I have a fair old heap of magazines - I buy one or two most months, depending on the freebies (have a peek at this month's magazine freebies!) so I build up a little stockpile, and every so often I rotate them, recycling any that are looking a bit worse for wear or I haven't been using, to make room for new ones! I find magazines make a great background for product shots (it's nice to have a few to choose from depending on the colours/style you're after etc.) as well as featuring in lifestyle-type photos.
As if I need an excuse to hoard stationery! I keep a selection of pretty notebooks and pencils, along with this weekly planner pad and a little notecard, in my box - I do also use my day-to-day planner and an assortment of fineliners on occasion, but I use those in everyday life so they don't live in this box.
Side plates and coasters are a bit of an obsession of mine - these are all from Sainsbury's except the glittery square plate, which was Home Bargains, and none of them cost more than about £4. If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen the patterned side plates popping up on a regular basis as they make a fab background for product shots.
Various candles, candle holders and the like sneak their way into my photos, and I'm very enamoured with my Jo Malone matches at the moment - the poshest matches in the world?! I've not used them in any blog photography yet, I'm biding my time, but I do think they look lovely and luxe! They'll be perfect for lifestyle shots.
I keep a random selection of ribbons, twine, paper flowers and other similar miscellania to hand, as again these can be lovely to add a bit of interest to your photos. Anytime a giftset comes with a ribbon tied around it, it ends up in my prop box! Things like rings, necklaces, hairclips, and brooches are also fab for adding colour and texture to your shots. And potentially the biggest essential of them all - Blu Tack. I can't believe how long it took me to cotton onto this, but it is ideal for stopping lipsticks, mascaras or anything else that's round from just... rolling out of shot.