While all someone needs in order to bullet journal is a notebook and a pencil, there are still so many ways to elevate the bujo experience. Perhaps you know a friend or family member who have found planner peace with their bullet journal and you’ve been wanting to surprise them with something special. Look no further: we’ve rounded up 25 gift ideas to spoil your favourite bullet journal addict.
1. A Quality Notebook
A notebook is the cornerstone of the bullet journaling experience, and a high-quality journal can make a world of difference in the life of a bullet journaler. The most popular notebooks for bullet journaling tend to be A5 size with dot grid paper. Check out one of our Perfectly Penned dot grid notebooks to put a smile on the bullet journaler in your life.
What better way to surprise your favourite bullet journal addict then with a subscription box jam-packed with planning goodies. The planner’s anon box is highly rated in the planning community and comes with stickers, die cuts, journaling sheets, washi tape, and more every month.
Tombow Dual Tip Brush Pens are the holy grail for hand-lettering among the bullet journal community. Put a huge smile on the face of your bullet journal addict by gifting them all 108 colours of Tombow markers.
If you’re looking for another subscription box to delight your bujo buddy look no further than the creative journaling subscription by Boho Berry. Your bujo addict will receive stickers, a tracker, and other stationery every month!
While Crayola Supertips are a cheaper gift, it will quickly become evident that money isn’t everything. With 100 different colours and the flexibility of these markers, the possibilities are endless.
Etsy is a stationery lovers dream, and it comes with the added bonus of being able to support small businesses. On Etsy, you can find unique washi tapes, planner stickers, bullet journal covers, and more. If your bullet journal addict loves uncommon additions to their journal look no further than a gift card to Etsy!
7. Stationery Gift card
You’d be hard pressed to find a bullet journal aficionado who didn’t love strolling the aisles of their local stationery/art supply shop. Allow them to stroll the shop with some gifted money in their pocket to pick out their perfect present.
8. Washi Tape
An easy way to add some colour to a bullet journal without being an artist is by using washi tape!
A popular design tools for bullet journalists, you’re sure to find a colour/pattern combination to gift your favourite bullet journal addict. Washi tape can be bought from many online shops or brick and mortar stores.
If you want to learn more, you should checkout our article on the best washi tape for loads of great suggestions.
These carts from Ikea are so popular in any room of the house, but are a great way to organize the many accumulating bullet journal supplies. With three levels there’s plenty of space to organize all of their pens, stickers, and papers. As an added bonus the cart is on wheels which makes it easy to move to its desired destination.
10. HP Sprocket
Many people like to use their bullet journal as a memory journal, and what better way to record memories than through photos. An HP Sprocket Photo Printer is a great gift idea as it is extremely portable; connects through bluetooth to your phone to print out photos on the go, and the photos are printed on sticker paper - easy to add them right to the pages of their bullet journal.
11. Pencil Crayons
While pencil crayons aren’t always a go to for those who enjoy bullet journaling, they can be a nice addition to the supply arsenal. Whether doodling in their bujo, or wanting to add some flair to headers, a nice set of pencil crayons will surely be loved. Prismacolor or Faber-Castell are some well renowned brands for those in the market for higher quality coloured pencils.
12. Watercolour Paints
Watercolour paints can be a great way for your favourite bullet journal addict to express their creativity. The idea of watercolours in a bullet journal have been popularized by Shelby of Little Coffee Fox, so if you are looking for inspiration that is a great place to start.
13. Fountain Pen
Add some luxury to their bullet journal with a nice gifted fountain pen. Some of the more popular choices for beginners are the Pilot Metropolitan or the Lamy Safari. Whether they want to incorporate journaling or morning pages into their bullet journal, or simply want a more luxurious writing utensil, a fountain pen is a fantastic gift.
14. Mechanical Pencil
If your bullet journal giftee is prone to mistakes or ever changing plans, why not get them a nice mechanical pencil so they can erase and rearrange to their heart’s content.
15. Tombow VIP Box
A fun gift among the bullet journal community is the Tombow VIP box. It sells out quickly but always includes an exclusive product and some other popular choices.
A staple for anyone interested in bullet journaling would be The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll. In this book Ryder talks about how the Bullet Journal came to be, and some of the most common terminology.
17. Silhouette or Cricut
While not for everyone, if your bullet journal obsessed friend is wanting to make their own stickers or stencils for their journal a Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine would make a great gift.
Not strictly for bullet journaling, headphones would be a good gift for the bullet journal addict who can’t find the time to journal in peace and quiet. Allow them to be transported to another world while they sit down with their journal, and ignore the outside sounds.
19. Supply Caddy
Bullet journaling is a great way to plan in the sense that you don’t need to be connected to the internet. If they like to travel with their bullet journal gift them with a supply caddy to easily carry everything around, and to keep it in one place. Michaels sells a popular craft caddy with plenty of space to tote around their numerous pens and notebooks.
Help your favourite bullet journal addict organize their growing collection of pens and markers with a zip up case! By keeping everything visible and in one place they’re sure to always be able to find exactly what they’re looking for.
While most bullet journals have hard covers it’s still important to protect the book that they’ll be carrying around day in and day out. A popular cover choice among the bullet journal community are those by Galen Leather.
For the hand lettering aficionado, Pentel Sign Brush Pens have a nice hard tip that makes them easy to control and will allow precise lines and letters.
23. Nice Fine Liners
Even a more minimalist bullet journal can benefit from a set of nice fine liners. Being able to create sharp black lines and words in a spread and log can really improve the feel of a to-do list. Some popular black fineliners are Sakura Pigma Micron or Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens.
Many bullet journalists are creatives at heart. Allow them to explore that creativity with a Skillshare Membership. With classes about bullet journaling itself, hand lettering, painting, and more - they’re sure to find something that tickles their fancy.
Many popular bullet journal bloggers have created courses of their own, designed to improve the bullet journaling experience. If they’re looking to improve their hand lettering skills gift them with Brush Lettering 101 by Shelby Abrahmsen of Little Coffee Fox, or Positive Scribes by Kara Benz of Boho Berry.
Whether you’re shopping for a big gift or something small, you’re guaranteed to put a smile on the face of your favourite bullet journal addict with those 25 gift ideas. From supplies, storage, or inspiration they’ll be overjoyed with the gift, no matter the style of bullet journal they keep.