Top 5 Christmas gifts for stationery lovers

Choosing Christmas gifts for loved ones can be really hard, however well we know them. Yet a gift card or voucher just doesn’t seem personal enough; they don’t suggest the level of thought most of us would like to think goes into our gift choosing. So, how do we decide what to buy?

Below are a few useful suggestions from our range, based on our bestsellers and items we feel would make extra special gifts to treat that very special person.

A Paperblanks 2016 diary

The midi Paperblanks William Morris Windrush 2016 diary

The midi Paperblanks William Morris Windrush 2016 diary – just one of many designs!

These diaries have been flying out of the doors, such is their popularity – not just this year, but every single year since we started stocking them! There is a large and varied range of designs and sizes, meaning there is something for everyone – men included – and they are really beautifully designed and made. I can’t imagine any stationery-lover not loving a Paperblanks diary! A great gift for Mum, Dad, your brother, sister, grandparent, or friend. Prices vary.

The Lamy st fountain pen


Lamy is a very popular range, as it is excellent quality whilst also being very affordable. What could make a better gift! The Lamy st is a slick, stainless steel fountain pen (also available as a ballpoint pen, mechanical pencil, or multifunction pen, if they are more your gift recipient’s thing). It has a modern design, which would be hard to dislike; it is slim, and pleasing to the eye as well as the hand. At just £27.50 this fountain pen is very pleasing to the pocket also! Free delivery within the UK.

A Fisher Space pen


These pens are not only hugely practical, but they’re also loads of fun. Anyone who receives one of these ballpoint pens for Christmas will spend half the day testing it out on various surfaces, and at all kinds of angles – upside down included! This delightful pen is available in a huge selection of colours. Guaranteed to delight everyone – kids, teenagers, adults, and older generations. The small size means it can easily fit in a pocket or handbag. Just £24.95 for this colour, with free UK delivery.

The Lamy Joy AL calligraphy set


If you know a child, teenager or adult who loves all things stationery, crafts, letter-writing or creative, then this could be just the right Christmas gift for them. This fountain pen comes with 3 calligraphy nib choices (1.1, 1.5, and 1.9mm), and a box of ink cartridges, so your lucky recipient will have everything they need to get started. The enclosed leaflet gives tips and guidance. This wonderful set costs just £36.50, with free UK delivery.

The Faber-Castell E-Motion mechanical pencil


Faber-Castell’s E-Motion range is a very popular, quality range featuring pear wood barrels – this pencil is in Dark Brown, but it is also available in (lighter) Brown or Black. This mechanical pencil blends simple, modern design with the beauty of nature and stunning curves. The E-Motion range also features a ballpoint pen, a fountain pen and a rollerball pen, so there’s something for everyone. The pencil costs £30.00 with free UK delivery.


Good luck with your Christmas shopping! If you have any questions about anything we stock, or need some help deciding on what to buy a loved one, please do get in touch: call 01438 880758 or email us on [email protected].

Lucy is our lead editor and has been passionate about stationery since childhood. She has a particular fondness for rollerball and calligraphy pens and is a keen advocate of snail mail.

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