A back to school stationery wish list

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Whether you’re about to start a new academic year, a new job, or you just want to update your stash, you’ll love the goodies I’ve found this week.

Paperchase, Ryman and WHSmith all have fantastic offers to help you with your stationery shop. Paperchase have 3 for 2 across 250 items (including my fave Stabilo Pen 68 and swing cool pastel highlighters), WH Smith have £5 off a £20 shop, plus 3 for 2 on notebooks (including Leuchtturm1917), and Ryman have better than half price on loads of supplies. All three also offer student discount (WH Smith do this at various points throughout the year but Paperchase and Ryman are all year round).

The backpack and pencil case

The bag and the pencil case are probably the two most important purchases, as there are few opportunities to express yourself at school when you have a strict uniform policy. This attitude has stuck with me as I’ve grown up and I always go for something quirky. Paperchase have a great selection, including bundle options to make your shopping experience that bit easier.

Back to school stationery shopping - Paperchase

Rainbow backpack, £22.00, Paperchase
(also available in a bundle with a folder, card holder and water bottle for £36.05)
Unicorn lunch bag, £16.00, Paperchase
Pom pom water bottle, £8.50, Paperchase
Boob pencil case, £6.00, Paperchase

Jenson would totally want something in the Toy Story family. Fortunately Ryman have got him covered.

Back to school stationery -Toy Story from Ryman

Backpack, £19.99, Ryman
Woody trainer bag, £5.99, Ryman
Buzz Lightyear trainer bag, £5.99, Ryman
Pencil case, £4.99, Ryman

The diary

I need a day-to-a-page to keep track of all my meetings in the day job, and I also love a good slogan on the cover and additional features for goal tracking and such. Here are a few beauties to check out.

Back to school stationery shopping -diaries and journals

Bando mid-year 19/20 diary, £18.00, Paperchase
Medium slogan Agenzio week to a page 19/20 diary, £14.00, Paperchase
A5 ‘bossing it’ week on two pages 2019/20 mid-year diary, £12.00, Paperchase
A6 ‘organise me’ day to a page mid-year diary, £12.00, Paperchase
A5 ‘yes you can’ week on two pages mid-year diary, £8.00, Paperchase
Inspirational A5 Journal Planner, £14.99, WHSmith
Henley Monochrome Dot Inspirational A5 Journal Planner, £17.99, WHSmith

Staying organised

I love to have a theme across my desk and WH Smith are slaying with the Henley collection.

Back to school stationery shopping - WH Smith

Henley Monochrome Dot A4 Board Rollbound Lever Arch File, £3.99, WHSmith
Henley Monochrome Dot A4 Board Rollbound Lever Arch File, £3.99, WHSmith
Henley Blue Dot Rollbound Expanding File, £6.29, WHSmith

The pens

You can never have too many pens – especially if you’re anything like me and need a constant stash of fineliners, highlighters, erasable pens and more!

Back to school stationery shopping - pens

STABILO point 68 pastel fibre tips, £10.00, Paperchase
Pilot FriXion Erasable Rollerball Pen (various colours), £3.99, Ryman
STAEDTLER Triplus Fineliner Pens, £9.99, Ryman
STABILO swing cool pastel highlighters, £7.00, Paperchase
STABILO beCrazy Pastel Fountain Pen Turquoise, £3.99, Ryman

The best of the rest

I’m always looking out for lettering goodies and I’m already thinking about moving on to watercolours when I’ve mastered a few techniques.

Back to school stationery shopping

Art of Writing calligraphy ink set, £28.00, Paperchase
Curved Palette, 99p, WHSmith
Visual Stress and Dyslexia Relief Starter Pack, £8.99, Ryman
25.5cm x 36cm Watercolour Paper, £6.29, WHSmith

What is your stationery collection crying out for?

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