Sounds like a plan: The best diaries for 2019

We’re firm believers in the fact that stationery can make you smile at every stage of your life. For children, it’s the shiny pencil case at the start of a new school term – and for adults? It’s that deliciously crisp first page of a brand new diary.

There is a planner of varying degrees in everyone, and so to enhance our organisational alter-egos, we’ve rounded up 8 of the best diaries to kick-off 2019.

The classic one

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Wildwood 2019 diary, £34, Paperchase

Kicking off with the beloved British high street, Paperchase’s Wildwood design is eye-catching without being over-the-top. The hardback floral cover protects the spiral-bound centre, which has daily planning and monthly dividers and plenty of space to write your schedule on each page.

The thought-provoking one

Wellness week to view planner, £24, Paperchase

Paperchase’s wellness week planner comes with food planning aids, exercise goals and lined pages, making it ideal for logging your aims and reflections. The well-designed package is all neatly encased in a smooth lilac binder with a button clasp and portable pen.

The quirky one

Yoga ladies diary, £21.99, Papier

Papier have over 100 designs to choose from, from Disney patterns to marble style and monogram to full-name embossing. The personalisable Yoga Ladies, design, however, really stands out from the crowd. Use the ribbon marker to keep your place, and the month view to plan bigger projects. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up adding a warrior pose to your daily tasks.

The minimalist one


2019 A5 Bonded Leather Weekly Diary, £24, kikki.K

If you favour a minimalist approach to diaries, Scandinavian brand kikki.K are the brand you need – we personally love their medium-sized dusk blue option, but it also comes in other options like black, pink and grey, and a choice of A4, A5 or A6 with the added option to monogram.

The on-trend one

2019 Slim Pocket Diary with Pen, £55, Aspinal of London

Animal print: this seasons’ biggest trend, and Aspinal of London have confirmed it’s here to stay with the utterly stylish black pocket diary, perfect for the woman with limited handbag space (or tiny handwriting, of course). The gold leaf pages and red ribbon placeholder add a luxe feel, and there’s free embossing worth £15.

The luxury one

Festive Stars 2019 Soho Diary, £175, Smythson

Named after their unique London-themed measuring system, the Festive Soho 2019 diary is one of Smythson’s jazzier designs. This diary is crafted in England and is made up of Smythson’s signature gilt-edged, pale blue featherweight paper, with a star motif that will brighten your day every time you pull it out of your bag.

The in-depth one

Original 2019 Daily Planner in Tropic, £46, Hello Day

If there’s one thing Hello Day know, it’s the importance of a planner that’s stylish but also brilliantly functional. Inside, you’ll find monthly, weekly and daily views, plus the option to tick off daily reminders like meditation or drinking water. Plus, Hello Day supports charities including Breast Cancer Now, Bulgaria Street Cats & Dogs and Hope for Justice throughout the year, so your purchase will partially go towards a great cause.

The motivational one

Black ‘Make Every Day Count’ 2019 Diary, £20, Three Six Five

Included in Three Six Five’s vegan leather-bound diaries are inspirational quotes, cues to take notes of your favourite things and reminders for personal wellbeing aplenty. It’s currently reduced from its usual price of £30 – and what better start to 2019 than a bargain?

Feature by Laurie Petrucci