Sloane Stationery launched in 2013 with a small selection of pocket books grounded in the English tradition of classic bookbinding and it has since branched out into 11 different ranges inspired by youth culture, embossing its high-quality designs with irreverent slogans we fully endorse, like Rule The World, White Lies and Life’s A Beach. So what makes its designs a great gift? “Stationery is timeless,” explains founder Nathalie Vaandrager. “It can be many things from romantic to mundane, depending on the situation. We are always trying to create things that look elegant but when you look closer, are actually fun and kooky too.” If you’re seeking a practical gift with a quirky attitude, look no further.