Personalised Leather Journals Handmade in Margaret River

The Perfect Balance Between Practical and Beautiful

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Something for Keeps

When it comes to elevating your writing, jotting down recipes, recording tasting notes or presenting a unique gift, there is no substitute for masterfully crafted handmade leather journals by Something For Keeps.

Preserve cherished moments, organise ideas, spark creativity, and capture your thoughts with our personalised leather journals. Featuring your choice of authentic New Zealand or Australian leather, our journals offer unmatched quality and workmanship.

Each journal is masterfully crafted from scratch, offering the perfect balance between beauty and practicality. Our authentic personalised leather journals are created with the finest materials and beautifully handcrafted by our master artisans.

Whether you’re looking for the best leather gift idea for a 3rd anniversary, a wine tasting notebook, or simply a personalised handmade journal for yourself, we have the perfect option for every occasion. Offering a wide range of customisation options, our genuine handmade leather journals make a unique gift to yourself or a loved one.

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Purchase a gift voucher and guarantee they get their perfect present! Something for Keeps gift voucher for personalised handmade leather journals, refills, leather dice trays or leather valet trays, and more.

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Your clients are unique, so why not give them a gift as individual as they are? To view our beautiful range of products click the button below.

You can also contact us if you have a large corporate journal order (20+), a bespoke request, or need help creating a fantastic corporate gift journal.

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Easy Ordering

Our step-by-step ordering process makes customising your journal quick and easy.


Choose your journal


Pick your insert


Add your personalisations


Enjoy your beautiful journal

About Something For Keeps

About Something for Keeps

Nestled in the heart of Western Australia’s scenic Margaret River wine region, artisans Marcus and Paula handmake each journal from scratch in their bindery.

“We want our journal gifts to have meaning, create sentimental value and bring happiness into our customers’ lives.”

For these reasons, Marcus and Paula draw on their craftsmanship mastery to make each journal unique and ensure the perfect balance between practical and beautiful.

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What Our Customers Say

“Beautiful quality product, cannot recommend highly enough. Fast delivery and lovingly presented. I’m hoping I can find more people to buy these for as they are so well made. Thank you.”


“What a gorgeous, masterfully crafted piece I can’t put down or stop looking at. Beautifully bound, riveted and detailed delicately with my initials on the inside pocket and the bee on the cover. I can’t recommend this purchase or the sellers enough! I can’t wait to keep filling it and showing others. Well worth the wait for its long journey and will be a treasured piece I’ll use for many years.”


“This is my second purchase from Something For Keeps and I think they are amazing! Both journals have had my own artwork engraved on them and Paula and Marcus have been accommodating and helpful every step of the way. Want something special? Look no further!”


“Beautiful journal. Was a gift for my son, he plays dnd. To say he loved it is an understatement. Packaged lovely. You can see the care and love put into it and it was received the same way. Would highly recommend buying.”



When it comes to customer satisfaction, Something For Keeps scores 5 out 5 stars.

You can only buy Something For Keeps handmade leather journals online via this website or ETSY.

Our customers have the option of paying via PayPal, Afterpay, or debit and credit cards (using Stripe).

We know you’ll love our journals as much as we do. But if, for any reason, you’re not completely satisfied with our craftsmanship, return your journal within 21 days, and we’ll issue a full refund.

However, we do not accept responsibility if you change your mind or supply us with incorrect information or artwork. Nor do we take responsibility if any designs you supply breach Copyright. Please read our full Disclaimer.

The short answer is yes, but send us an email first. That way can discuss your design and the file format we require. However, you can’t infringe Copyright. So you must own the Copyright or have permission to reproduce the design you are requesting.

Once we receive your order, it generally takes between 1-5 business days for us to create your journal. We then send express mail via Australia Post.

Our leather journals are made with beautiful, genuine leathers from Australia and New Zealand. As this is a natural product, you may find some natural scratches, blemishes or stretch marks ingrained into the leather.

These natural variations are what makes every single piece of leather unique. Therefore, the leather (raw cacao and crazy horse) finish is intentionally prone to scuffs and scratches, so your journal achieves a wonderfully aged look over time.

However, wiping your journal with a damp cloth removes minor surface scratches. Using polishes is not recommended.

A dry kneadable eraser or similar can be lightly rolled over the surface of engravings to easily remove any small charcoal deposits or smudges that occasionally occur due to the process of engraving with a laser.

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