With the holidays quickly approaching (eek!) I started reminiscing about the long-lost art of the pen pal. For me, writing letters to a loved one or new friend always seemed to elicit a different kind of joy. Maybe for you, your letter writing has never dwindled, or maybe you are just in the mood to get inspired!
So, if beautiful stationery, a well-timed card, and rare sticker sheets make you giddy-this curated list is for you. I've organized these subscriptions by individual interests and needs. I've also included honorable mentions to help augment some of the larger subscriptions.
Best For Kids or Lovers of Nostalgia: Stickii
When I first discovered Stickii Club I fell in love with the pages of adorable sticker sheets (is that a milk carton smiling?! Insects doing cool things?! A sticker sheet of desserts?! Sign.Me.Up)
At first, I thought it was just a subscription centered around stickers which can be the perfect way to finish off a letter to Santa or your friend that loves ramen (yes, they have adorable stickers of noodles!) But their subscriptions also include:
- 3+ Stationery Sheets
- 6+ Sticker Sheets
- 1 Storage Inserts
STICKII Club monthly sticker subscription has three styles to choose from (Cute, Vintage, or Pop). You'll enjoy endless varieties of stickers plus member perks in their shop and early access to new releases.
The Cost: All this for just $10/month plus shipping. Subscribe here!
Check out our Stickii Review page to learn more. Ships to the US, Canada, and the UK
Best for the well-organized minimalist: Cloth & Paper
I'd liken Cloth & Paper to the Restoration Hardware of stationary. If you appreciate clean lines and upscale stationery, these subscriptions will pass the test. Cloth & Paper continually receives glowing reviews (they were even voted our 2021 reader choice winner!) Cloth & Paper offers three different subscription options (Stationery, Pens, or Both).
The Cost: Starting at $21.99 per month. Subscribe here!
Check out our Cloth & Paper reviews page to learn more.
Free Shipping for US subscribers. International shipping will vary but at a discounted rate.
Best for creatives who want to give back: PaperGang
Papergang is a stationery box by UK brand Ohh Deer. It is bright, festive, and curated for the individual who enjoys making a statement not just with beautiful stationery but also socially. PaperGang is a Monthly Subscription that includes between £20-40 worth of products and 4+ exclusive pieces of stationery designed by an artist. From the brand:
We like to give back as much as we can, which is why every box we sell helps to plant trees. Not only that, twice a year, we collaborate with charities that resonate with us. So far, we've worked with: Marine Conservation Society, Arthouse, Butterfly Conservation, Bee Conservation Society, ME Society, Switchboard LGBT+, Blurt Foundation, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Cost: Starts at $19.86 (£15) per month. Subscribe here!
Honorable Mentions: Best Artisan Card Subscriptions
Is there anything better than finding the perfect card for that friend that loves The Office or Dolly Parton? These subscriptions will guarantee that when a birthday or special occasion rolls around you are not only ready but you are known for giving the best cards. These stand-out subscriptions can help augment your current stationery subscriptions or stand alone as a gift!
Postmark’d Studio’s PostBox delivers a monthly subscription box to your door featuring a curated collection of greeting cards, postcards, artful doodads, and beautiful paper products, and always includes the postage to mail everything. By the way, our readers voted this box as one of the Best Stationery Subscriptions of 2021!
Cost: Starts at $25 a month Subscribe here!ACTIVE DEAL: Get free shipping on your first box (MSAFS) or save $10 off your first box with a 3-month subscription (MSA404ME)
CODE: MSAFS or MSA404ME
Check out all of our Postbox reviews to learn more.
Each monthly Nicely Noted package includes three high-quality letterpress cards curated by Nicely Noted and three beautiful stamps to make it that much easier for you to get those notes in the mail. The service is available in the United States, Canada & European Union (U.S. stamps are not included in Canadian & EU deliveries).
Cost: Starts at $20 month. Nicely NotedACTIVE DEAL: Save 20% off your first box!
Check out all of our Nicely Noted reviews to learn more.
So, if you're are ready to channel your inner Cher Horowitz and pen Santa with your very own Cherry Blossom Shaker Gel Pen or a grown-up that loves nostalgia (like me!) hopefully this list gave you a few ideas of how you to get ready for this holiday season.
What are your favorite stationery subscriptions? Let us know in the comments!