Stationery: the antidote to a digital world

Dairy Diary stationery

Earlier this year we visited the London Stationery Show where we listened to a fascinating seminar

Despite the many who insist that everything must be digital, stationery sales are actually on the rise.

This continued love of stationery is because – in this digital age – we all like something that’s tangible and real. And doesn’t it evoke happy nostalgia too? Who remembers the trip to the stationers to buy your back-to-school pencil case and maybe a protractor and, if you were really lucky, a scented eraser too?

Diaries, pens, pencils and the like still create excitement that began in our school days.

Stationery today is still as covetable as ever.

And, as you can see, real diaries are still going strong. Yes, most of us carry a smartphone with a calendar but why would we want to use that? A paper diary allows you to actually ‘write’, to record thoughts as well as plans, to browse, to flick through, to be inspired.

Many of our customers have kept all their Dairy Diaries going right back to when they were first married. These books are a compendium of family life, as well as a treasure trove of delicious recipes.

2023 Addresses & Reminders Book

To order your ‘real’ diary and enjoy making and recording more memories click here.

And keep note of memorable dates and addresses in style with this stunning Addresses & Reminders Book. With card and gift lists, dates to remember, a tabbed address section, and a handy pocket it gives you everything you need and more. And it even comes with a FREE matching notepad. Click here.

Postage is completely FREE if you spend over £25, so why not stock up on gifts for Christmas? There are more lovely stationery items available to purchase.

Happy shopping!


Head of Dairy Diary; I'm passionate about producing high quality products that our customers will cherish. I'm also a mum of three and I enjoy cooking, walking, gardening and art with my family, as well as lino printing (if I find time!)
    • Sophie Hudson
    • 26/11/2019

    My Mother has now taken on the mantle of buying the Dairy Diary since my Nana passed away. We, my Mother, Sister and I all keep ours on our cookbook stands at home. Where would we be without them?!

    • Victoria Smith
    • 21/11/2019

    Hi I buy two sets very year one for myself and one for a friends birthday. I wouldn’t be without my Dairy diary . The desk diary is invaluable to me as it keeps me up to date with my daily things to do.

  1. I absolutely love my dairy diary – I could not live without it. It is kept open on my cookbook holder so I never forget what I am doing each day.

  2. I’ve had my 2020 dairy diary for weeks! Can’t wait until Nov. Dates started going in Sept. Anyway, I like to plan some of next year’s recipes.

    • Shelagh Podger
    • 16/11/2019

    I purchase 4 dairy diaries every year one each for my daughters one fir my daughter in law, and one for myself. It’s now a Christmas tradition. They are excellent diaries and have a variety of useful information plus amazing recipes. There is one sitting in all our homes. We would be lost without them.

    • Jenny Harris
    • 16/11/2019

    Have had a dairy diary for over 20 years, love the information and household tips, important dates, recipes etc. Look forward to getting my 2020 one

      • Judy martin
      • 16/11/2019

      Not only have I had dairy diary for many years, but every Christmas I also get them for my daughter and daughters-in-law

    • Dawn Brooker
    • 16/11/2019

    My Mother has been buying me the diary sets as a little additional extra at Christmas every since they were first published. They are still an absolute joy to receive, my Mother is 92 now and will no doubt be popping a set into my stocking again this year.

    • April Hill
    • 16/11/2019

    I bought my first Dairy Diary from the milkman when published. When my daughter got married 32 years ago I began buying for her as well. We would both find it difficult to function without. My granddaughters sadly prefer technology, they don’t know what they’re missing.

    • Barbara Harris
    • 16/11/2019

    I couldn’t manage without my Dairy Diary, have had it for years and years.

    • Maureen doughty
    • 16/11/2019

    I buy my diaries diaries for my daughters every year.they love them for the recipes and the clear way of school and social dates.

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