Every piece of stationery that will help you get shit done this year

By Jadie

I love a good notebook. I collect them, think long and hard about what I’m going to write on the first page, then panic I’ll ruin it and leave it empty for six months. Once the first page is neatly and finally inked, the rest is a free-for-all.

But my stationery obsession doesn’t stop at nice notebooks. Pens, post-its, cute ornamental desk pots – I’m a sucker for anything that looks pretty, meaning I’ve spent a LOT of time endlessly circling Typo, Kikki.K and Paperchase.

So who best to help organise your life with kitsch diaries and pre-made to-do lists than a seasoned stationery pro?

I bestow upon you all a very thorough guide to the best bits out there so you can finally sort your shit out for the remaining nine months of the year. You’re welcome.

Get a fun diary

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BAN.DO I Am Very Busy Agenda, £22, House of Fraser

Here’s a diary that will keep you on track with everything and also give you a nerdy little kick while you’re doing it. Each month has a calendar view and weekly lay outs, plus cute cartoons/quotes/tasks littered throughout. Oh, and there are stickers, too, which you are definitely never too old to enjoy.

This diary can be a nightmare to get your hands on, though, purely because it sells out as soon as it’s restocked. But that’s a sign it’s a worthy investment.

Use cute pens


Metallic Hearts Boxed Pen, £10, Caroline Gardner

Forget using the nearest chewed up Bic, and treat yourself to a nice pen to write all your hopes/dreams/Burn Books.

Keep them together

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Unicorn Pen Holder, £7, Typo

Can you get more basic than a rose gold unicorn? No. But it’s also kind of majestic, and while we’re here we may as well get a bit extra.

Cut some shapes

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Gold Scissors, £7.50, Kikki.K

Regardless of whether you’ll use them, these look like something you’d find in Virginia Woolf’s stationery drawer. Perfect for all the crafts you may (or probably don’t) do.

Pick up post-its


Pose Tit Nose, £3.50 , Ohh Deer


Tick Off To-Do Lists

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Dots ‘Never Ending List’ Pad, £4.50, Paperchase

This one, so you can write down everything you’re not going to do at the bottom and still feel like you’ve accomplished something.

Clip It


Paperclip Sampler, £11.50, Present and Correct

Not sure that anyone actually uses these, but they look fun and could potentially double up as some very hipster earrings.

Start A Novel

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A Sentence A Day Journal, £15, Kikki.K

Jot down just one line a day and watch your very own biography start to grow. After a year see how many times it says: “I am hungover.”

Stay Organised With A Wall Calendar


Paul Feuntes Wall Calendar, £29.90 , Junique


Tick Off Tape

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Dancing Pug Tape, £4.50 , Ohh Deer

Well this is just too cute to pass up.

A Different Kind Of To-Do List

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Daily Notepads: Energise, £6, Kikki.K

This is not just for the #wellness wankers. It’s for anyone who needs to find ‘balance’ in their lives – like hot yoga followed by a doner kebab.

Start Letter Writing


A Lady’s Writing Set, £20, Chase and Wonder

Set yourself up with a nice little vintage table by the window and pretend you’re writing love letters to your wartime boyfriends. Ruffled blouse optional.

Keep Your Correspondences Safe

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Iridescent Metallic Letter Tray, £10, Paperchase

Exactly what you need now that you’re pinging off fancy letters left, right and centre.

Invest In A Stationery Subscription

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Stationery Subscription, £200-260, Mark + Fold

One day.

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