Roundup of gorgeous 2011 day planners

Satin Ribbon Planner

One of my favorite things about the new year is choosing a fresh day planner. In my quest for one that’s just the right size, and has just the right innards (I need plenty of space to schedule my days), I came across these 5 gorgeous agendas that I wanted to share.

Satin Ribbon Planner

Satin Ribbon Planner

This handmade monthly planner offers several clever features aside from that lovely woven ribbon cover–you can choose your start month, the wire binding means it can lay flat on your desk, and it’s filled with motivational quotes to enjoy throughout the year.

Custom 2011 planner

My Lavender Cottage’s Planner

Another spiral-bound planner so that you can open it flat, this one features a fun inside design and handy tabs to take you straight to the month you want. A wide variety of papers are available for the outer cover, which means you’re sure to find one you like.

Leather hand-bound weekly planner

Leather Hand-bound Planner

This lovely leather planner is a delightfully tiny size–perfect for purses–at just 3.75″ x 6.25″. It’s a two-page weekly spread style, so if your handwriting’s tidy, and you don’t have a lot of activities to jam into each day, take a closer look and see if this is the planner that’s right for you.

Desktop planner

Desktop Planner

This clever desktop planner uses a wooden base and dividers to keep track of things and even has little pockets to hold smaller items. It’s solidly constructed, and handcrafted, and due to its design, reusable year after year. If you have a shabby chic style home office, this one might fit right in.

Earth-friendly green planner

Weekly Eco Planner

This undated planner is loaded with earth-friendly details like the recycled banana fiber paper that makes up its pages, and the hemp cover. Plus, by being undated, it’s extra flexible. (Though, I always find my handwriting’s not good enough for an undated planner, personally.)

Have you picked out your new 2011 planner yet? Do you even use a planner? I’d love to hear what you look for when making your decision!


  1. Leslie says:

    I love the earth friendly agenda you found–thanks for sharing it. It’s a bit out of my price range, but I might just have to splurge…

  2. Jennifer says:

    What a fascinating idea the desktop one is–I could see that really working well for someone who wanted to be able to arrange their year in a more 3D sort of way than the typical paper.

  3. ursula p says:

    When will you be posting more of the home office makeover? I was hoping this post would be about that.

    1. Hi Ursula–Thanks for the feedback and stay tuned! The web designer’s home office makeover series is definitely still on-going. You’ll get to see the painted floor, an updated fireplace, and much more very, very soon.


  4. Gwennie says:

    When I’m looking for a new planner, I look for one with big spaces. I can’t write tiny no matter how much I try so I need lots of room for my letters.

    1. I like my planners roomy, too, Gwennie!

  5. Holly says:

    The tabs in that second one are super-cool. I don’t use a planner, though. I do all my scheduling on my iphone.

    1. That’s a great point, Holly. These days, since you already have a smartphone with you at all times, why not use that! For me, I definitely remember things better when I write them down, but I’d love to know if you have any special tricks for keeping your life organized with your iphone.

  6. Holly (and everyone else) make sure to check out our blog post on smartphone apps: If you have one you like, feel free to chime in!

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