I would be lost without my daily to-do list, but I’m not a very linear person, so sometimes just jotting down my tasks one after the other doesn’t really resonate with me. That’s why I’m pretty psyched about these pie chart sticky notes, divided into different size sections for different size tasks. I would say they’re 60 percent clever, 30 percent cute, and 10 percent ridiculous (in a good way, of course). [$7.50 for 50 notes, Poketo]
We’re officially too old to use those fun smelly markers at work. Do they even make those anymore? We lived for those things in elementary school. Now you can get a whiff of your childhood and still appear to be a respectable adult with this pack of Smencils. These gourmet scented pencils smell yummy and are environmentally friendly. Our “to do” list is going to smell amazing.
There aren’t many opportunities to use an actual pen nowadays: Most companies offer online bill pay, smart phones contain an appointment book and notepad, and ATMs don’t require deposit envelopes anymore. But every once in a while, you might want to send a handwritten note or greeting card, instead of an e-card. On those rare occasions, we hope you use The Seven Year Pen, which will last at least seven years. This high-quality marker is also eco-friendly because it reduces waste — think of how much discarded pens contribute to our plastic waste. The Seven Year Pen comes in five designs, but we’re partial to the glasses because we like to indulge our inner style geek.
Occasionally we step away from the internet and actually put pen to paper. And when we do, we like to use these Know-It-All Pencils. Each colorful pencil is inscribed with a grammar tip or an interesting lil’ factoid, like the boiling point of water or Pi to the 10th digit. And each set of six comes lovingly packaged in a hand-printed muslin bag — the perfect pairing to a few clean white sheets of notebook paper.