My sister turned sixteen a few weeks ago (a lotta weeks ago) and getting her a gift wasn’t too much of a challenge because we both share quite a few interests, one of those being STATIONARY! I can’t really remember when I boarded this ship but I DO know that I AM NEVER GETTING OFF IT. I LOVE stationary and always buy more than I need to.
But seeing as my sister was starting college in September, I thought it would be wise to gift her some stationary that was both cute and functional (mostly cute).
All of the following were purchased at a Paperchase, located in St Pancras Station. Here is a photo I captured and I have to include it because it’s so damn beautiful:
On the way back, I decided to invade Paperchase and immediately found myself at the sale section. I was shocked at how many cute stationery items they had on sale because usually, that’s not the case! The first items that I snapped up were these really adorable plastic envelopes. As well as being pleasing to the eye, they were also made out of the sort of plastic that gave you extra protection from the rain, which is incredibly handy as it means the contents would be safe from any downpour. There was only two left so I snapped those up real quick. Best of all, they price of these were around £2.50 each which, given the presentation and quality, is a bargain!
Buying notebooks was not on the agenda because my sister has so many already but, I couldn’t resist not buying this. It an A6 notebook, with a beautiful cover. I was so tempted to bag one for myself but I’m not a big fan of A6 notebooks. Regardless, I thought I would buy one for my sister so she could record her thoughts or get her classmates to sign it as a leavers thingy (they don’t sign shirts anymore). I can’t remember what the price of this was but I think it was £4. Another bargain.
Stickers were next on the agenda. It has nothing to do with helping my sister in her A Level studies, but more to do with the lack of stickers we have at home. These ranged from £1 to £1.50.
The last thing I bought my sister was the macaron pen. A few years ago, a friend of mine gifted me a similar pen except, it wasn’t a macaron, but it wrote beautifully and I always got compliments on it so decided to bag my sister her own one of a kind (ish) pen. This was priced around £1.50?
It was hard giving my sister the gifts because I so badly wanted some of those things myself. But I really recommend Paperchase for all stationary lovers and hoarders out there!
(p.s. excuse the pictures of the haul, I took them weeks ago and since then, my sister has hidden away her loot)