All I want for Christmas…a gift guide for planner addicts
If you’re here you either are a planner addict and are trying find a way to explain to your loved ones that not all planners and their accessories are equal. Or you have a beloved planner addict in your life who spends a seemingly bewildering amount of time with their planner and you want to get them something special.
I hope everyone will discover something useful. First of all before I start listing gift ideas, you need to know the type of planner addict you are buying for (or if you are the planner addict give your lovely family a helping hand by just telling them!). We are a many and varied breed and not everyone will fit into these neat little boxes, but it will at least give you a place to start.
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Bullet Journal Addict
The Bullet Journalist can be seemingly simple to buy for. After all the system is just a notebook and pen. But if you have a bullet journalist in your life are they happy with using any old notebook and pen? Do they have prefer their notebook to have lined, squared or dot grid paper? Any preferences on the paper quality or preferred brand on notebook or even the size? My personal favourite is an A5 dotted Leuchtturm.
Hmmm it can soon get complicated!
An easier way to earn brownie points could be to get your loved one a notebook cover like one of these beauties I have been eyeing up from strowbridgeleather
or if you have a significantly larger budget you could get them this amazing leather cover from KazakhshaStyle
If leather is not their thing how about this A6 fabric notebook cover from LyraandCo
Ring Bound Planner Addict
Does their planner have rings in the middle?
Are they forever changing the dividers and dashboards in it?
Then a gift card to one of the many fabulous shops who make unique planner dividers and dashboards to be found on Etsy could be a good bet. My personal favourite is My Pretty Week.
It looks like it’s just made of leather (or fabric) and elastic but to the planner addict this is a magical book that contains ALL of the things and they insist that there is a system in place.
For the leather lovers there’s fantastic shops such as:
If your planner addict think fabric planners are fantastic there can only be LyraandCo she has a fantastic and ever changing range of fabrics. Things sell out quickly on her site so if you have your heart set on something don’t dither or it may not be there when you want to buy it. Its not just covers for sale there she also has wallets for traveller’s nootesbooks.
Spiral Bound and Disc Bound Planner Addict
Often confused with one another the main difference between them is what connects the pages. Quite simply is it a spiral cord or discs?
I have to admit that I’ve never used either type of planner but what I understand from those I follow on Instagram is that stickers are essential. To be fair though stickers seem essential for most planner addicts which is why I’ve popped them in the next categaory.
For all the planner addicts…
Still not sure which type of planner addict you’re buying for? Or is your planner addicts love for planners so big that they love all of the planners? Then keep on reading!
Some planner items can be happily bought for any planner addicts.
There are thousands of sticker sellers on offer, from purely functional to just simply pretty and everything in between. Some of the best that I’ve used personally are:
Because making your planner prettier can only be a good thing!
I use my planner a lot for work so I use a charm I can easily clip on and off. Which I’m now realising as I type this, means I effectively dress up my planner for the weekend…which sounds a tad odd…but it looks fab!
I wrote an entire blog post about my love of washi tape here. It’s no secret I want to washi all the things. The shops that I just want to hand over all of my money too to feed my washi addiction are:
All else fails give them an Etsy gift card…
Are you a planner addict and feel I’ve missed something obvious off the list?
Or are you buying for a planner addicts and have questions?
Let me know in the comments!