Ten Amazing Diaries for 2016…

2016 Diaries

“Hello. My name’s Karen and I’m a stationery addict…”

Yep, self confessed and not a damn bit sorry for it. As much as technology and all it’s virtual wizardry is appealing to the masses, for me there is nothing better than good old fashion paper & pen when it comes to scheduling ahead. Very little else makes my heart skip a few beats with utter happiness than when I’m shopping for brand spanking new stationary – ESPECIALLY if it’s anything to do with planning or organisation.

However as the dawning of a new year approaches so does our need to indulge in a few ‘planning essentials’ *wide grin spreads across face*  Of course a new diary being the epitomy of my 2016 shopping list… and if you’re anything like myself that will quickly extend into new pens, new desk calendars, new wall charts, new mechanical pencils, new highlighters, new little note pads that sit neatly beside the telephone… yada yada… you get what I mean!

So today’s glorious post *happy sigh* is my top 10 pick of thee cutest and handiest little diaries on the market – as always there’s something to suit almost every demand, style and budget. The hardest decision I have to make is simply choosing which one to buy for me *Eeeeep*


Busy B Floral Design Diary

Busy B floral

Such a clever, fun & chic planning companion… each week-to-view spread features a weekly planner opposite a page for notes and lists –  brilliant for taking care of the big stuff, and the little details. Features include a grid layout overview of each month of the year, letting you pop in appointments or events for quick reference on the go. Printed on quality paper with a soft card cover and colourful ribbon marker. It’s the perfect size for popping in your handbag. There are pages to keep a note of important numbers and contacts, a handy pen loop and elastic closure to keep everything together and a handy storage pocket every 3 months for all your bits and bobs. There’s also lots of perforated lists at the back of the diary for notes you need to scribble down and take away in a hurry. Currently £8.99.


Kikki K: Leather Watermelon Diary

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Love the feeling of staying organised with this super cute watermelon 2016 Diary. This stylish 2016 Diary includes weekly and monthly views as well as stickers to decorate. Keep track of all your important information including Addresses and Expenses with the specially designed pages. Currently £24.00


Paperchase: Nordic Nights Diary

Nordic Nights

This beautiful diary from the Paperchase Nordic Nights range will help keep you organised all the way through 2016. The linen cover is printed with an adorable woodland animal design and a silver 2016 title. Inside, there is a day to a page diary for the whole of 2016 giving you lots of space for all of your plans and appointments. It also has 2015 – 2017 calendars, a year planner, pages for contacts and websites as well as handy information like unit conversions, world times and international dialling codes. Finished with a navy blue ribbon page marker. Currently £12.00


Letts: Ladydate Gold Diary 

Ladydate gold Letts

This bright metallic Gold coloured A5 diary comes with a pencil inserted down the spine. It is a week to view Sunday start format with gold foiled page edges. The diary contains a 16 page information section and has space for notes and addresses with the London Underground map. Currently £14.49


Kikki K: Be Brave Time Planner

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If you love all things pretty, peach and feminine, this 2016 Time Planner is for you. Take it with you on-the-go and use the front pockets to keep all of life’s little essentials and important pieces of paper. Keep track of your schedule, make notes and love having all of your important information and reminders safe in one place.

Featuring both monthly and weekly calendar views for 2016 there are also pages for Addresses, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Shops & Restaurants, To Do List and Expenses. Use it every day to manage your schedule and as a reference for all your important notes and information. Currently £30.00


Go Stationery: Watercolour Hearts Diary

Go Stationary Hearts

A stylish and practical full year 2016 diary in a week to view layout, with durable polyprop covers. Part of a range of matching stationery including notebooks. Designed and made in the UK, manufactured by Go Stationery. Currently £5.00


Kikki K: Pink Cute Diary

Kikki K 2016 Diary

Up the cute factor with our new gorgeous pink 2016 Weekly Cute Diary. With a pretty, fresh design and featuring stickers so you can customise your look, you’ll love adding a touch of fun to each and every day. Currently £16.00


Country Wisdom & Folklore Diary

Country Wisdom and Folklore Diary

The perfect diary for you if you care about nature, love British folklore, myth, legend, superstition and want to be green. It features seasonal information, the Wheel of the Year, sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset times and traditional things to make, do and see. It’s packed full of stories, useful snippets with beautiful original illustrations and plenty of space to write-in all those important appointments. Just a few of the things you can find out about include: Natural Magick, Elf Shot, Hobs, Hobthrusts & Hobmen, The Ashen Faggot, Chapbooks, Turf Seats & Bowers, Vervain, Meadowsweet, Nightjars, Swallows & House Martins and Leek & Caerphilly Tart. So, if you’re looking for a craft item to help you celebrate the passage of the year, then this could be just what you have always been looking for! Currently £12.00


Blue Field Memories Diary

2016 blue filed memories diary

This cute week-to-view mini diary promises to put a smile on your face whenever you stop to plan your busy schedule. It includes handy stickers for highlighting special occasions, events and appointments, a 2016 & 2017 year at-a-glance calendar, contacts and notes sections, plus a pink ribbon bookmark. Currently £7.55


Livework: Som Som Diary Scheduler

Som Som Diary 2016

The Som Som diary is a cute and well made scheduler. This diary features dated 160 pages separated into the following sections to help you plan for the 2016 year. The Som Som diary can open up to 180 degrees and will not break apart thanks to its super-strong perfect bound spine. This diary is a top pick scheduler for writing, gift, planning or articles and more. How cute are the little eyes?! Currently £13.34

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What a handsome bunch of stationery delights! What’s your favourite? Have you invested in a New Year diary yet or is it still on your wish list? Maybe you’re a digital diva who prefers to keep her busy schedule wrapped up in a virtual planner? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello 🙂 Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend – only 1 more week to Christmas!!!!!! *EEEEEEEP*

Cheerio chums…

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60 thoughts on “Ten Amazing Diaries for 2016…

  1. I love them all! My current planner goes through December 2016 and I wish it didn’t because as much as I love it, I’d love to get my hands on a pretty, new one! I know I could always just start a new one but I have a weird thing about finishing things haha. Decisions, decisions.

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  2. Hi, Karen…
    My name is Galit and I’m a proud stationery addict as well, lol 😀
    I love them all omg. It’s so hard to choose 🙂
    I have 2 planners that I use: One is monthly and the other is a daily, but I have a weekly app widget as well ❤

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    • lol lol lol…. sounds like we have the beginnings of a little group going on!!! Stationery Addicts Anonymous! 😀 Isn’t it really hard to choose?! I’m a monthly and daily girl too though I use my diary to keep me right – too scared of loosing my phone and seem to like to scribble lol At least we’re organised eh 😉 hehe XXX

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      • Lol, sounds like a great group to be in, lol 😃😄 Omg they are so pretty and so hard to choose from and I always end up with more than I really need (hehe). Yeah my calendar on my phone is sinc with Google calendar but I love to scribble and doodle (a lot) so having a real planner is he best ever. I do try to stay organize as much as I can 😀

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      • Doesn’t it just eh? lol Yep me too – I’m a hoarder of all things stationary, makeup, sparkly or owls lol You defo sound super organised Galit – you hsould do a post on it in the new year, especially being a writer, I bet lots would be inspired by reading it! XXXXX

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      • Awww ❤
        Omg I have so many types of notebooks and planners, lol 😀
        Must buy more notebooks… LOL
        That is such a great idea hun, thank you 🙂 I hope I will feel better soon to do it and take some good pictures ❤

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  3. Stationary addicts unite! I think I know what any Christmas money I get will be going towards… 🙂 Thanks for sharing such a brilliant little list to choose from!
    Jessica xx

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  5. Hello fellow stationary addict! Great picks 🙂 I bought something very similar to the nordic design you showed here, but with plant images 🙂 Loving all your choices and suddenly wondering if I don’t need two planners for next year 😉
    xx Anne

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    • How very odd Anne as I was honestly thinking you’d like that one when I picked it to put it on the post – I love it!!!! 😀 Lucky gal!!! Haaaa… it’s so hard to restrain ourselves from over indulging, in fact I spent a good 40 minutes browsing even more in my local Tesco’s tonight. I’m surprised security wasn’t telling me to ‘step away from the stationery’ It’s definitely an addiction haha 😀 XXXX

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  6. The country wisdom one is so neat! I think it’s awesome that they pair tid-bits of knowledge with your everyday stuff 🙂 I won’t be getting a new planner for 2016 cause mine contains room to carry me through the end of the year but geezzz do I want more, more, more, hehe 🙂

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    • I was reading through some of the screen shots and the examples of text in it Kaily and it is fantastic… I must check out to see if they have a little book with all that stuff in it too as I love reading all that – really interesting all the folk lore, traditions and little recipes included. Ahhh it’s so easy to be tempted into buying new.. so many gorgeous ones out there, I’m the most indecisive person when it comes to this stuff lol XXX


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