7 Notebooks


7 Notebooks

Listen up, merry people. This article is about notebooks. Because a notebook is the perfect Christmas gift (seriously, everybody likes them. Either for to-do lists, random ideas or short stories.) You can even use them to write down all new year’s resolutions. We selected seven beautifully made notebooks that’ll still look pretty when suffering a writer’s block.

Esme Winter
Designed in England, printed and bound in Holland. Yep, all Esme Winter’s products are made in Europe, using acid free, FSC assured paper and vegetable based inks. These 144 lined pages of smooth, ivory paper are bound with book cloth for added strength and durability. So your notebook can go wherever you go to collect each and every memory.


Stone Paper
Stone Paper! Nope, we’re not talking about a zero sum hand game. We’re introducing quite a material innovation here. Stone Paper, a product by Ecomediagroep and Ecodrukkers, is made without trees, bleach and water. Instead, it’s fully made out of waste and recycled materials. Groundbreaking, huh? We think Stone Paper rocks!

Darrell and Julia find inspiration for their notebooks on flea markets and secondhand bookstores, where they pick up reference books and ephemera. Therefor SUKIE's studio is packed with such things, next to vintage book presses and printing equipment. It allows them to keep on creating new styles of notebooks, but always using FSC approved, recycled or even rescued paper.


About Blanks
In need of a unique notebook? The notebooks of About Blanks are truly one of a kind! They use the covers of reclaimed library books and fill the notebooks with empty, FSC certified paper. But there’s more. The notebooks are made in a social workshop, providing jobs to people who want to reintegrate in our society. ISN’T THIS WHERE CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT?

Little Alexander
Oh! With a name like this, you can imagine the production process is just as tiny and cute. Yep, Little Alexander is passionate about handmade goods. All of their notebooks are made from scratch. Also the images are original illustrations. Little Alexander uses papers made of 100% recycled content or reclaimed scrap. Also when it comes to packaging!


People Tree
You might know People Tree for their beautiful garments, their Fair Trade business model or their CEO aka superwoman Safia Minney, but soon you’ll know them for their notebooks. Each and everyone of them is handmade by Prokritee in Bangladesh with jute paper and AZO free dye. It’s made with care, for the people you care about.

Home Made Food Notebook
We love Yvette van Boven. Whether she’s picking apples, cutting onions or prepping a stew, you've got our attention. Both her books and television show are a feast for the eye, so we were beyond excited to find out she made a notebook. This notebook has handy info on measures and conversions, a seasonal calendar and food names in different languages. Most pages are lightly illustrated for you to fill with your recipes, lists and memories.