One of my best girlfriends, Ali, moved to West Africa in 2014 for about eight months for work. This was shortly after I moved to D.C. I was pretty sad about it. I knew I wanted to get her something before her trip but it had to be useful. She was going to be lugging it halfway across the world. So here we have it: An engraved travel journal!
Ali likes to document her travels and loves the quote, "One day, your life will be the stories you tell yourself." Her mom has told her that several times. It's stuck with me ever since I first heard it. I paired that with a leather journal I found on Etsy from TealsPrairie.
Leather Journal $24 + Favorite Quote
These photos are from after her travels and you can tell it's been halfway around the world. It looks great worn in. It has beautiful brown unlined paper inside and is bound by leather string. A journal could make a great gift for anyone who loves to write, draw and make notes.