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The 9 Best Scrapbooks Albums for People Who Think They Don’t Have Time to Scrapbook

Jun 23, 2024

Maybe you’re a scrapbooking pro. Or, more likely, you can’t remember the last time you touched one (turns out, you’ve been so busy creating memories that you haven’t had time to preserve them), but you want to get back into it. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, there’s a scrapbook for you—one so cute you’ll want to display it on your coffee table. Here, nine scrapbook albums to fill every need.

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So you’d like to document her third birthday party in a scrapbook, but you rarely get more than ten minutes to yourself. No problem. This album makes the process insanely easy. As soon as your photos are printed and ready, just peel back the plastic layer and your photos will stick to the self-adhesive pages. Plus, it comes with a pretty gold-ink marker for captioning each page.

$18 at Amazon

Let’s face it: You’re never actually gonna show your friends and family those pics from your trip to France if they stay on your phone. This wooden adventure book can hold more than 160 4x6 photos, and the key-ring binding makes it super easy to flip through. It also comes with adhesive corner stickers, so you can easily attach your photos. No ugly tape required.

$25 at Amazon

Your kids want to get in on a craft—you want to avoid spending a small fortune on supplies at Michael’s or JoAnn’s. This kit from Alex Toys is the perfect compromise. It includes a scrapbook, stickers, paper shapes, frames, papers, pencils, buttons, a glue stick, ribbon and scissors—everything they could possibly need to create something awesome.

$17 at Amazon

The last time you gave a scrapbook as a gift was probably when you were, like, 12 years old, but hear us out. The best gifts are the personal, thoughtful ones, and this album lets you totally customize its layout. Fill it with pictures and mementos from your favorite moments with your friend or partner, and they’ll definitely be touched. You can even tie the pages up with a nice bow once it’s finished—no wrapping required.

$24 at Amazon

Any parent will tell you that the first year flies by in a happy yet chaotic haze. But thanks to this adorable memory book, you can always look back on it (once the sleep deprivation wears off). There’s a page for a photo to chronicle each of the baby’s first 12 months, along with some fill-in prompts, like “We’ll never forget…” and “You love…,” so you can document the little details that might slip away all too soon.

Buy It ($35)

There’s no such thing as too many photos of your dog. But with a pup as cute as yours, they shouldn’t just live in your camera roll forever. This scrapbook has ten pages of heavy white paper, which you can plaster front and back with shots of Buddy.

$14 at Amazon

Good news: This kit comes with everything you could possibly want to decorate your book. We’re talking metallic pens, stickers, stencils and tape. Plus, the black pages are made from thick paper, so they can withstand and support just about any creative idea you come up with.

$38 at Amazon

If you’ve been searching for a premium-quality, sophisticated scrapbook album, look no further. This one has a linen-wrapped cover with foil-stamped lettering that rivals any coffee table book. Sure, $119 is a little steep, but the professional-quality design and materials make it an instant heirloom you’ll want to pass down to your kids. The album includes writing prompts and page layouts with pockets and envelopes so you can store more than photos. It also comes with ten free 4x6 prints, as well as Artifact Uprising’s recommended pen and adhesive so you can start crafting the instant the book arrives. No trip to the store necessary.

Buy It ($119)

You’re not into gluing and taping and Cricut machines, and that’s OK. These 8.5-inch square books let you design everything with just a few swipes and clicks: Upload, move, add and delete photos, type in whatever captions you want and choose your paper quality and cover options. (Love leather-bound books more than Ron Burgundy? Go for it.) In no time, the finished album is shipped to your door. It’s that easy.

Buy It ($20)

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