13 of the best 2020 diaries and planners to help you organise the year ahead

If you feel like you blinked and missed the last decade, you’re not alone – 2020 is somehow imminent and we’re feeling slightly underprepared. However, one of the best possible ways to get your life in order is to invest in a diary, and there’s no reason why yours can’t look beautiful as well.

We’ve picked out 13 of the best 2020 diaries with the chicest covers, most interesting illustrations and of course, layouts that give you plenty of space to scrawl.

Each of the brands below have plenty of amazing planners in their range, so if our pick’s not your style, click on their name to shop the full edit.

13 of the best 2020 diaries

Kikki K

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A5 2020 Leather Time Planner Coral, £51, Kikki K

The Filofax of yesteryear just got an Instagrammable makeover with a pretty pastel palette and gold hardware. Monogramming starts from £6.

Busy B

2020 diaries2020 diariesBusy B Plain Slim Diary 2020, Gold, £9, John Lewis & Partners

If you like a slimline diary that fits into any bag, Busy B’s little gold book is a good option. Despite its limited space, it still features a handy notes page on each week to keep your to-do list tidy.


Navuko 2020 Pocket Diary, £13.50, Trouva

Another smaller but still mighty choice is Navuko’s 2020 pocket diary, which comes in a selection of pretty colours in rose or gold embossing. Each double page has a weekly overview with space for notes.


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Medium 12-Month Annual Planner, £26, ban.do

There’s three designs to choose from for this planner, each as fun and quirky as the last. There’s stickers and artwork throughout; every month has been assigned its own corresponding colour.


2020 diariesEsmie Medium Weekly White Cranes Diary 2020, £24.95, Liberty

Liberty’s diaries silk screen printed covers will give your day a little touch of luxury every time you open them. You can keep track of the pages, which have a week-to-view layout, with the ribbon marker.

Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. 12-Month Planner, £28, Anthropologie

Rifle Paper Co has some of the loveliest 2020 diaries we’ve spotted so far, including this stripy ice-cream coloured edition. The spacious pages offer weekly and monthly views.



Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Limited Edition 12-Month Pocket Weekly Notebook Planner, £18.99, Moleskine

If you’ve brought a Moleskine diary every year previously, this year’s collection will give you no reason to divert. The usual coloured covers are also offered in new designs with Star Wars, Petit Prince and these Alice in Wonderland limited editions.

Martha Brook

Ruby Bhogal x Martha Brook Weekly 2020 Diary With Recipes, £28.95, Martha Brook 

This personalised hardback was designed in collaboration with GBBO’s Ruby Bhogal, and accompanies its week-to-view of 2020 with a baking pattern and seasonal recipe for every month. A lovely gift for foodies.


MiGoals 2020 Goal Diary, £12.99, Moxon London

MiGoals diaries don’t just record what you’re doing on any given day – they also want to know what you’re grateful for, what habits you’ve formed and what weekly goals you want to hit. If 2020 is the year you aim for a major target, yours could help you along the way.

Oliver Bonas

2020 Diary A5, £20, Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas’s 2020 diary also comes in ochre, and is filled with colourful illustrations, inspirational quotes, and activity and list pages, as well as generous space for your plans.


The Jag 2020 Diary, £21.99, Papier

Papier has dozens of dreamy diary designs, and they’ll all customisable too. With super smooth paper, ribbons to keep your place and crisp, clear layouts, they’re a great all-rounder.


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2020 Soho Fashion Diary, £160, Smythson

They don’t come cheap, but the quality of Smythson diaries is second-to-none, with crossgrain lambskin binding and gilt-edged, pale blue paper. This special edition has a week-to-view layout with listings for New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.

Faber & Faber

Faber & Faber Poetry Diary 2020, £8.52, Amazon

One of the loveliest ways to keep track of your year – this full-colour hardback A5 diary shares a new poem or illustration every week from wordsmiths like Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot and Thomas Hardy.