Keep a Gift List with Ideas in your Bullet Journal

Welcome to Day 27 of my #100DaysofBulletJournalIdeas Project! 

Idea 27: Gift List

Gift List

Now that we've talked about keeping a Wishlist for the things you'd like, which will also make it easier to pass ideas off to those who want to get you presents, here's an idea for a Gift List.

Gift lists are pretty self-explanatory, they are a simple little log to write down ideas you want to grab for others. Now when their Birthday, Christmas, or a random time such as when they're feeling down rolls around, you can surprise them with a little pick-me-up.

Write down gifts for family, friends, and loved ones in your Bullet Journal 

Write down gifts for family, friends, and loved ones in your Bullet Journal 

Here's a simple way you can set up a Gift List with columns:

  • ✓ = All done
  • Present = Wrapped
  • Envelope = Card made
  • $ = Bought
  • For 
  • Idea
  • Where
  • Cost
  • Notes

    As you can see in this list, I did a little ^ up arrow symbol that means that the gift idea is for the person the arrow is pointing to. 

With this list, I started on the For column, then moved on to listing out some ideas, then I moved from right to left on the 4 symbols to the right (bought, card made, wrapped, done). 

I find this idea to be extra handy when holidays roll around, I used this particular list last Christmas and it was super helpful!

I do still need to ship quite a few presents and cards, though. Goes to show that even with the most organized list, it's the executing that still needs to be done. I wonder if having a column for 'sent' would have helped me send off the gifts sooner. Oh dear, well, if there's anything I've learned with Bullet Journaling is that things will eventually get done :)


A Gift List can also be much simpler. You can also simply write or draw present ideas and point the name to all the different gift ideas. It's really up to you.  


P.S. If you're new to the Bullet Journal®, I recommend checking out BulletJournal.com, it was invented by Ryder Carroll. Ryder is an awesome human that walks you through how to set up your own Bullet Journal with his handy tutorial video that you can check out at BulletJournal.com!


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