In honor of National Stationery Week and the importance of writing by hand, we wanted to showcase our very favorite office supplies.
Not because they’re the most economical.
Not because they’re student-tested against chewing, throwing, and brute force.
No. We are recommending these office supplies because they’re extremely, aggressively, eye-wateringly cute.
Have you heard of microthrillers? They’re the opposite of microannoyances. They are tiny decisions you can intersperse throughout your day that bring you joy. A charcuterie board from home for lunch. Putting rain noise on your speakers during your conference period. And fun office supplies.
These school supplies are the certified micro-thrilliest. So this National Stationery Week, treat yourself to a notepad, your favorite-color LePen, perhaps, and write a thank-you note to a coworker (or just the world’s cutest hall pass).
Hello, terrazzo cards of my dreams
Buy it: 24-pack terrazzo cards and envelopes on Amazon
This colorful and budget-friendly bulk pack
Buy it: 100-count neon rainbow note cards and envelopes on Amazon
Add a personal touch with these customized note cards and envelopes
Buy it: Note cards and envelopes on Etsy
Or splurge on these Animals at Recess note cards
(And then promptly send me one, please.)
Buy it: Animals at Recess note cards at Mr. Boddington’s Studio
This bulk watercolor paper and envelope set
Perfect for positive notes home, letters to coworkers, and thank-yous to parents.
Buy it: Watercolor stationery set on Amazon
We love these colorful blank journals …
Buy it: Blank journals on Amazon
… and this journal set that gives refreshing melon salad vibes.
Buy it: Journal set on Amazon
And this ice cream composition book, just in time for summer
The inside of the cover is everything!
Buy it: Ice cream composition book at Mr. Boddington’s Studio
These are MY personal favorite, but …
Buy it: Uniball Vision micro tip pens on Amazon
… these also have a cult following
Buy it: Sharpie S-gel medium-point pens on Amazon
You probably also need this teacher pen
Buy it: Apple pen at Paper Source
And for the colored gel pens you’ll learn to never lend out, these bad boys:
Buy it: LePen set on Amazon
(You can also buy them individually for a tiny treat)
Buy it: Individual LePen in coral, periwinkle, wisteria, or mustard at Paper Source
Are you, too, pen-obsessed? Check out our article here with a roundup of our other faves!
This day-of-the-week notepad (my absolute favorite)
Buy it: Day-of-the-week notepad on Amazon
And this one if you need a little more space
Buy it: Bigger day-of-the-week notepad on Amazon
We’re obsessed with these notepads with little gold “charms”
You can buy them with or without confetti, which should be an option everywhere. See all of them here!
Buy it: Pour Over Coffee Charmpad at Inclosed Letterpress Co.
These paper clips for some office-supply-within-an-office-supply inception
Buy it: Rose gold paper clips on Amazon
But maybe also these animal paper clips while you’re at it
Buy it: Animal paper clips on Amazon
OK, OK, I promise I’m done, but also these giant 4-inch paper clips
Buy it: Mega large paper clips on Amazon
You know what, maybe just splurge on this whole office set as a macroglimmer:
Buy it: Garden party office kit at Paper Source
You have earned it, my friend.
What’s your favorite stationery-related item? Let us know in the comments!
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