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Gift Ideas for Journal Lovers

OK – since this is part of a journal prompt series, let's start with journal prompts about gifts then the list of gift ideas!

Journaling – Gifts:

  • What is the best gift you've ever received?
  • If you could give any gift to the people you love, what would it be? Wuld it be something tangible? A story? An attitude?
  • What gifts do you bring to the world?
  • What is your “gift giving philosophy?”  What sort of gift feels good to you to give?

My gift giving philosophy is that I like to give useful gifts, gifts that inspire creativity, or gifts that will strengthen connection.  I feel these journal gifts fit well within those boundaries.

Gifts for Creative Journaling

Journaling is such a lovely activity because it gives me time to collect my thoughts and inspires connection with my kids when we talk and create together.  The following are my recommendations for creative journal lovers.  This list contains affiliate links, meaning I receive a percentage of sales made through them and you get to support CWK with no extra cost to you.

Journal Lovers Gift Ideas

  • A Journal – Obviously a journal gift set might include a journal.  The kids and I have loved having our own special little  Art Journal Kits since Artterro sent them to try out.  The journals, pictured above, measure 6 1/2″ x 8″ and include art papers, a folder and a section with ideas at the front.  My sons hide theirs under their pillows so they can have their own private journals to write in at bed time.
  • Great Pens –  Journals start with the pen.  I found this  Sakura Zentangle Pen and Pencil Set that I love because it includes a variety of sizes, and I've enjoyed the quality of these pens for writing.
  • Great Colored Pencils – You can really feel the difference when you draw with good colored pencils – they slide over the page nicely and leave richer colors than the pencil of lower quality.  We particularly love our set of  Prismacolor Colored Pencils, we have other brands and I find I notice the difference and will dig through our collection just to find the Prismacolors since they feel that much better to write with.
  • Portable Paint Pet – this Water Colors Field Sketch Set can fit in a pocket or, as is my liking, can be stored in a little pouch with your journal so you always have everything you need for a spur of the moment art journal session.

Stocking Stuffers:

  • Interesting Tape or Stickers – Well look at that, it's Hedgehogs and Cats on tape in a little pen-like dispenser!  Cute, and maybe fun for journal decoration.

Tape for journals

  • Pencil Sharpener – I'm giving my kids EACH one of these Double Hole Fish Pencil Sharpeners because we are constantly in need of one and these get a good rating – our cheapos are always breaking.
  • Glue Sticks – It's a basic that fits great in a stocking.


Wishing you a creative and inspired week!  If you would like to bring journal writing into your life and you're not yet subscribed to {fill your cup} you can subscribe here for weekly inspiration.  When you subscribe to {fill your cup} you get weekly journal prompts, and we've been exploring art journaling with kids as well, which we will continue to send out now on a monthly basis.
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