I’m sure I’m preaching to the converted, when I talk about how amazing Moleskines are, so I won’t bother (although if you don’t know what I’m on about, check ‘em out!) They’re the notebook of choice for creative types all over the world, including my husband— he used them at college when he was studying Fine Art & he still uses them now for song-writing a& ideas, not to mention his Moleskine diary for planning! We’re big old stationery geeks and love the rule on the Moleskine (not too wide!), new pens & generally hoarding notebooks. Yup, we’re sad.
When I started looking for a traditional paper gift for him for our one year anniversary (today!), I knew it had to be a Moleskine. We’re not into massive gestures & agreed it would be more of a little something to mark the occasion. I found lots of craft-types who made covers for notebooks and etched beautiful designs on to them, but they were either hideously expensive or you had to have a big minimum order. I was ready to give up, when I stumbled across MoleskinePress.co.uk. It’s simple & straight to the point! No fuss. £14 (inc. P&P) for a large, hardback notebook with your own message debossed between the elastic & right hand edge of the front cover. Brilliant! The notebook itself retails for £12.50, so it’s a bit of a bargain if you ask me.
If you’re looking for a personalised Moleskine, I’d definitely recommend Moleskine Press. I ordered it at 3pm on Monday & it arrived Tuesday morning. Impressive! I simply went for Ashley’s name on the side (rather than an anniversary message that might look a bit rubbish & potentially embarassing!), so he can actually use it. I now want a set of my own with “Photography”, “Blogging” & similar stuff on the side… I don’t need them, but my god, I want them! Damn you for feeding my addiction Moleskine Press!