With less than a month until we enter a new decade (crazy, right?), we’re making one resolution early: Get organized—and stay that way. You know, one cohesive shopping list and playdate plans that we actually follow through with. But to make that happen, we’re gonna need some help. That’s why we scoured the internet for the best 2020 planners. Whether you’re looking to invest in one for yourself or gift one to a friend, you can’t go wrong with these ten picks.
1. Best Planner for Budgeting: GoGirl Budget Planner
For anyone who walks into Target just to buy batteries and walks out $100 poorer, this planner is for you. It prompts you to write out your monthly finance goals and make a spending plan accordingly. Then you can track your day-to-day spending habits throughout the month and spot trends.
2. Best Planner for Busy Moms: Orange Circle Studio Do It All Mom Planner
Moms, this is the planner of your dreams. It has both weekly and monthly pages so that you can use whatever scheduling method works best for you. There are clearly labeled stickers for things like holidays, doctors' appointments, birthdays and school open houses, which help ensure that you never miss an important event again. Psst: It even has designated spaces for your to-dos and shopping lists too.
3. Best Planner for Fitness: NewMe Fitness Track Your Fitness Planner
Sure, you can access all of your fitness data on your Apple Watch. But sometimes it’s nice to put pen to paper and have a clear log of your progress toward your goals. Enter the Track Your Fitness planner. This exercise log was created by fitness experts and is designed to help you reach your goals. It allows you to log details about your workouts, like what you did, how long you worked out and how you felt on a daily basis. You can also write down specific fitness goals and the deadline for when you’d like to accomplish them.
4. Best Planner for Kids: Erin Condren Kids Undated Planner and Activity Book
It’s best to start ‘em young on planning and time management, and this 12-month planner will help you do just that. Some of our favorite features include the reading logs and goal and allowance trackers. Plus, there are activities like word searches and “All About Me” pages to keep them cracking it open. It’s a win-win.
5. Best Planner for Work: Clever Fox Planner
If your desk is covered in sticky-note reminders and to-do lists (*raises hand*), this is the deadline log for you. Each weekly spread allows you to write your to-dos for each day of the week, as well as your week’s main goal, your priorities and your non-work-related to-dos. It also provides space for your weekly wins and a box to reflect on what you could do better next week. We’re partial to the yearly goals section, which invites you to set intentions for the year.
6. Best Planner for Meal Prep: Pretty Simple Press Meal Planner
It’s easy to get stuck in a dinner-planning rut and just settle for spaghetti and meatballs for the third Friday in a row. This meal-prep log will help you break out of that. It helps you plan out your dinners for every night of the week (and breakfast and lunch too, if you want), then provides a convenient shopping list so you can make it happen. Takeout who?
7. Best Planner for Wellness: Habit Nest The Morning Sidekick Journal
OK, so this journal won’t last you all of 2020 (it has 66 days in it), but you can totally repurchase it and keep going. Every day, you’ll be asked to record your sleep and wake times, your most important task for the day and other factors. Then, in the evening, you’ll be prompted to reflect on the best parts of your day and plan your morning routine for tomorrow. According to the almost 500 five-star reviews on Amazon, you’ll be hooked.
8. Best Planner for Productivity: Panda Planner Pro
Each day, the Panda Planner Pro has you write down three things you’re grateful for, three things you’re excited about and an affirmation to get you in the right frame of mind for the day. Then you’re asked to write down your five top priorities for the day, and you’re given a super-helpful hour-by-hour schedule template so you can map out how it’ll all get done. More than 5,000 people write that it has helped them improve their time-management skills and reach their goals.
9. Best Planner for Minimalists: Global Printed Products Essential 5x8 Monthly & Weekly Planner
Sometimes the extra fields and complicated formatting of detailed planners can induce anxiety.If you consider yourself a planner minimalist, look no further. As the name implies, this essential planner provides a no-frills approach to your weekly and monthly schedule that won’t overwhelm you. Beyond having dates and days of the week, it’s all yours to format exactly how you’d like.
10. Best Planner for Planner Newbies: Passion Planner
Not sure what your ideal planner setup looks like yet? You can’t go wrong with a Passion Planner. One PureWow editor raves, “I’ve been buying this planner for four years now, and it never disappoints. I love the way it’s formatted so I can see my entire week at a glance, and it has great unique touches, like a monthly reflection section.” Need we say more?
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