Daiso giraffe bookend holding up books. The book at the end is Neon Vernacular by Yusef Komunyakaa
Dollar Store Finds Paper Goods & Office

Daiso Stationery, Bookends, & Other Cute Office Stuff

One of my happy places is Daiso. If you don’t have a Daiso near you, I’m sorry. Daiso is a chain of Japanese dollar stores where almost everything is $1.50. They’ve got kitchenware, office supplies, home decor, gardening goodies, pet supplies, cleaning sundries, and a whole glorious room called household plastics where you can find various plastic boxes to organize stuff your heart’s content.

Today, I’m going to give you a tour of some of their office supplies and stationery. I’m cut off from buying any more stationery until I use what I have. Daiso stationery tends toward the cute. I’m a grown ass adult, but damn it if stationery with illustrations of animals doesn’t make me smile. Look at these ridiculous notebooks.

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You want letter sets featuring animals? They got you.

Those letter sets even have matching decoration tape.

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What’s decoration tape you ask? It’s like correction tape, but instead of creating a line of white, it creates a line of adorable animals. Could. Not. Resist.

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How about some envelopes with pretty patterns?

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How about some tiny pretty envelopes. What do you do with these?! I don’t care!

They’ve got a great selection of notebooks of varying sizes. Exercising restraint, I’ll just show you one.

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Erasers that look like food or vehicles? Sure!

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Ooops. I don’t need any more erasers, but Daiso just took my money. Look at these cute teeth erasers for your pencils. The ones with cavities are sad. I think that’s what really did it for me.

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I love that they carry washi tape. That’s something I never want to pay a lot for and here the price is right.

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They got fabric tape too.

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Why use boring stickies to mark stuff when you can use these?

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OK, this is a boring photo but useful and exciting for those of you who love to organize. Look at all these zipper bags of various sizes!

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Daiso came in especially handy when I was looking for bookends. I bought a few Hancock bookcases from CB2, which are open on all sides, so I needed bookends in a major way and no way was I paying $20+ per pair for decorative bookends. I also didn’t want to buy the boring ones from an office supply store. You know the ones; they’re metal and they have zero personality. Daiso to the rescue!

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But LOOK AT THESE ANIMAL BOOKENDS!

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Now I have a menagerie on my shelves. Thanks, Daiso!

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