There was nothing quite like the excitement of going on a stationery shopping trip before the school term began.
Partners and WHSmith were a treasure trove of pens, pencils, notebooks and pencil cases that you could spend hours browsing around.
Granted you probably lost most of it by the end of the first week back at school, and your pencil case ended up covered in graffiti, but you made sure you held onto those scented gel pens.
1. A Novelty Cylinder Pencil Case
If you were going to have a pencil case, it had to be one of these bad boys.