Your Ultimate Guide To Journaling Gifts | Surprise The Ones You Love

There’s one type of journaling gift that’ll always outshine the others... The gift that creates the warm fuzzy feeling we all hope for each time we buy something for the ones we love. It’s an intentional gift.

Intentional gifting happens when you tune into someone’s interests, passions or needs to find something that’ll feel truly special to them. They feel seen. Because the gift is so very them.

So when your someone special’s into journaling? Or when you know that they could discover so much joy if they just gave it a go? Help them out. With an intentional journaling gift that’s exactly what they didn’t know they needed.

Here’s our round-up of the best journaling gifts to get you started. With some clever pairing suggestions to help your loved ones get the most out of their presents. 

midnight blue journal surrounded by berries, candy canes, dried oranges and string.

Journaling gifts: for the student

We all have a student in our lives. Whether they’re still at high school, stepping into the world of university education or are balancing student life alongside their career, there’s one thing we know for sure. They’ve got a lot on their plate right now.

Which is why the dot grid journal is the perfect pick for them. So they can bring all those spinning plates into one central place, and use the power of bullet journaling to feel organised and on top of their goals.

A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Hot Air Balloon - Charcoal

We love the hot air balloon dot grid journal in charcoal. It’s smart enough for your student to feel professional and in control, whilst the hot air balloon design gently reminds them of all the big dreams that’ll come to life once they’ve finished their studies. So they can always remember what they’re working so hard for.

Pair it with: this emergency chocolate cake kit, to give an indulgent sugar boost for those last-night study sessions.

Journaling gifts: for the busy parent

When you’re a parent, you fall into the habit of putting everyone else first and yourself… last. If you know, you know.

The best gifts for parents are gifts that allow them to be seen. Not their kids, not their partners, not their pets… just them. As they are. Because their dreams matter too.

Front on shot of power of 3 goal planner in sunshine yellow showing gold triangle emblem and paper sleeve
Power of 3 Sunshine yellow Infographic showing features
Close up of Power of 3 goal planner gold emblem on sunshine yellow cover
Close up of Yop & Tom logo on spine of power of 3 goal planner in yellow
3 month goal planner page showing sections for goals, milestones and tasks
Monthly planner page of power of 3 goal planner showing full month spread, weekly wins and monthly focus
Weekly planner page in the power of 3 goal planner
Goal reflection page in the power of 3 planner showing which goals were hit and missed and focus for next 3 months
Yearly focus page in the power of 3 goal planner showing areas of focus for the year and list of yearly goals
Close up of sunshine yellow power of 3 goal planner showing corner of the cover and edge of paper pages
Power of 3 goal planners in charcoal, green and yellow
Power of 3 Undated Goal Planner - Sunshine Yellow
Front on shot of power of 3 goal planner in sunshine yellow showing gold triangle emblem and paper sleeve
Power of 3 Sunshine yellow Infographic showing features
Close up of Power of 3 goal planner gold emblem on sunshine yellow cover
Close up of Yop & Tom logo on spine of power of 3 goal planner in yellow
3 month goal planner page showing sections for goals, milestones and tasks
Monthly planner page of power of 3 goal planner showing full month spread, weekly wins and monthly focus
Weekly planner page in the power of 3 goal planner
Goal reflection page in the power of 3 planner showing which goals were hit and missed and focus for next 3 months
Yearly focus page in the power of 3 goal planner showing areas of focus for the year and list of yearly goals
Close up of sunshine yellow power of 3 goal planner showing corner of the cover and edge of paper pages
Power of 3 goal planners in charcoal, green and yellow
Power of 3 Undated Goal Planner - Sunshine Yellow

The Power of 3 goal planner in sunshine yellow helps the parents in your life keep on chasing their dreams, even when they’ve got a small brood calling their name. So they can still feel that fulfilment of another goal ticked off their list, and you can cheer them on from the sidelines with a sprinkling of that sunshine positivity.

Pair it with: this 15-minute sand timer to help them focus in those precious moments when the kids are napping and they can finally get things done.

Journaling gifts: for the creative

Most creatives are always in pursuit of one thing. And that thing is the same, no matter whether they’re writers, artists, designers, music makers or anything else. Ideas.

Ideas are the bread and butter of creative living. But they’re easily scared away by worries, fears, doubt and even simple chores and to-do lists. That’s why Morning Pages have become such a powerful tool to help bring creative ideas to life. 

Of course, every creative needs a home for those Morning Pages. A space where they can free flow all their thoughts out onto paper. To clear their mind for the day ahead. Leaving them ready to welcome in those free ideas and start creating something new.

lined journal a5 - forest green main image
lined journal - forest green - zoom in on moon and star emblem
lined journal a5 - forest green - zoom in on Yop & Tom gold debossed logo on spine
yop & tom ruled notebook a5 internal pages
yop & tom medium ruled notebook
green lined journal lying on bed with pen
green lined notebook on white table
lined journal a5 - forest green main image
lined journal - forest green - zoom in on moon and star emblem
lined journal a5 - forest green - zoom in on Yop & Tom gold debossed logo on spine
yop & tom ruled notebook a5 internal pages
yop & tom medium ruled notebook
green lined journal lying on bed with pen
green lined notebook on white table

That home? It’s a lined journal. Filled with blank pages ready and waiting to be filled with whatever comes to the surface.

Pair it with: this quiet moment candle, for those quiet morning moments.

Journaling gifts: for the business owner

Running a business is one of the most rewarding things you can do. But it’s also one of the most stressful. There’s a lot of work involved. And it’s easy to get so wrapped up in the day to day that you forget why you’re doing it in the first place.

Front on shot of power of 3 goal planner in charcoal showing gold triangle emblem and paper sleeve
Power of 3 Charcoal Infographic showing features
Close up of Power of 3 goal planner gold emblem on charcoal cover
Close up of Yop & Tom logo on spine of power of 3 goal planner in charcoal
3 month goal planner page showing sections for goals, milestones and tasks
Monthly planner page of power of 3 goal planner showing full month spread, weekly wins and monthly focus
Goal reflection page in the power of 3 planner showing which goals were hit and missed and focus for next 3 months
Weekly planner page in the power of 3 goal planner
Yearly focus page in the power of 3 goal planner showing areas of focus for the year and list of yearly goals
Power of 3 Undated Goal Planner - Charcoal-Yop & Tom-Yop & Tom
Power of 3 Undated Goal Planner - Charcoal-Yop & Tom-Yop & Tom
Front on shot of power of 3 goal planner in charcoal showing gold triangle emblem and paper sleeve
Power of 3 Charcoal Infographic showing features
Close up of Power of 3 goal planner gold emblem on charcoal cover
Close up of Yop & Tom logo on spine of power of 3 goal planner in charcoal
3 month goal planner page showing sections for goals, milestones and tasks
Monthly planner page of power of 3 goal planner showing full month spread, weekly wins and monthly focus
Goal reflection page in the power of 3 planner showing which goals were hit and missed and focus for next 3 months
Weekly planner page in the power of 3 goal planner
Yearly focus page in the power of 3 goal planner showing areas of focus for the year and list of yearly goals
Power of 3 Undated Goal Planner - Charcoal-Yop & Tom-Yop & Tom
Power of 3 Undated Goal Planner - Charcoal-Yop & Tom-Yop & Tom

That’s why the Power of 3 planner uses a science-based system to bring goals to life. Each big goal is broken down into smaller tasks and milestones to achieve along the way. So your entrepreneurial friend will always know where they’re going and how they’re going to get there.

And even better, they’ll have the added confidence boost of a business-related gift from you. Showing just how much you believe in them (and that you’re ready to celebrate together as soon as those milestones get ticked off the list!).

Pair it with: this handmade mug to hold their favourite coffee for those goal-setting sessions.

Journaling gifts: for the stationery lover (who already has everything)

So your loved one already has what feels like every piece of stationery under the sun. So how on earth are you meant to surprise them with a unique stationery gift?

You show them that you’re ahead of the curve. With a journaling gift that’s already been spotted for the 2022 trends lists.

Nature and animals are huge in the stationery world right now. Journal designs are helping stationery lovers bring a little piece of the outdoors wherever they go. So they can connect with nature, disconnect from digital and bring their dreams to life.

Which is exactly what inspired the hummingbird dot grid journal in magical deep ocean green. So you can surprise the stationery lover in your life with a journaling gift that’s both unique and memorable. 

Pair it with: the Power of 3 goal planner for the full stationery lover’s experience (it’s unlike any planner they’ll have experienced before).

Journaling gifts: for the friend going through a hard time

The last few years have been tough. So it’s no surprise that some of us need an extra dose of positivity right about now.

There’s no better gift than quiet, gentle support. A friend letting you know that you’re there for them exactly when you need it the most. What if you could be that friend?

A5 Dot Grid Journal - Cloud - Sunshine Yellow
Infographic of the features of the dot grid journal, sunshine yellow
Close up of dotted cloud gold emblem on sunshine yellow cover
Woman holding yellow dot grid journal and writing in it
Dotted Grid page in Yop & Tom dot grid journal open on white background
Close up of page numbers in Yop & Tom dot grid journal
Pen test page in  Yop & Tom dot grid journal showing pens without bleeding through page
Stack of two eggshell blue, two pastel peach and two sunshine yellow Yop & Tom dot grid journal on light pink table
Stack of two eggshell blue, two pastel peach and two sunshine yellow Yop & Tom dot grid journal on light pink table
Close up of corner of sunshine yellow journal open
Close up of closed yellow dot grid journal showing vegan leather cover on white background
Trio of journals in eggshell blue, pastel peach and sunshine yellow. All with dotted cloud emblem
A5 Dot Grid Journal - Cloud - Sunshine Yellow
Infographic of the features of the dot grid journal, sunshine yellow
Close up of dotted cloud gold emblem on sunshine yellow cover
Woman holding yellow dot grid journal and writing in it
Dotted Grid page in Yop & Tom dot grid journal open on white background
Close up of page numbers in Yop & Tom dot grid journal
Pen test page in  Yop & Tom dot grid journal showing pens without bleeding through page
Stack of two eggshell blue, two pastel peach and two sunshine yellow Yop & Tom dot grid journal on light pink table
Stack of two eggshell blue, two pastel peach and two sunshine yellow Yop & Tom dot grid journal on light pink table
Close up of corner of sunshine yellow journal open
Close up of closed yellow dot grid journal showing vegan leather cover on white background
Trio of journals in eggshell blue, pastel peach and sunshine yellow. All with dotted cloud emblem

Bring the warmth of summer sunshine into every season with the sunshine yellow dot grid journal. It’s an ideal pick for the friend who could benefit from journaling but who just hasn’t quite discovered the practice yet. This could be the nudge they need to start a whole new chapter of their life.

Pair it with: this journaling course to help kick start the practice and bring their new journaling habit to life.

And yes… you are allowed to get a journaling gift for yourself!

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