It is true that all you need to journal is something to write on and something to write with.
So technically, there’s no reason you couldn’t pick up a notepad and bag of pens from the local 99p store.
But as with most things in life, quality and a bit of luxury can make journaling a much more appealing and enjoyable experience.
As an avid journaler, I’d be over the moon if I received any one of the gifts included below.
In fact, it took a lot of willpower to resist purchasing many of them as I put this list together for you.
So if you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for someone in your life who either loves to journal or could benefit from starting a journal practice, look no further.
Here are 22 awesome gift ideas for the journal lovers (or soon-to-be journal lovers) in your life:
For the busy journal lovers in your life
A common misconception with journaling is that each entry has to be its own version of War and Peace.
But, one aspect of journaling is reflection and this can be done in a single sentence, even a single word.
Of course, you are likely to get far more out of longer, more in-depth journaling sessions, but for those with limited time, writing a sentence each day that reflects your mood, emotions and experiences is better than writing nothing at all.
It is also a good way to notice any patterns of behaviour and their possible triggers. as well as highlighting people and experiences that invoke stress or bring joy.
Gift the busy people in your life with one of the following journals:
For the reflective and mindful journal lovers in your life
Nowadays, many of us lead busy lives.
Rarely do we stop to ask ourselves how we’re feeling or what we need.
A regular journal practice is a great way to take a few minutes out of your hectic life to reconnect with yourself.
Journaling can be a time to remember what is important and reassess your priorities.
It is an opportunity to plan and visualise your dreams and goals.
And it is a time cultivate abundance by expressing gratitude for the blessings you already have in your life.
Help the people in your life to reignite their passion and motivation for life by gifting them one of the following journals:
For the health and beauty conscious journal lovers in your life
The beauty industry has been booming for years and shows no sign of slowing down.
Especially as we’re now seeing celebrities moving away from being the face of existing brands to launching their own cosmetics lines.
Health and wellness, on the other hand, is an industry that has seen huge growth over the past few years.
More and more people are becoming conscious of what they put in their body as well as what they put on it. In addition to the health benefits regular exercise has on their overall well-being.
Gift the healthy and beauty conscious journal lovers in your life with one of the following journals:
For the travel-loving journal lovers in your life
Nowadays, most of us capture our travel memories through photos but journaling is another great way to capture your travel adventures.
In a world where we now take an estimated 14 trillion photos a year, there is a danger of missing out on the beauty that surrounds us while we travel because we are so busy Snapchatting and uploading our photos to social media.
A travel journal is an excellent way to bring us back into the present moment and pay more attention to our experience and surroundings.
Help the wanderlusters in your life fully capture their travel memories in one special place with the help of one of these 3 journals:
For the young journal lovers in your life
Growing pains is a real thing.
Physically and emotionally, especially with all the pressures, so many young people face today.
Unfortunately, not all young people have someone they can confide in and even those that do, cannot always find the words to articulate themselves to friends or family members.
Journaling is a great way for young people to express themselves without the fear of being judged or misunderstood.
Growing up can also be a confusing time and journaling is also a fantastic tool they can use to get to know themselves better and make sense of their life as they go through the many changes that come with getting older.
Gift the young people in your life with one of these 4 journals:
For any journal lovers in your life
Lastly, here are 3 gifts that I couldn’t leave out that I’m sure any of the journal lovers in your life will appreciate:
Journaling is affordable and accessible to almost anyone as a hobby, a form of therapy or as a creative outlet.
These gift ideas are perfect for the journal lovers in your life, including you – yes, I’m all about showering ourselves with gifts in the name of self-care! And I know this list is like heaven to journal lovers.
They are also an excellent way to introduce the people in your life to the fantastic art and practice of journaling, which in my opinion, is in itself one of the greatest gifts you can give to a person.
And, for all your greeting card and wrapping paper needs, check out illustrator Nikki Farquarson.
Which of these journals would you love to receive as a gift?
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