MANILA, Philippines – Though everything is going digital, there’s no underestimating the sensory appeal of a solid, dependable planner.
Here are 22 options, in no particular order, you can pick up around the metro – from your local bookstores to independent Pinoy brands.
We’ll update this if we see more – let us know if we missed one!
1. Tita Witty’s Witty Will Save the World planner
Filled with hilarious musings on love and everyday life, there’s no dull moment leafing through Witty’s planner. This year’s planner is called “Relaks, Puso Lang ‘Yan, Malayo sa Bituka” and features gems in its pages, including a spread on “How to get over him getting over you,” a “Snakes and Ladders Pag-Ibig edition,” and a page dedicated to Madame Witty’s “Crystal Ball of Pag-Ibig.” Ever needed a sassy aunt to set you straight on matters of the heart? Here’s one you can carry around.
Price: If you order directly from them, it’s P480. According to their Facebook account, the planners will be available in select outlets for P520.
Get this: Head to Facebook to find out more.
2. The Kislap notebook from Alunsina Handbound Books
These organizers, featuring handcrafted leather covers, include refillable jotters that you can buy according to your needs. According to their Facebook, 3 jotters are included in the set you buy. The makers thought of everything, too – there’s a back cover sleeve that can hold another smaller notebook or a passport and card pockets with compartments. You can also choose from 4 available charms to decorate the elastic lock.
Price: One set, P1000. Night Blank, Caffe Lined, Blue Grid jotters P90, Verde Planner, P100.
Get this: Head to Facebook to find out more
3. EsKWELAhan Planner
Especially made, according to their social media account, “for high school college students and the young at heart,” this planner also includes discounts and freebies from the makers’ partners. This year’s planner also boasts more writing space, and what they dub a “Anong mas magpapasmile sayo portion.” (Which gets you smiling more.)
Price: P400 each
Get this: Head to Facebook to find out more.
4. Design Your Life Planner
Designed to help you visualize your goals, hopes, and dreams, and inspire you along the way, there’s a lot to like in the the Design Your Life planner. It also comes with pockets for you to stuff small pieces of paper, and comes with add-ons, like a travel pad on which you can jot down notes and reminders about your trips.
What we like the most: there is plenty of space on which to write your plans per day, so that basic function isn’t drowned out among all the other features included in the planner.
Part planner, part diary for your innermost thoughts, in the Daykeeper, there’s space to write down good memories, things that made you happy during the day, little details you want to keep for later. You can also write a letter to your future self, making this one of the most personal, thoughtfully made planners on the market.
Price: Price available upon request. Planners sold at around the P1100 range, but may differ depending on where/when you pick it up
Get this: Visit Heima Brixton in Pasig City or order online via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tip: You can specify if you want it gift-wrapped, and they’ll do so for free. The datebook also comes with free postcards.
This year’s is the 9th edition of the popular planner brand, and the theme is, according to the release, “Live Life to the Fullest…finding your reason or motivation to get up every morning, enjoying life with a deep sense of purpose.”
Price: P698, regular price
Tip: This comes with with a booklet of discount coupons, worth over P40,000
7 and 8: Daycraft Executive/Chromatic diary
You can get the utilitarian, straightfoward planner in two styles: the Executive diary or the Signature Chromatic diary.
Get this: Fully Booked branches
Signature Chromatic diary:
Get this: Fully Booked branches
9. The Moleskine planners
Smooth, sleek, premium, and it comes in oh so many styles and colors. You can get them from the different bookstores, too.
But if you’re looking for something with a quirky touch (or if you’re a fan of the subject), the 2015 planners come in several designs in collaboration with pop culture icons like Mickey Mouse and the Little Prince, and are more widely available in Fully Booked branches. Take a look:
Note: Planners marked in Fully Booked prices below.
10. Peanuts planner in yellow (P1280) and white (P1220)
Luke Skywalker (P1280)
Boba Fett (P1220)
Rebel Alliance icon, 5×8 (P1545)
12. The Little Prince planner in yellow (P1280) and violet (P1220)
13. Mickey Mouse (P1545)
Comes with a free paper-clock/desktop calendar
14. Papemelroti pocket-planners
These come in a host of different designs featuring the brand’s trademark cozy look and feel. We particularly like the one that says that every day of the year equals 365 new beginnings.
Price: P20 each, 4 x 5.75
Get this: papemelroti.com
Two planners from Filed! are available to help you map out your year.
Both come with space to create different types of lists, an expense tracker, and plenty of space to write on.
The Scribble planner, though, features “inspirational typography artwork,” dateless and rearrangeable pages, and is ribbon-bound.
The Doodle planner comes with a customizable magnetic bookmark, “things coming alive” artwork, a color chark, and a mood indicator.
Price: Both P545
Get this: Visit their Facebook page for details
17. Navi 2015
This travel-inspired planner is all about perspective, advenure, and ambition, and is also from Viviamo!, the same group that makes the BDJ Power Planner. According to the release, there are 176 full-color smythe-sewn pages, and feature a matte leather hard cover. Dimensions: 5.6 x 7.9 inches.
Price: P598, regular price
Get this: Click here to see the list of branches where this planner will be available
Tip: This comes with a booklet of discount coupons with P25,000 worth of discounts for food and lifestyle shops
18. Everything is Possible
Also from Viviamo!, the Everything is Possible journal comes with a whole host of features designed for a kind of personalized productivity. You can make an index of goals and document Micro Actions that build up to bigger goals and priorities, but at the same time, you can also create an “achievement arrow” and “positive poster,” and take a spin on your life’s focal points with the Wheel of Life included inside.
Get this: Click here to see the list of branches where this planner will be available.
This year’s planner comes in 4 colors (green, black, red and brown) with a personalized name tag bookmark, a coffee pin bookmark, and a chalk pen with a highlighter.
Get this: Fill up the Starbucks promo card (which you can get from November 3 to January 8, 2015) with 18 stickers, awarded every time you buy a drink. 9 of those will have to be holiday drinks, and the other 9 should be one of the core handcrafted beverages. Click here to learn more.
20. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: The Giving Journal
The theme of this year’s journal is to to create “overflows” of positivity in life. We’ve got our eye on that beautiful purple color, but it also comes in bright orange, brown, and green.
Get this: Fill up the stamp card with 12 circles matching the indicated types of beverages. The promo period is from October 24 to January 11, but you can claim your planner up to 60 days after the promo ends. For more details, click here.
21. Seattle’s Best Coffee Dream Journal
This year’s planner from SBC comes in 4 colors: red, green, navy, and gray. It also comes with a few freebies: monthly coupons, a cd, mouse pad, paper clip, notebad, stickers, and free WiFi stubs. Plus, a portion of the proceeds for every redeemed journal will be donated to World Vision, a partner organization of SBC’s.
Get this: Get a Dream Card fro October 24 to January 15, 2015, and fill it up with 18 stickers (8 holiday drinks, 10 regular drinks). You can redeem your journal until March 16. Click here for more details.
22, 23, 24: Victoria Journals
These Victoria journals have a very distinct, feminine look and feel to them. Take a look:
Victoria Modo Arte Journals
Available from P157 to P314
Modo Arte Vintage Vogue Victoria Journals
Available for P157 each
Victoria Glitter Journals
Available from P93 to P179
Get these: All via National Bookstore
25. Leuchtturm1917 planners
Colorful, straightforward, and premium, each notebook and planner from Leuchtturm includes overview for 2015 and 2016, phases of the moon, and a booklet for anniversaries and addresses in the pocket.
Get this: These are available at the following National Book Store and Powerbooks branches: Glorietta 1, Greenbelt 1, Power Plant Mall-Rockwell, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, SM Aura, Trinoma, Powerbooks Greenbelt, and Powerbooks Serendra.
26. Best Buy calendars
A National Bookstore staple, these un-fussy planners in no-nonsense colors undoubtedly do the job, and they also come in pocket and A5 sizes.
Get this: National Bookstore branches
Any favorites, or are you going digital? Let us know in the comments below! – Rappler.com