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Home » Blog » 5 Stationery Items I Get Excited About Buying

5 Stationery Items I Get Excited About Buying

I’ve always had an obsession with quirky stationery. I can’t really explain the feeling. It just makes me happy and excited.

I used to love Paperchase and I recently went in a Smiggle. The overriding feeling of wanting to go on a stationery rampage is strong! Luckily my little one also loves being creative. Therefore, I can now buy some new stationery items, and pass them off as hers. When in reality they are for me!

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It is time to share my favourite stationery items with you all

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I love having a journal to fill in. When I’m feeling unwell mentally, or just wanting to work towards a goal. It’s great to write my thoughts down and start planning.

If you’re wanting to give something back to charity, but also purchase a journal, check out the great items on offer in the Oxfam online shop.

LSW Mind Cards also make wonderful journals.

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Image Courtesy of LSW Mind Cards

Desk Calendar

As a busy mum, I need a desk calendar to keep me organised. And scribble down all the exciting family plans we’ve made.

Why not make your own personalised calendar with inkifi?

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Image courtesy of Inkifi

Post-it Notes & Memo block

I still have storage boxes full of quirky Post-it notes. Luckily, these days my little one helps me use them up when we are having a creative session. She’s such a creative little girl and I nurture this talent whenever I can.

Creating a personalised memo block for my desk is a wonderful idea. Check out how to do this with Smart Photo UK.

memo block
Image courtesy of Smartphoto UK

Letter Writing Set

I still love writing and receiving letters. For me, it isn’t old-fashioned. I’ve always dreamed of having a pen pal.

Paper High is a website full of quirky and unique gifts. Items you just wouldn’t find anywhere else.

Their letter-writing sets are amazing,

You can check out the full website here.

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Image courtesy of Paper High


I’ve always loved a good highlighter. Especially in my revision days. But, I now use them to organise my to-do lists.

Office.co.uk have some great deals on all types of stationary, but also highlighters.

Image Courtesy of Office.co.uk

Until next time

What are your favourite stationery items?

Describe the feeling you have when you visit a shop or purchase your favourite products online.

I would love to hear from you in the comments below.

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  1. June 16, 2023 / 10:11 AM

    All of these are very useful. I use post it notes all the time. Always have them by my side.

    • June 30, 2023 / 12:55 AM

      They are so useful, for reminders and making a quick note.

  2. Jenny in Neverland
    June 19, 2023 / 9:38 AM

    I don’t buy too much stationery but I love a new notebook / journal! Also, I love filling up a new calendar x

    • June 30, 2023 / 12:54 AM

      I always need a calendar, otherwise nothing would ever get done! And journals are amazing!

    • July 5, 2023 / 5:54 PM

      I have way too many. And I really want some pastel highlighters!

  3. July 10, 2023 / 12:22 PM

    Journals and highlighters are definitely my favorite stationary products! Great list.

  4. July 10, 2023 / 1:10 PM

    I also get excited about buying these items; I love to have a little stationery stockpile that I can dive into, haha!

    • September 20, 2023 / 9:20 AM

      Me too – I think I need to go stationery shopping again.

  5. July 12, 2023 / 5:53 PM

    I love stationery of all kinds, notebooks/journals are my favourite. I started using a Happy Planner this year and there are so many cute add-ons, stickers, and washi tapes to go with them. Stationery is part of the reason I have no money lol.

    • September 20, 2023 / 9:19 AM

      I need to check out the Happy Planner – sounds amazing!

  6. July 12, 2023 / 9:48 PM

    I used to collect some much stationery items. I would collect notebooks, pens, and so many other things. I am glad I finally used the items.

    • September 20, 2023 / 9:18 AM

      that’s the problem – you have to use them at some point!

  7. July 13, 2023 / 1:13 AM

    This is my kind of post. I love reading posts like this and I can relate to posts like these as I LOVE all things stationery. I love buying new notebooks and journals, love that fresh notebook feeling. I have actually brought a few of these things for myself ready for university in September. Thank you for sharing your love of stationery!

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl x

    • September 20, 2023 / 9:18 AM

      That fresh notebook feeling – you can’t beat it!

  8. September 23, 2023 / 11:38 AM

    My partner and I have a thing for pens that come in the shape of human bones and hypodermic needles, because we’re little weirdo goths. If you’ve never bought either type of pens, I’d recommend it because they’re so cool
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    • September 30, 2023 / 2:05 PM

      these pens sound very intriguing. I will have to do a Google search.

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