Planners are ideal for keeping us organised. They help to plan our days and weeks and can be a useful way of keeping track of important dates.
There are lots of different styles of planners, from ones that have a set layout to others that let you plan your own.
When buying a planner consider whether you want one to remain either at home or work on a desk, in which case the weight of it doesn’t matter. If you are planning to carry it around with you then you’ll have to think about the size and weight.
Whichever type you plump for, here’s our suggestions for the best planners:
Inspiration Monthly Slim Planner Diary 2018 – 2019 – £3.19
This is a bargain for the price, and perfect if you have to skimp on space as it is a slim planner that folds out flat. Each month is on a double page with boxes for you to add your important dates, and every page features beautiful imagery that is inspiring.
Illustrated Family Planner – £6.99
The Very Busy Family Planner is perfect for large families who have to organise and stay on top of things. It features every month of the year with five large columns for each day so you are sure not to miss that important appointment or outing.
Busy B Perfect Planner Diary 2018 – £8.99
This is the latest edition to the Busy B range and is already proving to be quite popular. It has a faux leather exterior that closes with an elastic band and includes a loop for a pen. At the front is a yearly planner and then you get a double page spread for each week. There are also tear out pages for notes or shopping lists and a removable notepad which slots into the back cover.
Grey and Gold A5 Planner – £9.60
This is a stylish planner you could use for work or at home and we love it because there are no dates, you write your date at the top of each page which gives you enough space if you have a particularly busy day or week. There are 380 pages so you will not run out before the year is over. This would make the perfect gift, especially if you are gifting it after January.
Kraft A4 Weekly Planner – £10.00
Keep it simple with this basic planner from Kraft that features spaces for you to write a shopping list, your priorities for the week and things to do. There are also trackers for how much water you have drunk and did you get your five-a-day. All finished with a spiral binder so it lays nice and flat. There’s also an elastic band to keep it closed.
Moleskin 12-Month Weekly Notebook Planner – £15.99
This is one of our most versatile planners as it has the week on one side and then a page on the right for notes and suggestions. This means you can see your week ahead and scribble down anything important on the other side. There is an elastic band to keep it all together and it is available in lots of different colours including red (shown), yellow, rose, black, blue and green.
Mark’s EDiT 2018 Daily Planner (B6) – £18.95
The exterior of this planner is made from a faux leather-type material that will age over time. Inside you get a monthly and yearly calendar at the front and then one page for every day with lines for each hour. The year’s important dates are also included and the whole planner is formatted using a bullet style. Lots of colours available including olive green (shown), navy, pink, red, turquoise and yellow.
Rifle Paper Co Lively Floral 17 Month Planner – £30
This is a 17 month planner that features two pages for every day and enough space to write down important events and appointments on every day. The planner includes weekly and monthly pages and a yearly calendar at the front. It lies flat thanks to the spiral binder and includes inspirational quotes.
Kate Spade 2018 Pencil It In 12-Month Agenda – I Need A Vacation – £36.00
This is a 12 month planner that opens up into a double page for each week with enough space to give you 8 lines for each day and there are also monthly and weekly spreads that are tabbed at the side. At the back are notes pages and there is a handy bookmarker.
‘Chic’ 2018 Weekly Planner Dated by ‘Hello Day’ – £50.00
This is gorgeous and perfect for the stylish modern woman. It looks like a cute clutch bag but then you open it up to reveal a day-to-day planner complete with a pen holder, black monthly tabs, contact pages and lots of blank ones for your notes.