I’m on the lookout for some cute small gifts to give out to some of the people I love, or even for my girls to give to their own BFFs. And then I came across the collection of awesome eco-friendly, recycled brown kraft paper journals from Journaling Jane on Etsy and I was like, yup. That’s what I need.

I love the artist’s mission to get people back to handwriting — as you can tell from journals with sayings like Write Your Thoughts Here and Not on Facebook — and she has hundreds of ways to do that. You can just give the blank book as a gift in itself with your choice of paper inside, or fill out a journal like 40 Reasons Why You’re My Best Friend with one reason on each page, for a really thoughtful and totally easy semi-homemade DIY gift.

40 reasons you're my best friend journal  | Affordable, semi-homemade DIY gift for a BFF

Awesome: Friendship is weird journal. Affordable holiday gifts for friends

More than friends journal: Love this as a BFF gift!

Write your thoughts here and not Facebook journal | getting people back to handwriting

365 memories to make in 2016: Cool journal gift for a partner or best friend

And then, there’s this one.

Reasons to be a unicorn journal | awesome little gift for $6!

There are tons of ideas to choose from, including ones specifically for parents, boyfriends, teachers, high school kids and even loved ones in the military. Although my favorites are definitely the friendship themes, like the Realistic Best Friend Contract journal. And while you can’t put a price on friendship, the journals themselves start at just $6 for 30-40 pages. Nice.

Order your handmade journal at Journaling Jane by 12/13 to make Christmas delivery, and use code HOLIDAY2015 for 10% off.


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