While shoes, leather bags, and watches undoubtedly make superb gifts, another product category you should look into is stationery. With a myriad of possibilities — from planners, notebooks, cards and pens — stationery makes for amazing add-ons to major items you may be giving or affordable yet still refined gifts if you’re on a tighter budget. Some of our favorite items compiled in this list here encompass basic stationery goods as well as more surprising accessories that you may or may not have not expected.

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MARK’S for Monocle Dairy Planner

Japan’s stationery experts MARK’S and Monocle magazine got together to great these special edition planners, available with weekly or daily fillers. They feature plastic zip pouches so you can store pencils or small memos. Buy the weekly planners for $40 and the daily ones for $56.


Unionmade Stock Pocket Album

This spiral notebook with an elastic closure has twelve folder pockets with open windows. Unlike any other notebooks you may ordinarily come across, you can store larger-size papers, photographs, or anything else you may want to scrap. ($22)


Louis Vuitton World of Writing Inks

With the launch of World of Writing, Louis Vuitton makes these pen inks housed in beautiful glass bottles. The made-in-France items come in twelve rich shades from rouge and violet to classic noir. ($52)


Kaweco Aluminum Fountain Pen

German precision applied in a fountain pen. Write some quality letters or record an epic diary with this modernized classic. Other colors available here. ($82)


Public-Supply Subject Notebooks

A minimal choice if you are looking for a notebook in its simplest form. And better yet, Public-Supply is currently donating 100% of its profits to Donors Choose to help child education in America. Shop them here, with prices ranging from $12 for singles to $32 for three-book sets.


Teha’amana Leather Pens

While it might seem a bit silly to whip this out just anywhere, leather-encased pens make for great permenant desktop utensils in your office at home or at work. ($12)


Terrapin Stationers Wax Seal Kit

A wax seal kit by Terrapin is a handy tool to elevate the quality of your letters. You can choose this humorous option with “WTF” engraved, or customize other initials here. ($175)


Word. Skull Floral Pocket Notebooks

Word. offers a stylish notebook that fits in your pocket for any on-the-go memoing needs. Filled with 48 lined pages in Word.’s signature bullet point format, the books come in a pack of three, all covered in unique patterns like this Hawaiian print gone punk. ($10)


Connor Hand-Engraved Place Cards

Place cards come in handy for any dinner party or gathering. New York’s Connor hand-engraves their stationery with intricately detailed motifs like the above, making for great purchase options for your holiday party or as a gift for someone who is having one. Shop all of their products here. ($55)


Nomess Cork B4 Sketchbook

This almost 10 by 14-inch sketchbook by Nomess has a cover made of cork, a textural and unique material that catches the eye. ($25)


Krink for Bookmarc Paint Markers

Graffiti art supply makers Krink make these squeezable markers exclusively for Marc Jacobs‘s Bookmarc. The opaque inks work on almost any surface. ($14)


Postalco Pencil Case

Starched water-resistant cotton and calfskin leather make up this pencil case by Postalco, available in two other colors. Small but compact, the one-inch deep rectangular compartment fits easily in a bag or looks just as fine on the shelf. ($212)

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