Paper. My wife loves paper. The journal 1st anniversary gift that we received on our first wedding anniversary, she still has it. She also collects stationery and post its and index cards and others. Sometimes, I could not get it. Anyways, I just think that it is a very affordable collection compared to others like shoes, bags and slippers and jewelry!
A journal, together with planners and calendars has always given out during any occasion. It is a popular gift. I am sure that you receive one this Christmas! I did!