NOW LIVE: Aldi's back to school buys – from just £1.99 and eco-friendly, too

Aldi are selling back to school buys so that you can get ready for September. Here's what looks good...

Aldi Eco Stationery range on surface
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It's not long now until the kids go back to school, as Aldi has reminded us this week with their Special Buys section. New for this week is a range of back to school buys both in-store and online – we're talking everything from school uniform to stationery sets, home learning books and school bags – and prices are seriously cheap. 

Honestly? Whether you are on a budget or not, these Aldi back to school buys are well worth a look. The best part? They're selling an eco-friendly range this year so that you can be eco-conscious while sending your little ones back to learning. 

We've handpicked our favourite back to school buys from the Aldi website, and popped them below for you to have a look at. Prices start from a low £1.99 and if you don't live near an Aldi, we've listed some alternatives from other retailers, too. Happy shopping!

Check out our back to school sales page for plenty more deals.

1. Buy some eco friendly stationery to save the planet

Aldi eco stationary

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Aldi are now selling a range of eco-friendly back to school buys from a pencil tube which comes with two pencils, a ruler and a rubber, to a 10-pack of pencils and two jotters. Everything in this range is just £1.99, and it is all recyclable as well as FSC Certified.

3. Pop a bento box in your basket for all their snacking needs

Kids Rule Clip And Close Bento Box

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New school year, new lunch box – that is the rule, right? These bento boxes from Aldi have several compartments so that you can pack them lunch as well as a snack. They come in a few designs from sharks to unicorns and one that says 'Kids Rule The World', while they're inexpensive at just £4.99 each.

3. Extend the summer with this tropical leaf stationery collection

Script Palm Leaf Stationery Set

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If a whole new stationery set is needed, check out this one from Aldi: it looks the part and plays the part. And, prices sit at £1.99 per item. There's everything from a pencil case to Mrs Hinch-inspired jewel pens and pencils, a full stationery set – complete with rubbers, paperclips, the lot – and a ring binder on sale. This stuff will fly off the shelves...

4. Bag them a new backpack to start school in style

They will, of course, need a new school bag for the new school year – duh! Backpacks are super practical and these ones from Aldi are stylish, too. There are four on offer – two pink, two blue – with one of each being plain and the other a patterned design. Each backpack has padded straps, a handle, a smaller compartment at the front, waterproof coating, an internal name label and a headphone outlet. And at just £6.99 each, they're a bargain.

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...