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The 15 Best Stationery Subscription Boxes – 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

Every year we ask you, our readers, to tell us your favorite subscription boxes. The results of the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are in! This list features our fellow subscription fanatics’ top choices for paper goods, office supplies, and more.

Calling all snail mail supporters and perpetrators of penmanship! We’ve asked our readers to speak up about their favorite stationery subscriptions, and we’ve rounded up their responses in one thrilling list. These boxes contain all the paper goods you could dream up, from organization tools like planners and sticky notes to high-quality pens, personalized notepads, greeting cards ready to be sent, and office supplies with flair. Plus, of course, stickers for every occasion. Once you take a peek at this list, you’ll surely feel the urge to sit down at your desk and spend some time with a good ol’ fashioned pen and paper!

The Most Popular Stationery Subscription Boxes, According to Our Readers

1. Cloth & Paper

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Image from our review.

The Cost: $18 per month for the Penspiration subscription, $38 per month for the Planner Stationery box, and $48 per month for both. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code TRYCLOTHANDPAPER to save 10% off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“My first purchase was a page flag in the color stone, now all of my office supplies are from C&P! There is something about neutral page flags and stickies that bring peace to my already hectic work life and I look forward to getting new items every month!” – Rose

“Cloth & Paper is one of the most beautiful and economic stationary sub boxes out there. Black Woman owned, thoughtful, beautiful, extremely useful, and classy, are just some of the words to describe this company and sub box.” – Unionplanner

“C + Ps aesthetic, paper quality and innovative items made this box a survival kit, which was welcomed during the pandemic!” – KaySheezy

About the Box: When it comes to quality, curation, and customer service, Cloth & Paper wins in the stationery subscription category yet again! They offer two types of boxes (plus one big one with both options combined) so that you’re sure to only receive the organization materials you need. Our readers love it for keeping their personal lives in order, as well as introducing a little style to work scenarios, with a focus on neutral hues. It’s a classy one!

Check out all of our Cloth & Paper reviews and our Cloth & Paper details to learn more. Ships worldwide at varying rates.

2. Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box

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Image from our review.

The Cost: $40 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

I am an Erin Condren addict. There, I admitted it. I LOVE this box.” – Laura

“Oh, just my favorite box. Quick shipping, awesome products.” – Yellowdaisymae

About the Box: For those who love to stay organized, and have fun while they’re at it, signing up for the Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box ensures delight with each new season. Proof that it’s a hit is in how quickly it sells out—everyone wants to get their hands on the Erin Condren brand stationery, journaling, and lifestyle goods it contains. We love that the shipping box is reversible, so it can turn into a beautiful keepsake or storage container!

Check out our Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box reviews and Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box details to learn more. Ships to the US for free and worldwide at varying rates.

3. Paper Source Lifestyle Box

Paper Source Winter 2020 all items

Image from our review.

The Cost: $49.95 per quarter (A minimum one-year commitment paid in quarterly installments). Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Really nice and high quality.” – Jackie

“Paper Source is a totally fun quarterly box. I am a pen/paper geek and love candles that come too.” – JodyE

About the Box: Before sitting down to scribble out a letter, you’ve got to get the vibe right—right? The Paper Source Lifestyle Box is a stationery subscription service that also provides all the hygge extras—like candles, teas, body products, and books—to set the tone at your desk or dining room table. This sub sends a mix of 10+ stationery and lifestyle items from Paper Source, as well as other popular home brands.

Check out all of our Paper Source reviews and our Paper Source Lifestyle Box details to learn more. Ships to the contiguous US for free.

4. Smartass & Sass

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Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $15.95 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code 20OFFSASS to save 20% off your first box!

About the Box: The Smartass & Sass box is a monthly subscription box that sends a box of happy mail! If you’re tickled by sassy slogans and sarcastic sayings, this one might just be your jam. Each month’s box contains 4-8 hilariously irreverent items handmade by artists and small businesses, so you can expect quality from your comical goods. This subscription is available in multiple tiers: T-shirt only, box-only, or T-shirt and box. You’ll choose your T-shirt size (XS-XXXL) at checkout.

Check out our Smartass & Sass reviews and Smartass & Sass spoilers for more info. Ships to the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, and Australia.

5. STICKII CLUB

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Image from our review.

The Cost: $10 per month + shipping. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great value, great quality, beautiful stickers and there’s something for everyone each month with the three options to choose from.” – Milena

“My favorite subscription! Such a good value, amazing stickers and stationary items. I love that you can choose your theme each month.” – Katie

About the Box: A stationery addiction or scrapbooking passion is about so much more than snazzy paper, as any STICKII subscriber will tell you! This monthly delivery is focused on stickers for doing a little DIY decorating of cards and packages, sure, but really of anything you want. Each pack includes 6 sticker sheets, 1 bag of sticker flakes, and 1-2 small stationery items such as cute notecards or tiny envelopes. Paper crafts, here you come!

Check out our STICKII CLUB reviews and STICKII CLUB details for more info. Ships to the US for $1.00, Canada for $1.75, and internationally for $2.50.

6. My Paper Box

The Cost: $13 per month for the Mini box, $28 per month for the Grand box. Save with bi-monthly shipments. Subscribe here!

About the Box: There’s an extra-special touch to the paper goods in the My Paper Box stationery subscription: they’re all personalized! The Mini subscription sends 3 personalized notepads every month, while the Grand box includes personalized notepads, cards, planners, and more. Each monthly or bi-monthly delivery features a new theme, so you can fill your life with paper goods that have an intimate touch. Added bonus: years down the line, your pen pal will know exactly who sent them that special note!

Check out our My Paper Box reviews and our My Paper Box details for more info. Ships worldwide. Free US shipping for the Grand box.

7. Papergang

Papergang stationery subscription featuring notecards, stickers, and a desk pad.

Image from our review.

The Cost: Approximately $19.23 per month (£14) + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Buy a 3-month subscription and save 50% off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Box: Papergang is a stationery box by UK brand Ohh Deer. Each month’s box exterior and contents alike are designed by a different artist, and never fail to be extremely fun, colorful, and quirky. With each box purchased, Papergang donates to environmental charity Tree Aid. They also frequently pair up with other conservation efforts relevant to the theme of that month’s illustrations. Expect high-quality notebooks, washi tape, sticker sheets, desk supplies, paper clips, writing utensils, and more.

Check out all of our Papergang reviews and our Papergang details to learn more. Ships to the UK for free, the US for £4.95, and other countries. Click here to see the list + shipping rates.

8. Confetti Collection

The Cost: $19.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“I like the variety in Confetti box for the price.” – JodyE

“Great value and variety!” – Sheri

About the Box: Confetti Collection is a subscription box that sends 8+ coordinated stationery and lifestyle items that can be gifted or kept for yourself! Featuring pens, file folders, trinkets, note cards, mugs, pens, party supplies, and more in each box, this box invites subscribers to celebrate their everyday and share that joy with others. We love the different themes that each box contains—often they’re simply thematic colors or patterns, but all are extra-fun.

Check out our Confetti Collection details to learn more. Ships to the US only for $5.

9. Busy Bee Stationery

BUSY BEE STATIONERY Subscription Box May 2019 - All Items Shown Top

Image from our review.

The Cost: $39.90 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box!

About the Box: The Busy Bee Stationery box is one of the best subscription boxes for all the scrapbookers, card-makers, journalers, and general crafty folk out there. Each month you’ll receive 5-10 items to add a little creativity to your planning and crafting ventures. Often there’s a theme, and there’s always a great variety of paper goods, stickers, pens and pencils, and beyond.

Check out our Busy Bee Stationery reviews and our Busy Bee Stationery details for more info. Ships to the US for free, Canada for $7.50, and worldwide for $12.50.

10. Postmark’d Studio PostBox

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Image from our review.

The Cost: $25 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSAFS or MSA404ME to get free shipping on your first box (MSAFS) or save $10 off your first box with a 3-month subscription (MSA404ME).

About the Box: Postmark’d Studio‘s monthly PostBox is filled with a curated collection of greeting cards, postcards, artful accessories, and beautiful paper products, which is exciting as it is—but it also contains vintage postage to mail everything in the envelope. Now that’s great motivation to send snail mail to your pals, isn’t it?

Check out our Postmark’d Studio reviews and Postmark’d Studio PostBox details to learn more. Ships to the US ($5.00), Canada ($11.00), and 41 international countries ($17.00).

11. Nicely Noted

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Image from our review.

The Cost: $20 per month. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code NICE20 to save 20% off your first box!

About the Box: Nicely Noted is a simple subscription box, sending a monthly delivery of three greeting cards along with postage to send them. Spanning categories such as birthday, thank you, congratulations, and blank, the letterpress cards included are contemporary and cute! We think this straightforward stationery box would make the perfect gift for that friend who loves to send mail.

Check out our Nicely Noted reviews and our Nicely Noted details for more info. Ships to the US for free, Canada, UK, and EU at varying rates.

12. Pipsticks

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Image from our review.

The Cost: $11.95 per month for the Petite Pack, $17.95 per month for the Classic Pack. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code FRIENDSROCK to get $5 off your subscription!

What Our Readers Say:

“Best sticker quality hands down.” – MSA Reader

About the Box: Pipsticks is a sticker subscription that aims to put smiles on faces—and totally succeeds! You can choose to receive 7 sticker sheets per month with their Petite subscription, or 15 sheets per month with the Classic tier. You also have your choice of Kids or Pro clubs, although, really, everyone can enjoy ’em all! This is fun: Pipsticks also has a printables subscription for $4.95 each month!

Check out our Pipsticks reviews and Pipsticks details to learn more! Ships to the U.S. for free, Canada for $2, and internationally for $3.

 

13. Goldmine and Coco’s Treasure Chest

The Cost: $45 per month + $9 shipping for Treasure Chest, $35 per quarter + $5 shipping for Pey-Pey’s Way. Sign up here!

What Our Readers Say:

“These subscriptions are hands down the best in the stationery industry. Felicia definitely goes above and beyond and gives you value and special surprises in each box!” – Brittney

“Value, quality, creativity, and usefulness of items.” – Nika

About the Box: Goldmine and Coco is a Black-owned online stationery shop that also offers a monthly subscription called Treasure Chest, as well. as a quarterly subscription called Pey-Pey’s Way (after the do-it-all character, Peyton, that founder Felicia created inspired by her own amazing self). Look forward to planners, office accessories, and lifestyle products that will help you organize and visualize your fiercest goals—so that you can then go and achieve them, of course! Each monthly box will come curated with 6-8 stationery and paper good items that may include notepads, planner inserts, sticky notes, washi tape, divided, printed paper, sticker sheets, while quarterly boxes send 10 full-size sampler sheets and 1 lifestyle item.

COVID-19 Note from Goldmine & Coco:

DUE TO COVID-19 WE’RE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ANY RETURNS/CANCELLATIONS.

At this time, we are only offering shop credits for missing or replacement items. USPS has been delivering packages up to six weeks after they have been shipped from our facility. Please [bear] with us as we navigate this difficult time. For hassle-free shipping, choose Fedex.

Ships to the US.

 

14. The Stationery Selection

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Image from our review.

The Cost: $34.95 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: If you’re on the up and up with Japanese stationery brands, you’ll recognize the names sent in the Stationery Selection sub! Or, maybe you’re just a stationery-lover looking to explore interesting goodies, in which case, get ready to receive office items such as pens, washi tape, stickers, and other desk-centric doodads. One-time purchases of past boxes are available for $39.95!

Check out our Stationery Selection reviews and Stationery Selection details for more info. Ships worldwide ($10-$13 to the U.S., depending on where you live).

15. SCRIBEdelivery

The Cost: $29 per month. Sign up here!

About the Box: SCRIBEdelivery is a great way for the organized individual to stock up on all the office goodies their heart desires. Each month’s subscription will come with a notebook and a pen, plus high-quality extras to round out your desk’s stickies and such.

Check out our SCRIBEdelivery reviews and SCRIBEdelivery details to learn more! Ships worldwide for free.


That does it for the best stationery subscriptions of 2021! Which one caught your eye?

Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Comments (17)

  1. Spotlight Stationary from England is amazing. They do a monthly theme and those are fun and the products are absolutely top tier! And excellent customer service. They are definitely worth a review.

    • wooo!thank you for recommendation~their supplies looks nice!

  2. I think HWE Stationery should be at the top of your list. Not only do they have a huge selection of stationery items their subscription boxes are definitely the best. A different theme every month and only 35.00 a month. I have shopped here many times and love to know I am supporting a small local business. Check them out you won’t be disappointed.

  3. Bumblebee Press Make it Happier box just launched. It’s a must try and a must add to this list.

  4. I know all about a few different sub boxes in the stationery world, I have ordered specific items from C&P, but as far as all out overall (as a former scrapbooker and die hard crafter/planner, I am so surprised to not see Planner’s Anonymous even a choice! They are a family run, but it has been and wife team. You get so much for what you pay for. You get paper stickers stamps washi a pen and mystery item every single month and it’s under $50! Every month they come out with a new theme that could be used at any time doesn’t have to be monthly specific so if I want to use one I got last month in a year I can you should really look into them their products are amazing! They’ve even made it to the store Michaels!!?

  5. Cloth and Paper has a cult follower where if you dare say the truth about the sub box yours bullied and harassed. The truth is the box shows up with typos almost every month and you won’t get the corrected items unless you request them. The last two boxes have been full of A5 items which is fine if you use that size, but when you sign up you tell them what size you use and you are told you will get items in THAT size. For the last two months this hasn’t happened, customers aren’t getting what they paid for. It’s the equivalent of ordering an XS shirt from an online boutique and being sent a 2XL. But don’t dare speak a word about this! Ashley the company owner will respond with snarky, nasty comments. The amount of screen shots going around if her being NASTY to her paying customers is absurd. So if you want to sign up for this box and get stationery items with basic misspellings and inserts missing days and sometimes months, if you want to sign up for specific sizes and get sent something totally different, if you want to be spoken down to by the owner and all her and blessed minions, this box is for you! Or if you want to be a C&P Zombie who spends 24/7 blowing flowers up the owners behind you’ll fit right in with the bunch.

    • Yikes! This is the exact opposite of my personal experience. Definitely not a zombie; I didn’t even have time to vote for the 📦 awards this year, but I’m a fan of Cloth & Paper’s box and what they’re putting out into the world. I have always seen classy and unique items with first-rate customer service myself. Also, typos would definitely make me a little crazy on stationery and I have yet to find one. Here’s hoping for more great future boxes. 🙂

    • I’ve been a customer of Cloth & Paper’s sub box for the last 4 months and have loved every single items I have received. The company sneak peeks the sub box items, and also sneak peeked the two months we received entire planners (in A5 size) in their emails and on their IG page. I loved that they did that because it gave those an opportunity to opt of that month’s box if they did not want to get the A5 size items in lieu of their typical planner size. My planner friends and I have had nothing but fantastic interactions with both Ashley and their customer service team. I have Dmed her an received both kind and prompt responses. If I had to guess it seems like the person that wrote the above “real review” is either a competitor that is jealous or just an overall hater. Please please please do not believe the “real review”.

  6. I was reading this and i realy found what i was looking for your article is really informative and i’ll be grɑteful if ʏou keep writing in the future.

  7. I would love CONFETTI COLLECTION to be reviewed. I’d like to see the type/ style of products they send. Thanks!

    • Thanks for letting us know, we’ll consider reviewing that one!

    • I’ve tried Confetti Collection. I received cocktail napkins, folders, ribbon, thank you cards, a magnetic notepad, paper coasters, a wine glass, a gift bag and wrapping paper sheets. It’s stuff you would pick up at Hallmark or the card aisle of a drugstore. Everything was cute and had matching designs. It’s a good box for someone who gives a lot of presents and needs ribbon and wrapping paper around.

  8. I highly recommend Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Club for stickers. I also like La Papierre – Stationery Subscription Service. I have many pen pals and they all compliment my stickers and stationery.

    • The stickers from Mrs. Grossman’s look so classic! I love that you have pen pals, what a lovely way to spread light. 🙂

  9. I tried using your discount code for Postmark’d and it didn’t work 🙁

    • Hi Robyn—oh no! We tested the discount codes on our end and they seem to work. Make sure you have the right box in your cart for the code you’re using! MSAFS is just for the 1-month sub (free shipping), and MSA404ME only works on 3-month subs ($10 off your first box). Let me know if that works for you!

      • Oh, okay. That wasn’t clear at all. I signed up for the 6-month subscription. You should add “for a one month subscription” to the MSAFS description.

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