The best diaries to get organised in 2021 

One of the most exciting things about a new year is opening up a fresh new diary and seeing the possibilities for change.

If you felt out of control in 2020 then you’re not alone, but now is a great time to pause, reflect and set some good intentions and goals for 2021.

Studies show that if you write down your goals and break them down into manageable to-do lists then you’re twice as likely to achieve them.

So here are eight of the prettiest and most inspiring planners to show 2021 who’s boss.

Box clever Press 2021 Weekly Planner Diary, £9.99

Weighing just 250g and measuring 17cm by 12.5cm, the super cute Boxclever Press goal planner tucks neatly into your bag to keep you feeling calm all day long.

Each month, you can set out what you’d like to achieve with clever planning pages to assist you in working out what you’d like and to help you stay focussed.

Easily see the month in one with double-page month-to-view calendars so you can break down your month in detail and transfer your plans to each page. Every week you’ll know exactly what you’re doing and how it fits into your bigger goals.

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Martha Brook Personalised In Bloom Diary, £15.95

Bloom in 2021 with a charming personalised softback diary, designed to inspire you to flourish in the year ahead.

As the cover can be personalised with your name, it’s a little extra reminder that 2021 is your year and you can fill it however you want.

There are eight pretty colour options for the cover including blush pink, white, mint green, pebble grey and powder blue plus silver or gold or rose gold leaf foiling options.

Inside is a yearly planner, monthly spreads, week-to-view diary pages and additional notes pages for your goals and To-Do lists.

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Smythson 2021 Panama Diary With Gilt Pencil, £85

For a luxurious start to 2021, Smythson’s elegant Panama diary will boost your spirits with its understated style every time you open it. And there’s a handy pen and pen holder so you’ll never have to scramble in your bag for a pen.

Smythson’s most popular diary, it is available every year in a host of seasonal shades like sea green and azure alongside classic colours like navy and red. Made in England, it’s filled with the brand’s signature Featherweight paper and bound in cross grain leather.

See your week in one place with a handy week-to-view layout.

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Moleskine Weekly Pocket-Size Planner 2021, £16.99

The beauty of a pocket size planner is that you can take it everywhere without it taking up too much space in your bag. Moleskine planners are available in several colours but you’ll never misplace the hot pink one.

What’s special about this planner is that you have a complete view of the entire week on the left, while on the right it includes a ruled page for notes such as your to do list or goals for the week.

There’s also a ribbon bookmark so you know where you are elastic closure so all the pages stay intact.

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Aspinal of London A6 Day To Page Leather Diary, £70

Classy but attention-grabbing, Aspinal’s A6 Day to Page Leather Diary will help you stay effortlessly organised both at work and home. As each day has a whole page dedicated to it, you can break it down hour by hour and write down appointments for yourself and the family.

This elegant planner is hand-bound in England using traditional bookbinding techniques in deep shine black small croc full-grain Italian leather, while the premium quality cream pages within feature gold gilt edges. It’s free to emboss it with your initials so everyone knows it’s yours in a work meeting.

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WH Smith Day To Page Peacock Foil Embossed A5 Diary, £9.99

The beautiful navy blue A5 day to a page diary from WH Smith looks way more expensive than £10.

Beautifully embossed with a peacock design, it’s unisex and would appeal to anyone who likes to stand out from the crowd. The foiling adds a touch of decadence to the diary, which will brighten up your day in a small way whatever you are up to.

It’s more of a desk diary than a portable diary, but if you have a busy life then you’ll appreciate having a whole page of A5 each day to accommodate your schedule.

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A5 Brown Leather Week To View Diary, £14

This stylish leather diary from Paperchase means business.

It’s a fifth of the price of similar ones from Aspinal or Smythson but still very classy.

Packed with lots of space for goals, important dates and to-do lists and a button closure clasp, this is an excellent way to get organized in style for 2021. Pulling this out of your bag will make it look like you’ve got your life together, even if everything is pretty chaotic under the surface. This is a diary that will get you tons of compliments.

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Papier Pink Palms 2021 Diary, £21.99

Inject some colour and fun into 2021 with a bright pink diary and House of Holland’s flamboyant and fabulous pink palm print.

Inside, you’ll find weekly, monthly and yearly overviews, plus plenty of space for all your goals, important dates and to-dos. Complete with the smoothest paper pages and a ribbon marker so you won’t lose your place, this planner makes getting organised fun rather than a chore.

You can also personalise the cover with your name to keep you accountable. When you leave this on a surface and see your name on it, it’ll inspire you to use it.

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