If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I am obsessed with little bits and bobs that are colourful, cute and quirky. So when I recently came across the Whale & Bird website, I was literally in heaven and couldn’t wait to share my new discovery with you all!
For those of you who haven’t come across the website yet, Whale & Bird stock all things fun and humorous. This includes greeting cards, postcards, stationery, gifts and homeware items – all with a quirky twist that will put a smile on your face, which I absolutely love.
Whale & Bird work with artists and illustrators to create good quality items that would make great gifts for your loved ones or a lovely little treat for yourself. If you’re a cute stationery/homeware addict like I am, you will love them! All their products are available on their website, and in stores such as Paperchase, Scribbler, Joy the Store, Funky Pigeon and independent shops around the UK.[/pipdig_padded_text]
In my recent post on ‘8 things you can do the old fashioned way, I mentioned how I much prefer keeping organised with an actual paper journal – rather than on my phone or laptop. Nothing beats the feeling of crossing things off a to-do list in a new notebook! Therefore, my notebook collection is ever-growing and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. I just cannot resist a new notebook, especially when they’re as cute as these!
The notebooks available at Whale & Bird are very affordable at just £2.95, making them very hard to resist. I particularly love the ‘Keeping Doing The Thing‘ notebook with the little sausage dog on the front, as well as the ‘Fries Before Thighs‘ notebook (which is so me), both of which are so lovely and colourful! The notebooks are all lined and come printed with all sorts of positive affirmations and colourful designs.[/pipdig_padded_text]
Pins and badges are a really easy way of customising your favourite denim jacket this spring or attaching to your backpack for a personal touch. Whale & Bird have a fantastic range of both enamel pins and badges with prices starting from £1.25. Some of my favourites include the incredibly cute ‘Be the person that your cat thinks you are‘ pin designed by Katie Abey, as well as the ‘Don’t Forget To Look Up‘ pin which looks so classy! All the pins that I got my hands on feel very well made, durable and come in really vibrant and eye-catching colours.[/pipdig_padded_text]
[pipdig_padded_text]Aren’t these the cutest coasters you have ever seen!? As part of their homeware collection, Whale & Bird have an extensive range of coasters (and cushions!) which would make great gifts or a fun addition to your home. I love adding fun little bits and bobs around the house, and these are just perfect. Being a self-confessed crazy cat lady, I really enjoyed scrolling through the many cat-themed coasters on the Whale & Bird website. I also really like the ‘Believe in Yourself‘ unicorn coaster, which has made itself at home on my home office desk.
The coasters are available for £2.95 (or 2 for £5). They are cork backed and have a tough melamine top that’s great at resisting heat, liquid or any potential scratches. They feel really sturdy, which I’m really pleased about as these are 100% some my favourite coasters that I have ever owned![/pipdig_padded_text]
[pipdig_padded_text]Ah, postcards – where do I begin!? I’ve slowly but surely developed a special little place in my heart for cute postcards over the past few years, and I can’t resist picking new ones up to surprise my family and friends with (or keep for myself!). Placing postcards in a small, simple frame is a quick (and cheap) way of decorating your home. I keep some of my favourite postcards on my desk, which really help to brighten up the area!
Whale & Bird have a huge selection of colourful and bright postcards priced at just 75p – all with positive affirmations, cute quotes and vibrant illustrations. The ‘Be A Warrior Not a Worrier‘ postcard (which is very appropriate for me as I am such a worrier!) is one of my favourites and currently sits on my desk. If you’re a fellow blogger, these also make really great blog props![/pipdig_padded_text]
I’m a big fan of sending a good old fashioned greeting card in the post on birthdays, or even just to say hello to someone I haven’t spoken to in a while. There’s something really special about receiving something in the post that’s not a bill or a boring old bank statement. Whale & Bird stock hundreds of greeting cards ranging from birthday cards to new baby/home/job cards, cards to say congratulations and cards to celebrate events such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day!
The cards come with their own brown envelope and are currently on offer for 3 for 2 – so now is the perfect time to stock up on some greeting cards for the rest of the year!