If you know me, then you know that I love stationery, like I’m borderline obsessed. Any time I’m traveling and just walking around a new city, I always find myself stumble into a stationery store and have to resist the urge to buy a new notebook, set of pens, or other paper-related things. Though I like to always try new things, doesn’t mean I don’t have my tried-and-true items.
In today’s post, I’m going to share my top five stationery must-haves with you in the hopes of jump starting your creativity.
Oh, how I wish I knew about these when I was in high school and college. These are honestly the best highlighter I’ve ever used. You can tell the quality from the first time that you use it. What’s more is that they are dual tipped, meaning they have a highlighter on one side and a marker tip on the other. Perfect for all of your lettering needs.
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Tombow Brush Pens
I have three different varieties of Tombow brush pens. I have the traditional, Dual Brush pens, the smaller set of Fudenoske brush pens, and my favorite pen for lettering, the classic, black, hard tipped Fudenoske brush pen. I know there are a lot of other brush pens out there, but what I love about anything from Tombow is how equally flexible and firm the pens themselves are, giving you the ultimate control. I highly recommend these if you are just beginning to letter.
Faber-Castell PITT Metallic Artist Pen
These pens are by far my favorite for doing lettering accents on top of a brush pen. The colors are rich and they don’t streak or feather. Usually, you can get a set of gold and silver at any craft store or specialty art store, but it does come in copper as well. If you are looking for a good metallic pen, you should definitely check these out.
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Archer & Olive Signature Dot Grid Notebook
If you follow the bullet journal community, then you may have heard of Archer & Olive’s notebooks. By far, this is the thickest paper I have seen in a notebook that is equally as smooth. Even if you aren’t a bullet journaler, I recommend checking out these notebooks if you are just looking for a journal, something for memory keeping, or just a plain old notebook. The notebooks are super cute yet very chic. Oh, and did I mention that it’s a women-owned company?
Check out the notebooks on its website.
Erin Condren Planners
On the opposite side of the planning spectrum is a traditional planner and the one that has a sort of cult following for it is the Erin Condren Life Planner (ECLP). Honestly, this planner lives up to the type. I personally have the hourly one and love it to plan out my week on a high level. Additionally, they offer daily planners as well as monthly planners if you want to plan on a more specified level. It has something for everyone and are always coming out with new planning products to meet anyone’s individual planning needs.
Check out all it has to offer on its website.
While I have many more favorites, these are the ones that I turn to time and time again.
Comment below with your favorite stationery products!