Be a stationery master

As it is National Stationery Week we have decided to celebrate the written word in all of its Emoji-free glory.

Paper, pens, pencils and even ink pads – we have compiled everything the stationery obsessed will need to pen the perfect missive.


All images: Caroline Leeming. Stylist: Claire Brayford. Travel Journal notebook, £9.95, Rifle Paper Co; pink bow notecards, £20, Kate Spade New York; eraser set, £12, Kate Spade New York; Important Notes notebook, £.95, The Art File; Bon Voyage notebook, £14.95, Rifle Paper Co; alphabet rubber stampes, £17, Cavallini & Co; bow notecards, £20, Sugar Paper; ‘Thank you’ notecards, £27.95, Sugar Paper; pen, £30, Kate Spade New York; black and white spiral notebook, £12, Kate Spade New York; scissors, £4.25, Tinc (Available at Fenwick Kingston and Bond Street)

So why not rest your thumbs for a while and savour the pleasure of writing a thoughtful note, a thank you card or even a love letter, rather than another text.

There is just one problem, you may find this stationery simply too pretty to use.

1. Social Stationery, 12 assorted cards, £21.95, Garance Dore

Available at Fenwick Bond Street

2. Correspondence cards, £20, Kate Spade New York

Available at Fenwick Kingston and Newcastle

3. Alphabet rubber stamps and ink pad, £17, Cavallini & Co

Available at Fenwick Kingston, Newcastle and York

4. Notebooks, £12.50, Caroline Gardner

Available at Fenwick Kingston, Newcastle and York

5. 'Love you' rubber stamps, £12.95, Yellow Owl

Available at Fenwick Bond Street

6. Organised Chaos pencil case, £29, Under Cover

Available at Fenwick Kingston

7. Printed notecards, £10, Liberty

Available at Fenwick Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells and York

8. Tall Tales notebook, £10, Rock Scissor Paper

Available at Fenwick Kingston

9. Glitter notecards, £5.95, Meri Meri

Available at Fenwick Kingston, Tunbridge Wells and York

10. Bon Voyage and Passport notebook, £9.95, Rifle Paper Co

Available at Fenwick Bond Street and Newcastle

By Claire Brayford