The Creative Soul | Christmas Gift Ideas 2012

 This is part of my 2012 holiday gift guide, which will focus on slightly ‘different’ gifts for your loved ones; they’re being posted all this week, so keep an eye out for them, or check the current selection here.
a copy of 'Wreck This Journal' by Keri Smith, with doodles on the front cover

I am surrounded by ‘creative types’; whether it’s friends I’ve made through fashion courses, aspiring writers/actresses/directors/photographers, amateur bakers constantly, so gifts to satisfy those with an active imagination and creative nature are something I’m constantly on the look-out for.

the instructions from the 'wreck this journal' by keri smith

‘Wreck this Journal’ by Keri Smith is kind of an ‘anti-book’ – in fact, it’s more of a work book, with activities to do with the journal every day. The twist? As the name might suggest, most of the activities are intended to be destructive, bending, burning, throwing, drenching the journal beyond all recognition.

a page of wreck this journal by keri smith which reads 'leave this page blank on purpose'a page of wreck this journal by keri smith which reads 'chew on this' with an arrow

There are some rather strange pages throughout the book – I won’t ruin it for you by revealing too many of them – and they have to be completed in no particular order; some of the instructions are pretty vague, so it’s all open to interpretation, and is a complete dream for anyone who likes to get ‘stuck in’ to a project.

a page of wreck this journal by keri smith which reads 'page of good thoughts'

Overall, it’s just a fun concept for a quirky gift that anyone who likes to ‘mix mediums’ a little would love – I know I adore mine – and no two are ever the same, with so many activities and tasks for the reader to complete, so it really is the ‘gift that keeps on giving’.

‘Wreck this Journal’ has an RRP of £8.99, but is currently on offer on both Amazon, here, and Waterstones, for £6.29.

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