When it comes to finding ways to relax and unwind, journal writing works better than meditating. There is something soothing about emptying your mind of its myriad thoughts and seeing them put down on paper. A good journal makes the whole experience of unwinding by writing personal and special. Here are 10 of the best journal spreads to get you and your loved ones in the holiday mood.
The Be Strong & Courageous Artisan Journal by Peter Pauper Press features a soft blue leather-like cover with 176 pages to write in, and eight pages of Scripture passages to guide and inspire you.
The Bold Remarks A5 Traveler’s Notebook is a limited edition handstitched journal by Soothi. Embossed with the inspirational words “Make bold remarks, not dull impressions,” this notebook is bound with genuine leather and contains features an elastic band closure.
Everything is better when personalized. Yukon Leather’s Premium Leather Journal can be engraved with your own handwriting and customized to inscribe the entire back/front or under the leather flaps.
Everywoman’s Travel Journal by Ten Speed Press is the ideal companion for adventurous women, complete with pages for journaling, sketching, useful information, and a handy inside pocket.
Random House boasts a number of interactive journals. The Q&A a Day 5-year Journal asks you thought-provoking questions daily, and over a period of five years so you can trace your growth as you go.
If minimalism appeals to you or your loved ones, Minimalism Art’s Classic Notebook Journal is a great pick with its simplistic design, elastic closure, and pages that are dotted, lined, or blank, depending on what you choose.
Intelligent Change Inc.’s The Five-Minute Journal is perfect for beginners. Let the daily prompt lead your writing, and you can finish journaling for the day in under five minutes.
Sohospark’s Tree Journal is a leather-bound beauty that features mindful cover images embossed on a synthetic leather journal cover.
The KeeKee Adventure Journal is a great gift for young ones. The child-friendly journal features 28 interesting pages to be filled over a seven-day adventure.
For the artist in your family, the Lonely Planet Writing & Sketch Journal is a lightweight activity journal, a great visual companion to start any new journey.