We all have that stationery lover in our lives. So when their birthday comes around, and we want to get them something special, the decision is easy. Get them stationery gifts.
The only problem is that a stationery addict might have high standards when it comes to paper, notebooks, pens, and so forth. You can’t just get them something basic or cheap. You’ve got to find something both unique and useful in order to wow them.
So what are the current stationery trends you should know about, that will help you select the perfect gift? Read on below for some of our favorite options.
Every artist, writer, and otherwise stationery enthusiast needs a bullet journal. They prefer to catalog their thoughts, feelings, and ideas the analog way, rather than doing it virtually on a phone or computer. Manual journaling can actually boost mental and physical health.
When it comes to journaling trends, people love high-quality, minimalistic covers made of materials like leather, pleather, suede, or something other than thick paper.
There are many different types of bullet journals, some with a specific focus, others more general. Just make sure to get one with a high-quality cover to ensure they love using it.
Depending on the type of journal you get, you can also include some custom binder tabs, to help them customize the experience of using the notebook. Click here to see binder tabs in action.
There are many unique and creative pen holders out there. Some are knights, kneeling down and holding up their hands as if offering a sword. But instead of a sword, they hold onto a trusted pen.
You can find other pen holder shapes like skulls, SpongeBob, animals, tree stumps, and more. It’s a fun way to add subtle character to a stationery lover’s workspace.
Have you ever noticed that some of our best ideas come at the most inopportune times? For example, we might go for a long walk and have an amazing idea for work, starting a business, or in your personal life, but you forget to bring your phone to write the idea down.
The same is true in the shower. Ideas flow like water out of the faucet. When you give a shower whiteboard, they’ll be able to write down their ideas the moment they come, to make sure nothing slips through the cracks.
Seal and Wax Set
Every time someone watches a movie like Lord of the Rings and sees a king use their signet ring in hot wax to seal and sign a letter, you can’t help but want one for yourself.
Of course, most people don’t need a signet ring and wax. But your friend, who spends all of their free time with pens and paper, writing letters and making art, would use it all the time.
Stationery Gifts Done Right
When it comes to stationery gifts, there is no shortage of options. There’s an entire niche industry dedicated to producing unique, high-quality products to those who prefer doing life the analog way.
You can visit a local stationery and art shop for more ideas and recommendations that will impress even the pickiest stationery geek.
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Veronica Baxter is a writer, blogger, and legal assistant operating out of the greater Philadelphia area.