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The best diaries for 2016!

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Look I’m going to come right out and say it; I’m a bit weird. I own it. I own my quirks and my weirdness. I don’t hide it. One of my biggest weird things is this: I get far too excited about new diary season.

Like seriously, sometimes I think I might hyperventilate. SO MUCH EXCITEMENT. It’s good to get excited about the small things, isn’t it? If you get as equally excited about diaries and stationery and all things paper, you an be in my gang with me. Let’s be weird together, OK?

Each year I put together a guide to the very best diaries for the year ahead {aka The Best Diaries for 2016 }. I’ve already purchased mine and started using it. Scroll down to see my ‘winner’. I love it.

The best diary requirements are pretty fickle. I like them to be attractive. I like them to be fun. And I like them to have beautiful paper inside {hard to tell just by looking, but I think I have a good eye for it}. These guys passed the test…

The best diaries for 2016 // Which do you like best?

TOP ROW {from left}:

Kikki K // You can never go wrong with Kikki.K. They do good diary, and they just get it. The paper is smooth and screams for you to write on it. The design inside is clean and simple. And that watermelon colour; beautiful. Choose from daily, weekly, as well as various sizes. My favourite is the daily A5. Cost: $44.95.

Kate Spade // When I grow up I want to have Kate Spade everything. Errrything. I love her. This diary is no exception. Yes, it’s on the more pricey side but it’s a 17 month diary, so if you do the maths… it all works out. OK? Cost: $74.95.

Mi Goals x Bianca Cash // I’ve only just discovered Bianca Cash {an awesome typography artist} so when I saw this collaboration, I immediately fell in love. That script, the pink = perfection. Mi Goals is brilliant if you’re a goal setter, a dreamer, a planner or all of the above. Cost: $34.95.

SECOND ROW {from left}:

Erin Condren Life Planner // Have you ever met someone who owns an Erin Condren planner? If you have you’ll know that they’re enthusiastically passionate about their planner. It’s the BUSINESS. It is. I’ve had one before. I just have commitment issues and can’t have the same diary two years in a row. It’s customisable, beautiful, stunningly set out and pretty much perfect. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny in postage though {eek!}. Cost: $50.00.

Typo Undated Weekly Planner // There are people in this world who don’t want to be limited by dates and numbers… so for them we have the undated weekly planner. Start it mid-year, or even start it now. Personally I like this style for planning out blog posts. Cost: $19.99.

Collective Diary // I love the Collective Magazine, and I also love all the books that they’ve bought out. They have beautiful quotes throughout, and simple designs… which is a winning combination. Cost: $18.49.

THIRD ROW {from left}:

I Will Always Make Time… // I couldn’t go past this cute design, with it’s ziplock front so you can pop your phone, cash and love letters in for safe keeping. Cost: $54.95.

Typo’s My Year To Shine // Typo always does a fun range of diaries that are great for all ages. The paper is nice, but not as lush as I like {but again, I’m fussy!}. This cover though, it’s love. Cost: $19.99.

The Daily Dream Creator // If you’re into self-development, dreams and making good things happen, this one is for you. It’s got spaces from dreaming and brainstorming, important astrology dates and loads more. Cost: $44.95.

LAST ROW {from left}:

The Master Plan Diary // This is for the family people. The ones who have kids doing activities, parents who are busy, and dinners that need planning. I love these. Put everything in the one spot so you never lose track of your children {kinda important}. Cost: $35.95.

Emily Ley // The meeting of Emily was an interesting. I stumbled across the store online, then met a diary in real life {a friend owns one} and then kept seeing her pop-up. The diary is beautiful. They sell out fast, really fast, but are beautiful and inspiring inside. Cost: $58.00

Blacklist Studio // This is one for the simple, yet stylish folk among us. It’s not cutesy, or particularly pretty, but it’s clean, stylish and understated. I like it. Cost: $39.95.

So there you have it, twelve of my favourite diaries out there for 2016. But I know you’re wondering… which one stole my heart hard? Well this one, of course. It’s L-O-V-E.

The best diaries for 2016 // Which do you like best?

For the record it’s the Emily Ley Simplified Planner in weekly.


So, which do you like best?


P.S. If you’re looking to support a cause when buying a diary, you could always check out this beautiful diary.