It’s that time of year again — when we start hunting for the perfect planner for chronicling the year to come. There’s just something about new beginnings, and starting the year armed with my planner always brings me a sense of comfort. If you feel the same, then it’s about time you checked out all the amazing 2021 planners there are for you to choose from!
From minimalistic journals to locally made planners that include features like habit trackers, motivating quotes, and even cute sticker packs, there’s something for everyone on this list.
All the best 2021 planners to choose from
1. Milk Press
Price: Starts at ₱800
Where to buy: Milk Press official website
There are so many reasons to love Milk Press’s Good Intentions Journal, but let me start here: this sleek, thoughtfully designed planner is locally made — and it’s reasonably priced, too. The A5-size planner has a minimalist hardbound cover available in three colour schemes: pink, blue, and taupe. Meanwhile, a burst of colour awaits you inside: its pages are adorned with stunning photos, inspiring quotes, and lots of space for writing down memories to look back on.
Besides the things you’ll typically find inside 2021 planners, Milk Press’s also includes a vacation planner and “Weekly Intentions” pages. The latter has space for keeping track of water intake, workout goals, things to be thankful for, and things to do. An added bonus? For a personal touch, you can also have your planner monogrammed! Just pay an additional fee, and you can have yours gold-stamped with your name or initials.
2. Where To Next
Price: Starts at ₱730
Where to buy: Where To Next official website
Probably the most popular travel planner in the local market, Where To Next always comes up with planners that are extra meaningful. By this, I mean that they offer more than just pages to jot down to-do lists and important occasions. Titled “The In-Betweens,” WTN’s 2021 planner features stories written by local writers — people who are going through their very own experiences of being “in between.” To add to this, when you purchase this planner, a portion of proceeds will help raise funds for projects of Aeta communities in Yangil and Botloan, Zambales.
“The In Betweens” includes dateless monthly spreads and weekly pages, so you have the freedom to make use of them whenever you’d like to. Its standout feature, however, would have to be its travel-inspired pages; in typical WTN fashion, the planner sparks wanderlust and inspires us to achieve our travel goals. These pages include a bucket list for the Philippines and the world, a checklist of Philippine provinces, and a world map. For an additional fee, you can also get your planner with vinyl WTN stickers!
3. The Daykeeper
Where to Buy: Frankle & Friends General Store official website
The Daykeeper is suited for all types of personalities: Those who love writing down lists, those trying to take up the habit of journaling regularly, and even those who only enjoy journaling sporadically. That, after all, is the beauty of keeping an undated journal. But The Daykeeper is more than just that; it’s also designed to help cultivate a life filled with gratitude, courage, and connection — and I think that makes it stand out among other 2021 planners.
Features include a 90-page daily planner with spaces dedicated to list down affirmations, goals, things to do, habits to maintain, things to be grateful for, as well as notes! There’s also a 52-page weekly planner, plus a habit and self-care tracker. The Daykeeper is available in two different designs: one linen bound cover in rust, and one textured wipeable cloth cover in salmon. No matter what you choose, your planner of choice is sure to pretty up your workspace!
4. Oppa Planner
Where to buy: Oppa Planner order form (can be found on their official Instagram page), official Oppa Planner Shopee and Lazada stores
K-drama addicts, this one’s for you: the Oppa Planner is the planner of your dreams! For starters, the stunning cover is made with soft leather and is debossed with special “Oppa Art” made especially for the planner by local artist Abby Gayle Abbu. Pay attention to the details, and you’ll notice that the cover art features K-drama-related things like finger hearts, Soju, and popular Korean phrases. The planner is available in two pretty pastel shades: sakura pink and baby blue.
Inside the planner, you’ll find that each month is dedicated to one oppa — from Park Seo-joon and Park Bo-gum to Hyun Bin! The Oppa Planner also includes fun features like oppa birthday reminders, the ultimate K-drama fangirl bucket list, and basic Korean words and phrases. Finally, the planner also comes with stickers of your fave oppas, too!
5. Crazy About Paper
Where to buy: Crazy About Paper official website
Check out Crazy About Paper’s website, and you’ll find that they offer several different planners. Our top pick, however, would have to be the 2021 Focus Journal. If you’re highly dependent on having a planner to help declutter and focus on your tasks, then this 2021 planner is an excellent choice — it was actually put together with the aim to “help you feel in control of each and everyday.”
The Focus Journal’s weekly calendar has a clean, spacious grid layout, so you have a good amount of space to jot down your thoughts and memories. Each month also features power words and suggested activities to help get you in the focus zone. There are also interactive pages filled with prompts like “things I’m grateful for,” “things I’ve successfully determined,” and “things to focus on for next month.”
6. Print Cafe
Where to buy: Print Cafe official Shopee store
Do you ever get so excited to use your planner, only to end up leaving so many months unmarked until you finally pick up the habit again? Print Cafe’s Letter Press Year Planner was specifically designed undated, “so you can start anytime and pick up wherever you left off.” This is a perfect choice if you don’t have any plans of filling up a planner religiously — after all, why waste all those pages?
Alternatively, the Year Planner is also a great pick for those who love taking on the task of beautifying blank spaces. The planner is simply marked with days, so the rest is up to you. If you love bullet journaling or just really love to DIY, then feel free to go crazy!
Where to buy: Filed official website
If being more mindful is something you seek, then Filed’s Scribble Journal may be the perfect 2021 planner for you. Their latest Scribble Journal is titled “One Scribble at a Time: A Journal for Mindfulness and Wellness.” The planner features a number of interactive “self check-in” pages, so you can keep track of things like water intake, moods, screen time, sleep, and physical activity.
The Scribble Journal also includes tips on how to calm yourself, as well as other mental health mindfulness guides. At the end of every month, there’s also space allotted for you to look back and come up with “a month in review.” Interesting, right? Plus, for an added fee, you can also have your planner monogrammed!
Price: Starts at ₱495
Where to buy: Muji order form (can be found on official Instagram page)
According to Muji, their uber-minimalist planners are purposely created “plain and simple for easier customisation based on how you work.” Basically, Muji planners let you do you — because with so many options to choose from, you’ll definitely find one that works perfectly for you. They come in multiple colours and sizes, and are available in monthly and weekly versions!
Both Muji 2021 planners feature a monthly calendar, while the weekly version has additional spaces allotted for each day of the week. On top of that, the latter also has blank pages for you to fill up with your notes!
Price: 18 Starbucks stickers
Where to buy: Starbucks stores
Of course, how could this list not include Starbucks’ planners? Their annual releases are always highly coveted, after all! This year, the coffee company has come up with two Philippine-exclusive designs for their 2021 planners: The Siren Planner and the Starbucks Teavana Youthberry Planner.
The former basically screams ‘classic Starbucks’, with its Starbucks-green colour and the coffee chain’s iconic siren embossed on the cover. The latter, on the other hand, is a bright yellow and has the siren’s tail embossed in gold. Both planners have hardbound PU leather covers and pages made with eco-friendly paper. I see no better way to declare your love for Starbucks than with these 2021 planners that perfectly represent the brand!
10. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Price: 12 CBTL holiday stamps
Where to buy: CBTL stores
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s planner is highly anticipated every year — and this time should be no different. The 2021 Giving Journal comes in three beautiful colours, and is perfect for both minimalists as well as those who love to go all out with DIYing their planners.
CBTL’s 2021 planner is customisable, allowing you to start writing in it on the month of your choice. That being said, don’t be pressured to start listing all your New Year’s resolutions right away, especially if that’s not really your sort of thing. The planner also comes with cute stickers to adorn its pages with!
I’m a little bit in love with each of the 2021 planners on this list! Aren’t you? I can’t wait to hear which ones you choose to start the coming year with — let us know in the comments section!