If you haven’t noticed yet, stationery is one of my passions. Although we are steadily approaching a more digital and paper-free world, you can’t deny that there is no feeling that compares to that of gliding a great pen over smooth paper. Stationery or paper goods are amazing presents to give because they are usually packaged beautifully and are also very useful. Here are my gifting picks for the generally stationery-obsessed, the planner newbie, and the trained planner addict.
For the Stationery-Obsessed: Stocking Stuffers
If your friend is stationery-obsessed, you cannot go wrong with some cute paper products as stocking stuffers. You could either take a small bundle of cute things (I suggest hitting up the Target Dollar Spot to stock up!) and package them nicely or you could splurge a little and gift some gorgeous notebooks (I am partial to Rifle Paper Co. and MayDesigns). Add a few functional or glam pens (right now I’m loving Le Pens and Pen Gems) into the mix, a fun mug and card and you’ve got yourself a perfect paper present for any occasion. Extra points if you get some holiday themed items!
For the Planner Newbie: A Stationery Gift Basket
For someone in your life who is just entering the world of washi tape and cute sticky notes, making them a stationery gift basket is the perfect way to welcome them into the awesome community of planners and paper crafters. I would include some unique sticky notes (I get most of mine from here), a few pretty washi tapes, a couple small notepads, pretty pens (duh), gorgeous paper clips or decorative tassel, a journal or starter planner (loving the Daily Peace Journal from AshleyShellyShop which can act as a planner and/or journal), a mug and a gift card for coffee to give your friend everything she needs to get started.
For the Planner Addict: Tried and True Favorites
For your friend who already has ten planners (and counting) and has too many pens to count, gifting a sticker set for her planner of choice is a great gift to show that you care and that you understand the obsession (#planneraddictforlife). My current favorite sticker shops are Willowfields and TheStickyStation because their decorating kits include every single sticker one needs to decorate at least a full week with some extras.
Another gift idea for that #plannerbestie who stays up with you for hours discussing #plannerpeace is a planner decorating set (brand new planner optional 😉 ). Include a dashboard, matching tassels, paperclips, sticky notes, pens and some Rifle Paper Co. for good measure and you’ve just secured your planner bestie status for life.
It’s giveaway time! I am currently hosting another giveaway on my Instagram with my girl Kiara, but I wanted to give my blog readers a little gift for sticking with me through inconsistent posting and long breaks <3 The giveaway prize includes: a full sticker decorating set from Willowfields, a brand new MayDesigns notebook, two pairs of paperclips from PeachPom, a notepad from Rifle Paper Co., and a White Autograph Pen from PenGems.
How to Enter:
Just leave me a helpful comment below! I would love to know what you thought of this gift guide as well as any blog or YouTube post suggestions for the new year. I would also truly appreciate it if you gave me a follow on Bloglovin to stay updated on when I post! Giveaway will end in four days on December 19 at 12PM EST.
Good luck everyone and happy holidays!
Check out my gift guides from last year here!