By Simonne Stellenboom

Because we can’t focus if our pens have no glitter and our mousepads no style. People always say to start your year fresh, “new year, new me” BS. But – stationary is also very important. Sometimes all you need is cute pens and other writing necessities. We’re listing the shops where you can purchase the best / cutest stationary.

Typo Stationary
Image via: Typo Cotton On Group

Diaries and Calendars:

We need to schedule that lunch date.

Image via: Typo ZA

We NEED the Typo EXCLUSIVE 2019 Ultimate Planner (R499). With great monthly designer artwork and amazing features including traits of the zodiacs, a bucket list, yearly and monthly reference calendars with public holidays and “what should be public holidays” days – what’s not to love? If that was not enough, you get a free glittery pen with it!

Wall Calendar
Image via: Loot

Oh gosh, now this 2019 the Future is Female Wall Calendar (R173) from Loot is the dream. This calendar says it all – 2019 is the year for ambition and activism. This calendar is packed with empowering quotes, bold illustrations celebrating diversity and a portion of the proceeds go to a non-profit organization, Girls Write Now, that mentors underserved young women.

Desk Organisers:

You know so that you can look organised.


Get these exciting and practical essentials for your desk today: Mr Price Home’s Sorento Multi Home Office Set Desk Organiser (R139), Makro’s Kenzel Press Metal Desk Organiser Silver (R80), Black Bantex Desk Drawer Organiser (R63) and Treeline Desktop Organiser Pen Holder (R13) from Takealot.

Notebooks Galore!

To make that boring meeting not so boring.

We adore notebooks with internal pockets for those secrets and scribbles we really note in the meetings when everyone else thinks we are taking minutes. Get the gorgeous A4 pastel summer collage campus notebook from Superbalist (R99). We are big fans on anything personalised and adore the A5 Personalised Geometric Notebook from Netflorist (R129,95).

Desktop Accessories:

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The Pink Orico Desktop Cable Management from Takealot (R38) is a MUST-HAVE! No more tangled and twisted multiple data cables for us! For extra sparkle and shine we recommend Typo’s desk accessories: Printed Desk Flip Sign (R99,99) so that you can say what you really want, Neoprene Mouse Pad (R99,99) and because we believe in visualisation, we got the Paris Eiffel Tower Scissors (R97). Also, get organised with Superbalist’s Metallic We live like this paper clips set (R99).

Pens, Pencils & Cases:

Got to cover the basics!

Image: Pack Of 3 Highlighters – Mr Price Home; Hello Gorgeous Pencil Case – Mr Price Home and Pastel Pens – Mr Price Home

Look no further than Mr Price Home for the right write stuff: the cutest highlighters ever, cleverly designed the shape of nail polish bottles (R49,99); Hello Gorgeous Pencil Case (R49,99) and finally bright up your desk with a pack of 6 Pastel Fine Liner Pens (R79,99).


Which piece of stationary will you be purchasing this semester? Let us know in the comments below!

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