Gifts come in many different shapes and sizes and it isn't always easy to match the present to the person. Here are some surprisingly smart gifts to help you in your holiday shopping and find items that will fit a range of passions - from drawing to globetrotting - and needs - from planning the year ahead to keeping possessions safe. You'll be surprised at how easy it is.
Smart Writing Set
A toy for visual professionals, an incentive to make a student's note taking (more) fun, the ultimate prize for a doodle zealot or budding illustrator. The Smart Writing Set is for anyone who still loves to write and draw with pen and paper but enjoys the convenience of organizing, editing and sharing notes and sketches from a digital device.
Classic 12 Month Planners
A planner is more than just a calendar. At the very least, it is a tool that keeps you on track with your deadlines, meetings and appointments. More often than not it is the forecast of the year ahead, and as time moves forwards, holds the memory of everything you have accomplished. Airheads, workaholics and regular types alike will enjoy the everyday benefits of a Classic 12 Month Planner.
Sturdy, elegant and highly portable, the Classic Moleskine Backpack is a bag for people who want to carry their mobile office on their own two shoulders. Available in a range of colors - Hay Yellow, Indigo Blue, Burgundy Red, Taupe Brown and Grey Ice – as well as the classic black all types will be able to match their mood and outfit to their portable workspace.
Ruled or lined, pocket size or large, you can't go wrong with a classic notebook in the most classic of colors: red and black. An empty notebook is a story waiting to be written, days ahead waiting to be planned, to do lists waiting to be penned.
The ultimate analog trip organizer, the Travel Journal is a notebook for people who love to see the world. Designed to meet the different needs of the journeyer there is space for longhand notes, checklists and calendars as well as subject sections for planning and wishlists. An added bonus for journal geeks is the expandable back pocket and more than 200 themed stickers.
Moleskine by Bric's
A collection of travel bags and cases just as suited to romantic weekend escapes as to cross-oceanic business trips. Anyone who navigates today's world needs to keep their essentials within easy reach, whether they are cosmopolitan jetsetters or contemporary globetrotters. Every bag in the Moleskine by Bric's collection is crafted with special pockets for laptops, digital devices and notebooks, pen holders and snap hooks for keys.
Fantastic beasts, flying broomsticks, spells and wizards. Who can resist the charms of Harry Potter? Kindle imaginations with a gift from the Harry Potter Limited Edition collection. Two notebooks with unique cover art, customized pages and themed stickers inspired by the adventures of the world's most illustrious young wizard.
Wallets and Pouches
Wherever you go, they go. Whatever the distance of your journey, essential tools like your cash, cards and keys always need to be within hand's reach. Moleskine wallets and pouches keep everything you need safe and stylish with all the iconic design features of the classic notebook in your pocket.
For the writer who uses their notebook as a shield to the note taker who would be lost without their trusty companion, the Avengers Limited Edition collection is for anyone who likes to keep the strength and mightiness of the earth's most fearless heros within an arm's reach. Unique cover art inspired by characters from the comic classic The Avengers bring a handrawn twist to the art of comic illustration.
With their psychedelic vibe and pop colors, the covers of the Beatles Limited Edition bring musical cheer to your gift list. Celebrating the magic and innovation of the Fab Four, this collection of Limited Edition notebooks is a modern reinterpretation of beatlesmania and "all you need is love" culture.
The Surprisingly Smart Holiday Season Creativity Challenge
The holiday season is just around the corner. Have you started your gift list yet? Why not start by joining our Creativity Challenge, the winner might just get exactly what they were looking for! Use our surprisingly smart gifts headlines to inspire you and upload a drawing or hand-lettered description of the gift you are pining after to your MyMoleskine page. Don't forget to use the tag #M_SmartGifts16. More details here.