I am so excited for this week’s post! I haven’t been posting a lot about stationery recently (I think the last one I did was in February!). Since I have just received a huge package from a local store of all the stationery I got online, I decided to share all this great stuff with you!
As it is almost Black Friday and Christmas time, I think it would be a great idea to add a few things that I think would be a GREAT stationery gift idea for your friends. So if you are struggling with what to give to your friends, here are some things ideas you will love!
You can’t deny that December is an excellent time for buying planners! One of my favorite hobbies at Christmas is to shop for planners. I always have a hard time picking the ones that I really like! There are many options to choose from. You can either pick planner printables, printed planner, or just a plain notebook for bullet journals.
After going through different websites, I picked a planner from Amazon. The packaging and the cover of it look very pretty, and the best part is that you can actually customize it! I have my name printed on it (you can do a quote on it as well), and I am thrilled with how it turned out!
The pages inside are handy as well. It has a few pages that allow you to write down your inspirations and visions. I chose to have monthly pages + grid notes for my planner (you can go for weekly views or other types of papers) to plan my blog posts and do a bullet journal on it.
There are so many other options of planners you can pick from! If my planner isn’t your thing, I have also picked other good chances that you may be interested in!
2. Washi Tape
I know, I know. You probably have already known this. But washi tape is one of the most popular stationery trends, and it seems like it will never go away! I was never the kind of person who likes using them on my notebooks, but they are so pretty that I can’t resist getting a set for myself this month!
They honestly look good everywhere, and I am thinking about using them on my vision board, planner, notebooks, and so on. If you are thinking about getting some for yourself or your friends, I have picked the ones that I find pretty here!
3. A Stylus
If you have been following me a while on Tumblr, you would know that I have recommended this stylus (most Drawing Pen Point Disc Touch Screen Capacitive Stylus Pen) for a lot of times.
To be honest, this isn’t really the best stylus out there. There are a lot of other alternatives, and some even have high-tech functions. But this one is definitely one of the best affordable stylus.
Also, you don’t have to worry too much about breaking it. It comes with an extra tip so you can easily change that yourself. This stylus is definitely my favorite tool for taking notes on the iPad!
If a planner isn’t really your favorite, you can consider planning on notepads. These are great for people who don’t really want to commit to using a planner (I know how stressful it can get when you’re a perfectionist and want to get every page of your planner perfect!). I personally got myself a monthly planner, weekly planner, daily planner, and a checklist note pad – and I am using them regularly!
5. Folder & Organizer
Having a folder and organizer that you can easily carry around makes life much more comfortable, especially for girls. Sometimes we want to carry our purse, but you still have to bring some notes and papers to the class. This is when I would use the organizer and carry it with me.
The one I got (as shown in the photo) looks cute, and I can just take it with me to school. It also has a hardcover, meaning I can quickly write on it without needing to find a desk. It also comes with a pen holder, along with some cardholders and transparent compartments that can hold my notes – so I can easily slip a piece of note from the notepads, as mentioned earlier.
Needless to say, notebooks are definitely one of the favorites of stationery addicts. (I got to admit that I have way too many notebooks at home!) I just got one notebook with the Cornell note-taking method format on it, and I love it! It really helps me take Cornell notes for my exam! (The grey lines don’t really show in the photo, so you probably can’t see clearly, sorry about that!)
Here I have picked two pretty notebooks that I really love, and two notebooks with the Cornell note-taking method structure, which I think would help students study!
7. Rose Gold Stationery
If you are trying to make your desk looks prettier, rose gold stationery would definitely be on top of your list. I didn’t purchase any of them this month, but I am definitely planning to do so soon! They look so fancy and cute, and what’s better than redecorating your desk for the new year?
In my previous post on managing my commitments, I have talked about how studying on-the-go helped me. I love how convenient it is to use my tablet to go through my readings when I am traveling or commuting, and I would highly recommend every college student to have one!
It helps me minimize the time I need to study in front of my desk, and I can finish much more readings than before. I remembered when I lost my iPad for almost a month, and I honestly didn’t know how to survive without it (first world problem… ugh). I have all my readings on it, and also a Readers’ Digest and Scribd subscription for me to read whenever I want.