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Stationery Christmas gifts: 9 beautiful paper gifts and accessories

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Make a stationery magpie’s dreams come true with this pretty selection of paper goods. 

A  stationery lover’s appreciation for pens, pencils, notebooks, cases, journals and, pretty much all paper goods out there, is a serious thing. 

It’s a category of products that demands a special kind of adoration from those who collect it. Walk into any stationery shop, and we guarantee you’ll hear many an ooh or ahh rising from amongst the shelves.

From the pure beauty of a pastel-hued notebook to the mental health benefits of using a bullet journal, there are plenty of reasons to treat a friend to a beautiful stationery gift. 

So, to help you out with choosing one, we’ve gathered together the best of the stationery game right now, all of which would make a thoughtful, lovely Christmas present. 

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  • Papersmiths ultimate stationery box

    Founder of Papersmiths’ Sidonie has been putting together stationery boxes for her friends and family’s Christmas presents for years, and now she’s doing the same for her customers. 

    The ultimate stationery box is crammed full of stationery gold, with an emphasis on well-designed, aesthetically pleasing and excitement inducing pieces.

    The box includes a medium mesh pouch, a gel pen with black ink, an annotator (a pencil meets highlighter), a creative block, a Slendy retractable eraser, a chunky mechanical pencil, five Artline fineliners, a roll of Washi, a selection of stamps and is finished with gift wrap and a handwritten note.

    Shop ultimate stationery box at Papersmiths, £75

  • Wildflower Paper Club subscription box

    This adorable subscription box is the gift that keeps on giving. 

    Wildflower Paper Club is founded by Rebecca and Karl, a married couple and paper enthusiasts who put together monthly subscription boxes filled with handmade, illustrated treats. Their style is dainty and whimsical, using delicate watercolours and influences from nature.

    Designs are printed on thick Italian card, hand-finished and packaged in their Cotswold Studio. Inside packages you’ll find three folded greetings cards, a sheet of stickers and a bonus item for you to enjoy such as a bookmark or mini art print. 

    Shop subscription box at Wildflower Paper Club, from £42 for three months 

  • Liberty London floral pen set

    Is there anything more iconic in the design world than a Liberty London print? These floral patterns have been synonymous with the famous department store for over a century and make a gorgeous covering for almost anything.

    We particularly like this pen set, though, which would add a smart edge to a friend’s home office space. 

    Each pack includes three ballpoint pens with black ink which are presented together in a matching box.

    Shop floral pen set at Liberty London, £16.99

  • Oliver Bonas self love journal

    Self-love has been a big buzzword in the last few years, but you could argue that there’s never been a time we’ve needed it more than 2020. 

    This stylish journal gives its user weekly prompts to help them check-in with themselves, set challenges for healthy growth, plan nourishing meals and practise self-care activities. 

    Shop self love journal at Oliver Bonas, £25

  • Papier Liv & Dom wellness journal

    One of Papier’s most magical unique selling points is its collaborations with illustrators and artists to create ever-changing patterns for the front of its stationery. 

    Liv & Dom are twin sisters and design duo who live in rural East Sussex and have gained a cult following for their beautiful depictions of naked women, often inspired by mythology. 

    If you’re looking for a failsafe present for a stationery lover, anything from Liv & Dom x Papier’s collection will do the trick, although we particularly like this earthy-hued design.

    Shop wellness journal by Liv & Dom at Papier, £24.99

  • Ohh Deer Papergang subscription

    Papergang subscription boxes are like a letterbox of pure fun, wrapped up in bright colours with smile-inducing designs.

    Each month, those lucky enough to receive one will get an entirely unique box (never the same one twice) filled with a variety of brilliant stationery. 

    The product selection will also differ but will include the likes of greeting cards, notebooks, desk accessories and art prints.

    Shop Papergang subscription at Ohh Deer, from £14

  • Martha Brook planner pad

    If your loved one has been working from home recently, or they just really love to keep on top of their to-do lists, this pretty yet practical pad planner will be a hit gift. 

    The planner contains sections for your ‘to dos’, daily priorities and what can be left until tomorrow. 

    It has been designed with the British countryside in mind, to bring visions of wildflowers and meadows to their desk, with hopes of inspiring productivity.

    Shop wild daisies pad planner at Martha Brook, £6

  • Good Things recycled notebook

    This cute pocketbook is perfect to take on the go and jot down ideas whenever they strike.

    Its colourful cover is made from recycled coffee cups and it had 100% recycled paper pages, too. 

    Even better, this gorgeous sustainable stationery supports children’s education worldwide because a portion of its sales is donated to charity.

    Shop recycled notebook at Good Things, £4.99

  • Anthropologie tortoise ruler

    We can’t think of a more stylish ruler than this tortoiseshell patterned beauty from Anthropologie. 

    Yes, it’s great for architects or designers but truthfully, it’ll also look pretty laid out on a desk.

    Shop tortoise ruler at Anthropologie, £18

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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