Put pen to paper in these beautiful leather-bound journals from Stockton Goods. Each diary is handmade using traditional tools and techniques and is available in various colours and styles. Pages are made from white archival paper from Fabriano Paper Mills in Italy and are carefully torn for a beautiful deckled edge. The vegetable tanned leather originates a little closer to home and is steeped in history. A 100-year-old factory in KwaZulu-Natal tans the leather with vegetable colours to ensure an authentic look and feel. All journals are available in either black, brown, natural or chestnut with fun names like The Beatnik, The Basquiat and The Epiphany. Each journal comes in a cotton bag for safekeeping. Journals start at R250 and are available from hellopretty.co.za.