Holiday Gift Guide – Office Supplies!!

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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
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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!
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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!
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!
I totally want this. Have you ever seen a cooler memo pad? Well, have you?
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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!

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95 Responses to Holiday Gift Guide – Office Supplies!!

  1. Alice Machin says:

    I love pens. Count me in!

  2. Bonney says:

    Isn’t that wood sticky pad fabulous? I want it!!

  3. Robin D. says:

    how about a glue pen as a gift? i don’t have one, but it seems like it could be handy. thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  4. Sarah says:

    Oh man. Now I’m all wanty for the office supplies. I’ll have to go look now.

  5. gaile says:

    i love the origami sticky notes – brilliant. And the diagonal notebooks are too. I may have to do some online shopping!!

  6. genevieve says:

    the origami sticky notes are really the best. i might get them for my little brother.

  7. Amy P says:

    I love office supplies, so this post was lots of fun for me. Thanks!

  8. Tam says:

    My husband is definitely getting the “wood” post-it notes. Thanks!!!

  9. Myrnie says:

    LOVE that “wooden” sticky note pad!

  10. Cheryl says:

    I love the sticky notes & the wood block memo pad would be so perfect for my Dad who’s a forester retiring this year!
    I’ve been meaning to get over to Jet Pens, I need some more good pens.

  11. Jean says:

    Who doesn’t love office supplies?

  12. Rachael says:

    Great list, count me in!

  13. RC says:

    I love that wood sticky pad!

  14. Ginger says:

    I purchased a Jetstream pen after I read your first post about them…it’s now my favorite pen! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Kim U says:

    I love that wood block memo pad. Coolest thing ever!

  16. Anna says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  17. Carrie says:

    You’ve turned me on to the Uni-ball Jetstream Sport Ballpoint Pens, I love them.
    My favorite office supply is weird shaped paper clips or binders (dog bones, people, etc).

  18. Kelsey says:

    Oooh that wood memo block is just the cutest thing. 🙂 !

  19. Robin says:

    Great suggestions! Beyond amazing pens!

  20. Leah Karp says:

    I really love that wood grain memo pad! I know quite a few woodworkers who would get a kick out of that!

  21. chris says:

    That wood block memo pad is cooool.
    Also, I share your love for pens, totally.
    My current favorite office supply is these little plastic clips that you can hang onto a thumbtack. Perfect for the bulletin board above my desk.

  22. Lyn says:

    these are all great gifts!

  23. Mandy says:

    I want the tea cups.
    I want the Jetstreams for my Bestie, Jennie.

  24. Shelley says:

    Oh, I’d love to win! I really love that fountain pen.

  25. Charlotte says:

    You’ve got a good selection there. Only things I would add would be a cute bulletin board and sheet protectors. I use the protectors to store knitting patterns from the Internet and also to hold my carry-around version of a pattern from a book or magazine.

  26. Lauren says:

    I want to try those pens you keep raving about.

  27. Emily says:

    I want some pens! Great guide!

  28. Rachel Evans says:

    I love that woodgrain note pad. Awesome!

  29. Katy says:

    I LOVE office supplies! My favorite part of my last office job was stocking up on supplies, especially pens!

  30. MicheleLB says:

    Mmmmm, JetPens!
    I lost my beautiful Staedtler multi-function pen that I bought in Tokyo last July. I need a new multi-function pen!

  31. KelleBelle says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. The wood block memos and the origami sticky notes are amazing. Perhaps I shall be ordering my OWN stocking stuffers this year!!

  32. Lisa says:

    I love jetpens so pick me 🙂

  33. freecia says:

    I love GoNomadic! And might I say the most tempting item (for me) on the Black Friday list was the Brother label printer from Staples for $40…

  34. betty says:

    i love those planners… but I would prefer them starting on monday!!! could you point to some of these?? thanks!!

  35. Anna says:

    Oooh, office supplies… Even when I was little, office supply stores were the best! I’d love to win!

  36. Katie says:

    My favorite office supply are post-it notes. I like them all, but my favorites are the brightly colored ones – sometimes simple shapes, and the lined ones are great for files where I take on-going notes. My second favorite are .5 mm gel pens in colors other than black (so I can see my notes!) – Uni-ball are my current favorites!

  37. Mary says:

    I want to win!

  38. Betsy D. says:

    I would LOVE to win. I adore good pens!

  39. Nancy says:

    Yes Please.

  40. Annie says:

    I love all of it! Do you have any recommendations for those of us who are occasionally required to use pencils? And pencil sharpeners, I hate when you sharpen a pencil with a sharpener that leaves it blunt and off center.

  41. Mollye says:

    Winning is good. I want to be a winner.

  42. Emiko says:

    OMG that wood memo block is freakin awesome!

  43. Passion says:

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 and the tea cups are really cute!

  44. Julia says:

    I would love to win the certificate so I can try the uni-ball pens, but I think I will try them no matter what! Great reviews.

  45. Melody says:

    That wood sticky note pad is made of win. 😀 The jetstreams pens are as well!

  46. Brenda Fujikawa says:

    Now I can add some office supplies to my wish list – unless I win, of course. 😉

  47. Kathy says:

    Ooooh, I like the wood sticky note pad! And the cup and saucer.

  48. Valerie says:

    I have to try the uniball pens! & the origami post its would make my work day so much better!

  49. stellaluna says:

    I see stocking stuffers…!

  50. Amy says:

    I have one of those jetstream pens and it is my favorite! I love JetPens too!

  51. Megan says:

    I loooove that faux bois memo pad. Oh, man! My grandfather always gave me interesting office supplies for Christmas, and the rest of my family always felt terrible for me…while I rejoiced!

  52. Edina says:

    Thanks for the great office supply and gift suggestions! Love them all!

  53. Jesselyn says:

    I think I might have to pick up some presents for myself from this list – count me in!

  54. Sharon says:

    I guess it’s safe to come out of the closet (er file drawer?) as a pen addict.

  55. Dawn says:

    Love that Simple Diary!

  56. Meggan says:

    Currently, my favorite pen is the Foray Liquid Medium .7mm I think I got it at Office Depot. School supplies are 1/2 the reason I became a teacher!

  57. Adrienne says:

    I love office supplies & love that you talk about them! Back to school sales are the best (even if it means I have to go back to work! haha)
    Thanks for all the pen talk!

  58. Mary says:

    I was looking at that simple diary for my baby brother…I’d call it a coincidence, but I’m following the Pen Addict.
    Yes, please count me into your gift certificate drawing, that’d be awesome.

  59. Jennifer says:

    I’m suffering from a serious case of office supply envy right about now. : )

  60. Lydia says:

    That wood notes pad is great!

  61. Dee says:

    I love pens, too. And that memo pad is awesome!

  62. Ann says:

    Can’t live without great pens! Fountain pens are my choice. I’ve turned my daughter into a pen/office supply lover, too!

  63. Stacey S. says:

    Hmmm. I did not know about these uni-ball jetstream ballpoint pens. I have used the signo and now I must try the jetstream! Thanks for the give away. And yes, that woodgrain note pad is awesome!

  64. Hilary S says:

    Ooh, that pink Hi Tec C pen is calling my name. Well, actually, I think it’s screaming it (or maybe that’s wishful thinking).

  65. Kathy says:

    I am a pen fanatic! Please count me in!

  66. Holly says:

    i love all of this. AND pens. whoo-hoo

  67. Claire says:

    I an ENSLAVED to office supplies! Not really, actually, but pretty darn close. 🙂 Thank you for this opportunity!

  68. Jess says:

    I really like the log of wood memo pad. another office gift idea is a cool water bottle.

  69. Kymm says:

    OH! That Nomadic pencil case–perfect for knitting tools! I want one so bad.

  70. Seanna Lea says:

    I gave away the origami sticky notes as a holiday present last year and it was great. They are a lot of fun.
    I also like (the look of) the cute staple-free staplers, but I haven’t gotten a chance to try one. They sound like a really useful idea! Delight also has smencils, which would be great for the kid and kid at heart.

  71. Natalie says:

    Every time I spend far too long in an office supply store I think of you blog!

  72. abril says:

    When I grow up I want to own a office/stationary supply store 🙂

  73. leslie says:

    I love pens! Especially really really fine point, like .005…

  74. K. Moore says:

    Ohh I am so in love with everything you posted! I want to win!

  75. Margarita says:

    Beautiful selection. Office supplies are a guilty pleasure for me.

  76. suzannec says:

    Ooooh, that faux bois memo pad!

  77. Grace says:

    Japanese stationery rocks. I wish American designs were as consistently high quality.

  78. Samantha says:

    Oh my, stocking stuffer order is in order. yuk yuk
    That faux bois memo pad is fantastic!

  79. jane says:

    Office supplies–there is always something new to find–origami sticky notes are now on MY list!

  80. Isela Escamilla says:

    I love, love, love pens and office supplies! Pick me! Pick me!

  81. Shelly says:

    This looks to be very bad for my budget! I have loved pens and paper since I was little – what a dangerous site – thank you!

  82. Michelle says:

    I’ve resisted clicking on any links to JetPens until now… oh noooooo! Too too much temptation.

  83. Amy says:

    Hi-Tec-C are my favorite pens but I’ve never tried the Coleto before. Pink is so cute!

  84. Miss Dallas says:

    I love the madlibs-style diary! I have a sister that is always talking about starting a diary. This could get her started!

  85. Kelly E says:

    I love the little diaries! Mmmmmm orange 8)

  86. Jessica says:

    I also love the .7 mm Uni-ball Jetstream. After trying many different pens from Japan (mostly through Jetpens), it is still one of my favorites.

  87. Oh my gosh I came online just in time!! *whew* I always miss these contests and things. (^_^) I think a nice writing pen/s and a lovely little notebook makes a nice gift. I love that new notebook feel. aahhhhhh.

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  89. Meg McG says:

    You’re such a good pen saleswoman, I really want one!

  90. arlene says:

    I love, love, love pens and would love to win a $10 gift certificate from JetPens! Woot Woot! Thanks for the contest & I hope to WIN!!

  91. Oiyi says:

    I am so in! This is awesome.

  92. kelli says:

    Ooh, I love japanese office supplies! My most recent obsession is the patterned tapes at Daiso.

  93. Harper says:

    You started my JetPens addiction a while ago and I’m not sure whether to thank or berate you!
    I love the refillable highlighters and the Kokuyo NeoCritz Transformer Pencil Case — when you open it and fold down the top it transforms into an open container, a to-go pencil cup. I use it for knitting supplies and it works great.

  94. Claire says:

    It’s 10 past 8 pacific time–is it the end of the day yet? Your list was great! Gave me some wonderful ideas for special people on my list (and for me too!!) –Claire

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