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Every blogger’s dream parcel: Ryman Stationery *

I’m going to say that really annoying, over-used, cliché sentence that everyone hates… When Ryman Stationery contacted me and asked if I’d like to work with them, I completely jumped at the chance! And although I’m internally cringing just writing that, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t 100% true. I’m sure most bloggers can relate to my love of stationery; crisp, brand new notebooks with not a mark on them, trolling through pages after pages or shelf after shelf of pens of all different types and colours, random multi-coloured paperclips and nick-nacks that you’re never going to use… Sigh. A blogger’s heaven. That’s more or less how I felt as I scrolled through the Ryman’s website, picking my items for review.

Ryman very kindly allowed me to pick 3 items from their website. I considered the type of things I need but also things I don’t necessarily need but might want to try. As it was approaching the New Year, I know that I’m usually more organised and productive so I wanted to pick items which would help with that so let’s start with the Collins Scandi Metallic Polka Dot Diary, which I absolutely fell in love with at first glance!

First of all, totally my aesthetic. I love pink, I love gold, I love the font and it’s totally blogger photo worthy! You’ll certainly see this crop up in a few of my blog photos throughout the year. But of course, I didn’t just choose it because it looks pretty. This is a really high quality diary, the cover is sturdy and so are the pages inside. It’s split into 2 months at a time and you have an entire page for every day – which I don’t think I actually do enough to actually fill but it’s handy all the same, especially for notes. A new diary is always handy to have at the beginning of the year, whether you think you’re going to use it or not because you never know what the year ahead is going to bring!

Another thing which is always handy at any time of the year, is a plain, lined notebook. I am a huge collector of notebooks. Some of which just sit on my bookcase, looking pretty because I know I’m never going to use them but I don’t want to keep them in a drawer. I chose this Heritage Personalized Notebook which comes with a personalized copper foil front, which I had my name put on and I absolutely adore. I chose grey, simply because it’s a colour I wouldn’t often choose but I think the copper foil looks lovely on whichever colour you choose. Again, this is a really well made notebook and will keep in shape, especially if you’re always using it, taking it in and out of drawers and bags. I think this would also make a lovely gift for someone. I know we’ve already had Christmas but ya’no, for anyone who wants to get ahead on next year!

I wanted my last pick to be something a little different for me. I couldn’t choose another notebook – as much as I wanted to so I decided to opt for the Johanna Basford Enchanted Forest Colouring Book. Now hear me out. I’ve never been one for colouring and I’ve never really bought into the colouring for self-care trend although it’s clearly proven to be very effective in some people. I never wanted to splash out the money on these huge colouring books only to find it doesn’t actually work. I wrote a post in December about my self-care goals for 2018 and I think this is something I’d like to add to that list. The Enchanted Forest book is beautifully drawn – the pictures are so delicate and intricate and I’m certainly that once you get into one, it’ll almost be like the forest has captured you. I’m looking forward to giving colouring books another try and maybe incorporating it into my self-care routine. The Ryman website has a selection of these beautiful books.

I hope you liked my selection of products from Ryman Stationery! For high quality products of good value which would make both fantastic gifts for others and yourself – I’d highly recommend taking a nosy at their website!

Which product here is your favourite? Have you ever purchased from Ryman Stationery before? What are your opinions on colouring books – do you find them therapeutic? 

* These products were sent to me in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts, opinions and photographs featured in this post are entirely my own.

Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

93 Comments

  1. […] last year, I was sent some gorgeous products from Ryman Stationery. I was able to pick out a few products and lo and behold… I chose a colouring book. Why? I […]

  2. […] another go soon. Especially as I have an absolutely stunning, brand new, adult colouring book which Ryman Stationery kindly sent me last […]

  3. That planner is so cute! I love stationery! xx

    Jamie | http://www.jamies-corner.com

  4. The notebooks in this are gorgeous! And they certainly are a dream for a Blogger… My only real pet peeve would be the spiral binding 😀 Your flatly are also wonderful

    1. Ah I personally love the spiral binding! xx

  5. That notebook is so pretty. I love that you can personalise it. I also love the planner but I never have anything to write in them so it becomes a bit redundant for me haha!
    Beth x

    1. Hahaha to be fair… I’ve wrote next to nothing in the planner! But I’m using the Jenny notebook as a billet journal now (: xxx

  6. I also love stationary. At work, I’m the biggest stationary hoarder. I always love discovering new stationary sources. Thanks for recommending them!

    1. Hehe nothing wrong with that! Zxx

  7. I might be slightly jealous these look amazing! I love coloring books.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

    1. Haha thanks xx

  8. can you beat personalised stationary?! i love the colours and i love the colouring book

    1. Certainly not xx

  9. I find colouring really therapeutic and satifysing when it’s all done but having the time to do it as an adult just isn’t easy! Small colouring books are needed I think

    1. That’s true. I had a small one once but it was too small and didn’t work for me.

      1. True I guess it could lose some of the concentration needed which makes it therapeutic

  10. Kayleigh Zara says:

    The planner is so pretty and I love how it’s been customisated! I haven’t been to Ryman’s in ages so might have to x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    1. Lovely isn’t it (: xx

  11. Everything is so pretty and I’d never have thought of Ryman (I always thought they were just for boring office supplies, haha). I really want to try adult colouring too, a few of my friends swear by it!

    1. Haha a few people have said that! xxx

  12. Love the diary! And the notebook, copper and grey go so well! And yeah I want the colouring book too! Great review xx

    1. Agreed – the colours go so nice together! xxx

  13. Oh my gosh, blogger goals! I adore that 2018 diary, I need it (although I really, really don’t need anymore diaries!)

    1. Haha you need it but you don’t REALLY need it- I totally get that!

  14. Isabel says:

    I was actually nearing meltdown stage the other day, which for me consists of crying, pulling my hair, etc, so not great. And I know it might sound silly but my mum has all this colouring stuff so I laid on my tummy on her living room floor and made myself colour in a while page of one of the colouring books. I used any colour I wanted, I didn’t care much about being neat. And it really helped, I was quite surprised how it brought my stress level down. I think it must be similar to mindfulness? Living in the moment and concentrating on one thing. I definitely think it’s worth a try at least once anyway! Sorry for babbling hehe

    1. I’m so glad to hear it helped you so much. Definitely something I want to get into this year- especially in a time when I really need to switch off xxx

  15. This is 100% every bloggers dream. I think we’re all stationary hoarders!
    I love the personalised notebook. There’s something so special about seeing your name on something!
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

    1. Agreed! I bloody love that notebook xxx

  16. Who doesn’t love a stationery post ? 😃 all three look fantastic especially the colouring book, I love colouring in the little ones regular book it’s very therapeutic and have heard great things about the adult ones – enjoy!

    Melanie |www.frasersfunhouse.com

    1. Definitely something I want to pick up this year xxx

  17. I LOVE the personalised notebook (we have the same name) so I’d totally get something similar <3
    What a great post, I'm such a stationary whore.

    1. Lovely aren’t they (: xx

  18. Lena Dee says:

    Omg omg omgggg! These are super cute I would definitely enjoy getting the personalized one for work. What a lovely collab! You got a great bundle! 😍

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    1. Thank you! Definitely a good collab of the year, this one 😏 xxx

  19. Oh my God. This stuff is beautiful. That pink diary is just 😍😍 and I don’t even like pink stuff usually. I wish I hadn’t bought so much stationary already this year x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. Haha oh dear! You can never have too much Stationery (; xxx

  20. Ooh these are lovely notebooks, I’ll be honest I hoard so many cute ones! I think colouring can be a great way to relax from everything going on in the real world! Fab post xx

    1. I’m 100% going to try and get into colouring this year! xxx

  21. Hello Bexa says:

    I didn’t know Ryman did personalised notebooks! That’s so cool 💖. I also love the colouring book. I have that one and definitely find it so therapeutic. It’s so detailed and interesting ☺️. Great post Jenny! xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Oh I’d love to see some of your completed pages! xxx

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