I am a big fan of stationery, I absolutely love buying it during the summer, trying to get ready for the new year. It always makes me feel really prepared when term-time starts. Buying new sets of pens, new bright highlighters and new notepad is just really satisfying! There are certain stationery essentials that you can’t go to school or do a degree without. There’s also a few stationery shops that are great for some reasonably priced items. So, if like me, you’re low-key obsessed with stationery – here are a few tips!
Paperchase is a personal favourite shop for some different and quirky stationery. I have a real love for their diaries and journals, the designs are beautifully done and although a little pricier, worth it! Now, mid-year diaries are on sale which is perfect as it coincides with the academic year. One diary I’ve had my eye on is the Kimono mid-year diary set which retails for £11.25, includes a writing pen and different information like unit conversions and world times alongside the week view.
If you want to have a more standard kind of stationery, most supermarkets stock notepads, pens, highlighters, pencil cases etc. for a really good price! I’d recommend buying your highlighters, pens and pencils from supermarkets purely because the worst thing is when you’re using these kinds of items and they run out. Usually supermarkets retail big packs so you won’t need to restock. Postit notes or tabs are also extremely useful when it comes to studying and exam revision, especially if your course requires you to do extra reading. These can be used to mark certain pages or quotes in a book, without scribbling over the page.
Ohh Deer is a relatively new store which stocks different gifts and stationery. Very similar to Paperchase, this store currently has a range of stationery essentials perfect for a student. I really like their desk pads right now. The Cool Cacti A4 Desk pad has a really nice design and is a real essential for someone who wants to be organized. This is on sale for £7.95 and includes space for notes, doodles, a to-do list and a weekly schedule. This desk pad is A4 which means it’ll fit perfectly on your desk without taking up too much space. It is also just 60 sheets of paper meaning each week you can start again.