Today is World Stationery Day, but did you know that this week is actually National Stationery Week? And if ever there was a week made for me, then this is it! It might seem like another social media day for the sake of it. But this is an important message in our digital age. So many children are growing up knowing how to type on a phone better than they can write the alphabet. So it’s important that we still encourage children from a young age to embrace writing by hand.
As you know from my post last month, I love subscription boxes that have something a little bit different. The Papergang box from the folks at Oh Deer promises you a monthly treat of stationery goodies. Perfect for the writers, list makers, note takers and bloggers of the world. It makes the ideal subscription box for stationery lovers!
What’s the deal?
Each month you receive an array of stationery bits and bobs. Ranging from notebooks and notepads, greeting cards, desk accessories and more. Every month/box is different as each is themed by a different artist each time. So each box is a surprise.
There’s no minimum subscription and starting prices for a box is £9.95. The more month’s you pay for in advance, the cheaper it is.
This month’s box was actually designed by Oh Deer’s own design team and boy it does not disappoint. With a range of pastel-themed colours, the designs were minimalist and stylish. I totally fell in love with it as pastels are my current colour obsession!
- 2 x A5 notebook (one lined and the other plain)
- 2 calendar cards (for April and May)
- A greeting card
- A mini hardback notepad
- A pencil
The notebooks are the winner for me, as I’ve just started a new job and needed to get something for general notes and to-do lists. The calendar cards are also very cute and I think I might incorporate them into my bullet journal somehow.
What’s the verdict?
So would I subscribe to this box really? My answer is; YES! I am biased as I have always loved stationery. And I do love Oh Deer’s collection and have bought a number of things from the products they stock in Urban Outfitters. But in all honesty, I think the stationery from Oh Deer is unique and handy if you work in an office. And whilst a notebook in Paperchase can cost anywhere from £8 onwards, the additional cost to get the Papergang box is worth it!
This is most definitely a subscription box for stationery lovers. So if you consider yourself a lover of notebooks, pens or anything arts and crafts related – then this box is for you.
Still not convinced? Why not check out some of their previous boxes here?
DISCLAIMER: I was gifted this month’s Papergang box to review, but all views and opinions stated are my own.