Whether you are shopping for a literary friend, or you're just in the mood to snag a new piece of stationery for your desk, any of the 15 unique writing journals on the list below would make a great choice.
I have a confession to make. I buy a lot of journals... but I hardly ever write in them. There's something so intimidating about a fresh, clean page. What if I waste space writing the wrong thing? What if I mess up and have to leave an ugly inkblot where I correct myself? Ugh. It's just terrible.
So this is going to be one of those Do as I Say, Not as I Do situations. Because I really want you — or the person on your holiday gifting list, or both — to have a new journal. But I also want you to use it to its fullest. Write, draw, erase, scribble . . . hell, you can even paint in it if you want to. Just grab a creative outlet and go make something beautiful.
1. Bad Girls Throughout History: A Journal
2. Johanna Basford's Secret Garden Journal
3. Star Wars®: Women of the Galaxy Notebook Collection
4. Zippered Clutch Journal
5. Berkley Bestiary Mini Notebook Set
6. Fill Me In
7. The Dreamday Pattern Journal: Art Deco — Manhattan
For the Gatsby fan on your list, this gorgeous, art deco-inspired journal is sure to delight. In addition to unlined spaces for writing and drawing, this journal also includes patterns to color, so there's something to keep you occupied even on days when you don't feel like pouring your soul out onto the paper.