12 of the prettiest day planners to get a fresh start for 2021

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
·4 min read

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Stay organized this year with an artfully designed day planner. (Getty Images)

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Although we live in a largely digital age, sometimes deleting a message just doesn’t give the same satisfaction as crossing something off your to-do list with good old-fashioned pen.

I’m a firm believer in putting pen to paper to organize your thoughts and stay organized throughout the day, which is why no New Year’s celebration would be complete without breaking out a new planner or agenda.

Studies have shown that writing things down better helps you to remember things than simply adding them to your digital calendar, and can even help lower stress levels as the practice of journaling can help with daily mindfulness. Plus, we’re already getting too much screen time as it is, so a paper notebook can even provide a much-needed break from your computer.

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Since we’re still in the early days of 2021, there’s never been a better time to add a day planner to your life. Old-school or not, shop some of our favourite pretty planners below.

2021 Panama Diary with Gilt Pencil

2021 Panama Diary with Gilt Pencil. Image via Smythson.
2021 Panama Diary with Gilt Pencil. Image via Smythson.

A bright and sunny yellow hue is just the thing to get you excited about each new day. This luxe leather day planner also comes with a golden pencil, so you’ll never have to hunt down a pen in order to record your next appointment.

SHOP IT: Smythson, $165

Studio Oh! 2021 12 Month Weekly Ebony Garden Planner

Studio Oh! 2021 12 Month Weekly Ebony Garden Planner. Image via Indigo.
Studio Oh! 2021 12 Month Weekly Ebony Garden Planner. Image via Indigo.

It’s still a little early in the year to be dreaming of flowers, but this beautifully designed 12-month planner has a hard cover and plenty of space to jot down your important notes.

SHOP IT: Indigo, $22

Sugar Paper Polka Dot Bound 2021 Planner

Sugar Paper Polka Dot Bound 2021 Planner. Image via Anthropologie.
Sugar Paper Polka Dot Bound 2021 Planner. Image via Anthropologie.

A sweet polka dot pattern elevates the look of this dainty agenda, while elegant linen fabric makes this one piece of stationery that you’ll want to proudly display.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $35 ($28 USD)

Rifle Paper 2021 12-Month Pocket Planner

2021 12-Month Pocket Planner. Image via Rifle Paper Co.
2021 12-Month Pocket Planner. Image via Rifle Paper Co.

If you’re short on space, this pocket-sized planner is just the thing to keep track of your most important events. Plus, the illustrated cover is just too cute to pass up.

SHOP IT: Rifle Paper Co., $12 (originally $14)

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2021 Dog Lover Classic Vertical Happy Planner

2021 Dog Lover Classic Vertical Happy Planner. Image via Happy Planner.
2021 Dog Lover Classic Vertical Happy Planner. Image via Happy Planner.

Whether they’re by your side or safe at home when you’re on the go, you can always feel like your furry friend is with you thanks to this adorable 12 month agenda.

SHOP IT: Happy Planner, $35 ($28 USD)

2021 Classic 12 Month Planner - Lilac Dreams

2021 Classic 12 Month Planner - Lilac Dreams. Image via Dolls Kill.
2021 Classic 12 Month Planner - Lilac Dreams. Image via Dolls Kill.

Complete with a selection of colourful stickers, artwork, and space to track monthly goals and habits, this fun planner turns your desk into a party with every use.

SHOP IT: Dolls Kill, $14 (originally $28)

Southworth 2021 Yearly Planner

Southworth 2021 Yearly Planner. Image via Amazon.
Southworth 2021 Yearly Planner. Image via Amazon.

Keep your busy schedule organized with a vertical weekly layout that provides ample space for detailed plans, events, reminders and appointments.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $30

MADEtoPLAN Custom 2021 Planner

MADEtoPLAN Custom 2021 Planner. Image via Etsy.
MADEtoPLAN Custom 2021 Planner. Image via Etsy.

Add a touch of custom design to this versatile planner that can be tailored to your taste, with the option to choose your own layout and customize the cover.

SHOP IT: Etsy, $40

2021 Planner: Bibliophile by Jane Mount

2021 Planner: Bibliophile by Jane Mount. Image via Amazon.
2021 Planner: Bibliophile by Jane Mount. Image via Amazon.

Avid readers will love this agenda for its detailed monthly illustrations, as well as dedicated space to jot down current and upcoming must-reads.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $27 (originally $30)

Blueline 2021 Pink Ribbon Daily Planner

Blueline 2021 Pink Ribbon Daily Planner. Image via Staples.
Blueline 2021 Pink Ribbon Daily Planner. Image via Staples.

Break down your day into manageable blocks of time with this blooming planner that has an hourly layout to keep you organized. As an added bonus, a portion of the sales of this planner is donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

SHOP IT: Staples, $19

Moleskine 2021 Alice Wonderland Weekly Planner

Moleskine 2021 Alice Wonderland Weekly Planner. Image via Amazon.
Moleskine 2021 Alice Wonderland Weekly Planner. Image via Amazon.

Featuring charming original illustrations by John Tenniel, alongside quotes from Lewis Carroll's classic tale, this beautiful agenda is a must-have for fans of Alice in Wonderland.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $28

Sonix Weekly Planner Notebook

Sonix Weekly Planner Notebook. Image via Urban Outfitters.
Sonix Weekly Planner Notebook. Image via Urban Outfitters.

See your whole week at a glance with this weekly planner that features a spiral-bound design with checklists for Monday through Friday, plus the weekend, too.

SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $22

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