One of my favourite things is stationery. That might be sad but who cares. Stationery is one of those things that I could never have enough of. You can imagine my excitement when Smiggle, an Australian a stationery brand asked if I would like to be sent some products before they actually launch in the UK. Fun fact, Smiggle is a mixture of smile and giggle!
One thing I can tell you for definite is that Smiggle is a fun and exciting brand without being exceptionally childish. I would say that Smiggle sell products for everyone which are not always age or gender specific. I think the gel pens and highlighter stick which I was sent are a desk essential. I am constantly making lists or writing down things to remember and after trying the gel pens out I can confirm they are fantastic. I have also already used the highlighters to annotate some English work and they are amazing, they don't go right through to the other side of the paper like some highlighters do. I think the gel pens would make an excellent gift or part gift as they are in such lovely packaging and stay attached to the box when they are opened which is a pretty rare thing, normally pens fall all over the place the second you open them.
Can I just point out how cool the calculator/ruler and the lollipop rubber are. I actually thought the rubber was a lollipop, its that realistic! The pencil case has 8 zips which I think looks really effective and I really like the ombred effect of it. Most of the items I was sent come in so many colour varieties so there is definitely something for everyone.
Please excuse the embarrassingly awful writing
In Australia Smiggle are an affordable, quirky stationery brand and although I'm not sure what the prices will be like here I am almost certain that they will be cheaper than the likes of Paperchase, which I love but sometimes the prices can be a bit steep especially for their non patterned items.
The first Smiggle store in the UK is opening on the 20th February in Westfield Stratford with stores in Reading, Brighton and Kingston shortly following. If you want any more information about Smiggle check out their website here. There UK online shop will be launching on the 20th this month. After looking online I have seen that Smiggle do some amazing storage items which I am definitely going to snap up when the online shop launches.
In the next few weeks I will be doing a couple more posts about individual products from Smiggle including how I plan my blog posts using my Smiggle stationery.
If you are planning on going to the opening of Smiggle in Stratford let me know!