Need inspiration for your wishlist? Check out these 17 incredible bullet journal wishlists so you can visualize and work towards obtaining the items on your list.
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I love making simple collection pages that don’t really require a lot of upkeep but are useful when you need to write something down.
So bullet journal wishlists are a must for me.
It’s an easy way to keep track of all the “ooohs” and “ahhhs” I have throughout the year.
There is no right or wrong way to make a wishlist. But, personally, I like to reserve these pages for the things that I know I will still want in six months. Does that make sense?
For example, I don’t usually put a specific dress or jacket on my wishlist as fashion comes and goes quicker than the wind these days.
Instead, I add books, tech items, stationery supplies, and kitchen appliances — according to my friends, that makes me an Old Lady. But, hey, if wanting a Vitamix Blender makes me an old lady, then I can live with that.
But, again, there are no right or wrong items on your wishlist. Maybe you are wishing for a weekend getaway or a quiet evening in a bubble bath with a glass of wine.
Girl, do it! And never let anyone tell you that your wishes and dreams are insignificant or unworthy.
Ok, now that I got my motivational momma talk in, are you ready to see some of these bullet journal wishlists? They are incredible!
17 Inspiring Bullet Journal Wishlists
I absolutely love how Jenna from @bujocute drew out every item on her stationery wishlist with all the colors and fine details. However, with a list like this you almost have to know ahead of time what you want. There isn’t room to add more items if they come up. But, she could always create another page, right?
This doodle wishlist is mine from late 2018. The goal was to create a list of things from all categories and a large price range. Okay, I really did want my husband to buy us a Hawaiian Vacation for Christmas, but it wasn’t really in the cards.
For this, I started with a separate sheet of paper and started brainstorming my wishlist. Then, when I felt I had enough, I started sketching the items or doodles to represent the items in pencil. From there, I traced them in black fineline pen and added the name of the item
Another version of the doodle wishlist by @bullet_kroket has multiple boxes that she can fill in as new ideas come to her. Also, if you get a chance, click over and read the caption. I love that she has decided to buy used clothes because clothes are made in very poor countries, often by young children.
Another way to create a doodle wishlist is to draw the outline of an item, leaving the center open for writing. Below are a couple of examples of a bullet journal wishlists made like this.
The above image from @isabelleplans is drawn with clouds or thought bubbles. Below is one of my favorite fellow bullet journalists, Nicole from @plansthatblossom.
This style is great for an ongoing list that you can add to over the course of six months to a year.
Want vs. Need Wishlist
The concept behind these wishlists is the most practical. But, it’s totally up to you if your wishlist should be practical or not.
So, for example, the want list might include a new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Meanwhile, on the need list might be new winter boots. Practical.
The wishlist below if from @lauras.bujo and is partially filled in so you can get an idea of what you might put on each list. Ultimately, what you want and need is your decision alone.
I love the way @drbulletjournal placed her want vs. need wishlist next to her bucket list. As both lists contain aspirations, it’s a great place to flip to and feel motivated, inspired, and hopeful.
More Inspiring Wishlists
You don’t have to create a doodle wishlist or a need vs. want list. You can reinvent the wheel, create a simple minimalistic list, categorize your wishlist, and do whatever the hell you want.
But, for some inspiration that doesn’t fall into either of the above categories, check out these fun wishlists below.
In the above post and a few of the images below, the creators have added in a place to write the price of the item. I love this idea as it gives a tangible number and something to work for.
The colors and the gem doodles bordering the wishlist below make my heart skip. The colors are so bright, which to me translates to happy, hopeful, and inspiring.
There’s been a lot of talk about how someone should or should not bullet journal. And while I don’t want to be shaking my finger and furrowing my brow at anyone, as an influencer in the niche, I feel it’s my duty to reiterate as often as possible that the bullet journal system is flexible.
It can be whatever you want it to be. Turn it into an art journal. Make it minimalistic. Set it on fire. Take in the tub. Use paint. Use pencil. Or use embossing powder. Make it work for you. That’s all that matters.
And what I hope to do with these posts is to inspire you and compile ideas so you don’t have to go out searching all over the internet. I hope you find reassurance that you are doing it right, here. And I hope you see that 95% of the bullet journal community is very welcoming, kind, accepting, and open to all ideas.
I want to know what’s at the top of your wishlist? Is it a want item, a need item, a vacation, something else? Let me know in the comments below!
And thank you a million for taking the time to read and share my post!