I’m a Style Editor, and These Are My Favorite Planners for Staying Organized in 2024

published Dec 7, 2023
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New year, new you, new….planner? If you’re a traditional pen-to-paper kind of person like myself, there’s something so exciting about picking out your next planner or agenda at the start of each year — and it’s a shopping decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, IMHO. After all, you’ll potentially be using the same little desk diary for 365 whole days, writing down to-do lists, upcoming events, or even journaling. Everyone’s planner preferences vary, too: You might want something small, simple, and easily transportable; or a detailed hardcover that can double as desk decor.

Either way, with January 1 fast approaching, now’s the best time to start picking out your go-to annual organizer, if you’re in need of a new style. To help start your search, I picked out a few of the best 2024 planner options below in a range of different layouts, page counts, and styles. Check out finds from brands like Papier, Rifle Paper Co., Etsy, and Amazon, all starting at just under $20. Order ASAP to get these in time for the new year (or your holiday gift shopping list, just saying)!

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If you’re all about personalization, look no further than Papier’s 2024 initial planner. The cover colors vary by letter, but each 96-page hardback includes year, month, and week views, plus space to jot down contacts, goals, to-do lists, and notes.

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While my all-time favorite organizer — Appointed’s compact task planner — has already sold out for 2024, the brand’s monthly version is the next best thing. Choose from a natural linen or hunter green foil-stamped cover, plus an optional monogram. At 8 by 10 inches around and just 0.2 inches thick, it’s the perfect compact, squeeze-in-your-work-bag size, yet it still packs in 42 pages of lined notes, month spreads, and a year overview.

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Rifle Paper Co.

Good news, Rifle Paper Co. fans: the brand’s signature punchy floral prints also come in calendar form. This year’s offerings include pocket-sized notebooks, desk calendars, and softcover planners like this one. Whichever style you choose, count on high quality, organized layouts, and beautiful design, year-round.

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Add some flower power to your desk next year via Ban.do’s daisy-adorned, not-your-average-12-month planner. The spiral-bound calendar includes stickers, artwork, colored-coded tabs, and coloring pages, on top of the usual month and week views. It doesn’t get much more fun than this.

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Small but extensive, this colorful week-to-view Etsy journal from Once Upon a Tuesday truly checks all the boxes — including layouts you never even knew you needed. Think password logs, a lunar calendar overview, both U.S. and U.K. holidays and observances, and a cycle tracker, all printed on 100% recycled paper. Top it all off with a trendy pink-and-orange squiggly checkerboard cover, and you’re set for 2024 in style.

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Another chic Papier pick, this animal-printed 2024 planner allows you to customize the cover text with your name or initials. The inside features sizable, unlined week-at-a-glance views — running every Monday to Sunday — plus each month kicks off with a dedicated goals, priorities, and to-do list page. Bonus: a built-in green ribbon bookmarks your current spot.

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If you’re someone who uses their planner to take a ton of notes, then this under-$20 Amazon design is for you. The 5.7 by 8.3-inch agenda touts 120 pages of well-organized monthly layouts and Sunday through Saturday week views. A built-in pen holder, elastic front closure, and back pocket also make this the perfect luxe-for-less 2024 calendar (or gift!).

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Yes, it’s a splurge, but Anthropologie’s faux leather monogram planner is the MVP of 2024 calendars. Get excited to document dates and ideas in this 17-month calendar, complete with pretty typography, ample writing room, and a dainty bookmark. It’s too elegant not to leave on display, too, so complement your desk setup with one of five color options: black, cedar, moss, lilac, or bright red.