When’s the last time you sent someone a handwritten note? It is my personal belief that pen and paper messages have become a lost art rediscovered by many during the pandemic. The best stationery supplies can be useful to anyone but especially creators and entrepreneurs. Oftentimes, you’re doing the work of multiple people, including grassroots marketing. If you’re a small business owner, you may be sending press packages with personalized notes and standout postage to establish a connection.
If you’re a designer, incorporating stationery into your day-to-day schedule (and subsequent social media updates) could be an organic way to show off your skills while getting sh*t done. Plus, combined with a planner and other unique office accessories, stationery supplies can help encourage productivity and get those creative juices flowing. If you want to start with the basic essentials, here are some of our favorites, including the most recognizable form of stationery: a paper and envelope set.
XSG Gel Ink Pen Fine Point Pens
A multi-color pen pack can be used in a multitude of ways, from color-coordinating tasks to getting creative with thank you notes.
$13.95 at Amazon
Yallis Supply Pack
Get your desk tools in a pretty color like rose gold so they’re always easy to spot (and not lose).
$12.49 at Amazon
Juvale Marble Stationery Paper
Beautifully-designed stationery paper for writing down reminders and using as a prop for that inevitable desk flat lay on your Instagram feed.
$8.99 at Amazon
Hooshion Stationery Storage Box
This organizer comes with the extra benefit of a calendar to help you keep track of time.
$19.39 at Amazon
American Greetings 200-Pack Single Panel Blank Cards with Envelopes
Everyone has their own preference when it comes to stationery sets but if you’re looking for something simple and colorful, this rainbow set will last you a long while.
$14.98 at Amazon
Dotted Line 5 in 1 Desk Organizer
Organize writing utensils, paperwork, folders, and more with this chic desk organizer set that can be arranged on your desk or to a wall.
$32.99 at Wayfair
Erin Condren Custom Quote Notepad 2-Pk
Give your notepad a personal touch by adding custom messaging to this package.
$18 at Erin Condren
Erin Condren Return Address Labels
Small business owners would be smart to invest in standout mailing labels for their press and customer lists.
$6 at Erin Condren
Erin Condren Gift Labels
The same applies to gift labels, which you can purchase to align with your branding palette.
$10 at Erin Condren
ban.do Week-to-Week Mega Desk Notepad
Finally, keep track of your to-dos and reminders with this in-your-face, desk-size notepad.
$14.95 at ban.do
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