In a world where technology has the upper hand in so many areas of our lives, you might think that something as traditional as stationery has become redundant.
What if we told you that paper and stationery accessories are enjoying a comeback?
If there’s one positive side to this year’s global lockdowns, it’s that more people have tapped into their creative side. Spending weeks or months in quarantine has led many people to try new arts and crafts activities.
So, with the holidays approaching, why not opt for a stationery gift for your loved ones? Here we give you a rundown of the seven best ones.
1. You Can Never Have Too Many Notebooks
We bet you that you can’t find one stationery addict who wouldn’t love an extra notebook to add to their collection.
Notebooks are on top of our list because they really are one of the most popular and versatile accessories. Choose from plain ones, funky styles, journals, planners, and more. You’ll be guaranteed to find something that ticks all your boxes.
2. Write It in Style
The popularity of pens, pencils, and the likes is only second to notebooks. Don’t just stop at traditional ones: there are so many types of pencils these days.
Your eco-conscious friend, for example, will love a beautiful set of recycled wood pencils. Or how about your artsy cousin, who has just taken on watercolor painting? She will be head over heels for this pencil set, which is perfect to create stunning artwork.
3. Every Day Is a Good Day
Yes, you read it right! How can every day be a good day? With a desk or wall calendar, featuring the images that your loved one cherishes the most.
In fact, why not surprise them with a personalized calendar? Pick 12 photos, choose the best layout, and send your creation off for printing.
4. Pen Pals for Life
Is your little one enjoying sending (and receiving) letters to their friends?
Then, they’ll be over the moon to get an awesome set of custom stationery. Make sure this includes good-quality paper, pens, stickers, envelopes, and maybe some cool extras, like glitter or sparkles.
And hey, presto! You just gave them the best gift of them all: friendship.
5. Give the Gift of Mindfulness
Do you remember those color books that you spent hours on as a child? Well, they are now extremely popular among adults, too.
Research has shown that coloring can be very effective to ease symptoms like stress and anxiety, so why not give the gift of well-being this Christmas?
Mindfulness coloring books and journals come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and styles. Pick the one that is best suited to your recipient, and they’ll surely appreciate it.
6. Make Working From Home Enjoyable
If you, like millions of Americans, have been working from home more during the pandemic, then you’ll agree that it was a tricky transition.
Why not make it more pleasant, or even fun, with an office desk organizer? Your husband, wife, or roommate will be happier to wake up on a Monday and find all their work-related accessories neatly tucked away (instead of scattered on the couch).
7. For Those Who Want It All
Still stuck for ideas? Or perhaps you can’t choose one single gift because you think your loved one would want them all?
Fear not! Stationery boxes are coming to the rescue. These are subscription boxes that are delivered straight to your door once a month.
Just like other subscription boxes such as those for makeup, beauty products, or food, stationery boxes include a variety of beautiful stationery gifts, different each month.
Find the Perfect Stationery Gift This Christmas
Don’t leave it until the last minute. Use our guide to pick the best stationery gift for your family, friends, and colleagues — or even to yourself!
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