Happy Black Friday to you all! Now, this is going to be a loaded post, but there’s a payoff for you! The great folks over at JetPens,
my favorite supplier of Japanese office supplies, presented an offer I could not refuse. If I came up with a top 10 office supply gift guide, then JetPens would provide a lucky winner a $10 gift certificate!
So, here’s my quick and dirty gift guide for office supplies. This guide is by no means complete, and you’ll also notice that not everything is from JetPens, since that would be suspicious (though not unreasonable, considering I want everything there). If you just want to figure out how to win the gift certificate, just jump to the end of this post!
Please note: all photos stolen from store web sites
I love the small Japanese monthly planners, but the one issue I have with them is the week generally begins with Monday, and my brain gets confused when looking at the calendar. This cute little Polaroid planner
starts the week with Sunday! They have some other cute designs, so check them out!
KEEL’S SIMPLE DIARY
The Keel’s Simple Diary
is pretty darn ingenious. It’s not your run-of-the-mill blank diary; instead, it offers fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice questions. If you know anyone who was obsessed with Mad Libs, this would make an excellent gift choice!
ORIGAMI STICKY NOTES
Do you know anyone who doesn’t use sticky notes? These Origami Sticky Notes
will ensure that those notes don’t just end up in the recycling bin!
KAKUZAI WOOD MEMO BLOCK
I totally want this. Have you ever seen a cooler memo pad
? Well, have you?
KOKUYO SLANTED NOTEBOOK
Ahhh, my people, they are so clever! These Kokuyo Design Paracuruno Slanted Page Notebooks
, which come in fun colors, are designed so they can easily be rolled up and carried around from classroom to classroom or cafe to cafe or, you know, wherever!
UNI-BALL JETSTREAM SPORT BALLPOINT PEN
You’ve heard me go on and on about the Uni-Ball Jetstream Sport ballpoint pens
, and I’m not going to stop. Every time I use one, I just can’t believe my good fortune at my discovery of them. The ink flows so smoothly you won’t want to stop writing. JetPens offers these in many different configurations. I think my favorite tip size is the .7mm, though I do have them in, ahem, every size.
PILOT HI-TEC-C COLETO MULTIPEN
There are a lot of multipens out there now, and there are a lot of gel ink pens. Personally, I prefer the Hi-Tec-C pens
. I love the fine, fine point of these pens, and I find they really fun to write with. I know others love the Pentel Slicci and the Uni-Ball Signo. You can’t really go wrong with any of them!
NOMADIC PENCIL CASE
Well, your gift recipient is going to need something for carrying around all the cool pens, right? JetPens has a great selection of pencil cases, including this Nomadic Easy Classification Pencil Case
. It has compartments galore so you can practically fit an entire office in the case.
SAILOR A.S. FOUNTAIN PEN
Fountain pens make lovely gifts, and these Sailor A.S. Manhattaner’s NY Artists Guild Fountain Pens
are cute to boot. There are several different designs.
YOU TEA SET
And last but not least, no office would be complete without a nice cup for coffee and/or tea. This Anna Kraitz YOU porcelain cup and saucer
holds 13.5 ounces, which is a perfect size.
Okay, so that’s it! And now for the contest to win a $10 gift certificate from JetPens
. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post. If you want, you can share an office supply gift suggestion, but you don’t have to. You just can just comment that you want to win. No pressure, but oh, leave me a real e-mail address so I can reach you if you’re the winner. Contest will close at the end of the day on Friday, December 4, and I’ll randomly select a winner over that weekend! Happy Holidays!