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Journals-a Great Gift for any Occasion

Updated on October 7, 2014

Journals--Fun gifts for everyone on your gift list

I love to write things down and reflect on them at a later date. I keep a journal for notes on photographs I want to take, one on the books I've read in the past and books on my future reads list, and one for gift ideas for friends and family. Think about all the people on your gift list and how a journal might fit into their lifestyle. This article will give you journal ideas for children and for teens, for golfers, and for those on your gifts list who love nature. A journal can make a great gift by itself or combined with a nice writing instrument. They also make a great stocking stuffers! When you think of New Years Resolutions, consider putting writing in a Journal on your list. It is a great habit to start and one you will appreciate for years to come. Happy Journal Shopping!

photographs by mbgphoto

Cool Journals for Gifts for Teens - Jot Down Memories from the Teen Years

The teen years can be a time of many new experiences. Give the teen on your gift list one of these great journals. He/she will enjoy your thoughtful gift that will give them a place to write their thoughts and reflect on their experiences.

Through My Eyes: A Journal for Teens
Through My Eyes: A Journal for Teens

A great place for teens to write their thoughts.

The Creative Journal for Teens: Making Friends With Yourself
The Creative Journal for Teens: Making Friends With Yourself

This journal gives the teens hints on becoming comfortable with writing.

The 7 Habits Journal for Teens
The 7 Habits Journal for Teens

The 7 Habits books are a great resource.


Great Journal for a Teenage Girl - Bright Pink Journal will Delight your Teen

The teenage years seem to be a time when you want to record your feelings. It seems that everything is important and writing them down is a good feeling. Teenage and preteen girls often keep diaries at this time in their life. This bright pink journal will be just the right fit for the teenage or preteen girl in your life.

Girl's Only, A Teen Journal - Pink Hard Cover
Girl's Only, A Teen Journal - Pink Hard Cover

Teenage girls love to put their hopes and dreams in writing. This great pink journal will delight that teenage girl in your family. Encouraging her to write can begin a lifelong habit of journal writing.


Choose a beautiful Flower for the Cover of the Journal for the Nature Lover

Fun uses for Journals - Many different ways to Use Journals

Journals can be used for so many different functions. I have one to list books I've read and write a few notes on each book. Another one of my journals is for trips I have taken. Think about how you use journals or a creative way you would like to use a journal.

What is your favorite use for a journal?

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Travel Journal - keep track of your travel

This journal is perfect to keep notes on your travels

This journal is a beautiful hard cover book with 160 pages to write about your travel adventures.

Blogs vs Journals

Do you prefer to blog or use a paper journal?

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Here is where we need your input. Do you use a journal? What types of things to you write about? Or maybe you have always wanted to use a journal but never got around to it. I would love to hear from you. Add your comments here.

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    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      MaryBeth, your photography is just stunning, so I am not surprised it looks so great on these journals.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I always like to keep a travel journal; things I've seen, people I've talked to, local color, things like that. This is a very inspiring lens, and I think your journals for teens is a stroke of genius on your part. Sometimes they need somewhere to put their thoughts at a time in their life when the world seems at once sinister and then quickly joyous. Excellent lens.

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      Carolan Ross 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Beautiful page, Mary Beth. I'm a chronic journal lover & keep several of them.

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      Teri Villars 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      All I know is that here comes Christmas again and this is a good gift idea!

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      Jimmie Quick 

      7 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I have a journal I use with my daily Bible reading times. It's a prayer/Bible/diary journal all mixed up. A little of everything is in there.

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      7 years ago

      I really loved it when I used to journal regularly, something to get back to. You have a wonderful selection here! Lensrolled to my Poetry Note Book - 100 best Loved Poems lens.

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      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      As much as I am online writing, nothing to me is as good as a journal. I have several that I kept in the Peace Corps, and one of my favorites is one I kept when I was starting my Photo is full of ideas, business tips, and how to open a gallery. All info that I have forgotten, but can go back and read. I think Journals are wonderful.....

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      8 years ago

      These are all such great journals. Lensrolling to How to Make a Travel Journal.

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      8 years ago

      I got a diary, the ones with the key, for Christmas when I was a kid. Never thought about it for adults, but its a great idea

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      8 years ago

      I used to keep journals since I was a teenager, pouring down all my troubles and love afflictions.............. Lol........ It was a lot of fun reading them after I got married and had my daughter........... They are great!

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      8 years ago

      Well the purpose of my recent journaling will have to remain a mystery for the time being -- I truly love the idea of journals and blogs AND lenses too! You know?

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      callinsky lm 

      8 years ago

      Journals are cool, online or in book form. I think more people do them online today but that doesn't take away the coolness of a paper journal. Nice article.

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      8 years ago

      I enjoy journals. It's a fun hobby for documenting your life. :)

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      8 years ago

      Wow! Nice journals you got featured for everyone!

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      it's so much fun to look back through it years later.

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      8 years ago

      You've taken some beautiful photographs of some great places in your travels. Love the Kiawah Island journal.

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      9 years ago

      Very Interesting Lens!!!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      Your photos are beautiful! I, too, keep a journal on our trips. I would never remember everything if I did not write it down.

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      Seeking Pearls 

      9 years ago from Pueblo West

      Your journals are lovely. Great ideas!

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      9 years ago

      I enjoy journaling, especially my dreams and any interesting day time experiences too. 5's

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      WebWriteGirl LM 

      9 years ago

      I collect journals and love writing! This is a great lens :)

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      Kathryn Grace 

      9 years ago from San Francisco

      I have kept a journal all my adult life. My journals help me clear my head when crud happens, help me identify goals and objectives, and quite often fuel my creative and problem-solving engines. I cannot imagine living without a journal.

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      9 years ago

      I have always used journals to write about and remember important things that have happened in my life.

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      9 years ago from Massachusetts

      Cool looking journals. I haven't used a journal in a long time, but I do use a day planner. They're a great help with jotting down any ideas you have through the day and making sure everything gets down. Great work with this lens!

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      9 years ago

      I have kept a journal for years. Nice lens.

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      9 years ago

      I love journals and journaling -- and enjoyed seeing children's journals on this site, too! For sure, children need to learn this habit early - and not struggle in adulthood to do their journaling. Much easier that way! Lensrolling to Ten Year Journal.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I don't use a journal but would like to start. I mainly use legal pads and have them everywhere. A journal would be so much nicer. Thank you for the link love on your South Carolina Lighthouses lens.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I always plan on using a journal. I have started them many times over the years. When I go back and read them I am glad I wrote them. I just wish I could get disciplined enough to read in them every day.


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