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Are you friends with a writer?
Pat your self on the back because being friends with a writer can be a hard knock life. Giving a writer a gift is another chance for said writer to write a story about an awful present; however, you can avoid that and make a writer’s day by gifting them any of the journals on this list!
1. Freestyle Really Big Notebook:
Apparently this notebook is about the size of a textbook, so your writer friend can pretend they’re still in college. Except they aren’t, they graduated and are unemployed trying to pay for Obamacare. Anyways, this notebook is big and bright, unlike my future.
2. Kate Spade Journal:
For your preppy/simplistic/rich/extra friend. Kate Spade is classic and her journals are no exception. Three different colors and three different sayings give you very little chance of choosing one that sucks.
3. Fucking Brilliant Journal:
4. Rustic Leather Journal:
5. Wreck This Journal:
Writers love destroying things; idealism, love, and even, yes, journals. Writers can be scatterbrained, so this journal can help them journal on a regular basis, not just when their dog dies on a rainy day.
6. Q&A a Day:
5 Year Journal: This is a great gift for a writer who is organized, or for one you want to be more organized, because keeping a journal for 5 years is a huge achievement for pretty much anyone. This journal is a simple question each day for a writer to answer, so just tell them it’s like answering one Buzzfeed poll per day.
7. “Hey Girl” Flexi Journal:
8. Decomposition Book:
9. Strange Dreams: A Journal:
Last night I had a dream I was dating Voldemort, and I wish I had had this journal to record that. This journal will help writers to remember their dreams in order to turn them into a book, blog post, movie, poem, metal song, whatever.
10. Alice in Wonderland Notebook:
Please, someone buy me this. I haven’t met a writer who has said they didn’t like Alice in Wonderland. Granted, I haven’t really asked anyone, but Alice in Wonderland is a classic, and I love this. And so does my roommate. So just buy this for someone to bring them childlike joy.
11. Cats Journal:
12. Walls Notebook:
13. Letters to My Future Self. Write Now. Read Later:
This journal is great because your friend can write a note to remind their future self to finish writing that book they’ve been putting off for five years. Writers love writing and being right, so they would enjoy writing themselves a Valentine’s Day card ahead of time, because they know they’ll still be single.
14. The Steal Like an Artist Journal A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs:
15. This Book Will Change Your Life:
You know the phrase “do it for the vine”? Don’t worry if you don’t, it just means you aren’t a teen, or a young adult wishing she were a teen again. Anyways, writers can and will do crazy things just for the story (“do it for the article”), and this journal has 365 crazy things for writers to do.
16. 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion:
17. Listography Journal: Your Life in Lists:
18. Writer’s Block Journal:
19. Moose Blank Journal:
20. Lefty Notebook:
Make sure your friend is actually left handed before purchasing this. My mother once read that all left handed people had a twin in the womb that died. Maybe this journal will help you figure out if that is true.