Get it together – never miss a thing, a deadline or a date, with these adorable planners, journals and calendars.
A new year comes with such hope and countless resolutions to be better. If we’re going to have any hope of keeping half of them, we’ve got to arm ourselves with these delicious and mightly powerful journals and planners. Some are meant to keep you organised, while others are designed to keep you from going loco for cocoa puffs. Everyone who journals/bullets journals will testify – these diaries combined with commitment can work wonders.
For flower addicts: Typoflora at Naiise
Do we have a crazy plant lady or flower fanatic here? Well, you’re probably fawning over the lovely picture above. Watch your goals bloom to life with Typoflora’s cream and emerald planners. All 180 pages come with illustrations, chic rose gold edging and our personal fave – an illustrated sticker sheet so you’ll never forget those important dates. If planners aren’t really your thing, beautify your desk with the foliage illustrated weekly pads and their tear-off pages.
Typoflora at Naiise, available online and selected stores.
For whimsical illustrations: Original Ordinary
If you’re big on mindfulness, Original Ordinary’s My Mindful Days planners will keep you company. There are poems about mindfulness, habit trackers, weekly spreads and monthly to-do lists adorned with the most gorgeous illustrations. Best news: There are no dates listed on this perennial journal so you can use it any time, any year! Psst… you can also check out its designs at the Gelam Gallery.
Original Ordinary, available online.
For the prettiest things: Rifle Paper Co
Forever trying to perfect that Pinterest worthy life? Get a load of everything Rifle Paper Co (picture above). From planners, journals, calendars and pens, this is a stationery lover/ illustration junkie’s happy place. Just look at those flowers in the brightest and prettiest hues and if they don’t put a big smile on your face, we don’t know what will!
Rifle Paper Co, available online.
For happy feels: Typo
Trust Typo to have a never-ending supply of cute things decked glitter, unicorn prints, pop culture references, adorable cats and doggos as well as tongue-in-cheek quotes. We bet the adorable and ultimate planners will have you drooling. It’s got it all – weekly layout, a pretty hard cover, a bucket list, challenge yourself questions, notes sections and more.
Typo, available online and in stores.
For minimalism x chic lovers: The Paper Bunny
We’re mildly obsessed with this local stationery and lifestyle brand that gives us incredible designs and custom stationery. The 2020 planner collection is tiny with just six great designs in compact and regular sizes. For those of us forever marvelling at pretty prints, pick the planner with the terrazzo touch. Easy strokes, the gold foiled declaration of the year and the hand-lettered quotes inside are just plain class.
The Paper Bunny’s Planner, available online.
For bold statement pieces: Collins Debden
We’ve got artsy-fartsy and ridiculously adorable choices in the mix but if you’re looking for something edgy, chic and sophisticated, Collins Debden has something for you. We’re eyeing the Vanguard series with geometric and wavy copper foil designs over a handsome navy colour. A great gift for guys too!
Collins Debden, available at Times, Kinokuniya, NBC and online.
For dreaming big: Kikki.k
It’s mighty hard to pick just one from this popular Aussie brand. If you read our piece on gifts for bibliophiles, you’ll find Your Dream Life Starts Here by Kristina Karlsson up high on our recco. It’s a hybrid self-help book slash journal + workbook that’s meant to encourage you to dream without limitations, and it’s our bedside table must-have. We’re also eyeing an uber-cute daily diary filled with illustrations, stickers and prompts for reflection that are sure to put a smile on your face.
Kikki.k’s Dream Life and 2020 Cute Daily Diary Large White: Be Kind, available online and in stores.
For sanity’s sake: The Positive Planner and Bullet Diary
Get rid of all things toxic in 2020 and surround yourself with positive vibrations. Designed by UK-based mums Ali and Finn, The Positive Planner and The Positive Bullet Diary will be the light at the end of a long day. The planner has it all – from a mood tracker to a meal prep section – to organise your day like a pro. As for the bullet diary, it’s an inspiring place to aid efficiency, creativity and happiness. Most importantly, both these books are bound to help improve your mental health.
The Positive Planner and Bullet Diary, available online.