Holiday Gift Guide {the paper lover}

Welcome to the 3rd installment of: Honey We’re Home’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide!  In case you missed it, “For the Home” and “For Him” gift guides were installments 1& 2.  Jimmy’s gift guide “For Him” will be a tough act to follow.  He may know the men, but I know paper!  Can I tell you a secret?  I’ve always dreamed of owning a paper store.   I’d fill it with all things beautiful and lovely related to paper and pens and pencils and markers and calendars and journals and ribbon and stickers and stationery and greeting cards . . .  I would have everything displayed on pretty shelves organized by color or style or artist and would chat with my customers, offering them tea or coffee while they browsed around.  Of course, fresh flowers would adorn the counter and I would spend all my time there and never come home- ha!  But, for now, I love to visit our local papieries and just browse- for.hours!  Here’s just a few things I’ve had my eye on and would love to receive as a gift, so I hope you get some ideas too.  This post could have gone on forever . . . Pink Loves Brown Paper Suitcases {$11.50 – $15}  small: 3″ x 8″ x 6″
medium: 3.25″ x 10″ x 7″
large: 3.5″ x 12″ x 8″ Now this isn’t what I normally think of when I think of paper, but aren’t these cute?? They come in several color combinations too. image Pink Loves Brown Bookplates {$8 for 8; $21 for 24} Combines my love of paper + books! image Snow & Graham Wall 2011 Calendar or Accordian Calendar {$30.00 & $11.00}  Yes, I already bought the wall calendar for my office! image image  image Iomoi Pencils {$15 for 14} Pens {$20 for 14} Would love to see pens and pencils like these on my desk.  Too pretty to put in a drawer! image image image   Pixielimepres Calling Card {$22 for 50} image image               Noteworthy Return Address Stickers {$24 for 70}  Isn’t it fun to use a cute return address labels when using traditional mail?  These are awesome because they have so many personalized options to choose from. image image Noteworthy Personalized Stationery {$27.50 for 1 notepad- 100 sheets}  Notepads like these make great gifts for a friend or for yourself.  I like to keep a set on my desk for jotting little notes and to-do’s. image image Japanese Masking Tape {$8}  I didn’t even know about these until recently, but they make me smile. image image image image Papyrus Box Thank You Notecard {$14.95 for 12}  I still love to give and receive a handwritten Thank You in the mail.  image image Martha Stewart Peony Thank You Notecards {$10 for 10} image Papyrus Floral Blank Notecards {$24.95 for 40} image image Dabney Lee Stationery  The cool thing here is you get to customize the product with different pattern, color and font.  I warn you: you could be here waaay past your bedtime. image Dabney Lee MonogrammedDesk Calendar {$25} Would it be weird to have a wall calendar AND a desk calendar in my office?? image Dabney Lee Clipboard {$50} image Jonathan Adler Mini Journal {$14.95 for set of 3}  If you like your paper a little bit hip, JA is the way to go. image Jonathan Adler Ink Pen $18.95 image Jonathan Adler Stylish Stationery {file folders $9.95, journal set $6.95; sticky notes $6.95; luggage tags $5.95, magnetic board $16.95} image Elum Journal {$21.96} Even if you don’t keep a diary-type journal, these notepads are perfect for writing down those ideas you need to get out of your head or your grocery list.  How pretty are those covers? image image image  Penguin Classic Limited Edition Bookset designed by Coralie Bickford Smith.  I’m sure you’ve seen these beautifully bound classic books before and swooned, so it’s no shocker they’re on my list:)  I think a set would look perfect hereimage Ug, I could go on and on! ********** image My friend Courtney {A Thoughtful Place} is kicking off a wonderful series called Holiday Haven dedicated to staying sane and slowing down amidst all the potential craziness that the holidays can bring.  I’m excited to be her first guest poster today and I’m sharing how I love to unwind at the end of the day.  I hope you enjoy the series! image ********* And ONE more thing- It’s our 3 Year Anniversary today!  0224 Love you babe!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. OMG – i love dabney! and yes, im still up!

    happy anniv! {you got married in that dreamy place by binz? – forgot the name of the place}…love your gown!

  2. Okay I recented discovered your blog (through MIchaela I believe) and I love it! Your house is unbelievable!

    I also have a thing for paper, pens, office supplies, etc. I think it brings me back to my crafty childhood. I am obsessed with cute thank you cards and always coordinate my pen to them. Crazy I know. I never had much use for a journal type thing but now that I blog, I like to keep a little one in my pocket book to jot down ideas that pop in my head when I'm not home. Gives me an excuse to stock up! 🙂

  3. I, too, LOVE paper! I could spend so much time (and money) in crafting/paper stores. One of my very favorite things is stationary and cards. I frequently spend way too much time in the card section of any store, because I just love handwriting notes to friends! The ones you pictured are beautiful. I would be happy with any of those choices for stocking stuffers (:

    Happy Anniversary, Megan and Jimmy! So exciting.

  4. Happy Anniversay! Hope you have a great day! I love all Jonathan Adler stuff. and those calling cards are calling my name (haha). Also love the monogrammed calendar! Great picks!

  5. i really have to check out that customizable stationary. that sounds amazing! love your ideas. happy anniversary!

  6. Owning a paper store would just be divine! I think about it a lot too! And it would be full of Japanese masking tape!

  7. Loads of goodies here. I, too, love some Iomoi. Enjoyed your guest post at Courtney's. Lastly, Happy Anniversary!!

  8. Happy anniversary! I also have a paper obsession… loved the post! Lots of great ideas. 🙂 Also, it is ALWAYS okay to have more than one calendar. No worries. 🙂

  9. Happy Anniversary! I am in LOVE with that Japanese masking tape…I use it for so many things!

    I just caught your post over at A Thoughful Place, gonna have to get me some of that mix, it looks soooo yummy!


  10. I am wildly in love with all things related to pretty paper and stationary. And I would love to browse in your shop, chit chat, and sip on tea! GORGEOUS wedding photo. Congrats and thinking of you.

  11. Oh I love paper products! I think we should go into business together! 😉 This is a great list, I've been eyeing those suitcases for a while now, thinking about stacking them in Ava's room 7 using them as photo props for clients too!

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! We've been married 3 years too! 🙂

    PS- I never commented but I loved Jimmy's gift guide posts. It was halarious!!!! and a good tip, I showed it to my Hubby and he pretty much agreed with all Jimmy's tips! 🙂 Especially anything from the Apple store.

  12. What a great compilation of gifts! Thanks so much for sharing such fun ideas! 🙂

    Happy Anniversary to your and your hubby! 🙂

  13. How funny (and expected by now!) that we both did Gift posts today…and of course I've listed a pixilimpress item too! And sloan has one of those little suitcase things…it's adorable.

    happy anniversary you crazy kids!

  14. I absolutely LOVE all the stationery! Oooh I may be up late on the dabney lee site! Thanks for all the links!

    And Happy Anniversary! Hope you two have a special day!

  15. Love the pencils and those Martha notecards best. Big fan of paper too!
    Happy Anniversary – you had a beautiful wedding dress
    Rachie xo

  16. Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful photo of the two of you! When you open your paper store I'll be one of the first in line. You'd do a wonderful job! I love pretty papers and note cards. I enjoy sending handwritten notes. Great gift ideas and I enjoyed your post over at Courtney's.

  17. Happy Anniversary!

    I will take one of everything on your gift guide! I get a Snow and Graham desk calendar every year and love how it cheers up my office!

  18. hi, cassie sent me over. happy anniversary! thanks for including pixelimpress in your paper post! i think i *need* those turquoise pencils.

    i poked around your blog. i'm in love with your closet and your kitchen! they're both gorgeous!


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