17 Inspiring Calendars For 2021

Hang one of these gorgeous calendars on your wall and will it to be a better year for everyone.

Sure, all your Zoom meetings and appointments are efficiently synced on your digital calendar or as alerts in your phone. But a wall calendar is so much more than just a place to track your commitments and tick off the days. Whether you want to support a charity or add some colour to your kitchen with a monthly changing piece of art or photography, a calendar is a great festive or New Year’s gift to herald in the next turn around the sun.

By Lydia Mansi
December 2020


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Very British Problems, 2021 Calendar, £9.99

Start each month with a knowing smirk. The comedic observations in the Very British Problems calendar cover everything from queues to conversations on the weather, as well as that very British obsession: tea.

WWF, Fragile Earth Calendar, £9.29

Not only does this feature stunning photography of some of the awe-inspiring corners of planet earth, but sales will help raise money for WWF’s work to protect the natural habitats of the world’s most endangered species.

Eat Haggis, Whits Fur Ye – Scottish Quotes and Sayings, £15

You’ll learn something every month with this Scottish Sayings calendar; its twelve pages feature well-known Scottish writers and thinkers sharing words of wisdom to inspire your days.

Alexia Claire, Wildlife of Britain, £18

Illustrated using watercolours, inks and pencils, each month brings to life a new species or habitat – from the ponds of Britain to its rockpools, trees and owls.

Crispin Finn, Year Wall Planner, £20

If you’ve got piano lessons, football matches and play dates to track, this wall planner lets you map out your year in one.

Danese Milano, Formosa Perpetual Calendar, £145

This timeless calendar was designed by Enzo Mari in 1963 and provides you with all the numbers, days and months you need to create your own perpetual calendar. Paper be gone.

Happy Go Lucky, Astro 2021 Calendar, £13.50

Is Astrology your thing? This beautifully illustrated calendar by Happy Go Lucky artist Ashley Le Quere tracks monthly horoscopes and moon cycles too.

Penco, A4 2021 Calendar, £15

If you like your calendar’s functional and a little bit retro, this one’s for you

David Shrigley, This Is The 2021 Calendar, £10.95

Illustrator David Shrigley’s deadpan humour and graphic sketches are the perfect monthly pick-me-up

Ernest Haeckel, 2021 Calendar, £19.45

Intricate botanical etchings from vintage illustrator, Ernest Haeckel. Why not keep some to use in a craft project, or even frame them to adorn your walls permanently?

Emily Coxhead, Happy News Easel Calendar, £6.99

Head into 2021 on a positive note with a calendar from Happy Newspaper founder, Emily Coxhead.

Patricia Schultz, 1000 Places To See Before You Die, £11.89

After 2020, we’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

Derek Lamberton, Brutalist Calendar 2021 Calendar Edition, £19.6

Billed to provide ‘connoisseurs of concrete with twelve months of Brutalist bliss’, features – you guessed it – architectural examples of concrete-heavy design. Perfect for minimal style lovers.

Papier, Gardening Calendar, £14.99

Whimsical garden illustrations fill this calendar’s dozen pages – and you can even personalise the cover for the perfect gardener’s gift this year.

Flame Tree Publishing, Frida Kahlo, £9.99

A floral explosion for the maximalist. Who doesn’t need twelve colourful portraits of Frida to adorn their wall?

Tove Jannsson, Moomin, £9.99

A graphic, Scandinavian classic that will bring colour and nostalgia to your home.

Matthew Rice, A Year In The Country, £9.99

Charming illustrations for a country kitchen from the Emma Bridgewater family

Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.