Bullet journaling is incredibly popular in 2020. We’ve sourced the best gifts for people who love to journal. From dotted notebooks to journal supplies, we’ve got gifts for journalers for all walks of life.
Simple Bullet Journals
This is one of the best simple journals available. Here’s why it made the top of our list for the best gifts for journalers for 2021:
- Paper Quality – Premium 140GSM acid free paper, ghost free and bleed free. What does this mean? Whatever pen used to journal will not go through to the other side of the paper, or smudge out across the paper. If you close the journal, you won’t get any ink spots on the opposite page either. Quality paper is a must for serious journalers.
- Quality Binding – This journal will open flat, so the user can journal to the very edge of the page or at any angle without compromising the quality of the spine. In short, this journal will stay together and not fall apart.
- Vegan Friendly – Faux leather cover with rounded corners, this journal is simple yet stylish.
- Practical Extras – Test pages for your pens, pre-printed index pages and 0.5cm dot grids. The inner back pocket also expands to keep notes, stickers or stencils safe.
The most important point to consider when looking for the best pens for journaling, are pens that don’t bleed. Like the quality paper above, you’ll need a water based, fast drying pen that won’t bleed through to keep text and images in the journal looking sharp.
Our top pick of journaling pens are the dual tip pens. Featuring a 0.38mm fine point on one end and a brush marker on the other for thicker lines or filling in colors. This pack of 24 would make a great gift of journaling pens.
Best Markers for Bullet Journal
A journaler will love this set of black markers with 8 different tips ranging from extra fine to soft calligraphy style brush.
With water based, smooth flowing and highly pigmented ink, the beautiful markers are non toxic, acid free, non bleeding, odorless and water based. You can’t get any safer than these quality markers and any journaler would be sure to love these as a gift.
Bullet Journal Highlighters
Like the journaling pens, these journal highlighters have a dual end. With a broad chisel tip at one end and fine bullet tip at the other end you can highlight, underline or color with these beautiful highlighters.
The pack includes 10 subtle hues – there’s a color for every need in this quality set.
Bullet Journal Stencil Set
This is the ultimate stencil set for any journaler. 36 stencils, with 1500 different patterns tucked together neatly in a simple carry bag. There’s banners, letters, bunting, icons, shapes and swirls – you name it, it’s likely to be on this set, or able to be created. This is one great gift for anyone who loves to journal.
Hand Lettering Practice
For any journaler looking to expand their creative skills, this introductory book to hand lettering would make a wonderful gift. There’s plenty of space to practice hand lettering as well as detailed information on how to form letters and the latest hand lettering lingo.
Hand Lettering 101
Hand Lettering 101 is another wonderful choice as an introduction to lettering and would make an excellent gift for any journaler who’s looking to expand their creative skills. This book presents beautifully and has easy instructions set out inside with how to form letters and plenty of space to practice lettering.
Bullet Journal Kit
If you think someone may be interested in journaling, but hasn’t started journaling yet, this bullet journal kit is the perfect gift.
This bullet journal kit has everything a beginner to journaling needs – a loose leaf journal, colored pens for journaling, stencils, stickers, washi tape, glue tape, black journaling pen, index tabs colorful paper and scissors.
The journal itself is a lovely hard cover notebook, and the loose leaf page design means you can add more pages whenever needed. It’s a really affordable gift and a bullet journal kit any journaler would love.
NIV Journaling Bible
The NIV Journaling Bible has a stunning hand painted printed cover and gold foil gilding on the edges. Encouraging the reader to reflect on the scripture, the pages are lightly ruled with wide margins to allow for additional note taking, journaling or drawing.
The NIV Journaling Bible (New International Version) is a simple yet meaningful gift that any journaler would be inspired to open each day.
Best Journaling Bible
This New Living Translation (NLT) Bible is for people wanting to connect to scripture through art, coloring and journaling. With a larger print and added space around the text for more freehand art, journal notes or anything that takes your fancy.
If you’re looking for a religious gift, this is the best journaling Bible for either women or men, with over 400 full and partial page scripture illustrations to color.
Bullet Journal for Guys
Journaling is not just for women. If there’s a guy in your life who like to journal check out this refillable faux leather journal. Crafted from vegan leather, the soft padded cover will feel wonderful in his hands and last for many years to come.
A paper notebook slips inside this journal cover, so the user can choose from any style paper he likes – lined, blank or dot grid pattern. The included journal is acid free and won’t bleed through.
This would make a great gift for the guy in your life who likes to journal, be it for travel or everyday use.
Journaling for Beginners
This is a really practical guide to starting a journal and keeping a journal updated daily.
The author talks practical tips for making lists, using symbols, planning anything (from a day to a year ahead), tracking habits and goals and what all the accouterments that come with journaling are actually used for.
If you know someone who needs more organization in their life, or is wondering how to journal effectively, Dot Journaling – A Practical Guide could be just the gift for them.