Our Guide: Stationery heroes for shaking off the back-to-work blues

Our Guide: Stationery heroes for shaking off the back-to-work blues

Posted by Sidonie Warren on

Dust off that pencil case and waltz back into IRL with our edit of stationery that's conducive to productivity, creativity and organisation. Here are our top nine heroes for shaking off the back-to-work blues.



1. The Completist x Papersmiths Daily Undated Planner

Make a desktop statement with the planner of your wildest dreams. Our favourite pattern makers and stationery pals, The Completist, have created two exclusive-to-Papersmiths editions of their Daily Undated Planner. It's a good 'un.

The Completist x Papersmiths Daily Undated Planner, £32.50




2. Everyday Pen

New in this month, the Everyday Pen is the latest addition to our Papersmiths family. Designed by us and created with our experts in Japan, this smooth flowing retractable pen comes in six vibrant hues. And it's refillable!

Everyday Pen, £7



3. Bookmark

Maximise your commute time with some you time. How about a new read? We're loving this for its capacity to make us laugh out loud at the same time as tugging on our heartstrings and this for its lessons on perspective. We'll be marking our place with a good bookmark.

Brass Bookmarks, £13.50



4. Notebook Strap

Transport your pens and prevent pesky colleagues from pilfering them with our elasticated notebook straps. Check out our spectrum of colours and sizes, we have options for A6, A5 and A4 notebooks.

Notebook Strap, from £5



5. Morello and Marais Notebook

Get that new notebook feeling with two of our best sellers, Morello and Marais. The numbered pages makes for easy navigation and, better yet, they change colour. Packed with a whopping 236 pages, but will you choose dot grid or ruled paper? 

Psst, our plain paper version launches next month. You heard it here first.

Morello and Marais Notebooks, £18



6. Sixteen Month Dated Diary

If you need to keep on top of meetings, classes and lunch dates, a dated scheduler is a must. This one has a handy cover which doubles as a zippy pocket for storing a pen, receipts or notes. It runs from September 2021 - December 2022, so it'll see you through a decent stint of planning. Available in A5 or A6 size.

Sixteen Month Dated Diaries, from £14



7. Mesh Pouch

The most important task to undertake in preparing for a new school year is, undeniably, choosing a new pencil case. These mesh pouches are our tried and tested favourites for the job. Mix and match the sizes and colours to create your perfect stationery storage combination. 

Mesh Pouches, from £6



8. Magnetic Notes

Give your creative toolkit a boost with these magnetic, reusable notes. We love using ours for mind mapping, planning, entertaining, and leaving notes and reminders. Try them on wood, plastic, walls, glass, metal, paper, cork board, leather, bricks and even some fabrics.

Magnetic Notes, from £3.95


9. Tools

Tiny upgrades will bring a dose of pleasure to your workday. Check out our edit of elevated tools. You'll find sharpeners in brass, rulers in acetate and scissors in terrazzo.

Tools, from £3.50



Browse our full collection of back to work essentials here.