If you’ve been following along at HopeJoyInChrist this year you know I have embraced the trend of Bible Journaling. Have you started Bible journaling? It is possible to start Bible Journaling Cheap – with Everyday things – and it is possible to shop for Frugal gifts for the Bible Journaling Jesus Girl in your life as well! I’m going to share my Top 10 Bible Journaling Gifts for Jesus Girls.
The Best Bible Journaling Gifts For Jesus Girls
It may or may not surprise you that Bible Journaling Supplies range from cheap to very expensive. So giving them as gifts can be a true blessing if you have a creative Jesus Girl in your life! These are my top 10 Bible Journaling Gifts for the Jesus Girls in my world – for Christmas, Easter or Birthdays.
#1 Fine tip, no bleed pens
The first step with Bible journaling is usually a pencil, but then you will go over the image or text in pen. Bible Pages are super thin, so a pen or marker that doesn’t bleed is essential.
This set of 3 fine tip pens from Day Spring comes in under $10 and would make any Bible Journaling Jesus Girl smile.
So if your Creative Jesus Girl has been into Bible Journaling for a while, she would still love pens but of a different variety. It is nice to create and blend colors more boldly. This set of FABER CASTELL PITT Artist Pens Set: 12 Exclusive Brush Pens of the Finest Quality Permanent India Ink in Bold, Rich Colors is amazing and diverse for just that.
If you are shopping Amazon on Black Friday or Cyber Monday you will find several bible journaling starter kit s marked down – any of them would make great beginning Bible journaling gifts.
And be sure to check out your favorite blogs because come Black Friday / Cyber Monday there will be great discounts on Bible Journaling printables!!!!! I love Bible Journaling printable pages, coloring pages, and doodle ideas.
Consider Joy as a theme. Joy has been the word God is pressing into my life this year. He is teaching me what it looks like to cling to the joy of the Lord every day!
I’d love to give you a Free 30 day’s of Joy Reading Plan to help you focus on Him this month.
My New Bible Journaling Kit – 30 Days of Joy will be discounted 😉 soon and it works hand in hand with the free guide! Check out the details below:
What’s included in the Kit?
- A 30 Day Reading plan
- Journaling prompts
- 3 Pages of Doodling templates
- 1 sheet of margin strips
- 1 sheet of Bible Verse Cards
- Detailed instructions about how to Get started Bible Journaling
Scrapbooking Supplies are always a great gift
okay, so this may seem a little odd, but honestly, anything you could use for scrapbooking you can use for Bible Journaling gifts! The same idea of creating and combing to a theme or concept apply to both hobbies. And if we are being honest, who doesn’t have a drawer of old scrapbooking supplies to dig through? Well, I do and I love finding ways to re-purpose old things!
#3 Fun paper and Theme Packs
- One fun aspect of Bible Journaling is pulling parts of this and pieces of that together to create. You can also use these things to cover up mistakes. I love a good tip in – it also works as a bookmark!
- Yes, you can use bible journaling stencils and stickers in your Bible! Stickers are fun, they can be to a theme or just random things. There are more and more faith creatives showing up all over the place now as well, so keep an eye open!
- Same goes for stamps. Stamps do require some finesse so they don’t bleed through, but if you are working on a Tip in or in a separate journal first you can work through all of that quite easily!
- I love using a tag as a bookmark or a tip-in. You can create on either side of it, slip a paper clip through it to make a funky bookmark or make it a part of the piece you are working on if it fits the space!
#6 Glue Dots
- The uses for Glue dots are endless… honestly, they are my favorite kind of adhesive. They don’t bleed through, they can be repositioned several times before they lose their stickiness and they are just FUN!
#7 Washi Tape
- I’ve talked about this before, but Washi Tape is so much Fun. We love using it to create bookmarks, to decorate cards, create frames if you are designing something. It is so diverse and decorative – it must be in your Bible journaling kit!
#8 Dye Cuts, Knives, scissors with fun edges, cutting boards
- Cutting creative shapes and designs adds a whole new level of beauty to Bible journaling. If your Bible Journaling Jesus Girl already has a Cricket you can add to her supplies. If she does not, they make scissors with so many exciting edges and the cutting board would let her cut with precision!
My favorite places to shop for those things… well let’s be painfully transparent… I am cheap (my mom would correct me here and say Frugal) but I shop all year round at yard sales, book swaps, Peddlers malls, on E-bay and Craigs List. But I also shop very intentionally in real stores – on the end caps of stores – and you can really score some amazing bargains at the end of seasons and holidays!
- Dollar Tree / Family Dollar
- I love this one for a good bargain. Things are cheap and great for Bible Journaling with the kids!
- Hobby Lobby
- They mark things down 50-75% after a season and if you are on their newsletter you get coupons to add to that!
- Is a great spot for hard to find items and when they have a really good sale!
DaySpring, Lifeway or other Christian Bookstores near you
- These are great when you are on their newsletter because when things go on sale they are going deep!
- This one is usually my last resort but is great on Prime Day or Black Friday/ Cyber Monday
#9 A Journaling Bible
When you are beginning with Illustrated Faith it can be so helpful to have a Bible that already has designs in some of the Margins. This is a thoughtful gift. There are designs on some sections and blank places in others, lines in some pages, spaces to create in others. It can be a great start to fueling their imagination!
I love my Inspire Bible because of all those reasons. It also comes with a strap – because it gets thick when you create inside and you don’t want things to fall out!
If you are not really thinking about “Frugal Gifts” the New Illustrating Bible from DaySpring would make any Creative Jesus Girl’s whole year!
#10 Is Time Alone to do their Bible Journaling
This is not something you can buy, but if your Bible Journaling Jesus Girl is a busy wife, mother, working woman, women’s ministry leader, etc. it is likely she struggles to find time alone. Here are some ideas that would give your Bible Journaler a little more time:
- An IOU for Child Care – even just swapping childcare (Love this idea for Date Nights as well!)
- Offer to help wrap Christmas gifts
- Order dinner to deliver to her so she has a little free time
- Clean a room in her house or hire someone to help
- Be the friend to remind her that she needs to put herself on her to-do list
- Volunteer to set the event she is stressing over and help clean up after so she gets done faster
Top 10 Bible Journaling Gifts For Jesus Girls
Are you a Bible Journaling Jesus Girl? I’d love to know what is on your list! Or do you just love and want to buy Bible journaling Gifts for your Jesus Girl?
Any of these 10 would be an amazing option:
- Fine tip, no bleed pen
- Bible Journaling kits
- Fun paper
- Stickers / Stamps
- Tags, taps and tabbies
- Glue dots
- Washi tape
- A journaling Bible
- Time alone to be creative
Are there more ideas you would add? Drop a comment and help a Jesus Girl out 😉
If you enjoyed this you will love these posts:
- How to Bible Journal When You Are Not Creative
- Bible Journaling to Slow Down My Quiet Time
- How to Start Bible Journaling Cheap with Every Day Things