I’m sad to say it is the last day of National Stationery Week. I hope you’ve enjoyed all of our posts this week and found some fantastic brands and products. The highlight of National Stationery Week for me was attending The London Stationery Show in London this week.
The London Stationery Show is held at the Business Design Centre in Islington and is open to press and retailers. The Business Design Centre is super easy to get to. It was a short 5 minute walk away from the Angel underground station. I took me sister with me as she’s been posting for me about the London Stationery Tour recently.
We were both a bit amazed when we arrived. There was a lot to take in and we wasn’t sure where to start, although we did go in order, starting on the ground floor and worked our way up. I did go in with a list of brands I love and wanted to go and see and we also missed out a lot that just wasn’t relevant to us.
I won’t go into every brand we visited as that would take forever but I will talk about a few of our favourites and the stand outs!
A Gift From The Gods was our first stop. I’ve been drooling over their notebooks online now for a little while so I was excited to see them properly. I was not disappointed. The notebooks come in a range of colours from a soft blue to a dark navy but all come with foil lettering. Who can resist something shiny? Not me, that’s for sure!
My sister especially liked the lighter coloured books as she’s getting married so thought they’d make great wedding planners!
ScentCo was an instant stand out for me. I loved the idea of different scented pens and pencils and then I discovered the notebooks.
Mum’s Office was a pretty obvious choice for me. Although the name obviously leans towards mums, the products are suitable for everyone. The diaries have a week to view page as well as a page with varying amounts of grids depending on the size. These diaries have space for me to write down everything for me, John and Erin in one place so they’re perfect for me.
Mum’s Office also offers other organising books such as for recipes, Christmas, birthdays etc.
Two Little Boys caught my eye immediately. Their products are bright, bold and extremely colourful. What I loved about Two Little Boys was that they offer something for everyone. There are fab products for children but fun things for adults too. I especially liked the Books of Mindlessness. I think John and my sister’s fiance could do with these for when we go away together in October!
Busy B was a brand that we’ve been working with already this week. You can see our review of their products here. I wanted to stop by to say hi but to also have a look at their full range. Once again, Natalie was impressed with their wedding range!
Stabilo was another stand out for me. I have always associated them with pens to be honest and never really thought about them for children’s stationery.
I was so impressed with the Woody 3 in 1 crayons. These crayons act as a colouring pencil, wax crayon and watercolour. They can also write on pretty much anything, including windows, which can then be wiped off. I think these are the perfect product for Erin.
These are just a few brands that we discovered during our visit to The London Stationery Show. Although we weren’t expecting to come away with anything, seeing as you can’t buy any products there, we did come away with a few fabulous samples. Check out our Instagram over the next week or so for more pics!
We had a fantastic day at The London Stationery Show and I already can’t wait for next year.