Whether juggling multiple ideas or working on one major story with many twists and turns, writers use a lot of paper. Raid a writer’s desk and you are likely to find paper bits torn from bills and magazines, recycled receipts and envelopes, and even notes written on used napkins. Stop a writer in your life from being gross by giving him or her something a Christmas gift from our list of top journals and notebooks for writers.
1 – Moleskine Notebook
Bestselling brand, Moleskine, provide simple notebook solutions for any type of writing project. Since Moleskine notebooks are bound, the books can be opened again and again without losing pages, making them ideal for diaries, journals or notes for a writing project. Standard Moleskine notebooks have the same soft, leather-like covering and a strap to hold the covers closed when the book is not in use.
Both ruled and unruled notebooks are available in a variety of sizes from pocket-sized to picture book sized, and Moleskine sells solid leather covers as well, which can be transferred from notebook to notebook. For a complete Christmas gift, consider the Moleskine writing box set, which includes a standard Moleskine notebook and a pen that is designed to attach to the notebook’s cover.
2 – Orbit 5-Subject Notebook
For writers with many irons in the fire, notebooks with divided sections provide an easy means of keeping notes for different projects separate. The Orbit 5-subject notebook provides five separate sections of paper, divided by different colored dividers, which can be easily written on with marker to label each section with the name of the project.
The notebook comes in a few different colors, has a sturdy spiral binding to prevent paper loss and also includes interior pockets for storing lose bits of paper. Though you may not want to make the Orbit notebook a solo Christmas gift, it makes a nice addition to the Christmas gift box of a writer.
3 – AquaNotes Waterproof Notepad
With all of that alone time, the rhythmic sound of the falling water and the soapy, sudsy goodness, you can rest assured that a writer in your life has some of his or her best thoughts while in the shower. The shower environment isn’t exactly conducive to writing those thoughts down though, which is where AquaNotes come into play.
The AquaNotes waterproof notepad is a hanging pad with suction cups for attachment to the shower wall. The paper won’t rip or tear when wet, providing a place for writers to jot down in-shower thoughts. The miniature pad makes a great small Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for writers.
4 – Origami Sticky Notes
From perfect scene descriptions to snippets of dialogue, writers often have just one or two brief ideas to jot down at a time, which sticky notes provides just enough space to do. Though sticky notes come in a variety of sizes and colors, any type of common sticky note they may remind some writers of the tedium of office work, no matter how handy they might be.
If you want to provide a writer in your life with sticky note convenience without making them think about real work, look for sticky notes with a cool design you would never find in an office environment, like the origami sticky notes at Think Geek.