We recently got in some stationery-adjacent things, which are sometimes my favourite things to get in. We (I) spend a lot of time overanalyzing the specifics of which ink with which pen, or how I’m going to use which notebook for what, but sometimes it’s nice to have something entirely new to contemplate.
This is the one thing I recommend for basically everyone, keeping some format of a journal where you write some lines a day.
In a stationery shop where preferences and details are so personal and vary so widely, from nib sizes to pen sizes to paper smoothness to mixing technology and analogue, so much of what we try and do is find just the right thing that you’re looking for. There are relatively few things that I would suggest for everyone in a blanket way, but this is one of them.