Are you looking for the perfect gift for the journal lover in your life? Look no further! Here are some DIY journal gift ideas that are sure to impress.
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1. Handmade Journal
What better way to show your love than by making a handmade journal? You can choose from a variety of materials, such as leather, fabric, or recycled paper. Add some personal touches by decorating the cover with chalk paste, paint, stamps, or stickers. Chalk Couture now has DIY Craft Journal Kits that are absolutely adorable. Check out the How To video on my Facebook Profile. You can purchase all the needed supplies HERE to make the following.
2. Book Journal
If your friend is a book lover, a book journal is a great way for them to keep track of what they’ve read and their thoughts on each book. Create a journal with prompts for them to record the title, author, and genre of each book, as well as their personal rating and review. Amazon has lots to choose from but this one would be one of my favorites. You can grab it Here!
3. Personalized Journal
Make your gift extra special by personalizing a journal with the recipient’s name or initials. You can use embroidery, vinyl decals, or paint to add a personal touch. They’ll love seeing their name on the cover every time they use it. I find the best place for personalized journals is on Etsy. You can find some HERE!
4. Travel Journal
If your friend loves to travel, a travel journal is a perfect gift. You can make a journal with a map cover or include a small map inside the journal. Add some prompts for them to fill in, such as their favorite restaurants, sights, or memories from their trip. Here are some already made and ready to gift.
5. Gratitude Journal
Encourage your friend to practice gratitude with a gratitude journal. You can create a journal with prompts for them to write down things they’re thankful for each day. Add some inspirational quotes or images to inspire positivity and happiness. Here are some already made and ready to gift.
6. Recipe Journal
For the foodie in your life, a recipe journal is a great gift idea. Create a journal with blank recipe cards for them to fill in with their favorite recipes. You can also include some recipe prompts to inspire them to try out new dishes. Here are some already made and ready to gift. This one is on Etsy and can even have their name personalized on it.
7. Art Journal
If your friend is an artist, an art journal is a perfect gift. A blank journal with high-quality paper will allow them to experiment with different mediums and techniques. You can also include some art prompts to get their creative juices flowing. Here are some already made and ready to gift. This Kawaii Drawing Prompts Journal would be perfect for a child or kid at heart.
8. Memory Journal
A memory journal is a thoughtful gift for someone who likes to reminisce about the past. Create a journal with prompts for them to write down their favorite memories and milestones. You can also include some photos or mementos to make the journal even more special. Here are some already made and ready to gift.
9. Fitness Journal
For the fitness enthusiast in your life, a fitness journal is a great way to track progress and set goals. Create a journal with prompts for them to record their workouts, meals, and progress. You can also include some motivational quotes or images to inspire them to stay on track. Here are some already made and ready to gift. This one for women caught my eye. I like that’s only for 6 weeks. It keeps the overwhelm at bay and I can commit to anything for 6 weeks. I’ll admit I do have a problem committing to long-term goals. LOL
10. Dream Journal
For someone who loves to explore their subconscious mind, a dream journal is a perfect gift. You can create a journal with prompts for them to write down their dreams each morning. This will help them remember and analyze their dreams, and potentially gain insights into their psyche. Here are some already made and ready to gift. This one caught my eye. It looks like it is for someone really ready to get to some underlying issues of what’s going on in their life and also has a sleep tracker.
These journal gift ideas are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or just because. If you decide to go with the premade route make it perfect with a journal gift basket and add a nice writing pen, their favorite adult beverage, and gourmet snacks to make it more custom and personalized to their favorites. Get creative and make a gift that your friend will cherish for years to come. Happy Journal Gifting and Crafting!