By Rachel Hagan
Getting a diary may seem pointless with the cancelled weddings, holidays abroad, birthday parties aplenty this year our diaries have been a little bare.
But there is nothing like fresh optimism and with 2021 just around the corner, we say time to get planning. While, yes, 2021 may still be uncertain too there is no harm in starting to make small plans.
Why not book a staycation or a birthday party for six people? Or even just jot down notes from your weekly horoscope (did you also know when Mercury is going into retrograde again? It's mid October, so watch out for those pesky delays or exes springing up from the past!)
It makes sense to keep a diary, whether that's a page-to-a-day notebook where you can jot down thoughts and feelings from the day, or something more compact, for making notes and mini to-do lists. After all, writing things down can help curb anxiety and keep you feeling optimistic. With lots of beautiful planners on offer, there is something for everyone. Here are our favourite 2021 diaries to invest in now.
The best 2021 diaries to buy now
Papier Diagonal Rick Rack by Matilda Goad 2021 diary, £21.99
We don't like to say we have favourites, but we are particularly fond of this diary designed by uber-cool interior designer Matilda Goad. Available in lilac, dark green (pictured) or cherry this hardback diary is very durable as well as very cool. What is even better too is that you can personalise is to have your initials or whatever you may please on both the front and back, winner!
Anthropologie Rifle Paper Co. 2021 Agenda Diary, £12.50
The Rifle Paper Company is the brainchild of Anna Bond and is a Florida-based stationery boutique and design studio. Anna makes gorgeous whimsy designs which are sure to get heads turning. This floral design with gold foil is particularly beguiling.
Smythson 2021 Panama Diary with Gilt Pencil, £85
Smythson are purveyors in all things luxury stationery. For over 130 years they have been making posh planners which are leather-bound. From the Queen to Katharine Hepburn, they've made them for only the best people out there (and then people like us too). The Panama is their most popular diary, made in England and filled with featherweight paper and bound in cross-grain leather. And, of course, complete with a pen, so you're never without.
Paperchase A5 Floral Tile Diary With Pen
We may not be able to go to Morocco but this tile print diary is taking us straight there. With its stylish floral print and organised format, this is a foolproof option. Not only does it have dates it has sections for to-do lists as well as health trackers and meal planners. Not forgetting, a gold pen.
Moleskin smart planner 2021, £25.99
Moleskine's no-nonsense planners are cult classics. They may look boring but there's a reason they have stood the test of time. You can't go wrong with this black number. But what is remarkable about this one is that you can sync it to your phone. All you need is the Moleskine Pen+ smartpen and Moleskine Notes App, and you can watch your notes appear on screen across your preferred devices. So if you forgot your diary you won't be in trouble!
The Happiness Planner 2021 spiralbound, £44
This diary is designed to not only manage your schedules but also live a fulfilled life. Alongside the weekly planner are inspiring quotes, sleep tracker, exercise and meal plans, monthly reflection, daily happiness, health, energy, stress, and productivity level tracker and much more. 2021 is the year to be the best version of yourself possible.
Rachel is a freelance contributor to woman&home, covering news as well as books, lifestyle and travel. Her byline has also appeared in The Independent, The Financial Times, ELLE Magazine, VICE, Glamour Magazine and others. She loves nothing more than talking with people to share their stories. When she is not writing you will definitely find her nose in a book or magazine, or perhaps training for the next half marathon, practicing yoga or eating in London's best restaurants.
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