Planners for Beginners

When starting out into the Planner community, there are actually quite a lot of brands out there and it can be overwhelming. 

The three more important questions to ask yourself before buying a planner is:

  • What type of planner I like?
    • Coil planner
    • Ring planner
    • Traveler's Notebook
  • Which planner size I prefer?
    • Pocket
    • Personal
    • A5
  • What is my price range?

Once you have answer these three questions then you can start researching where to buy them. Thanks to the internet, finding a planner is not a hard task at all.

My background on planners, I started out with coil planners such as Sky Blue Day Designer and then moved into Erin Condren planners. I soon found out that I like to take my pages in and out and I like customizing my planner with new dividers, page markers and little things. I soon discover ring planners such as Filofax, which lead me to Kikki etc. The price just keeps going up once I started learning more and more about planners. One day back in 2015 I saw an Instragram post on a Gillio Firenze Mia Cara in Grey and Pink and from there I was hooked. Since then I sold all my Filofax and Kikki planners just to fund my very first Gillio. 

Planner options

Coil planner

    1. Blue Sky Day Designer. You can find them at any Target store and can range from $5 to $20.

    2. Happy Planner at Michaels or Joanns (you can always use a coupon code)

    3. Day Designer, price is $59       

4. Erin Condrin, price range between $55 to $65 depending on what you pick

Ring planner

1. Recollection Brand at Micael's 

2. Filofax – prices varies per planner size

3. Kikki K – prices varies per the type of planner you 

Traverler's Notebook

   1. Webster's Pages brands, range around $32 to $40
   2. Midori Traveler's Notebook, range around $20 to $75 depending on the size. It 
    comes in a passport size and a regular 4" x 8" 

   3. Foxy Fix, range around $60 to $200 depending on the size you perfer

   Hopefully I helped you with your first planner. 


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