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The best stationery products for working from home joy

GoodIdeas jotter pad by Martha Brook

Who doesn’t love some stationery? There is something about a crisp clean white page, a sharp new pencil, a pretty notebook or journal, or even some new post-its and highlighters that can send even the most serious grown-up grinning like a child. Choosing your own stationery for working from home is one of the little perks. No need for bland biros or a grey stapler from the office cupboard. Stationery is not just practical but a way to elevate your space, bring colour and joy to your room, and give you a little lift.

Choosing your stationery for working from home is very much a personal choice. There is a huge variety of products on the market that cater to all tastes and budgets.

Here we round up our choices for some of the best stationery for working from home that will keep you focused, productive, and importantly, happy!

Please note some of these items have an affiliate link which means I may get a small amount if you purchase them but there is no extra cost to you and it does not determine our choices.

Stationery for productivity

Good Ideas Dotted Desk Pad – Martha Brook, £10.95

Don’t forget a single idea. Keep this pad handy on your desk to keep a note of all your ideas as they come. The dot grid means you can also doodle and plan to your heart’s content. Everyone needs a Good Ideas pad so you can capture your genius!

Hourly Time Block Notepad – AIM Studio Co, £7

A daily time blocking pad helps you to plan your day task by task, keeping you focused and on track. We love the simplicity of this productivity pad that will help you get the to-do list done!

Morning Mindset Journal – Occo London, £50

Start your day the best way you can with a clear mind and focus so you can be as productive as possible. This quality guided journal helps you achieve your goals with seven simple to follow steps s you start your day energised and focused.

Stationery for organisation

My Weekly Planning Pad – Hello Time, £14.50

For a quick glance at your week ahead, this planning pad is perfect to help you stay organised and plan out your schedule. With multiple tear-off sheets, the minimal design means you can use it as you like, whether for social media plans, projects, or simply your daily to-dos.

Sticky Note set – The Works, £3

When it comes to stationery for working from home, the trusty post-it is one of life’s essentials. For quick reminders, brainstorms, planning, tabbing, or a motivational quote pinned to your desktop, they are a versatile home office must-have. This set of 12 pads come in bright colours in a handy case.

Create Your Future Life Planner – Martha Brook, £39.95

With year-at-a-glance pages, monthly calendar spreads and weekly planning pages, this life planner will not only keep you organised, but help you with your life’s goals, self-care and reflections. This refillable planner comes with an undated option and you can even personalise with your name.

For more planners – see our articles here.

Stationery for a tidy desk

Bamboo wireless phone charger desk tidy – Yellow Octopus, AUD$69.99

Nothing makes a desk look untidy than all the little bits and pieces scattered around. Keep the clips, coins and keys neatly sorted with this bamboo desk tidy. It also has a built-in wireless charging dock, for Qi-enabled devices and comes with a 1.5m USB power cable, so you can plug it in on your desk.

Storage tray – Ellie Good Illustration, from £19.99

These beautiful trays come in an array of sizes and designs. The small size is perfect as a place to store your desk essentials if you want something a little more colourful and fun for your work area.

Magazine file – Cambridge Imprint, Seaweed Paisley Prussian Blue, £32

Perfect for the paperwork, magazines and documents you want to put to one side but still have easy access to. This magazine file comes in a range of prints and designs. Choose the one that suits your workspace best.

Stationery for added colour

Colourful notebooks – Storiographic, £12

Not only will these bold notebooks add a splash of colour to your desk, they are plastic free, fully recyclable, and made sustainably. You can choose from a range of designs, page layouts and sizes with a bundle of three starting at just £12.

Aurora colourful glass paperweight – Bøde Living, £49

Practical but also very pretty! A striking paperweight is a piece of art on your desk and this one certainly adds a pop of colour to your workspace. Use to keep papers and files in place or simply as a decorative piece.

Poketo double-tip highlighters – Leaves Stationery Store, £11

With a fine tip for underlining and a chunky chisel-tip for bold highlighting, these pens will take you back to your school days. Perfect for highlighting key ideas and notes, and also fun for doodles and play.

Stationery just for joy

Mother Knows Best Pencils – The Northern Line, £12.95

We all know the phrase, Mother Knows Best, and you may recognise quite a few of mother’s sayings on these colourful pencils. A bit of fun, a great gift, a practical tool, and certainly something to put a smile on your face.

Elephant staplers – WITH Creative, available on SUCK UK, from £20

Grey clunky office stapler be gone! When staplers like this exist, why would you opt for anything else?! Produced from FSC Certified Sustainable Beech Wood available in large and small sizes, going together as a Mama Elephant and Baby Elephant. We love the elegant but fun design; how can this not bring you joy sitting on your desk?

Wild Bear 3D Puzzle Erasers – Rex London, £3.95

Eraser and puzzle in one. A colourful set of erasers that will provide a little game when that proposal gets a bit dull 😉 These are colourful and fun.

Stationery for inspiration

Motivational Quote Pencils – Hello Time, £8

Pick up a pencil and get an added dose of motivation at the same time. These sleek, stylish black pencils come as a beautiful set with a selection of quotes.

Good Things Are Coming – vegan leather embossed notebook – Martha Brook

A beautiful lined notebook with a soft, leather-effect cover. Believe that good things are going to happen every time you use it. An inspirational addition to your work from home stationery.

Worthy Rulers – Betsy Benn, £6.50

If you’re ever worried about measuring up to the job in hand, just let your ruler remind you. These fun rulers are the answer to your own inner critic.

Stationery with the personal touch

Personalised Nautical Stripe Pencil Case, Aurina, £13 (+£4.50 for personalisation)

A pencil case, a wash bag, storage for trinkets, this versatile case is perfect for keeping all your pens, pencils and odd stationery items together and ready for on the go. The nautical stripe design comes in different colours.

Personalised cork pin board, Oakdene Designs, £50

A home office cork board is perfect for pinning reminders, notes, or just an inspirational message. Now you can have your own personal message printed directly on to the cork with this board that comes with all attachments to fix to your wall.

Personalised address birthday book- Martha Brook, £29.95

A beautiful binder for those important dates and addresses. Never miss a birthday again and added personalisation makes this unique to you or a recipient. Foil embossed with A5 pages and dividers.

The Fountain Pens

Alexandria Fountain Pen – Dayspring Pens, £25.74

A fountain pen is a smart addition to your stationery when working from home. This affordable pen has an adaptable nib and ergonomic grip. A medium to large in size which may suit larger hands. Personal engraving is an option.

Pocket Fountain Pen – Toms Studio, £85

A small pen ideal for carrying about as it is less than 100mm capped but 163mm when open so it feels like a full sized pen to write with. Interchangeable nibs and different colours available.

Brass Method Fountain Pen – Andhand, £110

Elegantly crafted from brass for weight and stability, this fountain pen high has a quality Schmidt nib and ink converter. It is intended to age but can be polished up for a shine.

About the author

Louise is an award-winning journalist and speaker who focuses on working from home, remote work and wellbeing. She is the founder of  The Homeworker, which is dedicated to helping you thrive when you work from home. The Homeworker publishes articles that are designed to keep you healthy, happy, fulfilled, and more productive in work and life.


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