31 Essential Stationery Gifts For Christmas

31 essential stationery gifts for christmas

It’s hard browsing online. If you know what you want then fine, but if you need inspiration then it can be quite hard to find anything. So we have trawled the web and made it easy by selecting the best stationery gifts out there, so you don’t have to.

We have neatly divided the gifts by price, so feel free to jump straight to the right price bracket:

Gifts £10 and under

Gifts under £25

Gifts over £25

Gift ideas over £25

Pelikan Classic M205 Fountain Pen Moonstone Special Edition

stationery gifts - pelikan m205 moonstone pen

Lots of people swear by these Pelikan pens with their smooth nibs and plunger filling system, and the special editions are quite collectable. This is a very cool sparkling moonstone version.


stationery gifts - pelikan moonstone ink year 2020

The Pelikan Moonstone pen also goes beautifully with their Ink of the Year for 2020.


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TWSBI VAC Iris Fountain Pen

stationery gifts - twsbi vac 700r iris fountain pen

Absolutely stunning new fountain pen from TWSBI with iridescent trim around the trademark clear barrel. It’s a vacuum filler so no need for cartridges or converters, just fill with some suitably lovely ink and admire.


Lochby Pocket Journal

stationery gifts - lochby journal notebook case

Nicely made waxed canvas case which holds a couple of A6 notebooks and a passport plus two pockets in which to store your pens. The zip closure will keep everything safe in your bag or jacket and it comes with a notepad, refills available.


Composition Ledgers

stationery gifts - choosing keeping composition ledgers notebooks

Stationery gifts don’t come better than this – simply the most beautiful notebooks out there. Covers vary from Japanese silkscreens, vintage wallpaper or hand-cut Dutch Gilt papers made with genuine ‘printers waste’ from the 18th Century. They have hand mottled page edges, linen spines and the paper is thick and luxurious making these books a fabulous treat.


Fabriano Cartucciera Filled Pencil Case

stationery gifts - fabriano cartucciera pencil case

Beautiful Italian linen pencil case filled with 24 coloured pencils which rolls up and ties with a ribbon.


Pilot Iroshizuku Mini Ink Bottle Set

stationery gifts - pilot iroshizuku mini ink set

Premium Japanese ink, sometimes described as the intensive care ink since it often works in pens where other inks don’t. This is a smartly boxed set of three inks which you can choose – any of the 24 beautiful colours. A great way to let someone try out this superior ink.


Herbin 350th Anniversary 10ml Ink Gift Set of 5

stationery gifts - herbin 350 anniversary ink set

Beautiful set celebrating the 350th anniversary of the celebrated ink maker J Herbin and contains the original 5 colours of Les Perles des Encres.


Solar Radiation Light Mill

stationery gifts - solar radiation light mill

These handmade curiosities are really mesmerising and a lovely if unusual gift (I randomly bought one for my son’s 21st and he treasures it). They measure solar radiation so when placed near a window they will whizz at speed on a sunny day but slow to a crawl on a dull day.

From £35

Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen
Paul Smith Limited Edition

stationery gifts - caran dache 849 paul smith ballpoint pen

Another stripy offering from Paul Smith’s ongoing collaboration with the classic Swiss ballpen. They come in the amazing tin, available in many colours, and are a bit of a luxury. Which is what a good present should be.


Blackwing One Step Long Point Sharpener

stationery gifts - blackwing one step sharpener

Blackwing has to feature on our stationery gifts list. It’s a must. These look like a rather satisfyingly chunky bike part and will sharpen your Blackwing pencils a treat as well as look good on your desk. An excellent gift for any Blackwing fan plus they come in a lovely box too.


Ordnance Survey Maps Subscription Gift Pack

stationery gifts - ordnance survey maps subscription

We are certain there is a real synergy between stationery obsessives and map lovers, so this gets included in our list of ‘stationery gifts’. Packed in an OS map-shaped box, this subscription provides 12 months full access to OS maps across all devices. You get National Park paths auto-mapped and you can print out maps as hard copies too. A brilliant gift for anyone who loves to explore.


Gift ideas under £25

Nuuna Millimeter Notebook

stationery gifts - nuuna milimeter notebook

Some notebooks stand out as a bit more of a statement than others and this one from German brand Nuuna is exactly that. With its clever graphics, soft feel cover and orange graph paper inside, it feels luxurious and cool.


Making Books

stationery gifts - making books london centre book arts

This is a comprehensive book written by the founders of the renowned London Centre for Book Arts which guides you through the process of making your own books. It is a more traditional approach focused on the techniques involved rather than some of the more ‘art’ based books. Suitable for anyone wanting to have a go at making their own journals and learn bookbinding skills.


Musgrave #2 Tennessee Red Pencils -12 Pack

stationery gifts - musgrave tennessee red pencils

These are very nice pencils in a fabulous box, all the way from Tennessee. A bit softer than an HB and topped with a white eraser.


Sheaffer Calligraphy Fountain Pen Kit

stationery gifts - shaeffer calligraphy fountain pen kit

Great value calligraphy kit containing three different width fountain pens and 20 cartridges of different colours.


Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen

stationery gifts - kaweco classic sport navy

The ever-popular short fountain pen from Kaweco, here in a smart navy with gold trim. The great choice of colour makes it is hard to choose but this is a quietly sophisticated choice.


Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Notebook Metallic Edition

stationery gifts - leuchtturm gold notebook

Still one of their nicest books and they make a smart gift too, in copper, silver and gold.


The Completist Lay Flat A5 Notebook

stationery gifts - completist lay flat notebook

From Peckham-based stationers The Completist comes this geometric print journal with 144 pages of dot paper inside. It looks good and comes in a nice wrap-around box so a great gift.


Modern Calligraphy by Lucy Edmonds

stationery gifts - modern calligraphy book lucy edmonds

This beautiful book is written by Lucy Edmonds, the founder of Quill London and a go-to expert on calligraphy. It works as a tutorial and a knowledge base, explaining why you get inconsistent lines and how to use nibs properly. There are practise pages and simple clear instructions to help you on the path to becoming a confident calligrapher.


Cavallini Planets Pencil Case

stationery gifts - cavallini planets pencil case

Canvas pencil case featuring Cavallini’s trademark vintage print and lined with navy cotton. As stationery gifts go these are a safe bet. At 23cm x 10cm it should fit most of your pens and pencils.


Octagon Design To Do Pad

stationery gifts - octagon to do pad

Designed in Barcelona, these smart graphic pads have 75 sheets of to-do lists neatly divided into today, soon and later for optimal organising of your day. It’s nice quality 100gsm paper too.


Gift ideas £10 and under

Write Notepads & Co - Pocket Flipbook

stationery gifts - write pocket flipbook

A pack of six little credit card-sized flip-top pads all the way from Baltimore USA, perfect for slipping into a wallet or pocket, and packed in a matching letterpress box.


Mark’s Gel Pens

stationery gifts - marks gel pens

New gel version of the popular Mark’s ballpoint pen with its fine 0.5mm point and wooden barrel. Refillable.


Poach My Lobster Bread Notebook

stationery gifts - poach my lobster bread notebook

Lockdown made bakers of us all so these chunky little letterpress notebooks are perfect for recipes or just baking fans.


Moleskine Sticky Notes

stationery gifts - moleskine sticky notes

A smart idea, ‘post-it’-style sticky notes in a variety of formats. Choose from larger plain, dot and lined or a smaller more colourful selection. Good for reminders and to-do lists and nicely packaged.


London Transport Tube Moquette Face Masks

stationery gifts - london transport moquette face masks

OK it’s not stationery but …. what better way to cover your face on the tube than with a piece of tube seat? Not actually made from tube seat fabric but using designs from the Victoria and District Lines and Routemaster buses.

£8 each or £18 for a set

Washi Tape Days of the Week Stamps

stationery gifts - stamp washi tape

Can’t say exactly what we would use these for – diaries? notebooks? Menu planning? Whatever, we would use them and would love to find them in our stocking. Perforated washi labels on a roll, in a box.


Paperclip Bookmark

stationery gifts - giant paperclip bookmark

We can’t say no to a paperclip, and an orange one at that (our former logo in a different life) but it comes in four additional colours if you prefer. 3D printed from eco-plastic it’s a great bookmark and can also be used as, well, a paperclip.


Fabriano Slim Ballpoint Pen

stationery gifts - fabriano slim ballpoint pen

Smart slimline ballpens – amazing value and available in six nice colours. Refills available too.


Choosing Keeping Gloss Gold Pencil

stationery gifts - choosing keeping gold pencils

These are a bit wow, totally bling and yet not in a bad way. Shiny with a soft 2B lead (gold) or HB (silver), almost too nice to use.


Letterpress Alphabet Coaster

stationery gifts - meticulous ink letterpress coaster

Hand printed on Meticulous Ink’s Heidelberg Windmill printing press, there is one for every letter of the alphabet as well as an ampersand. They make a lovely keepsake, door sign or tiny piece of art. Add to a gift for an extra special touch.

£2, or buy four and get a fifth free

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