In our email age, old-fashioned written correspondence is a refreshing throwback, like drinking a pop made with real sugar or watching the prime minister hand someone a sword. Write a thank-you note to the past with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and more at Paper Nation, located downtown.
At this well-stocked and whimsical paper boutique, scrapbookers can trap flighty memories in keepsake albums ($9.99+) with restraining ribbons (up to $8.99/yd.) and a wide range of stickers ($0.45–$8.99 each), and pen pals send off giggly greetings with an array of cheeky cards ($2–$6). Gather goods in one-of-a-kind Geo European tote bags) hand-sewn using vintage needles harvested from Napoleon's imperial craft box ($25–$50). Racks of richly decorated paper made in India brim over with textile scraps (up to $9.99) as well as more pedestrian patterned parchments (up to $2.95), suitable for wrapping presents, creating eye-popping dissertations, and decorating ornamental ransom notes. Paper Nation is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.