Are you looking for journals maybe for yourself or for someone as Christmas gift? Look no further, I scouted the internet and found some 2016 stylish journals and planners that will fit every personalities.
A planner is where you can keep all your plans, thoughts and ideas organized. It can also offer a dose of inspiration, a useful reminder, or a touch of nostalgia as you look back on what you’ve achieved. And no matter how many apps that will help you organize are there in the App Store and Play Store, nothing will still beat owning a stylish journal and literally write your plans, thoughts and ideas on paper. Actually, there is a study that taking down notes the “old way” meaning with pen and paper will make you remember it more than typing it o digital devices. It’s true! I’m a testament to that.
But finding a planner or journal that will suit your lifestyle and personality is not that easy. The so-called “perfect planner” isn’t the same for everyone. Luckily, there are lots of choices in the market for whatever you’re looking for. To help you narrow down your choices for the coming year, below is a list of everything I found in bookstores, online shops and even in local shops in the Philippines.
Whether you’re looking for beautiful designs or quirky illustrations, something small to throw in your bag or a heavy-duty agenda, there’s something in this list the go-getter, the traveler, the artist, the student, and everything else in between.
For Scrapbooking Junkies: The Daykeeper 2016
Part agenda, part journal, the Daykeeper 2016 journal will keep you organized, but you’ll still have space to write down all your ideas, hopes, and dreams, just like on a scrapbook. The smyth sewn notebook comes with 164 uniquely designed pages, a back pocket, and 4 postcards.
It also has a craft book jacket that you can keep on or remove, as you like. The Daykeeper 2016 comes with a gift box too, making it perfect to give to a friend for the holidays.
Available on The Narrow Road Co. for Php1090 or around $24. It’s also available in Heima Briston in the Philippines.
For Fashion Girls: Kate Spade Agenda
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the stylish Kate Spade journals. With its clean colors and gold highlights, these planners are simple and classy – typical of Kate Spade’s stylish designs. Each of the 4 designs are available in sizes medium and large, and will keep you covered for 17 months. 12-month agendas are available, too.
Kate Spade Agenda are available on Kate Spade’s website for $30-$36. In the Philippines it is available in National Bookstore branches for Php1999-Php3159.
For Art Enthusiasts: Frankie Journal
Inside this cute cloth-bound planner, you’ll find hand-drawn illustrations by the brand’s artist Sara Hingle, gift-tags, sticker sheets, a week to a double-page layout as well as a weekly notes section for all your important scribbles, dates and daily jottings, it’s 160 pages of organised good times, and the perfect size to fit into every satchel, tote or backpack.
For Wanderlusts: Where To Next Travel 2016 Planner
If you’re thinking of seeing the world (or the Philippines) this 2016, the Where to Next Travel Planner might just be for you. It has 2016 – 2017 Calendar and 13 Dateless Months. You can plan and journal your trips with Collage Artventures, Travel Bucketlist (Extended Edition), Instagram Tips, #Goals Setting. It will also help you have a great trip with the Monthly Challenges, Vacation Leave List, Philippine Map, Adult Coloring Pages, Budget Table, Trip Highlights & Games for the Road.
Available on Where to Next website for Php580 or $13.
For Busy People Who Needs Some Reflection Now & Then: Paulo Coelho “Courage” Planner
Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite novelists. His books are always inspiring and sometimes, it even triggers my wanderlust. That’s why I’m thrilled that he created a planner! Every month in this planner is marked with a special value to focus and reflect on. The beautiful artwork is mesmerizing and is a great complement to the encouraging words inside – and the amazing work you’ll be doing all year.
Available in Target for $12.
For Doodlers & Coloring Book Addicts: FILED Doodle Planner
Conquer your yearly goals and de-stress with Filed’s Doodle planners. These 8 x 6-inch hard cover planners are dateless and include monthly and weekly views. You get “leisure lists” inside, for things like what movies to watch or restaurants to try, a finance tracker, and a back pocket for important tickets or receipts. The Doodle Planner comes with a Doodler kit too, which includes a color guide, a zentangle bookmark, and 3 Neofine Fineliners.
Available in Fully Booked, all branches nationwide; Powerbooks, all branches nationwide; Scribe Writing Essentials, all branches nationwide; LS Loyola Bookstore, Ateneo de Manila University; Tams Bookstore, FEU Morayta, Manila University. For those who live outside of the Philippines check out FILED Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
For Everyone: Moleskine
This famous Italian notebook brand is popular among artists but beside their classic sketchbooks, they are offering up a variety of planners for 2016 in all colors and sizes. Aside from the pocket, large, and extra large-sized notebooks in block colors, there’s also the limited editon Star Wars, Le Petit Prince, and Peanuts 2016 planners.
The Moleskine planners have weekly and daily planners up for grabs, and inside, they have pages for planning, time zones, international measures, international codes and duration of flights, and a holiday calendar.
Available in Moleskine’s website for $21-$34. In the Philippines it’s available on National Bookstore branches for Php940-Php1580