Calling all stationery junkies! We’ve scoured the island to find the best places to get notebooks and planners in Singapore.
With the rise of tech, it seems like everyone (and everything) is going digital. In-person meetings turn into virtual calls over Zoom, and communication between colleagues is done through WhatsApp or work chats like Slack. But there’s something about having physical stationery that we can’t seem to get over. Having your to-do list conveniently online on a cloud and accessible through all your devices is one thing, but having a physical book to write in changes the whole vibe. For those who prefer putting ink to paper, get your pens out for our list of stationery shops in Singapore for notebooks, journals and planners.
Where to get notebooks in Singapore for all your planner needs
1. Notebook Therapy
Notebook Therapy takes its stationery game very seriously. It all started with a love of crafts and an affection for East Asian culture. Stationery here is imported from Japan and Korea to be shared with the rest of the world. The brand has a number of seasonal launches that showcase limited edition designs. Once you pick a notebook with your preferred design, stock up on pens, stickers, washi tape, and even ink stamps to fill it with creative ideas.
Notebook Therapy, available online
2. The Little Drom Store
This art and design-driven retail store was founded by two passionate graphic designers who aim to create the most adorable Singapore-themed knick knacks. Inspired by the everyday happenings of our little island, it’s the perfect place to score a souvenir for a loved one. We love the decorative plates and adorable enamel pins. And for the stationery lover in your life, grab one of the notebooks with colloquial jokes and puns based on local food.
The Little Drom Store, available online
Local lifestyle brand Kai brings tons of fun items in gorgeous colours, and we can never get over it. Just browsing the webstore makes our day a little brighter, and yes that includes the notebooks. The annual planners here focus on personal growth and self-care. It even comes with a habit tracker and sticker sheets to help you stay organised.
Kai, available online
4. The Washi Tape Shop
Don’t let the name deceive you (or maybe it’s tempting you). Yes, the Washi Tape Shop has a glorious collection of decorative tape organised by theme. So if you’re a big fan of bullet journaling (or just collecting tape in general), grab a few rolls from the collection of washi to use with its journals that come in dreamy designs and colours.
The Washi Tape Shop, available online
Forgot to grab a planner at the start of the year? Have no fear because Mossery is here to save your skin. Half-year and even undated planners are available for you to purchase, so you’ll never have to worry about setting reminders to grab a new book when the new year rolls around. A selection of different covers can be found featuring artworks from many talented artists, along with simplistic designs. Our favourite part? The fact that you can personalise a notebook with your name on the cover.
Mossery, available online
If you take your crafting and journaling seriously, JetPens is a stationery haven. It carries brands like Hobonichi, Kokuyo, and Midori with monthly, weekly, and daily planner options. You can also filter the huge list down by size, paper style, cover types, colours, and more. There’ll be something for any budget. Having trouble figuring out what planner you need? Check out the list of guides that can help you find your way.
JetPens, available online
We can’t get enough of the flower-themed everything at Typoflora. If you can’t wait for the yearly planners to be released, get the other notebooks that come with a linen book cloth hardcover. The pages are also decorated with intricate and detailed botanical designs. Planners aren’t really your thing? Beautify your desk with the foliage-illustrated weekly pads and their tear-off pages.
Typoflora, available online
8. The Paper Bunny
We’re mildly obsessed with this local stationery and lifestyle brand. Aesthetics meet functionality with The Paper Bunny, giving us thoughtfully designed lifestyle products and, of course, stationery. The notebooks come with motivational quotes on the cover, so pick one that resonates since this notebook is probably going everywhere with you to serve as a timely reminder.
The Paper Bunny, available online
9. Bynd Artisan
You know what says classy? Leather. And we can’t think of a better place for leather products than Bynd Artisan. Swap out your type cloth or paper notebooks for one with a soft, natural grain leatherette cover. The paper is suitable for any fountain pen users out there, so say goodbye to bleeding ink. Top up a little more for added personalisation of any kind of word you want in your choice of foil colour from stunning rose gold to a very subtle black emboss.
Bynd Artisan, available online
Trust Typo to have a never-ending supply of cute things decked in glitter, unicorn prints, pop culture references, adorable cats, as well as tongue-in-cheek quotes. We bet the adorable planners will have you drooling. They’ve got it all – weekly layout, a pretty hardcover, a bucket list, ‘challenge yourself’ questions, notes sections and more.
Typo, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and City Square Mall, and available online
Our go-to brand for all things minimalist. You can find a huge array of lifestyle products in any Muji, and the stationery section is no exception. This is the place to be for notebooks that are light and slim enough to carry around with you and not take up too much room in your bag. Choose between wirebound or open-flat notebooks, or even DIY your own with the selection of loose leaf paper and binders with one touch rings.
Muji, multiple locations including Tampines Mall and 313@Somerset
There’s nothing quite like curling up with your planner and sorting through your thoughts. Reflect on your week or plan out the coming days with planners and notebooks from Kikki.K. The soft touch snap journals in pastel colours are a fan favourite, and are often paired off with a matching pen.
Kikki.K, available online
13. Rifle Paper Co.
Forever trying to perfect that Pinterest-worthy life? Get a load of everything Rifle Paper Co. From planners and journals to calendars and pens, this is a stationery lover and illustration junkie’s happy place. Just look at those flowers in the brightest and prettiest hues. If they don’t put a big smile on your face, we don’t know what will!
Rifle Paper Co, available online
14. Chai Sunrise
Want to reflect and recharge after a long day? The 3 Questions a Day Journal by Chai Sunrise is the perfect tool for time-starved urbanites who want a dose of mindfulness. You don’t need to carve out an hour for a long meditation practice – you just need a few minutes to answer three simple questions!
This journal provides you with three different questions each day, so you don’t have to worry about coming up with journal prompts. Each day comes with a different theme to encourage reflection, self-love and growth in a simple way. Plus, there’s no need to wait for the start of a new year to begin. This journal isn’t dated so you can start at any time!
Chai Sunrise, available online
Stationery lover or not, these notebooks in Singapore are what you need for planning, journaling, and just penning your thoughts down.