Advertising & Marketing

Best Notebooks & Journals: Our Picks for National Notebook Day & Beyond!

National Notebook Day is May 16! And though we sing the praises of personalized notebooks every day, we’ll take any opportunity to celebrate stylish stationery. After all, a promotional notebook is a practical way to keep your business top of mind in offices, conference rooms, classrooms, handbags, and more.  

Notebooks make such great giveaways because they’re budget-friendly and come in so many different colors, finishes, and sizes. Leather or linen, pocket-sized or oversized, multi-color or monochromatic…the options are truly limitless.  

Plus, there are a ton of different ways your business can use custom notebooks to build awareness. Here are a few places to pass out your custom stationery: 

  • Expos & Conferences: Whether you’re hosting a seminar or posted up behind a booth, notebooks make a great giveaway at industry events. Prospects can use them to take notes, jot down contact information, and so much more.
  • School Orientation Events: Stand out in a sea of textbooks with custom logo notebooks. They’re sure to be a hit with students, teachers, and parents!
  • Gifts with Purchase: Want to show appreciation for an in-store purchase or online order? Include a journal or notebook set as a practical gift.
  • New Employee Presents: Putting together a welcome package for new hires? Make sure to include a company logo notebook.

7 Types of Promotional Notebooks

When it comes to logo notebooks, there are so many options—and there’s truly something for everyone and every brand. Keep reading to check out the different kinds of notebooks available at, as well as our favorite pick from every category. 

1. Full Color Notebooks

If you want to get your logo seen as vibrantly as possible, choose a promotional notebook that allows for a custom full color imprint.  

2. Soft Touch Notebooks

Customers love anything with a soft touch finish—notebooks included! 

3. Spiral Notebooks

We love the classic aesthetic of spiral-bound notebooks—plus, the spiral binding allows the notebook to lay flat when opened. That’s a total win for notetaking! 

4. Notebook & Pen Sets

Double up on branding with a personalized notebook and pen set! It’s a great gift for anyone, especially new employees or recently enrolled students.  

5. Recycled Notebooks

Want to show customers that you prioritize recycled and responsibly sourced swag? Choose a customizable logo notebook made from recycled paper, recycled cotton, or RPET. 

6. Cork Notebooks

For stationery that truly stands out, choose a promotional notebook that features something unique—like textured cork trim.  

7. Leather Notebooks

If you want to add a luxe touch to your next giveaway, choose a custom notebook with a leather (or faux leather) look.  

Allison Russo

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