As Christmas comes to an end and we start to think about the New Year, many of us want to get organised and for this we need diaries. A good diary will have enough space for daily events and include blank notes at the back for writing down things we want to remember in the future.
As with most products, there are tons of diaries to choose from, but we have whittled it down to the best ten:
Castelli Arles Refillable Diary – £9.50
Castelli make loads of different diaries so it was quite difficult for us to pick our favourite, but in the end we settled on this one as it looks much more expensive than it costs. Made from the softest Tucson material complete with a stitched border, you get a special pencil which remains secure in the binding and the inserts are made using FSC ecological paper sourced from sustainable forests. Loads of colours available including purple (shown), lime green, orange, red, blue, green, black and pink.
The National Gallery A5 Masterpieces 2018 Diary – £10.00
Perfect for art lovers as this beautiful week-to-view A5 Diary features one of the National gallery’s finest paintings at the start of each month. There is plenty or room for your daily events and you also get a nice big notes section every week.
Paperblanks Flutterbyes 2018 Diary – £13.00
This is a 12 month diary which features the artist Laurel Burch’s original butterflies paintings on the front. You’ll want to add to this diary every day just to see the gorgeous butterflies print on it.
Esme 2018 Daisies Large Weekly Diary – £30.00
Another beautiful diary here from Esme that features pretty daisies which were taken from an archive in Kyoto and printed on delicate Japanese silk-screen printed paper, complete with a rich cloth spine. Inside the sections are made from a luxurious creamy-coloured paper.
Smythson Panama Crossgrain Diary with Gilt Pencil – £75
The first of our diaries from Smythson here that features a gorgeous cross grain lambskin exterior and inside there are lovely big pages that are perfect for those who want a practical diary. You also get a pencil and a slip pocket for notes etc. and there is a range of colours, including cobalt blue, fuchsia (shown) navy, red, emerald and Nile blue.
Katie Leamon Spanish Marble Diary – from £28
There are four different styles of dairies made by Ms Leamon but we love this Spanish Marble design, which can be personalised with your initials if you like in gold foil. This is one diary that is great for everyday use and we love the open concept of it.
2018 Aspinal of London Social Diary – now £28
All diaries from Aspinal of London are individually handmade using genuine leather by the company’s crafts men and women. We love this one as it is a slim size and fits perfectly in a small handbag. This diary has lots of neat features such as lists of all the important sporting events throughout the year and advance booking reminders. Using Italian leather in a variety of colours including green (shown), red, pink and midnight navy. Fans of Aspinal include Kim Sears and Laura Whitmore.
Liberty London – Medium Ianthe Diary 2018 – £50.00
This diary by Liberty London has a day-by-day calendar inside using luxurious gold-edged pages and there are also handy informational pages to help you plan your year. We love the embossed front as it looks so classy and stylish.
Smythson 2018 Soho Diary – £215.00
Printed calf leather exterior with week to view layout, gilt-edged with a light gold enamelled side closure, this dairy would make a perfect gift for someone. Inside there is feather light blue paper and the covers are silk-lined. This colour is storm blue but there is also navy, silver and winter berry.
Mulberry Postman’s Lock Notebook Cover Antique Blue Cross Grain Leather – £250
Finally, if you really want to splash out on a dairy then this one from Mulberry ticks a lot of boxes. Gorgeous exterior made using the softest leather and featuring Mulberry’s iconic Postman’s Lock closure and the Mulberry stamp in gold on the front. Available in Antique Blue (shown) or Lilac Cross grain.