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Here’s a great gift idea for the holidays — or a little treat for yourself as we move into 2024…

If you want to get back into journaling, or you want to finally start the habit, here’s a method that’s low-pressure and low-effort, but totally worthwhile. This small book holds five years of journal entries, but each day only has room for a few sentences or so — just the right amount of space for quick-and-dirty summaries of what happened on that day.

Each page has a space for the same day of the year for each of the five years you’ll use it, though everything is undated so that you can start it anytime. The journal also has three blank pages at the end that are labeled “Dates to Remember,” and I use them to list major things that happened in each of the five years.

I’ve gone through two of these over the years, and while there are big gaps here and there (VERY big gaps in my second one), I’m really grateful even to have little tidbits of both notable days and more run-of-the-mill ones.

If a journal full of big empty pages seems intimidating to you, this is the perfect way to ease into a regular journaling habit.

The One Line a Day journal from Chronicle Books is available at Amazon. The company also makes other cover designs, as well as special editions for newlyweds, moms (not dads, apparently), and families, plus a gratitude journal format.

P.S. If you’re looking for a kids’ gift idea along these lines, I recommend this “Letters to Me, When I Grow Up” time-capsule kit!

Workwear sales of note for 11.20.23

Nordstrom – Black Friday deals have started! Almost 2,000 sale items!

Anine Bing – Sale! Many blazers down around $250

Ann Taylor 50% off everything (early access for StyleRewards members & cardholders; ends 11/21); 40% off entire purchase and 50% off 1 full-price item) (both end 11/21)

Another Tomorrow – Friends & Family: 25% off plus complimentary shipping and returns; archive sale 50% off

Anthropologie – 1000s of new styles, and they’re 40% off

Athleta – Black Friday Early Access: 25% off your purchase in the app (ends 11/19)

Banana Republic – Up to 40% off sale styles; extra 30% off sale styles (ends 11/21)

Banana Republic Factory – 60% off everything & extra 15% off purchase (ends 11/21)

ba&sh – Up to 40% off fall/winter styles

Bergdorf Goodman – Fall sale up to 40% off

Bloomingdale’s – $25 off every $100 you spend on select items (ends 11/20), PLUS take an extra 15% off

Brooks Brothers – Black Friday Preview: 30% off sitewide + 3 or more dress shirts 30% off

Club Monaco – Black Friday Preview: 40% off everything

Cole Haan – Up to 50% off everything (ends 11/25)

Design Within Reach – 25% off Herman Miller, Knoll, HAY, Muuto, DWR Collection; 20% off everything else (readers love the Herman Miller Aeron and Sayl for office chairs)

Etsy – Participating shops 25% off

Evereve – Up to 70% off clearance

Everlane – Up to 50% off almost everything

Express – 50% off everything

The Fold – Up to 25% off everything

Hill House – Annual Sale: 30% off everything

Hugo Boss – Private sale if you sign up for texts or emails: up to 40% off women’s

J.Crew – 50% off almost everything; up to 50% off suiting & chinos; up to 40% off cashmere; extra 50% off sale styles

J.Crew Factory Up to 60% off everything; up to 70% off clearance

J.McLaughlin – Fall sale: up to 40% off

Journelle – Up to 75% off sale

Karen Millen – Up to 60% off everything; extra 15% off all coats & jackets

Kule – Black Friday: up to 40% off

L’Agence – 25% off select styles and sale

La Ligne – Mercigiving sale, 50% off select stripes and seasonal essentials; all sales final.

LK Bennett – 30% off everything

Loft – 50% off your purchase (early access for StyleRewards members (ends 11/20)

Lo & Sons – Early Bird Shopper Sale: Up to 50% off

Madewell – Black Friday Event: 40% off your purchase

Ministry of Supply – 25% off sitewide with code

M.M.LaFleur – End-of-year sale, save 30-70% on cashmere sweaters, bestselling work tops, and more.

Rag & Bone – 25% off everything

Shopbop – 5,800 items new to sale; Black Friday event starts 11/21

Summersalt – 30% off sitewide

Steelcase – Up to 20% off sitewide (readers love the Leap and the Gesture for office chairs)

Stuart Weitzman – Extra 25% off full-price and sale styles with code

Talbots – 40% off sweaters, shoes & accessories; 30% off dresses & skirts; extra 50% off markdowns — readers love this cashmere boatneck and this cashmere cardigan, as well as their sweater blazers in general

Theory – 25% off sitewide

Tory Burch – 30% off $250+

Ulta – Up to 50% off Black Friday deals (40% off select Morphe; 30% off select MAC); $3.50 off $15 qualifying purchase (ends 11/25)

Uniqlo – Limited time deals starting from $14.90 (ends 11/23)

Universal Standard – Great markdowns; their best pieces are starting at $26, outwear starts at $88

White House|Black Market – 30% off your entire purchase (exclusions apply)

Zappos – Early early Black Friday sale! Save BIG on footwear, clothing, bags and more.

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