You’ve finally made the decision, you’re going to bullet journal. Now, which bullet journal is the best? Truth is, bullet journals aren’t a “one size fits all” kind of thing. Finding the best bullet journal for what you need is key.
I’ll help you find the best bullet journal for your specific needs below. If you still can’t decide which one is the best for you, you may have to try a few to find the one for you.
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Do you need thick/high-quality paper?
If you want a premium high-quality bullet journal I would highly recommend an Archie & Olive bullet journal. Not only are they beautiful, but they also offer some of the best paper quality around. They weigh in at a whopping 160 GSM (the highest I’ve seen). You can find them HERE. Keep in mind that they sell out quickly and you may have to preorder.
Looking for something a little more budget friendly? I would go with Minimalism Art or Lemome. These are both 120 GSM and offer great quality at a fair price.
*Note: Scribbles that Matter has recently upgraded their paper from 115 gsm to 160 gsm for their A5 Bullet Journal. *Be sure to double check the gsm for each color and option you choose to make sure it’s been updated.
Do you need numbered pages?
If you like being able to keep up with pages easily I recommend using bullet journals with numbered pages. Some of my favorite bullet journals with numbered pages include:
Minimalism Art: If you need a bullet journal with numbered pages AND high-quality paper this is the way to go. The paperweight comes in at a whopping 120 GSM, and the price point is AMAZING.
The Leuchtturm 1917 also has numbered pages. The only downfall is the price and a lower GSM.
Do you need perforated pages?
The Leuchtturm 1917 has perforated pages. If you often tear pages out of your journal this is probably the way to go for you.
Do you need an index already printed into your bullet journal?
This is common in quite a few bullet journals. You can find them in the Leuchtturm 1917, Minimalism Art, and Scribbles that Matter. *Most (if not all) numbered bullet journals have an index page in the front of the bullet journal.
Do you need a bigger bullet journal (than an A5)?
Leuchtturm Master Classic A4+ Dotted Notebook (233 numbered pages, 8 perforated pages, size: x 12.5 x 0.86-inches) I couldn’t find the exact GSM of this notebook. However, if it’s the same paper as the A5 Bullet Journal size it would be 80GSM.
There is also a Large Classic Moleskine Bullet journal on the market, however, I personally do not recommend Classic Moleskine due to the price, paper quality, and the cover quality. If you’re interested in this one you can still check it out here. The size of this one is 7.5″ x 9.25″ with a paper quality of 70GSM.
Do you want a wide color selection?
I would recommend the Leuchtturm 1917. It’s available in TONS of colors. You can check out a lot of their selection here.
Want patterns on your Bullet Journal?
For patterned prints on your bujo, I would go with a Minimalism Art journal. They have a few fun patterns to choose from and you don’t have to sacrifice quality to get nice patterns.
Are you looking for a Bullet Journal on a budget? Check out these quality bullet journals under $15 HERE.
As you can see there are tons of different options out there. It just depends on what you’re looking for. Obviously there a lot more bullet journals out there, I’ve just listed the ones I personally use and the most popular options.
Now that you’ve found your new bullet journal be sure to check out Bullet Journal 101 to get started!
What journal do you use? I’d love to know about some more brands and reader recommendations!
If you’re looking for an in-depth review on bullet journals check out the full review on the Lemome Bullet Journal HERE.