pre-teen brand both stylish and age appropriate.


We have a lovely range of Yumi Girl outfits at 24ace, designed to fit girls aged between 5 and 14, with an even wider range coming soon. Shop the whole Yumi Girl range today. Prices from only £16.99