A new journal full of beautiful blank pages holds a tiny world full of possibility. These are the planners that will be running our lives come 2022.

If you are arriving at the end of 2021 frazzled, disorganised and desperate to restore some sense of order in your day-to-day life in 2022, then take a deep breath. We have an array of planners, journals and diaries to keep you on track. From a dedicated place to meal plan your week to bullet journals and wellness planners to help you create self-care goals and stick to them, these are the vital little books we won’t be without next year.


Bullet Notebook, £23.99

Ever tried bullet-journalling? The free-form format allows you to map, track and plan your short and long-term goals with no set structure so you can freestyle, colour code and section to your heart’s content. It features Moleskine’s signature back-pocket to store loose leaves, too. Buy it here.


Food for Friends, £24.99

If Skye Gyngell’s cookbook, A Table For Friends ignited your love of cooking, her recipe journal, Food For Friends, created with Papier is a great companion, with space to jot down your own recipes, favourite restaurants and foodie thoughts. Buy it here.

CGD London

Pink Health Journal, £30

If you have your sights firmly set on a fitter, healthier start to 2022, this daily health planner from CGD London allows you to track all your habits to help you see your progress, evaluate your goals and record your key stats, all in one place. From nutrition and hydration to fitness and meal planning, it has it all between its covers. Buy it here.

Not On The High Street

The Positive Planner, £24

If you’re a visual person and come up stumped when greeted by a blank page in your journal, the beautifully illustrated Positive Planner is a great option for those who want to focus on their mental wellbeing in 2022. A short, 12-week exercise in self-care, there are illustrations, art therapy and journalling techniques to learn, plus mindfulness activities, too. A great way to head into the new year with a positive start. Buy it here.

Rifle Paper Co

Inspirational Quotes Calendar, £24

If you still love a wall calendar over the one on your phone, this illustrated beauty from US print studio, Rifle Paper Co, is filled with frame-worthy inspirational quotes from the likes of Austin and Matisse, all presented in whimsical floral form. Buy it here.

Christian Lacroix

A5 Hardboard Journal, £32

A true blank canvas, this enchanting botanical print, hard-bound journal from Christian Lacroix will elevate your note-taking. If your #wfh desk is looking for a makeover in 2022, this is it. Buy it here.

Daily Greatness

Business Planner, £44.95

A great alternative for business owners to do more than just diarise appointments, this planner has sections for your morning mindset; yearly goal planning; and quarterly reviews. It promises to boost productivity and help you feel more in control of your day-to-day operations, while helping you to look at the bigger picture, too. A little yellow book that packs a big organisational punch. Buy it here.


Panama Diary With Pencil, £85

The perennially stylish Smythson diary (monogrammed for extra points) with its crossgrain leather cover, gilt-edged papers and slimline pencil slipped into its neat tuck closure will be the daily pleasure you enjoy using all year through. Buy it here.

The Completist

Undated Daily Planner, £35

If you’re looking for structure, but on your own terms, this undated planner from The Completist has daily sections to prompt creativity, productivity and planning, but in a fluid way to allow you to tailor it to your needs. Great for students, creatives, business owners and those who simply love a list. Buy it here.

By Lydia Mansi
December 2021

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