2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Every Stationery Lover!
It's that time of the year again! We put together a list of our top picks for gifts for the stationery lovers in your life. Whether they're fountain pen lovers, ink bottle collectors, stationery nerds, pen and pencil addicts, artists or some other kind of stationery fiend, we hope you'll find some great gift ideas for them on our gift guide. Let us know if we missed anything :)
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Fountain Pen Lover
Our most popular planner by far, Hobonichi Planners are the number one planner in Japan and it's easy to see why. They come with beautiful paper, entertaining quotes at the bottom of each daily page and the whole planner fits easily into a pocket, purse or backpack.
Uni-Ball One gel pens first came out in 2020, but when Uni released these pocket sized versions in shorter, chonkier pen bodies, people (including us) went crazy for them.
Any washi tape lover will know the name mt, the brand of washi tape that has ruled all washi tapes. We pack with washi tape everyday and anyone on our team will tell you that no one makes sticky cute washi tapes like mt. For the 100th anniversary of Kamoi, the Japanese corporation that mt is part of, these artist collaboration anniversary sets were released and I promise they will make the diehard mt washi tape fan in your life very happy.
These handmade Toga Wood boxes from Classiky are beautifully made with love and care. If you have a friend with a voracious appetite for cute little things, they’ll love this slightly larger cute little thing to store all their other cute little things.
Any stationery obsessed friend in your life will recognize that this planner sampler is the passion project of two of the most stationery obsessed members of our team, Amy and Bethany. I honestly believe that even if your friend already has a planner picked out for 2024 or if they've been using the same planner for 10 years with no intention of switching it up, they will simply appreciate that this exists from a stationery nerd standpoint. We can say that because we're all stationery nerds here :)
A beautiful letterpress wall calendar that anyone would appreciate in their home and in their lives.
How many magazines devoted to stationery do you know? Hobby Stationery Box is one of them that comes out quarterly in Japan. Although the text is all in Japanese, any stationery obsessed person would happily spend hours poring over the pages of this beautiful publication with a Google Translate app open, reading the excerpts all about the world's stationery classics.
A customizable leather notebook that can be used and replenished forever, and the leather will develop a unique patina with use.
One of the most popular notebooks we have, the Stalogy Editor’s Series Notebooks are simple yet functional with a clean look and design that can work in professional settings and for personal use. It can double as a daily planner or simply be used as a notebook for notes. The light grey grid provides the perfect amount of structure that can also be easily ignored and drawn over. This is a notebook that all notebook aficionados should try at least once! At the beginning of this year, we released our very own Editor's Series notebook in Yoseka Green, made in collaboration with Stalogy.
If someone in your life loves to journal or scrapbook and generally just enjoys the practice of looking back on memories, or if you know somebody who just began a new phase of their life, this beautiful Midori 5 Year Diary with an embroidered cover might be perfect for them.
Truly, one of my best purchases this year :) I look forward to using it every chance I get and it's already paid off in saving me from countless password resets.
I had to sneak in my personal favorite notebook. I love everything about it--the unusual tiny 2mm grid, that the paper options come in two colors: cream or white depending on your mood, the luxuriously smooth fountain pen friendly Life L Brand writing paper, the generous 100 sheets. I'm also a fan of both the A5 and B6 sizes they come in. Please...any notebook lover in your life deserves to try this notebook.
Uni released this Jetstream 3-color multi pen in 2022 and we have been loving it. I'm serious when I say we love it--many of us on the team use one. This pen gives you 70% more black ink than the other colors because black is the most commonly used color. The black ink is also the center knock, which means you can find it easily and without having to turn the pen all around. Jetstream ink is also one of the best to write with due to its quick dry time and silky smooth writing experience, making this pen our pick for an amazing gift for the pen addict in your life.
Don't judge these pens by their humble appearances! They are a lot of fun whether you have a collection of 50 fountain pens or whether you are a 10 year old kid learning to practice penmanship. The best part is that you can mix the ink colors to create a gradation effect.
This special edition pencil is the fourth entry in our Blackwing Eras series - honoring Blackwing's heritage with designs inspired by the Blackwing 602's unique history. The Blackwing Eras (2023 Edition) pencil sports a retro design inspired by the Van Dyke 601. Each box includes 12 special edition pencils with a classic yellow barrel.
A great pencil for artists, the Kaweco Sketch Up pencil comes loaded with a 5.6mm lead that produces a thick and dark line for sketching. It can be used on its side for an even darker line for coloring and shading in. The metal lead holder gives the pencil a great weight and balance in the hand, making it a classy and special gift for the artist in your life.
A very good-looking brass ballpoint pen.
Give the gift of festive ink colors in a fun advent calendar they can open throughout the holiday season. This is Diamine’s 4th annual Inkvent calendar and this year’s features shimmering, sheening, scented, chameleon and standard inks.
These fountain pen inks exhibit an extraordinary property of fountain pen inks called "sheen," where, once the ink is dry, the colors become almost metallic. Any ink lover will appreciate how cool this effect is and in this collection of inks from Ink Institute, a Taiwanese ink manufacturer, it is especially evident.
Sailor released their Hocoro dip pens at the end of the year in 2022 and they have quickly become my favorite dip pen. The fude nib is perfect for anything from swatching inks to sketching to even writing a letter because the removable feed allows you to pick up so much ink from just one dip into ink. The best thing about these dip pens? They are lightweight and you can easily invert the nib into the body of the holder to "cap" the pen and travel with it. This is a dip pen that you don't have to be precious with so you'll get the most use out of it.
These Nuritakurie Coloring Ink Postcards from Nouto are perfect for fountain pen enthusiasts who have collected more ink than they can use! They come in various designs that are printed with transparent ink that acts as a water-repelling mask, so that they show up white next to a colorful wash of your ink of choice.
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