Snail mail is making a comeback, and that’s good news for anyone who loves quality vellum paper and pretty pens and notepads emblazoned with whimsical mottos. A note can be an artistic expression of passion. Or it can be a nod to politeness when taking the form of a thank you. You can help the writers on your list deliver their message with these holiday gifts.
For the woman who customizes everything.
Personalize her return address stamp with a cute French Bulldog theme that lends a bow-WOW to invitations and business cards as well as envelopes. This is a standout among the return address stamps and stickers that are popular as ever.
Personalized Address Stamp, $32, My Splendid Summer at Etsy
For the writer who says a lot with few words.
These sophisticated note cards are minimalist in design and luxurious to the touch. The limited-edition set is engraved by third generation New England craftsmen on post-consumer American vellum paper.
Half Light Note Cards, Set of 6, $35, NOAT
For friend who likes to let an idea gel.
Gel pens come in assorted vivid hues that lend vibrancy to the writer’s words. Help your favorite correspondent gin up their colorful prose with these beauties. Once the gel gets going, the ideas start flowing.
Gel Ink Pens, Set of 6 Assorted, $10, Poppin
For the inveterate note taker and list maker.
Some writers take careful note before they put pen to paper and fire off a mailing. This is the quirky notepad for them. Santa isn’t the only one who can make a list and check it twice.
Feminist With A To-do List Notepad, $10, Wildfang
For the woman who aspires to be organized.
Stash stamps and pens in this fabric-covered box, and maybe even tuck in a few precious pieces of memorabilia. The marble swirl fabric makes this box an artistic corral for writing supplies at work or jewelry at home
Mod Fabric Box, $30, West Elm
For the Mean Girl in all of us.
The perfect gift for someone who is itching to fire off a snide missive. Let’s hope she follows the rule about writing it down and holding off mailing for 24 hours. These engraved lavender pencils bear the best quotes from Mean Girls. “I know, right?” “That’s so fetch.”
Mean Girls Assorted Engraved Pencils, Set of 6, $8, Etsy.
For the girl who overflows with ideas.
You can never have too many ideas or enough notebooks. These three floral notebooks from Rifle Paper Co. put the pretty in jotting down thoughts. They are detailed with decorative stitching and gold-tone foil accents.
Tapestry Stitched Notebook Set, $15, Rifle Paper Co. at ShopBop