16 Noteworthy Writing Journals
One Line a Day Journal
For those who don’t have the time to spill all their thoughts out on paper, this notebook is designed to share a short blurb each day for five years.
To buy: $17, paper-source.com.
Featured March 2012
Saddle Leather Journal
This monogrammed buffalo-leather diary makes a great gift for the traveler in your life.
To buy: $29, potterybarn.com.
Giornale Leather Journal
Unique marbleized patterns grace the edges of this splurge-worthy Italian leather-bound booklet, making it not only a tablet for your thoughts, but a decorative piece as well.
To buy: $124, oliveandcocoa.com.
My Quotable Kid Journal
If your kids say the darndest things, keep a record of their most humorous and insightful maxims to share with them later or relive with your family and friends now.
To buy: $15, paper-source.com.
One Sketch a Day: A Visual Journey
This notebook encourages you to express yourself through images rather than words. Sketch the stuff that inspires you and note how your talent progresses over time.
To buy: $16, amazon.com.
Bound in gilded leather and accented with a purple tassel, this notebook is wonderfully feminine. Leave it on your nightstand to write down dreams or middle-of-the-night epiphanies.
To buy: $18, anthropologie.com.
Moleskine Volant Pocket Ruled Notebooks
Sold as a set of two in shades of the same color. Use the lighter one to record your day and the darker one to create a list of goals and aspirations.
To buy: $9, moleskineus.com.
Small and portable, this sherbert-colored journal flaunts a lambskin leather cover. The lined paper is thin enough to lessen your load, but durable enough so your pen won’t bleed through.
To buy: $80, smythson.com.
The same qualities as the diary you confided in during grade school are given a grown-up touch with a goatskin leather cover and gilt edges.
To buy: $95, graphicimage.com.
The mustache is a trendy adornment to all types of accessories these days, so stay with it and stash your “stache” of ideas in this quirky log.
To buy: $7.50, seltzergoods.com.
A simple elastic band keeps this embossed gold ledger securely closed when tossed into a bag. At only five inches tall, it won’t take up too much space.
To buy: $14, cwonder.com.
Paper Strip Notebook
Bright stripes adorn the outer binding while the inside remains blank and unlined to let your creative juices take the wheel. A colorful tassel marks your latest page.
To buy: $15, momastore.org.
Campo Marzio Brushed Suede Journal
The brushed suede finish combined with the two-toned, earthy coloring gives this book a sophisticated feel.
To buy: $14, katespaperie.com.
I Can’t Sleep Guided Journal
For the insomniac in us all, this bedside chronicle urges you to jot down what’s on your mind so you can go back to bed—or at least keep busy while you are awake.
To buy: $16, knocknockstuff.com.
For those with wandering minds, this journal has space to jot, draw, and record while leaving room for the thoughts that will inevitably pop up throughout your day.
To buy: $17.50, creativesoutfitter.com.