The holidays are upon us, and everyone will be hunting down the perfect gift. Make it easy on yourself - give everyone a Five Year Diary.
What is this magic journal, you may ask? The cute little book lets you keep track of your life with just a few lines every day for five years. Each page of the journal is devoted to one day of the year and subdivided into five sections, so that as time goes by, past entries for that same date can be read as new ones are written. In other words, you can see what you did on November 20 every day for five years running! Plus, even someone with as short an attention span as me can fill out a few short lines a day.
Of course, I was pretty excited when I stumbled upon a vintage five-year diary from the 30s in the thrift store. Turns out, they were kind of a big deal in the 20s and 30. Yet again - those brilliant folks of the past prove they had all the good ideas first.
You can often find really great vintage ones on eBay (though it can sometimes be tough to find them new and not written in by someone else's grandma).
This little red gem is available to bid on right now:
OR, there are a few cute new versions you can buy in bulk:
One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book from Chronicle Books
5 Year Diary
And the best part is, whoever you give it to has to think about you every day for the next five years. (thanks to MLE for discovering these first)