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The Ultimate Guide to Gifts for Bible Journaling

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If you have spent any time on my site, you know that I love to do Bible journaling and write about it, often. Bible journaling is growing in popularity and so is my Bible journaling supply stash!

I’m often asked what supplies one would need to get started in Bible journaling or what items make great gifts for Bible journaling friends. Many of my suggestions come from my tips for Bible journaling.

I’ve compiled the list below based on what I use in my own creative worship practices and what other Bible journalers have shared with me that they use. You’ll find gifts for all budgets, too!

Many of the products that I’m sharing are from Illustrated Faith. They have a huge selection of products for Bible journaling and are always the highest quality.

Great gifts for one who is beginning a Bible Journal


Journaling Bible

If you are going to Bible journal, you need a Bible to do it in. Journaling Bibles are designed to have wide margins, providing space for creativity. Here are some beautiful choices:

Inspire Bible NLT

This is the one that I use, but I plan on painting the cover. (Just haven’t gotten around to it, yet)

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Illustrating Bible

This one is the ULTIMATE Bible Journaling Bible! The Illustrating Bible has been designed specifically for Bible Journaling. It features 75% thicker paper and margins twice the size of traditional journaling Bibles. It is spiral bound, so it lies flat! Closed, the book measures 9 1/4″ x 9 1/4″ x 2″. I have just started to use this Bible for my Bible journaling and absolutely love it.

Washi tape

Oh, how I love washi tape! There are so many uses for it in Bible journaling. From edging the first page of each book of the Bible for easy reference to highlighting verses and more, washing tape can be used in multiple ways to add some flair to your project.

Here are some of my favorites from Illustrated Faith (you can find it with images, like crosses or doves to words including gratitude, love, and more).



Pens and Markers

Who doesn’t love to color? Using the right pen or marker can make a huge difference in how your Bible journaling page turns out.

I love this Bible journaling pen from Illustrated Faith. It doesn’t bleed through and writes flawlessly. For more on the best pens and markers for Bible journaling, see this post.

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Illustrated Faith – Precision Pen, .35mm

Illustrated Faith Kits

Another great gift for Bible journaling is a kit. These kits from Illustrated Faith, which come in a variety of themes or topics (the one shown below is friendship) include so many fun items such as washi tape, die cuts, stickers and more. 

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Women of the Bible: Friendship on Purpose – Bible Journaling Kit

Love the kits? There’s a new one each month! 



Stickers from Illustrated Faith and Amazon

Stickers are a fun and easy way to dress up your Bible journaling and war binders and they are the perfect gift for Bible journaling. I mean, stickers are so much fun!


Fun Clips




If your Bible journaling friend wants to venture out into an easy way to add some pizzazz to their creative pages, but doesn’t want to draw their own images, stencils are the way to go! I am head over heels about stencils and have hundreds (yes, hundreds) in my own collection. Here are some great stencil choices that make great gifts for Bible journaling.


Bible tabs

Bible tabs are a thoughtful gift for Bible journaling. They can be used to mark chapters in the Bible in a bright and useful way or, to divide sections in your war binder. You can even cut them apart and use them as elements of your page.


Colored pencils


When Bible journaling, you’ll often want to add additional pages (tip ins) or embellishments to your creative worship. Depending on what you are adding, you’ll want to have a variety of adhesives on hand. Adhesives make a great gift for Bible journaling as you use them, regularly and don’t think to add more to your shopping list.


I’ve been using rubber stamps for more than twenty years. I love using stamps to add fun, easy designs to my cards, Bible journaling and even my war binder.

These stamps from Illustrated Faith are gorgeous, high quality polymer and will give nice, crisp images every time. All you need is an ink pad (and maybe colored pencils or markers, depending on the stamp you choose) and you are ready to create!



Books on Bible Journaling

Another great gift for Bible journaling is books about techniques that you can try in your creative worship. These are my top recommendations for books on Bible journaling – I have several of them in my own library. (You may want to pick up one for yourself, as well!)


Paper Snips

If you are adding elements to your Bible journaling, chances are, you’ll need to cut once in a while  I like to take designs from patterned paper and cut them out to paste in my Bible. Or, cut die cuts into smaller designs. Whatever you use to add to your Bibles, you’ll want to have small paper snips on hand to get into small design areas.

These are two of my favorites:


If you have a friend who enjoys Bible journaling or perhaps, wants to start this creative worship practice, you now have a great list of gifts for Bible journaling (OK. ‘fess up – how many did you add to your own list? Hehehe)

What would you add to this list?

Because of Him,



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