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With the new year rapidly approaching, many creative entrepreneurs, free spirits, and multi-passionate millennials are setting their goals for 2019. There’s no time like the holiday season to reset and recalibrate your life! And no better place to do that than in a brand-spanking-new planner or journal.
This gift guide will walk you through some terrific (and affordable!) gift ideas for your journal-obsessed loved one. (Plus with Amazon Prime, most of these deals can be on your doorstep in just two days!)
Lemome Dotted Bullet Journal, 4/5 stars – Hands down, my favorite bullet journal thus far (and I’ve tried 3). Your journal-lover will appreciate these thick no-bleed pages, the customizable format, and the simplet yet sturdy soft leather cover.
Leuchtturm1917 Dotted Bullet Journal, 4.5/5 stars – Before the Lemome came into my life, the Leuchtturm1917 was my favorite bullet journal. A great option for those who tote their journal around with them at all times. The hardcover is built to take a beating and comes in TONS of colors.
I’ve tried the Erin Condren academic calendar for myself, but I’ve heard rave reviews about the Erin Condren Life Planner too.
Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering, 4.5/5 stars – The first in its hand lettering series, this hardback, gold wire-bound guide provides step-by-step instructions for learning hand lettering. The thick paper allows you to practice without worrying about pens bleeding through. Create 9 different projects to show off!
Hand Lettering 201: Intermediate Lettering and Design Basics, 4.5/5 stars – Not quite a lettering beginner? Don’t feel left out! They’ve got you covered with a 201 workbook for intermediates. In this version, you’ll get to complete 6 projects, learn color and design techniques, and learn completely new alphabet styles!
Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering, 4.5/5 stars – A budget-friendly, introductory workbook that’s nice to your pockets! In this book, you learn 5 alphabet styles and complete 15 projects. At under $10, no wonder it’s an Amazon bestseller.
If you’re gonna be journaling or planning, you’ll need something to write with. Add some color to your life with these markers.
Tombow 56185 Dual Brush Pen Markers, 4.5/5 stars – These markers are great for faux calligraphy, journaling, and brush lettering. The pack contains 9 colors and 1 color-less blending marker. These are non-toxic, no-bleed, double-tipped markers.
STICKERS & WASHI TAPE
The cool part is that you can find themed stickers that match perfectly with your interests.