10 Best Online Stationery Stores (For Cheap & Cute Stationery)

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.)


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.)

I’ve written an entire post sharing my favourite Aliexpress stationery stores, so go have a read of that for a shortcut to my faves!


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!




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.

#8 – The Best Store For Practical Stationery – Paperchase

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.)



#9 -The Best Store For Cute Stickers – ASimpleLifeHandcraft – Etsy

Another small business sweeping in with a win? I think yes! ASimpleLifeHandcraft 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.

#10 – The Best Online Store For Washi Tape – MondayMorningSStudio – Etsy

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!


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!


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34 thoughts on “10 Best Online Stationery Stores (For Cheap & Cute Stationery)”

  1. These are amazing online stationery stores Mia. I have heard a lot about Papier, Esty and AliExpress but I haven’t bought anything from them. I’ll definitely be changing that and I’ll check out the one’s I haven’t heard of. Great post x!
    Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour

    1. crystalsandcurls – 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.

      Thank you for reading, Ruth! I highly recommend all of them if you love stationery x

  2. overdressedblogger – paralegal | blogger | content creator | fashion lover | collab: 💌 jessicaeishow@yahoo.co.uk

    I loved this. I love buying cute stationary it always makes me feel more motivated to be productive

    1. crystalsandcurls – 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.

      Thank you for reading Jessica – I couldn’t agree more! xx

  3. So many cute finds here!! I had almost forgotten about aliexpress, it’s been a while since I’ve shopped there. I also have a few notebooks from Rifle Paper Co and you’re right on about their quality!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

    1. crystalsandcurls – 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.

      Thanks Eileen – I was so shocked Rifle Paper Co do wallpaper now! 😮

  4. Anna Aurora – Latvia – Hello, My name is Anna.I'm from Riga, Latvia.I'm a 20 something part-time lifestyle blogger at Annaslittlething and an Art Director at Ukrainas centrs Jauniešiem un berniem Latvijā.

    I love AliExpress for stationary,it’s so cheap and the quality is always on point Great post

  5. 50shad3s0fjay – Hello everyone my name is JENNIE! Follow me on my journey of happiness and love ❤️❤️

    Ah I love the look of the Lamare brand – I’m going to have to check them out along with SarahQ. I buy a lot of pens & notebooks as I write pretty much everyday, so this is a great post – I’m trying to focus on buying my notebooks from different brands such as ones on Etsy too, as I want to support ‘small businesses’ as much as possible and I think this is a great way to do so, thanks so much for sharing gorgeous <3

  6. So many cute notebooks and accessories! I can see why you like these stationery stores! Thanks for sharing

    Hope that you are having a good week so far It’s a busy one here!

  7. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.

    Completely agree that you have the cutest stationary on WordPress! It is probably a good thing that you are living in Australia and not the UK otherwise I would be tempted to follow your footsteps and order more stationary than I have space for!! xx

  8. flawed_silence – 21 | girl || a reader lives a thousand lives before they die | an act of writing is to share a part of your soul with the world

    Stationary always makes me so happy and giddy when buying them! Noted a few of these sites out to stalk for future purchases

  9. Keri Elaine – Hi! My name is Keri and I am a working actress. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I talk a ton about mindset, share some travel highlights, the arts, life experiences with a splash of fashion. If you appreciate the arts, fashion, mindset, comedic skits, and open conversation, then this is the site for you!

    The wildflower washi tape is gorgeous! It can even spice up my boring grocery list.


  10. ellieslondon – Living in London as a freelance writer ~ blogging my way around the world, sharing ideas and on a quest to meet fellow creatives!

    I do love some good stationery – that spiral habit tracker would look so lush all filled out too! I definitely need to check some of these out – cute stationery makes otherwise boring lists, so much more interesting!

  11. crystalsandcurls – 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.

    Mine too! I love Etsy for stationery especially! Hope you’re having a good day, Toma 🙂

    1. crystalsandcurls – 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.

      haha it’s such a slippery slope but i highly recommend it! xx

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  13. Allison | thenutmegdiaries.com – United States

    This is such a great list! I’m ready to go shopping now! I’ve been trying a digital planner this year, but I still find writing lists and other things on paper helpful. (Not that I really needed an excuse to buy more stationary!)

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