by Mia M.
Hello, gorgeous humans, how you all doing today? We're here to talk about my favourite thing in the world stationery, so I'm a real happy camper. Oh, it just makes me tingle. Stickers? Highlighters? Washi tape? I literally cannot contain myself, my money is bursting out of my wallet.
Jokes aside, I would consider myself somewhat of a stationery connoisseur. Hell, one of the biggest income bringers for this blog is promoting stationery brands I love and use in my bullet journaling. So, in the spirit of me stocking up for my 2021 bu-jo, I decided to share 20 of the best online stationery stores you need on your radar.
(And to go on a mini haul myself. But it was totally for you. Promise. )
These stores have unique features that can help to improve your overall shopping experience. By knowing what these are before you start shopping, you will be able to get the most out of your purchases. This is why this list will share with you the different types of online stationery stores.
This is a store that offers a wide range of stationary items, with the most popular being notebooks, pens, pencils and paper. These items are usually at very cheap prices so they can be affordable to students or budget shoppers. Some starter stores offer other products such as bags and wallets too.
These are shops that have a large range of stationary items which makes them perfect for those who are looking to buy something specific, or just looking for every type of stationery item possible. They usually stock larger, bulkier items so because of this, you will need to check their shipping policies before buying anything.
this is a store where the owners have a specific country or subject that they are very knowledgeable about. They stock products related to these subjects only, so you will see stationary items that relate to this.
Some stores also offer art and craft supplies which means that they can be an online stationery store and an online art & craft store at the same time. This can be useful for those who are looking for art materials as well as stationary items.
This type of store is usually run by a manufacturer because they create their own line of stationery items that they then sell to other stores. If you see a store that says they are a 'manufacturer' then you can be sure that the items in their shop have been carefully selected by them so they know exactly what is being sold.
This type of store usually gets their stationary items from Europe and imports them to sell online. They buy these products from different manufacturers in bulk so they are able to get items at very low prices. This means that they can then sell them for cheaper than most other stores.
If you have some time, patience and a keen eye, one of these shops is perfect for you because they offer some great deals on stationary items. Usually these discounted items are limited, so it is important to act quickly.
If you are looking for something more than stationary items but still want to stick with the online theme then try one of these stores instead. They offer a wide range of gifts and some specific ones that an online store would usually sell.
If you are looking to buy items for younger children then this store is perfect because they offer stationary items that are aimed at kids. They do still stock some adult items, but the majority of them are designed with kids in mind so they are cheap and colorful.
These stores have everything you could need all under one roof. They offer stationary, office and art supplies which means that you can get all your shopping done in one place. Because of this, they are very popular with those who work at home or students who need to buy for their whole class.
These stores usually offer a 'shopping cart' system where you can collect the items you want to buy together in one place before you check out. This means that you don't have to keep adding items into your basket as you browse the store- it saves time and effort!
Some online stores will only offer a catalogue system instead of a shopping cart.
Amazon is a one-stop shop for all your stationery needs. You can find everything from pens and pencils, notebooks with paper or cloth covers in any color you want as well!
Aliexpress is the best place for insanely cheap but also seriously cute and high quality stationery. The range of designs is literally unparalleled.
With Aliexpress, you're buying directly from stationery factories in China. This means you can score (beautiful!) washi tape for $1 a piece... a haul that would cost you $50 on Amazon would cost you less than $10! (The flip side to this is that you're buying from China and postage times can be rather slow.)
If there's one good thing that came out of 2020, it's the large focus we're all putting on shopping small. Small businesses make up a vast majority of the stores I spend at... and my stationery choices are no different! The amount of amazingly talented artists on platforms like Etsy that sell stationery is nothing short of awesome.
One of my all time favourite small businesses for stickers has to be BySarahQ. I've written an entire post dedicated to a mini haul I did at her store ( and you can read that here) and I was so beyond impressed with the designs, quality and commitment to sustainability. Cannot recommend enough.
My heart was broken this year when Papaya Art didn't release their traditional massive calendar and planners because I've been a loyal customer since I discovered them 4-5 years ago. (Not to complain - it's a testament to how much I adore their work.)
If you love detailed, dreamy, bohemian artwork... this is the brand for you. From notebooks that have printed designs of pressed flowers to the most detailed and genuinely beautiful planners with art and gold foiling on every other page, everything Papaya Art creates is a stamp of high quality and beauty.
I actually used a Papaya Art planner for my travel journal!
If you're a fellow bullet journaller, or you like to utilise a planner in your day to day life, this small business absolutely has to be on your radar. Firstly, the prices are insanely affordable... and the stickers are so high quality.
Something I particularly love about this store though is that a lot of the stickers are designed to be used in your planner. So you have bullet journalling weekly set-up stickers, habit trackers and more!
Ugh, Lamare on Etsy is all of my productive dreams rolled into one. I first mentioned them in my 10 best planners for 2021 roundup post and they've been heavily on my radar ever since. Their range of productivity improving tools is fabulous - from gratitude journals, life workbooks to even a habit tracker 12 month calendar !
Oh hey - if you love stationery, you should check out my top 26 guided journals and workbooks!
Rifle Paper Co may be a tad more expensive than the other brands on this list, but their products are so high quality and sturdy. Not only great for comprehensive planners, they also sell the cutest list notepads and the best calendars ever. (Bonus points : Rifle Paper Co also sell peel and stick wallpaper with the cutest illustrative designs. I want.)
Again, Papier is a little bit of a pricier brand, but it is so worth it. If you're a bullet journaller, you don't want to miss these beautiful hardcover notebooks that come in a range of fabulous designs. My latest bullet journal is from Papier, in fact.
If you're headed back to school or work and just need practical, affordable stationery Paperchase is the place for you. While some of their products are quirky and fun, lots of their offering is very much function-based. (And very well priced.)
Another small business sweeping in with a win? I think yes! Potota sells the most adorable (and practical) sticker sets. If you're a diary-penner, or you use your bullet journal to record meetings like dinner and coffee dates, these stickers are a must have.
And last but not least, we have another cute small business. I personally love MondayMorningSStudio's washi tape selection. It's adorable, practical and... well, I can just imagine some of the beautiful bullet journal spreads you could create using them!
With the growth of online shopping sites, finding stationery you need has never been easier. Online shopping has its obvious advantages over traditional shopping. Besides being more time efficient, one does not have to spend hours searching for the same product in different stores. You can also compare prices across multiple stores very easily which helps you to get your desired item at the best price.
Online shopping has its obvious advantages over traditional shopping. Besides being more time efficient, one does not have to spend hours searching for the same product in different stores. You can also compare prices across multiple stores very easily which helps you to get your desired item at the best price. There are numerous advantages of stationery shopping online. Some of them are discussed below:
It is a convenient and time saving process. Customers can browse through vast online catalogues before purchase. For example, if you want to buy pencils, you won't have to look at several different shops to find the best price or widest range of stationery. You can check all such information in one place if you buy stationery online. Moreover, you don't have to go out in the heat or cold to shop for school supplies; instead stay home and order them online. Online shopping is cost effective as shipping is free for many items bought through many sites like Incredibly Low Prices. You can also make your purchase on installments if it is too costly to pay the entire amount at once.
Alright lovers, we'll end at the end! I hope you guys enjoyed this little compilation of my top 10 online stationery stores. Was anyone else inspired to shop? I know I was! Which of these was your favourite? Did you like my 2021 planner? Let me know your thoughts down below!
About Mia M.
I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.
tattoo lover, plant hoarder, DIY addict and overall stoner grandma