National Stationery Week – Weekly Wishlist

We’re in the middle of National Stationery Week, did you know? Who doesn’t love stationery? We do. Fashion fans, you must love it – espeically if you’re a fashion blogger. Stationery is just a close second to clothes, right?

We’re feeling the love for all things stationery this week, so we’re sharing a few of our favourites with you in our Weekly Wishlist.

First up, notebooks. We all need at least one (and usually a lot more than one, or is that just us?!), and they come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe the leather bound RJR @ Debenhams notebook (£9, was £18) is your favourite?

Or perhaps the more flighty, fun and frivolous summer-themed trio of notebooks (£8 for three) from Claire’s is for you? We adore the flamingo print.

We all have everything in our phones these days, but there’s a trend for that 1980s classic, the Filofax that’s happening right now – so get with it! We love this geometric print Filofax from Debenhams (£30).

So many of us work from home, or just have a little home office space for fun. Fill it with gorgeous things. Or brighten up your work space if you are allowed. New Look’s pastel storage baskets (£12.99 for pair) are lovely  – and perfect for storing anything you like, from stationery, to accessories.

We also love the white tin-style holders from BHS (£12, large, £8, small) – perfect for pens and pencils – or makeup brushes, if you prefer. They’re actually kitchen utensil holders, so they’re nice and big for all your stationery needs!

National Stationery week weekly wishlist

H&M’s enamel style mug (£4.99) is also a great container. BHS’s glass jar with a ceramic lid (£5) is another perfect desk item to store all sorts of goodies in – washi tapes, clips, pencils, whatever your heart’s desire!

Pencil cases are fun, aren’t they? And they can double up as makeup bags or purses – just think outside the box case! We love this unicorn print case from H&M (£3.99), and Claire’s daisy Hello Kitty case (£9) is so cute.

Holly Willoughby for BHS’s letter rack (£15) might seem slightly old-fashioned at first glance, but there’as always time for letter writing – do it!

H&M’s cute paper bags in blue and pink (£2.99 for 10) are perfect for wrapping small gifts.

French Connection’s chalk board (£65) will make a great home office centrepiece, agreed? And H&M’s metalic tray (£19.99) is perfect for those stray bits of paperwork.

Finally, White Stuff’s ‘Queen for a Day’ card (£3.95) is cute, and very topical!

Mother’s Day Gifts

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, so make sure you treat the most important woman in your life. Mums deserve a special day for all their hard work – and a little something special too.

But try to think outside the bpx for your Mother’s Day gifts. Yes, flowers and chocolates are lovely, but would mum not love something a wee bit different this year.

Here are ten top Mother’s Day gifts we’ve found  – just to give you that helping hand.

These re-imagined ‘How It Works’ Ladybird books are too funny – this one, ‘The Mum’ is a perfect, fun, Mother’s Day gift. (£6.99, JOY)

MOther's Day Ladybird book the mumLet you mum feel the love with this cute shell necklace, with a love heart at the centre (£17.99, New Look). Perfectly on-trend for this season, too.

Mother's day gifts New look necklaceIf you’re one who normally gifts flowers, then take it a step further with your mother’s day gifts this year, and gift your mum this fantastic Louche marigold top – guaranteed to brighten up her day – and week! (£35, JOY)

JOY marigold top Mother's dayOr get your flowers for your mum on a bag, like this uber-cheerful yellow floral print big bag from Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams (£25).

Mother's day floral Debenhams bagOr, maybe your mum would prefer this giant rose on black floral print longline cardigan from H&M (£12.99)?

Mother's day H&M cardiganGift your mum this lovely floral print robe, and then allow her to relax in it all day! (£16, BHS).

BHS robe Mother's DayEveryone needs new socks, and I know we always appreciate fun socks as a gift, right? These are from BHS and the prints are fun florals, kitsch cherries, and fluffy sheep. £3 per pair.

BHS socks Mother's DayYour mum should know she’s one in a million already, but if you haven’t told her enough, then make it crystal clear with this cute plaque from New Look (£3.99)

New Look Mother's Day wall plaqueDon’t forget to get mum a card as well – it’s not all about mother’s day gifts. White Stuff have some cute cards, like this sparkly one (£3.50). We also love their cross body bag in a pretty print (£29.95).

White Stuff bag and card mother's dayFinally, this is childish and cute, and you’re never too old to wear matching bracelets with your mum, the cheaper and more kitsch the better. Get this blingy Mother and Daughter set from Claire’s Accessories for £6.

Mother daughter bracelet setHappy Mother’s Day!