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Christmas 2018 - last order dates

Here are our last order dates to guarantee delivery before Christmas 2018.

Relax service 1pm Thursday 6th December 2018
Standard service 1pm Thursday 13th December 2018
Express service 1pm Thursday 20th December 2018

New for Autumn! Pink shiny metallic badges

We've aded yet another colour to our range of plain and printed metallic finish badges. Drum roll please for PINK! Not only is this available as a plain pink badge, but we can print your text or logo on it in black too!. more

25mm Trangender Pride button badges in stock

We have added transgender pride badges featuring the pink and blue trans flag to our range of badges available from stock. more

Large 55mm Gay Pride rainbow badges now available!

As well as our standard 25mm gay pride rainbow badges, we now stock larger 55mm rainbow flag badges! more

I Love NY style Manchester badges now available to order

We thought it would be cool to have an I Love NY style badge for Manchester with a bee instead of a heart and our I Love MCR badges are the result! Perfect to demonstrate your love for this great city! more

Fly the flag with Yorkshire, Northumberland, Kent, Devon, Somerset and Cornwall county badges

This year we are launching a series of badges featuring county flags and we're kicking off with Yorkshire, Kent, Northumberland, Devon, Somerset and Cornwall badges! They are ideal for schools, shops, clubs, organisations and individuals who want to proudly promote their connection with their county. more

Four star, five star and six star badges now available

Black star badges on colour backgrounds are great for rewards and as well as one stars, two stars and three stars, you can now order star badges with four, five and six stars on them! more

St George's Day is on April the 23rd - wear your badge with pride!

St George's Day button badges are now in stock - get yours today and wear the cross of St George with pride on April the 23rd! more

Our Wales flag badges are absolutely lush!

Wear the red, white and green of Wales with one of our Welsh flag button badges! Flag of St David badges available too! more

Vintage Union Jack badges available to order

It's surprising how often we are asked if the vintage style Union Jack badge on our home page is available to order. The answer is yes - and you can buy them here! more

Reward progress and success with our Maths badges in sizes 25mm to 76mm!

We have an amazing range of Maths badges to encourage primary school children with Maths. From number bonds to our metallic finish times table champion badges, kids love to collect them and will worjk that little bit harder to do so! more

New for 2017 - animal themes times table badges!

New year. New badges! And that means a brand new range of colourful times table reward badges from I know My 2 Times Tables through to I Know My 12 Times Table with animal themed numerals! more

Gay Pride rainbow badges now available to order

We now have 25mm gay pride rainbow badges available to order. Other sizes available on request! more

Scotland Saltire flag badges now in stock

Badges featuring the Scottish saltire are now available in four sizes - our traditional 25mm / one size size, 38mm, 55mm and 76mm more

New year, new button badge website!

We thought we would start 2017 with a bang with a new website complete with shopping cart and two new sizes - 55mm and 76mm to add to our 25mm and 38mm badges. more

Christmas 2016 - last order dates

Here are our last order dates to guarantee delivery before Christmas 2016.

Relax service 6pm Friday
9th December 2016

Standard service 6pm Friday 16th December 2016

Express service 1pm Wednesday 21st December 2016


Custom made school eco badges with your school's name

Let your pupils show off your school's eco credential with custom made eco badges! We custom make them especially for your school to incorporate your school name, custom text and even a logo of your choice (get the pupils involved in designing one!). more

New! Metallic finish badges with subtle holographic star background!

For fans of our metallic finish badges, some great news! A new range of six colours - gold, silver, red, blue, green and purple - with a subtle holographic stars background. Perfect for rewards and awards! more

Button badges you can write on without the ink smudging!

Are you looking for white or coloured 38mm badges that you can write on and use as name badges? Well, you've come to the right place! Lots of colours to choose from too! more

When size matters: 38mm plain colour button badges

Need something bigger than our ever popular 25mm plain colour button badges? Try our 38mm badges in the same wide range of colours including gold, silver and bronze. more

Now even more plain colour badges to choose from!

We already offer a fantastic range of plain colour badges from red and yellow through to metallic gold and bronze. Now we've added three more colours - a caramel brown, grey and cream. more

76mm Hen Night badges personalised with the bride's name now available

Not only a fantastic addition to any Hen Night, our 76mm badges personalised with the bride's name are a lovely keepsake of a great night out too. more

A unique wedding card with personalised badges for the newly weds

Looking for a wedding card with a twist? Look no further than our beautiful Mr & Mrs wedding card that comes complete with two personalised badges, one for the bride and one for the groom. more

38mm button badges made to your design are on their way!

Some good news for those who think size matters. We will shortly be adding 38mm, 55mm and 76mm badges to our range of badges made to your design. more

A unique wedding card with personalised badges for the newly weds

Looking for a wedding card with a twist? Look no further than our beautiful Mr & Mrs wedding card that comes complete with two personalised badges, one for the bride and one for the groom. more

We are moving!

Button Badges is moving from Hamilton to Hawick and we have a new address from Monday the 20th of June, 2016. more

We will be closed on Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th of May 2016

Please note, we will be closed on Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th May, 2016. Any standard service or relax service orders placed on those two days will not be delayed, but express orders placed on Monday or Tuesday will be processed Wednesday and delivered on Thursday 19th May, 2016.

Searching for number bond badges? Look no further!

Our star number bond badges are based on our ever popular star times table badges and are a great way to encourage and reward children when learning their number bonds. more

Now available - 25mm SQUARE badges!

It's cool to be square, especially if you're wearing one of our square 25mm badges! more

Safety pin backed badges now available at no extra cost

As standard, we use D pin backs for our badges to give them the look and feel of a traditional metal badge, but we can supply badges with safety pin plastic backs if you would prefer them. more

The Button Badges website goes fully mobile!

From today, our website should work as well on tablets and smart phones as it does on desktops and laptops thanks to a new responsive site design! more

Your school's logo and text on a badge!

Using your school logo and your choice of text, we can create a badge that is unique to your school. Perfect for house badges or indeed reward badges. more

Our star times table badges are now available in new flavours!

We thought we'd offer a variation on our popular star times table badges and here they are! The new ones feature black text and a black star on different coloured backgrounds. more

Christmas 2015 - last order dates

Here are our last order dates to guarantee delivery before Christmas 2015.

Relax delivery service - 1pm Tuesday 15th December 2015

Standard delivery service - 1pm Thursday 17th December 2015

Express delivery service - 1pm Tuesday 22nd December 2015


Star pupil button badges - the perfect reward badges for your school

Our space-themed times table button badges have proved so popular with school children all over the UK that it wasn't really a giant step for badgekind for us to launch a complimentary range of STAR PUPIL badges. more

Shine like a diamond with our new sparkling button badges!

First we came bearing gifts of gold, silver and bronze. Then we added metallic blue, red and green and we topped the bill with platinum. Now we're really getting the party started with our new sparkling diamond finish button badges! more

We will be closed on Friday the 20th of November and Monday the 23rd of November 2015

Please note we will be closed on Friday the 20th of November and Monday the 23rd of November 2015 for family reasons. This may impact express delivery orders placed on Monday, but standard and relax service orders will not be affected.

When you need a badge beyond gold, silver and bronze, there's now platinum!

We have now added platinum buttons to our range of metallic finish button badges. Similar to silver, but duller in appearance, it's perfect for when you need a reward badge that tops gold. more

Dark racing green added to our range of plain colour badges

When a school asked for plain "racing green" colour badges, we not only made them we added them to our range of plain colour badges. more

Colour badges with text or logo in black at no extra cost

Need badges in a selection of plain colours for teams or houses? Why not jazz them up with your choice of logo or text in black at no extra cost. more

Plain purple badges now in stock

Plain button badges in a variety of colours including purple are always in stock. Perfect for team events, school house badges, Prince fans (Purple rain! Purple rain!) and people who collect purple badges. more

Button Badges launches mobile website

We have finally got round to launching a mobile version of the Button Badges website. Now if you visit this website using a mobile phone or tablet you should be automatically redirected to it. more

Badges designed and made especially for your wedding

There are button badges and then there is Button Badges. Our bespoke wedding badges are another example of the quality and service we offer. more

Button badges, elections and the law

The law is very specific about what information has to appear on campaign material during local and national elections, but what about button badges? more

We've done it! We can now print your design on metallic finish badges!

Take a sneaky look at what we've been up to - making metallic finish button badges to customers' own designs! more

Red, blue and green added to range of metallic finish button badges

Our metallic finish bronze, silver and gold button badges have proved really popular so we have added three more colours to the range - red, blue and green! more

Organising a school reunion?

If you are organising a class or school reunion, why not get button badges made to commemorate the occasion? more

Easter Holidays 2015 won't affect badge deliveries!

We will be closed on Good Friday, the 3rd of April, 2015 and on Easter Monday, the 6th of April, 2015, but are working hard to ensure there are no delays with customer's orders. more

Our times table button badges are multiplying!

Kids love badges, they love rewards and they love collecting things so what better than a series of button badges that can be achieved as they learn their times tables? more

Student Union Badges

Looking for badges for your student union, club society or student campaign? Here's some we made for De Montfort University's Student Union for their annual elections. more

Badge artwork - CMYK or RGB?

Most of the badge artwork that we receive is in RGB format because it will have been created on a computer screen and RGB is the default format for this. To print that artwork, it will be converted into a CMYK format. So what is RGB and CMYK and what's the difference? more

I can sing a rainbow with badges!

Only days after posting details of our rainbow of badges, featuring red, orange yellow, green, blue, purple and lilac coloured badges, I heard the I Can Sing A Rainbow song for the first time in years. It has its own take on the colours of the rainbow, most notably with its inclusion of pink. more

Paint the whole world with a rainbow!

Our "rainbow of badges" is proving increasingly popular with schools and organisations looking to use badges as part of a reward based system. more

Happy New Year from Button Badges!

We know how difficult it still is with all this economic malarkey going on so, so despite increases in the price of badge components and postage costs in 2014, we will not be putting up our prices in 2015! more

Looking for ideas for a themed party?

Looking for ideas for a themed party? Definitely put button badges on your list of must-haves. Not only do guests get to wear them at your special event, they get to take them home a a memento too! more

Still time to order badges for delivery by Christmas or New Year!

Weather bomb? Pah! Here at Button Badges, we laugh in the face of weather bombs. more

Last orders! Christmas delivery dates

Here are our last order dates for UK customers to guarantee you get your button badges before Christmas Day. more

I Love Art badges!

Who doesn't love Art at school? Hence the need for I Love Art button badges. Obviously. But in keeping with the I Love Biology badges we made with a real heart instead of the soppy old red one, we thought we'd use a bit of artistic licence with our I Love Art badges too. more

Come on over to the dark side - plain black and plain brown badges now in stock!

With the addition of black and dark brown, we now offer no less than ten different colour plain button badges for you to choose from! more

Badges that hark back to 1914 and the Great War

When we were asked to create a set of badges based on posters from the First World War for a school project, we went to work immediately. We saw this as a fantastic opportunity for children to be able to physically connect with their ancestors of 100 years ago. more

The end of the truly British button badge?

Not many things that you buy today are manufactured in the UK from components that are also made in the UK, but that's what you get when you buy our button badges. more

Blue is the colour

Our range of plain colour button badges just got bigger and better! Until now, we have offered a bright blue in our plain colour range, but we've now added a dark navy blue to our range too. more

Our new gold, silver and bronze badges are an instant winner!

September saw the launch of our new style gold, silver and bronze plain badges - and they are proving instant winners! more

Getting Fringe badges to Edinburgh on time. Every time.

That's me just back from a buzzing Auld Reekie after delivering two lots of badges. I got soaked twice for my efforts, but the badges must always get through! more

Proud to be making badges for Erskine

We are very proud indeed to be making American Friends of Erskine badges for the leading care organisation for ex-Service men and women in Scotland. more

Surf's up for button badges

The Original Surfboard Company is all about heritage and tradition and it is using button badges to not only revive and promote a British seaside tradition, but to put smiles on people's faces too. more

Do you only want to order one badge?

Button Badges were one of the first badge companies in the UK to offer short run badges with a minimum order of just 20, but sometimes, even 20 is 19 badges too many. If you just need one badge made to your own design, we can help too! more

Wedding's coming! Game of Thrones badges as wedding favours.

John and Mel are getting married this summer in a French chateau and have decided on a medieval themed wedding complete with button badges for guests based on the hugely popular Game Of Thrones TV series. more

Your name on a blue plaque button

We have designed a button badge that looks just like the blue plaques put on walls to commemorate where famous people once lived. And we can put your choice of name and wording on it! more

A Biology badge with real heart!

We love it when someone comes up with a new twist on an old favourite and we absolutely loved this idea for a I Love Biology badge. So much so, we came up with ideas for other school subjects! more

Scotland The Badge

We can't claim that our badges are made in Scotland from girders, but we do use traditional metal components and none of your plastic mince. And we do make a lot of Scotland button badges! more

Cute Pet Show Badges

People love to collect things - that's why badge sets prove really popular, especially with children. Check out this cute set we made for a pet show. more

Sports Day Badges for your School!

Make your school's Sports Day extra special this year by giving custom made button badges as prizes. more

She who laughs last...

If you ever find yourself in Bristol and are in need of a good laugh, do yourself a favour and get along to a What The Frock! comedy event. more

Badges that look like buttons!

Oscar Wilde said, "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life." Which got us thinking because we make badges the size of a button and from time to time we even make badges that look like buttons. So is that life imitating art or art imitating life? more

Express delivery!

Our express lifesaver service does what it says on the tin. Your order delivered within 48 hours, but whenever possible, we send express orders same day so that they are delivered within 24 hours. more

And the award goes to...

Recognition for what you do is always good. That's why so many schools like to recognise everything from good behaviour to attendance to sporting and academic achievement. Badges are fantastic for this. They are inexpensive (we don't like the word cheap!) and yet highly treasured by children of all ages. more

Swing is back in town thanks to BGT's Jack Pack!

As you may know, Button Badges has always been a family business and we were all glued to the television on Saturday night to watch our nephew, Adam, perform on Britain's Got Talent! more

I Love Melrose (and NY)

Just been doing a bit of Spring cleaning (as you do) and came across a sample pack of four I Love Melrose button badges that we made a few years ago. These are some of our favourite I Love buttons. more

Why curved text can bring out the best in a badge

For maximum impact, it's important that you make the most of the fact that a badge is circular - and that's especially true if your design includes text. more

It's a girl!

News of a new arrival for the Button Badges family! more

Easter 2014 Opening Times

We will be closed on Good Friday, the 18th of April, 2014 and on Easter Monday, the 21st of April, 2014, but do not expect this to affect delivery times on relax or standard orders. more

How big is a traditional button badge?

We only make one size of badge (the clue is in our name!), but just how big is a button badge and is it big enough? more

Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!

No, not what we hear when we cold call potential customers! It's one of our favourite lines from the movies! more

School house badges - plain or printed at no extra cost

School houses are a great way of fostering a sense of community and belonging. As well as our range of plain colour badges, we can also print an image or text in black on colour badges at no extra cost. more

A badge that hopefully won't scare the crows!

Not everyone has the software to create a badge design and that's why we are happy to accept artwork in a wide range of formats including Microsoft Word. more

Holding an event? Shout it from the rooftops with your very own button badge!

If you are organising an event for later this year, and you have button badges on your to do list, that's one less headache to worry about because we are at your service. more

The devil is in the detail

One inch badges are small and the fear is that some of that intricate detail will be lost when your artwork / work of art is transferred to a humble button badge. But fear not, dear reader. You're in capable hands with this badge maker! more

Artwork template for 25mm (one inch) badges using Photoshop

If you are using Photoshop to create your button badge artwork, we have made a template especially for you! Not using Photoshop? No problem! more

Looking to add colour to a plain badge without adding to the cost?

Here's a nifty little trick that works superbly - and won't cost you a penny extra. If you feel your badge could do with a splash of colour to brighten things up, why not take advantage of our free colour paper offer? more

Edinburgh Fringe badges

Everybody hands out flyers at the Edinburgh Fringe. Sadly most end up in the next available dustbin. But have you ever seen someone throw away a button badge? more

The Fonz of button badges!

Smart phones and QR Codes are are cool. In fact they are almost as cool as button badges. But a QR Code for smart phones on a badge? more

Hi-De-Hi! How we made one man a happy camper

You'll be surprised as we are to know that we have never once been named in the Queen's Honours List for our services to button badges. Seriously. more

Are you looking for promotional ideas for a book launch?

We have made a number of badges for publishers and authors who have given them away at book signings, book launch parties, and similar promotional events. more

The season of goodwill

We custom make badges for all occasions. Birthday parties, hen parties, stag nights, even weddings. And of course we make seasonal badges too including Christmas badges for cards, gifts, and pantomimes. more

Join the button badge club!

We love club promoters - and not just because they buy lots of badges ;-) We love them because they understand the importance of promotion. more

A winning badge

It's great when we get to make pieces of art to go with other people's pieces of art so to speak. As happened when we made the promotional badges for Bolton's Spirit Of Sport. more

Game, set and match - multiple designs aren't a problem at Button Badges!

Do you have more than one badge design? We can nearly always do deals on multiple designs to save you money. more

The future's bright - the future's badges!

These are the brightest badges we make, printing black on to fluorescent paper to really make them stand out. more

Fly the flag with a badge

We make lots of flag style badges for schools and other organisations. more

Looking for a new rewards system? Reach for the stars!

Star badges are a great way to reward achievement in the school classroom. more

Got a logo or an image? We can turn it into a button badge!

Sometimes, people come to us with a logo or an image and an idea. That's all we need to help you create a badge! more

Changing the world, one button at a time

Artist, Mark O'Neill, is a man on a mission. He wants to wake up the world - one badge at a time. more

Every badge we make tells a story

Every badge we make here at Button Badges tells a story. Like the one featuring a little Peruvian girl who was photographed by French fashion photographer, Richard Mar. more

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