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8 Power Pieces To Start The New Year With

by Caitlin Kelch

With a new year a mere 21 days away, it’s time to get your 2018 game strategy formulated. Resolutions are great, but sometimes difficult to remain faithful to, so consider giving yourself (or a loved one) some help! These 8 pieces drive home some important messages and keep taking charge of your new year top-of-mind. Get one or two now and bring them to your last few meetings of the year so the general public knows that 2018 is going be your year.

First up is a cheeky (but so true) limited edition hardcover notebook from MOO that’s been redesigned from cover to cover by designer and illustrator Timothy Goodman. This is a luxury piece with 160 pages of smooooth Swedish Munken Kristall paper that will serve as the vessel for how exactly you’ll own 2018. And don’t worry if it takes some time to formulate your game plan — simply making loops and doodles on this amazing paper will transport you into a mediative state in no time.

A word about the binding: it has a Swiss lay-flat design so every page stays perfectly flat, and it’s also very helpful for left-handed writers who often struggle with pages scrunching up!


This small-but-mighty music player plays your Spotify Premium music without your phone. Let me repeat that: without your phone. Take a walk (w/o your phone), take a run (w/o your phone) or just enjoy music on your unplugged days. No signal? Not an issue — Mighty will work regardless, with 1,000 + songs stored offline. Just pair it with your headphones or speakers and hide your phone. It also has a headphone jack if you want to go truly old school.

Leave it to an indie start-up to provide us with the choice to ditch our phones and still enjoy music without distracting notifications.


is a treasure trove of beautiful items, and equally powerful, illustrated work. Frame up this print or adopt this tote bag for everyday use!




Keep it light and let these Ban.do stickers remind you of how awesome you are when times get tough next year.



Slow down and go analog with this classic rose gold and grey beauty by The Horse. This is an addition to the “Ditch Your Phone” category that the Mighty music player leads.



Claim your seat on the couch in your sweats and this sweatshirt by 7Sages on Etsy. I really can’t wait to put this on!



This print is elegant and apt for the new year. Make it your anthem and frame or pin it everywhere.



Stock up on message pencils! Tuck them behind your ear for everyone to see. Etsy has a pencil for every sentiment, so go find yours!

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