September School

Stationery for September – School, Office or Work from Home

It’s that time of year – whether going back to September School, office or preparing to get back to working or studying from home after a summer break… time to dust off your stationery supplies and give them a quick refresh.

Read on for our choices of old fashioned, new-fangled and practically perfect suggestions for your stationery makeover for September!

Prices correct at time of writing.

OLD FASHIONED

SILVER WRITING INSTRUMENTS

Mark your back to work ethic with a super-smart pen. A choice of three elegant Silver Writing Instruments are made by Hersey & Son in their workshops and hallmarked at the London Assay Office. Choose from a Silver pencil, Ball point or a Fountain pen. Each pen can be engraved it with a name, initials or other personalised message. Delivered in a signature gift box along with a complimentary cleaning cloth and care card.

Price: from £150 from Hersey & Son Silversmiths.

SQUARE PEN POT

What better place to store posh pens than a stylish pen pot?! Handmade by Master leather craftsmen, each pot is crafted in a solid cedar wood frame and then hand bound in Amazon Brown croc print Italian calf leather. The interior is lined in Aspinal signature contrast super soft premium suede with a slightly padded compartment and exterior for that extra luxurious touch.

Price: £95 from Aspinal of London.

INSPIRATIONAL MINI COLOURING PENCILS BY STIB PENCILS

Bring some colour to your desk with an award winning positive pencils travel pack containing ten vibrant colouring pencils, a wooden double pencil sharpener and an activity sheet; stored in a handy travel tube for colouring on the go. Also available with Jumbo sized pencils. Perfect for that September School Sizzle.

Price: £7.95 for Mini, or £9.96 for Jumbo size, available from Joules.

BRIGHT IDEAS: 12 NEON AND GLITTER COLORED GEL PENS: 12 COLOURED PENS

Forget standard highlighter pens! With premium-quality colour and a snazzy, sturdy, and travel-ready package, these pens will add flair to bullet journals, colouring books, or any other creative projects.

Price: £12.99 from Wordery.

POWER PLANNER MONDAY BLINK

If you’re feeling the need to get back on track with your work routines, this A5 Power Planner is your go-to notebook. With spiral binding, elasticated closure and removable ‘today’ page finder with ruler markings, it includes title page, hourly schedule, notes section, daily doodle, to-do lists and secret pocket for ‘sneaky stuff’.

Price: £14.99 from Waterstones.

PERSONALISED DREAMER STATIONERY GIFT SET

A perfect gift set for a stationery lover comprising of a hardback diary, softback notebook and notecard set with a matching design of white stars on a blue background. All personalised with the name of your choice. Other designs also available.

Price: £59.95 from Joules.

HONEY BEES MEMO BLOCK

Jotting notes down on a phone call? This memo block is decorated with a honey bees design, featuring 800 sheets of paper and a handy pen/pencil hole – it’s old-style but oh so handy!

Price: £6.99 from Waterstones.

NEW-FANGLED

COCO LITE POLKA DOT

The cute Coco Lite is your must-have handbag accessory, combining dual compact mirrors and a universal powerbank to keep you and your devices charged up while out and about. The two 3” mirrors are distortion-free, with one standard and one 3x magnified for fine detail tasks. The built-in 3,000mAh universal powerbank is compatible with Apple, Android or any other USB-powered device. The pack includes a dual Apple Lightning & Micro-USB cable. Available in different cover design patterns.

Price: £19.95 (Regular price £29.99) from Emma Bridgewater.

POLKA DOT KINDLE PAPERWHITE CASE

Match your Coco Lite with this Polka Dot Kindle Case. Suitable for Kindle Paperwhite 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation. Not suitable for Kindle Paperwhite 4th generation (released 2018+, and easily identifiable as it has a white Kindle logo).

Price: £16.95 (Regular price £29.95) from Emma Bridgewater.

GOOGLE CHROMECAST

Stream from your Android or iPhone device to your TV, just like that! The Chrome browser enables you to see your laptop on your TV. Surf the web or see your photos and videos on the big screen. Enjoy hundreds of Android or iPhone apps, and play or pause directly from your phone or tablet. Deliver your Powerpoint presentation or review homework. Just tap the Cast button in any compatible app.

Price: £30 from Jacamo.

SBS SPORT EARPHONES AND ARMBAND

Listen and talk on the go: the Sports Arm Band will carry, use and protect your smartphone during training sessions. Suitable for a wide range of smartphones including the iPhone 6. There’s even a handy pocket to keep your keys safe.

This kit also includes a pair of earbud headphones with secure fitting ear loops. The answer / drop call button and microphone lets you take calls without interrupting your work out.

Price: £24.99 from Boots.

BEATS BY DR. DRE STUDIO3 BLUETOOTH WIRELESS ON-EAR HEADPHONES – CRYSTAL BLUE

Beats Studio3 Wireless Skyline Collection features four luxury colours: Midnight Black, Crystal Blue (pictured), Desert Sand and Shadow Grey. Enjoy a premium listening experience with Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC), which blocks external noise and preserves the full clarity of your sound. Take calls, skip songs, control volume and activate Siri using the convenient multi-function on-ear controls and Bluetooth connectivity which seamlessly syncs to your devices, so you can easily move about, keep the music going and stay productive all day. Featuring soft over-ear cushions for extended comfort and added noise isolation.

Price: £169.99 (RRP £299.99) from IWOOT (Iwantoneofthose.com).

PERSONALISED 4GB USB KEY – INITIALS

This USB stick will attach to your keys/keyring so you can back up important files and documents, wherever you are. Featuring 4GB of storage space, this sturdy metal key can be engraved with your initials, so it doesn’t get confused with anyone else’s.

Price: £19.99 from Getting Personal.

PRACTICALLY PERFECT

LARGE KEEPSAKE POUCH – NATURAL CHEETAH/RED

In soft leather this large pouch makes a useful alternative to a traditional pencil case. It’s big enough to store all your important bits and bobs as well as letters and documents – no more endless rummaging around your handbag when you’re out and about. Includes cotton lining. Size: 26cm wide x 17.5cm high.

Price: £40 from Boden.

AVA GOLD METALLIC LEATHER CARD HOLDER

Got new business cards for your new start back at the (home) office? Keep them clean in a smart new case! The Ava card case is crafted from gold grainy leather into a small, flat, envelope-style purse with a stud fastening.

Price: £35 from LK Bennett.

CHANEL CAVIAR SKIN TURN-LOCK BRIEFCASE

For serious back-to-work style treat yourself to a designer briefcase. This Chanel version is Mandarin Orange and could double up as a handbag on weekends off! With two interior pockets and one exterior pocket, it can comfortably fit an A4 notepad or laptop. Size: H 28cm x W 37cm x D 5cm. Handle 24cm. Made in France originally, it is preloved and in almost-immaculate condition. This is the only one but other designer brands and styles are also available.

Price: £2,485 from Open for Vintage.

BETTA SOLID PINE DESK

For those who are working or studying from home, this bureau-style desk provides useful workspace but folds up to a slim cabinet, taking up less space in the room. Made from solid pine, it comes complete with a combination of drawers, compartments and shelves for plenty of storage. Available in White, Taupe Grey or Grey Green (pictured).

Price: Was £525, now £420 from LA REDOUTE INTERIEURS

LETTER RACK

This large Letter Rack will hold over 30 letters. Also useful for keeping files and notepads on hand, with its sturdy copper upstands. It can be free standing or wall mounted with easy ring fixings on the back. Made from salvaged timber with a paint finish and sealed with tough sealant.

Price: £29 from CopperWick via Etsy.

 

A4 FILING CABINET

If the letter rack is not large enough, how about a compact filing cabinet?
This one is available with or without a shelf, drawer or filing drawer on either solid Ash dowel feet, an end-grain plywood plinth or industrial locking castors. Made from solid Baltic Birch plywood finished with a semi-matt hard-wax oil which preserves the natural feel and colour of the wood. The Filing Cabinet is compatible with A4 hanging files (not included) – these are different in size to Foolscap which require a wider unit, available via custom order. Other furniture available to match including side units and coffee tables with a choice of internal storage options and interchangeable bases.

Price: £299 from bee9designshop via Etsy.

ONE LAST THOUGHT…

FULL SLEEP WELL COLLECTION

Make sure you’re ready for your new work routine with a good night’s sleep! LSW London offers a set of sleep relaxation meditations to ensure a full dose of zzz’s and you can choose from Sleep Well Introduction, Ultra Deep Sleep, Deep Sleep for Stress Relief, Deep Sleep for Confidence, and Return to Sleep, or download the full Sleep Well Collection for a discount.

Price: From £2.99 each or £10 for the full collection, from LSW London.

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