As the holidays come closer, my husband always asks me, “What do you want for Christmas?” I usually give him a blank stare because I don’t typically think about what I want for myself. Last year (before I discovered the Happy Planner and bullet journaling) I had a really difficult time coming up with a list for him. This year, however, I’ve got a nice long list ready! Chances are, if you’re doing any shopping for a fellow planner addict, you’ll absolutely find something they’ll love on this list of planner gift ideas, too!
Planner Gift Ideas!
Pens- We all have our favorites (I love Pilot G2 gels and Steadtler Fineliners), but literally any pen is amazing! I don’t know a planner out there who wouldn’t love to try a new one. It can be a plain gel pen, or a fountain pen. We love them all and there’s no such thing as having too many pens.
Washi tape- I can’t get enough of washi tape! I use it every day in my bullet journal, and it’s a necessity for my planner decoration. If you’ve never heard of washi tape before, it’s basically a decorative tape. The same thing also applies to washi tape – you can never have too much!
Stickers- The great thing about using stickers for your planner or bullet journal is that they can either be functional or decorative. Me & My Big Ideas (the creators of the Happy Planner) make amazing stickers. They’re great quality, and multi-purpose. Some are functional (appointment reminders, etc.) and some have fun and inspirational quotes.
Colored pencils- These are perfect for coloring our doodles and habit trackers!
Adult coloring book- It seems like you can’t turn around in any store without running into some of these, and there’s a reason for that – adult coloring books are amazing! You can find them with soothing patterns, animals, cute scenes, and even swear words.
Brush pens- These pens have a nib that is similar to that of a paint brush. Once you learn the technique, you can create beautiful lettering with these.
A book on calligraphy or lettering- I’m always excited about learning new things, and bullet journaling is really bringing out my creative side. Next on my list of things to learn is gorgeous lettering, so I’ve got my eyes on a few books. Definitely check out Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Notebook- Every bullet journaler I know has a preference for their paper- lined, squared, or dot grid. However, we still love notebooks of all kinds, and can never have enough. Give us a blank journal, and we can find a good use for it!
Portable photo printer- These are all the rage now. You can wirelessly print photos straight from your phone, then add them into your journal or planner. How cool is that?! If they already have one, get them more paper for it. They’ll be needing it!
Gift card to a craft or stationary store- If you’re still not sure what to get the uber-organized person, a gift card is always appreciated. A few great places are Amazon, Etsy, Michael’s, and Hobby Lobby.
A Few Tips:
Don’t worry about getting something we may already have. Whether it’s washi tape, pens, or a notebook, eventually it will end. The notebook will get full, the ink will dry out, and the washi roll will get empty. Then we’ll be needing another one, so you’re really doing us a huge favor!
Don’t get hung up on brand names. If you don’t know what type of pen or notebook your planner usually uses, that’s okay. Like I said earlier, it’s always fun to try new products. And who knows, you could have just found a new favorite!
These planner gift ideas are perfect for ANY time of year. Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, anniversary, or just because, planners always need these gifts!