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I remember at the start of every new term after the long summer holiday, the one thing that would make going back to school worthwhile was the thought of buying myself a brand new furry/shiny/fluorescent pencil case. (I think this makes me a stationery addict). And of course, it would need filling with pens, pencils, giant rubbers and highlighters in every colour possible. (Corrective fluid was also high on my wishlist, that is until it received a whole school ban. Oh, the smell and the mess!) Stationery envy in the classroom was a very real thing during my school days!
What do you buy a stationery addict?
Do you know a teenager who is addicted to stationary? It’s the little things that count when you are trying to muster up the energy to start writing that essay. Things such as a good novelty rubber, tropical themed sticky notes and curiously shaped paperclips all colour coded whenever possible. These lovely treasures help make the thought of actually doing some revision slightly more bearable! So if you are looking to encourage a teen in your life to make a start on their assignment here are a few stationery ideas to motivate them into action.
1. Desk Tidies
This ceramic, parrot pen pot should cheer up any messy desk.
Do you ever struggle to remember where you put your pen down? Then this skull pen pot might be just what you’re looking for!
We love this cactus desk tidy. Not only is it a handy pen pot but happily it also provides a solution to store elastic bands and paperclips!
This is our favourite desk tidy. The solid concrete pen holder/plant pot combines organisation with a cute, decorative succulent plant. Just perfect.
Continuing with the cactus theme are these mini concrete paperweights. They come in a choice of raw concrete, gold or copper. Be sure to keep everything in its place, no more losing those important notes!
3. Washi Tape and holders
Wild washi tape and cute plywood animal holders. This set includes a giraffe, leopard and zebra. Go wild with your washi tape!
4. Squirrel Pens
Who knew that squirrels would make such fun ballpoint pens? They are available in pink, white, green and blue. When they are not in use they make lovely free-standing, interesting ornaments decorating your otherwise boring desk!
5. Note Pads
Is there anything cooler than a Kayne hardcover journal?! Take notes in style as this notepad is available in lined, graph or blank pages.
We could definitely make use of this set of notebooks during our meetings! The table tennis bats even have rubber on the playing surface! WE LOVE THEM.
6. Cork Stationery
There is something nice about the feel of cork. This tape dispenser does the job, no need for scissors (or teeth!)
Not only can you keep your pins safe and tidy in one place, the plant pot also doubles up as handy storage. This sweet cork cactus desk tidy can also be used to attach your important memos to, no more excuses for forgetting that important thing!
7. Post-it Notes
Who doesn’t love a post-it note? Write it down, stick it up, never forget a thing! (Link in images)
8. Dog Tape Dispenser
What a cute way to store your sticky tape. We love that this sausage dog will also keep your paperclips safe with its magnetic nose! This product comes with the dog bowl and two rolls of sticky tape.
9. Colouring Pencils
Colour in the grown-up way with these rather stylish Orla Kiely pencils, 12 in total. They come in a matching tin case also displaying the famous Ela Elephant design.
10. Pencil Sets
The perfect gift for a stationery addict. This set of 5 Hp graphite pencils come in 5 different colours with 5 different phrases:
If you know someone who is a little reluctant to write, this ‘Nope’ set of 6 pencils is the gift for them. Each pencil displays 6 different excuses for a lazy person not to use them!
Please don’t talk to me
11. Pencil Cases
Maybe not a pencil case to use at school but it might just be the thing to encourage your teen to get organised at home!
A posh pencil case. Perfect.