Stationary Crush: The Paper Collective

We are constantly connected in the modern world. Paper was supposed to be a thing of the past with the digital age, but if you're anything like me you can never get enough of pretty pens, cute notebooks, envelopes and paperclips. 

Note cards and writing paper allow us a real, tangible, tactile and old school alternative. There is a sense of nostalgia associated with stationery. It is a more meaningful way of sending and receiving messages and news than text messaging or email. We also love to buy beautiful new stationery.

I am utterly addicted to stationary. I have more stationery and notebooks than any girl could ever need. Notebooks, writing sets, rubbers, coloured pens, pencils, pastel highlighters, stickers, post it notes - it's quite the collection. I am self-employed, so I always have a notepad beside me where I jot down endless to do lists, blog post ideas, and boring stuff such as finances and budgets. So it comes as no surprise that I keep a large stationary collection for those random moments of inspiration. Being creative and organized is a lot easier when we have the right stationery.

When an opportunity to receive a subscription box for stationary comes my way, it seems only natural to jump on board. You'll love this new stationery subscription box! The Paper Collective runs a quarterly subscription service that brings you exciting new stationery directly to your door. For anyone who love stationery, this is an absolute must-have.

The Paper Collective is an online retailer of stationery and a quarterly subscription stationery service founded by stationery addict Laura Brooks in an effort to help people gain organization skills and to help them achieve their goals. The Paper Collective website is filled with gorgeous items of stationery with all the best stationary brands like Cath Kitson, STABILO, Leuchtturm and Papier Tigre. But with the little subscription box I have discovered a whole range of different stationary brands.

The Subscriptions and Boxes

The Paper Collective sell so many different types of stationary. You can choose from an extensive range of notebooks, pens, pencils, planners, books, tools and greeting cards. You will definitely find something for your stationary stash from all the beautiful options. Not only do they offer a provide range of cute stationary, The Paper Collective also offer a subscription service that comes through to your door on a three month basis with their Classic Box, and Luxury Box.

The Classic Box

In each quarterly box you will find unique stationery and paper goods that are not available anywhere else and worth at least £50 in value. If you purchase at least two or four boxes, your subscription will also be more competitively priced at £40 and up. You will find items from brands that you know such as Ohh Deer, Kaweco, and STABILO as well as new and exciting brands.

The Luxury Box

Each quarter, you will receive a different themed Luxury stationery box that includes a range of stationery and paper goods that are unique, and is worth at least £100. Again, like with the Classic Box if you commit to receiving at least 2 or 4 boxes, you can get the boxes cheaper. The brands with this box are the epitome of luxury with brands such a Leuchtturm1917 and Caran d'Ache. The themed subscription boxes will be delivered in the first week of every month, with complimentary shipping. Anyone else hate paying post and packaging?

Let's Take a Look Inside!

Whether you're planning to choose a classic box or a luxury one, or if you're going to subscribe to 2, 3, or 4 boxes, you're in for a real treat. Each box includes a selection of stationery, paper goods and stationery tools that may include:
  • Notebooks and Diaries
  • Desk pads and Sticky Notes
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Self Development Books
  • Highlighters
  • Stationery Tools
  • Desk Accessories
  • Passion Planners and Journals
  • Items to make planning and organising fun
Not only do you get a whole range of stationary but you will also find a bonus of 10% off additional stationery products whilst you remain subscribed.

Mystery Boxes and Limited Edition Boxes

However, if you're looking for a gift idea for a stationery lover who doesn't want to commit to a subscription, there are a variety of options available. The Paper Collective Mystery Box could be the better option for you. It is, of course, filled with stationery goodies worth at least £30, or upgrade to a luxury box with at least £100 worth of items. There is no wait on the mystery boxes as they are dispatched immediately.

Now, for a limited time only there are have Back to School and University Boxes that are jam packed full of everything they will need to ease back in learning. Are you heading back or starting college or university this September? Do you know friends or family who are? This box of beautiful stationery will give them one less thing to worry about.

Our Tailored Subscription Box

It was lovely to receive a box filled with cute pastel stationary from The Paper Collective. This is a sample subscription box that has been tailored to my needs as a busy working from home mama. It is full of everything that I need to jot down my blog ideas and my ever growing lists of things I need to do. You can imagine that I was very pleased with my beautiful stationary. Fancy a look inside?

Leuchtturm1917. Softcover Notebook. RRP | £19

When it comes to being productive, a good pen and a good notebook are essential tools. You could say that I have been through quite a lot of pens and notebooks since becoming a blogger and finding a love for journaling. Choosing a notebook for journaling is not always as simple as it seems. You have to consider the size of the notebook, the number of pages, the binding, and whether you want blank pages, lines, dots, or grids. I was delighted to find a pastel pink Leuchtturm1917 Softcover Notebook in my little subscription box. These notebooks are great for journaling and come in either blank/plain, dotted, lined, or grid pages. They come with an ample 249 pages, and in almost every colour under the sun.

STABILO. Swing Cool Pastel Highlighters. RRP | £7

STABILO swing cool now comes in 4 pretty pastel colours, and is a thin, compact pocket highlighter with a practical clip that fits seamlessly into any pencil case. No matter how you use it, the matt-finish grip zone of the pen makes it easy for you to highlight the important parts of your documents with line widths of 1mm and 4mm. If you leave the lid, don't worry, the STABILO Anti-Dry Out Technology allows an incredibly 4 hour cap off time.

A5 Floral To-Do List Notepad.

It is my daily routine to make a to-do list. Throughout my busy day as a self employed blogger, I write everything down, including work deadlines, invoicing reminders and appointments for my daughter. I love florals and making lists - this pretty notepad is a match made in heaven. This Floral To-Do List Notepad contains over 50 pages embossed with a pretty floral design, held together with glue binding - meaning you can jot down your list and take with you anywhere.

VENT for Change. Recycled Single Use Plastic Pens in Pink Ideas Sleeve. | £3

VENT is a Bristol based ethical stationery brand with a mission; to help children worldwide have access to the education they deserve. Made from recycled single-use plastics, these sleek ballpoint pens are a smart way to show you care. Smooth to use, they are also recyclable, so they can be made into new products when you're done. 

MT. Pineapple Washi Masking Tape. | £6

This decorative tape from Japan can be used for craft projects, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, home decoration, and more. This single roll features a cow motif on a bright pink background with green and yellow pineapples. This gorgeous washi tape looks great in your journal or wrapping presents for friends and family. The MT versatile tape tears off easily, sticks immediately and peels off without leaving a trace.

STABILO. Swano Pastel Pencil in Pink. | Under £1

These pastel pencils from STABILO give classrooms and offices a unique calm and serene ambience. The pencil is available in six trendy pastel colours. Of course, with its HB hardness it is naturally and perfectly suited for writing, drawing and creative design. With a hexagonal shape and an eraser, these pastel pencils are a must-have for your desk and pencil case.

The Paper Collective offer stationary to suit everyone. Not only do they have an extensive range of some of the most popular brands in stationary, you may even discover some new ones too. However, the most exciting thing about The Paper Collective was the fact that they offered so many options for gift ideas for those that love stationary in the form of their subscription boxes as well as the mystery and limited edition ones too. Will you try The Paper Collective?

**We have been kindly gifted our subscription box from The Paper Collective but as always my words and opinions are my own. Images are subject to copyright, please seek permission before using.**