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A dedicated day planner user - also known around these parts as a plannerd - might ask, "why would I ever buy a day planner for someone else as a gift?"
After all, if you are a Loyal Reader of Giftie Etcetera, you likely already use a planner tailored to you and your needs. That's the goal, anyway. You understand that a planner is a very personal item.
This year, I'm challenging you to share that love of planners with someone in your life who might either need or truly appreciate it!
Since every plannerd (or potential plannerd) is unique, I'll try to share some interesting planners that you might not know about and the unique aspects of each of these planners with you.
Bonus points if you find a new planner for you!
The Happy Planner
You might have heard of this planner, which debuted within the last year.
It's about 8" x 10", with rings that you can customize and lots of available accessories. It's simple to add and subtract pages, so you can treat it a lot like a ring bound planner.
The base model runs about $20 and comes with weekly and monthly views.
Refillable Leather Journal
Okay, I'm cheating. This $50, about 4" x 7" leather journal, is filled with lined craft paper. It's not a planner. But it is ring-bound, so it could be used that way!
What a wonderful gift for a man who likes to travel, a college guy (just add some weekly planner pages, since it is hole-punched just like a Franklin compact or a Filofax personal), or a boss or co-worker. It comes with a gorgeous box for gifting.
Honestly, I'm thinking of putting it on my own Christmas wish list. I LOVE the clasp.
Orange Circle Studio Paris Is Always a Good Idea Planner
You've already met this planner. I use her for my own monthly and weekly inserts (by pulling her apart).
At about $12 and 4" x 6", it's the perfect starter planner for any woman or teenager to tuck into a handbag or backpack.
There is also a Woodland Tales version that is great for guys.
NotePro Undated Daily Planner
For anyone with a full-time job who wants to make a daily plan separate from their personal planner, this undated daily notebook is an excellent gift.
If you follow the link, you can check out the layout - vertical schedule, 12 action items, a phone log, and a full notebook sized lined page.
It's the perfect daily planning notebook for about $20. And since it is notebook sized, it slips right into a briefcase or leather bag.
Kate Spade New York 2016 Medium Agenda with So Well Composed Pen Set Bundle (Black Stripe)
At $50, this bound monthly/weekly planner is pricey (for only one year of use, as opposed to something like a leather Filofax cover that could be used year after year).
But it is perfect for the females in the office, a young adult in college or starting her career, or anyone with a taste for fashion (with some form thrown in for good measure).
(Note that you can get a ring-bound that looks much like this one from FranklinCovey for about $70. No inserts are included, but the binder can be used year after year.)
Daycraft Executive Daily Diary, Dark Blue
My favorite thing about this 6" x 8.5" monthly/weekly planner is the cool little closure.
The layout is a horizontal weekly. It costs about $36 and comes in many colors.
It's a great moderately priced gift for anyone.
Kate Spade New York Wellesley Leather Zip Around Personal Planner
The most expensive planner of the bunch, I think of this planner as the "girlfriend" planner.
Guys, it's a brilliant gift to wrap under the tree for a lady receiving an engagement ring. It's classy (even comes with 14-carat gold plated hardware), easy to carry, comes with inserts, and doesn't look like a little box, so she won't guess that she's getting a diamond with it.
Tell her you love her and thought it would help with wedding planning.
I promise she will love it!
Those were the pretty planners that would make the best gifts, but I also noticed plenty of planners that are inexpensive but well-made, had interesting or new layouts, or were just too cool to not share.
Go exploring these links and check out the cool stuff that is out there for 2016!
Moleskine Weekly Notebook, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25)
Weekly / Monthly Appointment Book
FranklinCovey Clutch Her Point of View Wire-bound Weekly Planner
Smartly Designed Daily Planner
Purple Chevron Stripe Faux Leather Zippered Inspirational Executive Planner
Ultimate Weekly Planner
It's That Kinda Day
Let us know in the comments if you decide to order a particular one, for who (even if it's you), and why.
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