My slightly obsessive journaling habit all started when my mom gave me my first journal on my 9th birthday. Since then, I have filled 77 more journals and developed a system of regular journaling that works really well for me.
If you have a journal writer on your Christmas list this year—or even if you think they’re someone who should be a journal writer—here are 20 great gifts to get them started and keep them going. All of these are made by independent artists, too, and that’s certainly something worth writing about. ?
1. Coptic Cactus Journal
Aren’t the cacti on this hand-stitched coptic bound journal from Daisy Dove Books just the cutest? They have lots of really fun covers to choose from, too.
2. Batik Journal
3. Personalized Journal
Make it super easy for your journal writing friend to identify their journal with their name printed in pretty gold foil on the cover. These personalized notebooks from Sweet Designs by Jo come in black or white and have lined pages.
4. Floral Journal
This pretty prayer journal from June Arbor Designs has blank pages on one side and lined pages on the other, perfect for a mix of writing and drawing!
5. Swarm Journal
This colorful journal from Tremundo Journals is handmade and features a waterproof canvas cover. They also have lots of beautiful and unique designs to choose from.
6. Too Many Tabs Journal
I giggled out loud at this “Too Many Tabs” journal from Old English Co. Give your favorite journal writer a space to dump all those thoughts in this personalized notebook with lined pages.
[box title=”Pro Tip” border_width=”2″ border_color=”#568c99″ border_style=”solid” icon=”star” icon_style=”bg” icon_shape=”circle” align=”center”]Every journal writer has their own preferences and style. It wouldn’t hurt to do some sleuthing to find out whether your friend likes lined, dotted, or blank pages in their journals, and whether they prefer hard bound or spiral. [/box]
7. Junior Mints Journal
8. Record Journal
Get it? It’s a record record. ? This fantastic upcycled record journal from Vinylux comes with 100 lined pages. You can even request your friend’s favorite genre for the record!
9. Metal Journal
This super unique journal is made from an old road sign! Available from the aptly named Mass Transit Design.
10. Popcorn Journal
This popcorn journal from Dog Eared Journals is made from a vintage book and still features some of the original illustrations!
11. Fire-Branded Journal
This gorgeous leather journal cover from Portland Leather is refillable and can be branded with a variety of outdoorsy designs. This would make a great hiking and backpacking journal.
12. PErsonalized Leather Journal
These personalized journals from San Tan Leather are also refillable and can be customized with your choice of color and image.[box title="" border_width="2" border_color="#568c99" border_style="solid" icon="gift" icon_style="bg" icon_shape="circle" align="center"]
Looking for more great gift ideas that support independent creators? Check out my other gift guides here![/box]
13. Bullet Journal Tracker Stencil
If your journal writing friend wants to get started in bullet journaling but doesn’t think they can draw those fancy trackers, this stencil from Jayden’s Apple might be just the trick.
14. Bullet Journal Stamps
Even if they’re using blank pages, these handy stamps from Gold Miss Co will turn any journal into a bullet journal.
15. Washi Tape
There are so many colors to choose from in these washi tape sets from Gift Smilee. I’m considering getting a bunch for myself!
16. Bullet Journal Stencil Set
This 20 piece stencil set from My Teacher’s Cupboard will come in handy for any bullet journaler.
Make Your Own Journals
How cool would it be to write in a journal that you made yourself? Bring that dream alive for your favorite journal writer with one of these bookbinding kits. Each kit has a unique style to match your friend’s preferences:
P.S. Etsy has lots of great personalized gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Check out their Gifts under $30 guide here!
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