*Updated for 2023!*
In this post, I want to share my favourite UK bullet journal supplies with you!
One of the great things about bullet journaling is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on the system to get good results!
If you want to, you can get away with just using a notebook, pen and ruler.
But having said that… it is always nice to treat yourself! Sooo… I’m going to share my favourite UK bullet journal supplies and gifts with you!
Pst! If it’s US bullet journal supplies you’re after, click here!
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This post will help you out whether you’re after a bullet journal starter kit, or you’ve been bullet journaling for a while and are a pro with your spreads and collections.
Lovely bullet journal supplies can also make a great gift for bullet journaling friends and family (scroll down towards the bottom for my favourite gift ideas)!
There are lots of helpful dedicated bullet journal sites around to point you in the right direction. Something I noticed though, is that most are U.S. based, and it can be a bit challenging find the best UK buys.
So, for all you lovely UK bullet journalers, here are my topÂ UK bullet journal supplies and gifts… let me know if you decide to treat yourself! (And if you need to organize your new supplies, read this).
Top UK Bullet Journal Supplies
These are my top recommendations for supplies you’ll turn to again and again to make your bullet journal both practical and stylish. We’re going to start off with the basics, then I’ll show you a couple of really special additions you can make!…
Bullet Journal Notebooks
The Leuchtturm (don’t ask me to pronounce that!) dotted notebook is generally recognised as the staple bullet journal notebook.
They vary in price from about 14 pounds depending on the colour and retailer, so they’re not too expensive when you consider the fact that you’re likely to use your bullet journal several times a week over many months.
The Leuchtturm is the top choice for bullet journalers for a reason – they’re high quality, the paper has minimal show-through on the reverse side, the pages are numbered and work perfectly for bullet journaling since they come with an inbuilt index.
They also come in a huge variety of different colours, and you can choose plain, lined, or dotted paper. I recommend dotted as they’re unobtrusive, but provide guidance for straight lines.
My current favourite Leuchtturm is this gorgeous teal colour journal, but if you’re looking to be on trend then maybe try out this happy-vibe bright yellow one (it’s one of the current Pantone colours of the year!).
If you fancy something a bit different though, I can’t recommend TK Maxx highly enough.
Their stationery section is heaven for bullet journal addicts (expect to find lovely arty supplies as well as notebooks), and they’re always very reasonably priced. Here’s just a small collection from one of my personal TK Maxx hauls!
Pens, Pens, Pens…
When it comes to pens, my undisputed bullet journaling favourite is the Pigma Micron Fineliner.
You can buy them in various nib sizes, but to start off with I recommend this pack of 6 – the different sizes work really well depending on how small you’re trying to write or how detailed your illustrations are, plus just what you find most comfortable to work with.
They write beautifully, work well for arty doodling, and dry really quickly (there’s nothing more annoying than a lovely black smudge mark all over your otherwise perfect page!).
And if you’re looking to buy some bullet journaling pens as a gift (or you want to really treat yourself!), this pack of multi-coloured Pigma fineliners is sure to go down VERY well!
Once you have your regular pens sorted, you might like to get something for when you want to be a bit more creative and arty…
Look no further than these amazing Tombow Dual Brush Pens – the ones shown in the pic are my own set and I LOVE them! The dual tip means that you can use them for both finelining and brush colouring, and this particular set has a lovely pastel colour scheme.
You might not have picked up a colouring pencil since you left school, but trust me when I say that using them to brighten up your bullet journal can be strangely addictive!
This is my set of Prismacolor Premier colouring pencils, and trust me when I say that they are REALLY good!
You can achieve a variety of tones depending on the amount of pressure you use (unlike some cheaper pencils, they won’t just break when you push down a bit), and you can also get different effects by varying your shading technique.
With all that said though, these particular ones are pretty pricey! I’m not sure if I was just in the mood to splash the cash when I ordered mine, or if they were less expensive at the time!…
You can buy this amazing pack of 72 on Amazon (it’s definitely going on my Christmas wish list!), but it is an investment! I will say though that I do really love them – they last for ages and are EXTREMELY good quality.
For a lower priced alternative though, this lovely set of Arteza pencils gets consistently amazing reviews (nearly 4000 of them to be precise!). * Update – I have now purchased these myself and can confirm that they are very good *
I also love this fancy colour blender, which blends your colouring pencil art for a soft smudgy look. It’s not an essential, but I use mine all the time so I thought I’d give it a mention!
When I wrote the original version of this post several years ago, not many people had heard of Washi tape! But now it is most definitely a ‘thing’.
If you’re not familiar with it though, Washi tape originated in Japan and is basically a multi-purpose adhesive tape that comes in all sorts of lovely colours and patterns. And using it is quite addictive!
It works especially well in bullet journals since you can write on it and reposition it, meaning that you can play about until you achieve the design you want.
With so many amazing washi tape sets now available, it’s difficult to know which one to recommend! But if you start off with something like this gorgeous set of 10 beautiful Washi Tapes, you can’t go far wrong.
Be sure to tear off a small piece of tape to practice writing on before you write on the tape you’ve stuck in your journal, as some pen/washi tape combinations can result in the ink bleeding. All of them are perfect for decorating your bullet journal with though.
Washi tape is also fantastic to have for a number of handy bullet journal hacks!
PoooliPrint Pocket Printer – My Bullet Journal Guilty Pleasure!
So now that the basics are all sorted, here’s a little something extra you might like to consider to elevate your bullet journaling
a few notches through the roof!
The Poooli Printer is basically a pocket sized thermal printer (ie it never runs out of ink!) that is perfect for printing out photos, lists and inspirational quotes in your bullet journal. It makes a perfect gift for bullet journal lovers, and is a marvellous choice for a little gift to yourself!
Here is a bullet journal spread I created with my own Poooli Printer…
If you decide to treat yourself or someone special, you can read my full review here (spoiler alert – I think they’re very good!), or follow this link and use the code TARA15 to get 15% off and free delivery!!
I also created this bullet journal spread to give you an idea of how lovely your PoooliPrint creations can be, and also I made a ton of free printables (with more to come) that you can use with it (you’re welcome!)
I really do rate this little gadget and recommend giving it a go!
Visit the PoooliPrint site here, and use the code TARA15 for 15% off!
Top UK Bullet Journal Gifts
And in addition to that, here are my top bullet journal gift picks for when you need to find a special something for the bullet journaler in your life! (Or indeed when you need to give them some gift ideas for your lovely self)…
Personalised Journal Stamp
Â£29.50, The English Stamp Company/ Not On The High Street
This beautiful personalised stamp makes such a lovely thoughtful gift. It’s great for giving any bullet journal a stylish and unique individual touch.
You choose the text (which could be something like ‘Sian’s Journal’, or an inspiring phrase) and ink colour, plus there’s an option to add extras such as a gift box and stationery.
Traveller’s Notebook Set
Traveller’s notebooks are becoming a popular alternative to the Leuchtturm notebook within the bullet journaling community, but they also just make a lovely gift for stationery lovers.
What’s great about them is that they’re refillable, so you can customise the inserts and change them around over time.
I adore this stylish set, which includes the pen, a metal bookmark, a zipper pocket, a card-holder insert, and a pen holder.
Calligraphy Set (beautiful!!)
Know someone who’s ready to take their bullet journaling to the next level?! Then this stunning calligraphy set will make the perfect gift.
How gorgeous is this??!!…
I think if someone gave me this as a gift I’d actually be happy to just look at it even if it never got used!!!
Super-Pretty Calligraphy Book
And continuing with the calligraphy theme, how about this beginners lettering book?
If the reviews on Amazon are anything to go by, this one will be a surefire hit. I’d buy it just to look beautiful on the bookshelf!
Piles and Piles of Colouring Pens!
For a bullet journal lover gift that you can’t possibly go wrong with, this set of 100 good quality gel pens will be very gratefully received!
They’re perfect both for writing and detailed colouring, plus just really handy… what more can a say! Just a great little gift that it’s impossible not to like really!…
Poooli Printer Gadget – it’s awesome!
And finally, just because I put it in the last section but not this one – and I love it – remember that you can get 15% off a Poooli Printer with my affiliate code TARA15, and they make excellent little gifts!
I really do recommend them – remember you can read my full review here!
Bullet journal supplies UK – some more ideas for you!
So, I hope you enjoyed this post on the best UK bullet journal supplies!
Once you have all your supplies sorted out, check out my posts on bullet journal collection ideas, weekly spreads and bullet journal hacks to get you started.
And by the way, you might like to check out my pinterest boards because there are literally THOUSANDS of beautiful bullet journal ideas over there!!
I hope that lot helps you out… happy journaling everyone!
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