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10 Best Gifts for the Stationery Lover

10 Best Gifts for the stationery lover

10 Best Gifts for the stationery lover

Christmas day is SO soon upon us now. I, for one, couldn’t be more excited. I love nothing more than spoiling my family with gifts. It doesn’t hurt getting a few in return. I’ll admit I’m pretty materialistic at times and love cute trinkets and fun stationery.

For anyone who’s shopping for the stationery lover in their life, I’ve put together a quick easy list of 10 of my favorite stationery items that I know I would love to receive – even the ones I already have!

  1. Knock Knock Pad

    There are so many options – from productive, to funny, to crude to sweet. They have it all.

  2. Glitter Highlighters

    However these beautiful babies are still rare and harder to find.

    10 Best Gifts for the stationery lover

  3. Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens

    Great for coloring or just as your favorite pen, these come in packs of all shapes and sizes. They can be pricy, but worth it. They get my top vote for favorite pen. Ink Joy gel pens are a close second.

  4. Rose Gold Office Supplies.

    They’re all the rage, but it’s because they’re gorgeous. Cause plain gold paperclips just aren’t as fun anymore.

  5. An Etsy gift card.

    Buy allll the stickers!!

    10 Best Gifts for the stationery lover

  6. Diamond-Topped Ballpoint Pens

    Loved by many, I can barely keep these gorgeous pens in stock in my Etsy shop.

  7. Washi Tape

    Used often for planning, scrapbooking, art and crafts washi tape has so many uses. Sometimes I’ll decorate the tube the washi comes in with washi to make a cute pencil holder.

  8. Not your typical boring pushpins.

    The more unique and pretty, the better.

  9. Dotted Notebook

    The Leuchtturm1917 books are pricy but amazing quality. You can find simple dotted notebooks all over the place now. They are so fun for creative personalities. They are used often for bullet journalling. If they’re a stationery lover though, they’ll love any cute notebook.

    10 Best Gifts for the stationery lover

  10. Fun Sticky Notes
    I got the adorable coffee and donut Post-Its above at Staples.

 

I hope this gives you a few fun ideas for all the stationery junkies in your life. Even if it’s just yourself.

Tell me in the comments – What’s your favorite stationery item?

 

10 Best Gifts for the stationery lover

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30 Things I Accomplished Before 30

30 Before 30

So….

I have about 24 more hours left of being 29. Less than a day.

It’s crazy really. When they say the days are long but the years are short, you don’t realize how true that is until your baby is suddenly 6 and you are 30.

30 is crazy. So hard to believe.

I’ve done so much, yet there’s so much more I want to do.

We will leave the to-do list for another day, but here is 30 amazing things I HAVE done so far in my life.

30 Before 30

30 Amazing Things I’ve Done Before 30

  1. Graduated high school
  2. Moved out on my own
  3. Decided to drop out of university and switch to college
  4. Graduated college
  5. Moved home to be closer to my newborn nephew
  6. Got what was my ‘dream job’ at the time – working in a hotel
  7. Became financially independent
  8. Left my first real relationship that I wasn’t happy in
  9. Got pregnant & had my first daughter
  10. Became a single mother
  11. Met my future husband & step-daughter
  12. Bought my first car
  13. My 2 year old step-daughter moved in with us for 8 months
  14. Overcame my awkward shyness and fear of confrontation
  15. Was diagnosed with anxiety
  16. Started medication for my anxiety which changed my life for the better
  17. Came into hard times, took a job I didn’t like to survive, we got through it
  18. Got married
  19. Got a promotion
  20. Found my passion – became a ‘planner girl’
  21. Got pregnant
  22. Had my second daughter
  23. Decided to start blogging again and invested money in my blog
  24. Survived the most stressful summer job of my life
  25. Decided to leave that job and move on
  26. Got a Costco membership (Yes, this is a big deal)
  27. Started off in debt, then got myself into deeper dept I still need to crawl out of
  28. Traded my first car in to get an even nicer car
  29. Took in my nephew to live with us indefinitely
  30. Became content and happy with my life

 

30 Before 30

What have you done so far in your life that you’re proud of? 

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10 Things I Did This Weekend to Help My Etsy Business

How to Improve Your Etsy Shop

I’ve recently learned that it doesn’t matter how much you have going on in your life – if you’re passionate about something (like having a successful Etsy shop), you find the time.

(My Etsy shop: Coffee Brain Plans)

I’m a mom to two young girls (6 and 1) and my nephew has recently started living with us (age 9). I work a very busy full-time job as the front desk supervisor for a seasonal resort. My drive to and from work is 45 minutes each way.

I opened my Etsy shop about a year ago. At the time I had a newborn baby and was returning to work in a few months. But I was so in love with all things planner related that my shop wasn’t work. I enjoyed finding adorable washi and pens to add to my shop. I love designing stickers. There were days where I had to force myself to go down to my office and work, but often I was excited about it.

My shop is still relatively small and doesn’t bring in any big money, but it brings in enough to make it worth it for me.

Things I’ve done this weekend to help my Etsy shop along:

  1. Printed 50 Christmas sticker samples that I’m donating to another shop’s holiday box.
  2. Printed 20 hand drawn sticker samples that I’m swapping with another shop as part of the Great Canadian Planner Sale Fall Spooktacular.
  3. Added new pens and restocked some of the old Diamond-Topped ballpoint pensDiamond Pens
  4. Prepped 28 washi samples as part of an Etsy sale.
  5. Got some happy mail ready for some of my planner buddies.
  6. Organized some of my washi stock.
  7. Browsed Instagram for planner inspiration & happiness

What have you done to be productive this week?