16 Planners That Will Help You Start the Decade on a Good Note

updated Dec 19, 2019
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There are plenty of apps and gadgets to help you stay on top of your daily to-do lists and appointments, but nothing quite beats the old-school charm of writing down notes in a paper planner. And with 2020 just around the corner, it’s a good time to snag a planner and fill it with with brand new goals, dreams and to-do lists.

To help you get there, we’ve rounded up the latest planners on the market—from cute and kitschy to chic and functional, there’s something in here for every kind of planning personality. Take a look below and pick one that strikes your fancy.

Day Designer 2020 Planner

Anthro always has a great selection of planners but this pretty gold-wire bound planner from Day Designer is just that dose of extra we’re looking for in 2020. For starters, along with a 12-month calendar and to-do layout, there’s also a section for listing out daily gratitude lists, planning dinners, and even adorable gold-foil stickers to add that extra zhuzh to daily notes.

Buy: Day Designer 2020 Planner, $59 $41.30 from Anthropologie

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Moleskine Classic 2020 Daily Planner

You gotta love the chic Moleskine diaries, but the planners unlock a whole new level of organization. You can choose between the daily, monthly and weekly option, and based on your preferences you get a calendar layout to jot down notes, appointments and to-do lists. It’s the perfect clean canvas for bullet journaling, or for anyone who appreciates a minimalist, lightweight, and classic planner.

Buy: Moleskine Classic 2020 Daily Planner, $24.95 from Amazon

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Ban.do Medium Annual Planner

If you have been spotting this cult-Ban.do planner all over your Instagram feed, it’s simply because it’s that good! People who’ve already bought the planner swear by the perfect size that’s easy to tuck into a bag and carry around, colorful illustrations and stickers that make daily chores seem that much more exciting, and added features like a helpful lists of annual holidays and a very organized to-do section. There’s even a matching annual calendar, and washi tape for those looking to complete the set.

Buy: Ban.do Medium Annual Planner, $28 $21 from Ban.do

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Enlightenment Planner 2020

If you’re all about setting big personal and professional goals in 2020 and making them happen, then the Enlightenment planner is a great pick for you. It lets you chart out a monthly roadmap to the goals you want to achieve, habits you want to cultivate and priorities you want to focus on. Plus, the weekly planning section lets you keep a tab on new ideas, emotions, and ambitions that pop up. Lastly, there’s also a year-end-review section to gauge all that you’ve achieved over the last year.

Buy: Enlightenment Planner 2020, $24.99 from Etsy

Riley Petite 2020 Planner

This little charming white and gold diary comes with a matching gold pen, and plenty of pages for taking notes. The petite size won’t weigh down your bag, plus the daily tabs are broken down into a paragraph-style layout for jotting notes along with a larger monthly layout that’s helpful for noting monthly highlights.

Buy: Riley Petite 2020 Planner, $24 $16.80 from Anthropologie

Productivity Planner

Although it looks stylish and simple, the productivity planner was designed with a complex goal: to make sure you’re staying on your A-game. Based on leading productivity principles and supported goals research, the planner helps you stay focused and clear of distractions. Plus, there’s even an option to rate your daily productivity levels, and review each week’s personal and professional growth.

Buy: Productivity Planner, $26 from Urban Outfitters

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2020 Tiny Delights Planner

We get it, not everyone loves added features in a planner. For those who like to keep it fuss-free and are just looking for a regular planner to track daily task lists, the Tiny Delights Planner is a great pick. The layout is clean and simple, and the perforated notes section is perfect for jotting down grocery lists and just tearing the sheet out before heading to the store. Brownie points to the elastic closure that ensures no important receipts or notes slip out of your diary.

Buy: 2020 Tiny Delights Planner, $22.95 $17.21 from Paper Source

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Ban.do Wellness Planner

Wellness planners are going to be a major thing in 2020. And truth be told, we’re not mad about it at all. This one from Ban.do helps you stay on top of your personal and wellness goals, track feelings and emotions, plan out meals, log your fitness goals and even measure your daily water intake. Plus, there are cute sticker sheets included!

Buy: Ban.do Wellness Planner, $30 $22.50 from Ban.do

Sugar Paper Dotted 2020 Planner

Another petite planner from Anthropologie! This one by Sugar Paper includes monthly and weekly layouts, goal pages and even a section to jot notes. The overall look is simple yet charming, and we appreciate the spiral bind on a smaller-sized notebook that makes note-taking a lot more efficient.

Buy: Sugar Paper Dotted 2020 Planner, $24 $16.80 from Anthropologie

Rifle Paper Co. Cabana 2020 Agenda

Anthropologie and Rifle Paper Co.’s recent collaboration has given us some adorable decor and kitchen items to obsess over, and this sweet cabana-striped notebook is no different. Pretty pink ribbons double up as bookmarks, while the weekly and monthly layout is clean and simple. There’s also a floral back pocket to add notes, movie tickets, or Polaroids, while the sleek and slim size is an added bonus for those who like taking their planner on-the-go.

Buy: Rifle Paper Co. Cabana 2020 Agenda, $30 $21 from Anthropologie

Succulent Weekly Desk Planner

A weekly planner with tear-off sheets is convenient and nifty for those who like using their planners to jot down notes, grocery lists, or to-do lists and tape the sheets to their desk monitors or refrigerators as reminders. We also appreciate the bullet-point format and added notes section for each day that let you prioritize task lists.

Buy: Succulent Weekly Desk Planner, $18 $12.60 from Anthropologie

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The Inspired Stories 2020 Planner

For starters you can personalize this planner with your monogram. And if that’s not enticing enough, the planner also comes with a mind map for setting 2020 goals, and a section to reflect on highlights, challenges and growth while keeping a running list of everything you’re grateful for in the new year.

Buy: The Inspired Stories 2020 Planner, $40.85 from Etsy

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Ban.do Travel Planner

If one of your big goals for 2020 is racking up more travel miles, then you’ll definitely want to invest in this planner. It helps you organize travel plans not just for the coming year but for the next three years, make packing lists, and jot down activities and goals for your trips. But here’s the best part: it has a handy language converter to use when navigating through a new country, as well as postcards that you can rip out and send back home. It’s also a great gift for the globetrotter in your life.

Buy: Ban.do Travel Planner, $30 $22.50 from Ban.do

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Concept Planner

Poketo’s legendary Concept planners are wonderful, and while they have been around for awhile, they’re totally worth the hype. Made from environmentally friendly tree-free paper, the diaries come in an array of bright, bold colors and the layout is simple, yet efficient. Monthly and weekly sections help you stay on top of things, and the added section for writing out to-do lists is super helpful.

Buy: Concept Planner, $34 from Poketo

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Kate Spade New York 2020 Planner

You can now snag a planner dotted with the designer’s iconic spade print that also includes a little spade charm looped around a binding ring. The planner comes with all the frills like a sticker page, a section for noting important birthdays, monthly calendar layout and a dated weekly spread. It’s the perfect mix of cute and effective.

Buy: Kate Spade New York 2020 Planner, $30 from Amazon

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Schedule Magic Daily Planner & To-Do List Notebook

The layout is simple and easy to use: Jot down your task list on the left side of the page and rank it based on priority, while on the right-hand side of the page you can list out scheduled tasks based on the time that they are due. Once you’re done just tear the sheet out and stick it your monitor as a helpful reminder of what your day’s looking like. Plus, it’s sleek enough to slide even in a tiny purse.

Buy: Schedule Magic Time Blocking Daily Planner & To-Do List Notebook, $20 $18 at Amazon

Nicole Lund also contributed to reporting.