The Best Diaries and Planners For 2018

I’m a huge stationery fiend and a few weeks back I had a dilemma that I’m sure most bloggers have. What planner shall I get for the start of a brand new year? There are many great ones on the market to suit all budgets. Some are generic, others you can customise to your own requirements.

I have been on a little gathering trip hunting down diaries and planners to review for you. There are many available out there and this list is just a few of them.

Poundland Diaries

Poundland 2018 Diaries

At just £1 each these beautiful diaries are A5 size and perfect for out and about. They have many designs available.

Poundland 2018 Diary day-to-view

The pages inside are basic and feel quite thin, but for £1 you couldn’t ask for more. You get plenty of writing space for each day, as you can see from the photo above. There is a year planner included at the front. At the back you have a cash account section to help you with your finances, an address book and some pages for note taking. Great value for the price.

Busy B

Busy B to do diary and receipt storage book

Busy B sent me these gorgeous products to look at for this post. The larger one is a receipt storage book which I believe is a blogger’s essential for keeping track of receipts. It contains 12 handy storage pockets for each month of the year. Plus on each pocket is space to record all the important details.

RRP £9.99  (it’s on special for £5.99 at the time of writing this post!)

Busy B Receipt Storage book

The other product from Busy B is the perfect pocket To Do diary you can get. It contains a week to view, tear off list pages, reminder pages and also three handy pockets for bits and bobs. Lovely designed and on thick quality pages, it’s great to see you through the whole year.

RRP £9.99 (it’s on special for £5.99 at the time of writing this post!)


Collins Scandi 1 day a page diary 2018

Ryman Stationery have a huge selection of planner and diaries to choose from. This pale green and gold Collins diary is perfect for organising a busy life. It’s a daily diary with a page a day divided into half hourly time slots. The diary also contains a yearly planner, International holidays list, telecommunications guide for international phone calls and a notes section.

Collins Day to Page Diary


I have used a Stigu planner for the past couple of years. I love the idea behind it. It encourages you to rest with helpful little activities and become a well organised and skillful planner.

Stigu Planner 2018

It is everything in one book. A calendar, to-do pad, notebook, planner and of course a rest and zest handbook hosted by the character Stigu. Each month is a new theme to keep you inspired. I love the layout of the book, it just makes me smile. You can also get a funky sticker book to add to your planner to help you plan your day. The Stigu stickers come in a sweet little book containing all 350 stickers

Stigu Planner 2018

Included are also 32 blank pages for notes and a big back pocket for adding slips. Key holidays from the UK, US, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, and key global ones are added as standard.

Stigu Planner 2018 (Spiral Bound) RRP £18.90 

Stigu Planner Stickers £10.90

Personal Planner

I have never designed my own planner before, so when Personal Planner got in contact, I was well excited to see what they had on offer. I couldn’t believe you can actually design every part of the planner. Everything from the front cover, to the layout colour and design to the starting month. What content you would like to be included as well as personal dates, maps, colouring pages, Sudoku puzzles and so much more. I can tell you I was like a kid in a sweet shop!

Personal Planner - Rachel's Blog Planner

Of course my planner is for my blog so what else could I call it other than Rachel’s Blog Planner!

Personal Planner - Rachel's Blog Planner 2018

I added a little to do checklist at the bottom plus a list of the week. There are many different things you can add to make it fit your lifestyle. You can have the daily layout as you wish, I went for colored stripes at the top and middle,  but you can opt for blank. Optional extras include a ruler and a blank plastic wallet for keeping bits in.

Personal Planner - Rachel's Blog Planner 2018

The Personal Planner’s come in a range of sizes. My one is the largest at A4 size. Prices start at £18.99 for the mini up to £39.99 for A4 including VAT and Shipping.


When you are a blogger you need to plan ahead for key events coming up. This is one area I need to improve on. To help me plan for this I will be using the Ethical Business Marketing Planner for helping me keep in check with key dates.

Ethical Business Media Diary 2018


There you have my list of the best planner and diaries for 2018. I hope you find this post useful for choosing the right one for you.


I have decided to giveaway some of these diaries shown above as I won’t be able to use them all myself. To enter please fill in the rafflecopter widgets below. UK only I’m afraid due to postage costs.

Butterfly Diary

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Copper Striped Diary

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Collins Daily Diary

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Terms and Conditions – There is one of each of the Butterfly, Copper Striped and Collins Diaries to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and/or email. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a valid UK address before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties.

Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy New Year!

*This post contains affiliate links. Some of these items were sent in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own as always.

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  1. Kayleigh Watkins
    13th March 2018 / 10:39 pm

    I was adamant i would get a planner this year as my children bring home letters from school with events etc, then the doctors, dentist, etc, the babies appointments, and other important dates and I usually forget until last minute then have to rush to do things, anyway we are now in March and I still haven’t bought one, and am still forgetful, like today a friend messaged me about tomorrows school disco, its a good job she did as I had forgotten and would have had an unhappy 5 year old, although I’m sure she would have reminded me when she came out of school tomorrow lol xXx

  2. Sayeed Rahman
    14th January 2018 / 11:38 pm

    I don’t make resolutions as never keep them. Not having that expectation does allows me to make small changes as the year progresses.

  3. Natalie Crossan
    14th January 2018 / 11:12 pm

    To lose weight and keep the house organised 🙂

    14th January 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Im cutting back and getting fitter for my resolution this year its important as we are going to visit our new Grandson in April in Vietnam and i want to experience as much of the country and culture out there as i can

  5. Lisa Pond
    14th January 2018 / 8:42 pm

    To read more, cook more adventurous things and to be more patient with the kids- let’s see how long this lasts!

  6. Leanne perrett
    14th January 2018 / 8:37 pm

    i am hoping to loose some weight to make keeping up with the kids easyer and to try to get more organised

  7. Farah Elmer
    14th January 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity! One of my new years promises to myself is I will get/become better organised so this would be fab!

    14th January 2018 / 7:13 pm

    My new year resolution is to eat a healthier diet, but still allow myself some sweet treats in moderation (I do love chocolate)

  9. Samantha Bolter
    14th January 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Continuar aprendiendo español y con suerte hacerlo bien! – Carry on learning Spanish and hopefully get it right! 🙂

  10. Neha Chauhan
    14th January 2018 / 4:09 pm

    Drink more water

  11. Tammy Neal
    14th January 2018 / 3:59 pm

    To get my 2 stone award from slimming world xx

  12. Laura Pyper
    14th January 2018 / 1:57 pm

    to loss weight

  13. Kev Cannon
    14th January 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I want to lose 2 stone this year

  14. kim d
    14th January 2018 / 11:26 am

    Not to make any New Year’s Resolutions

    14th January 2018 / 5:29 am

    To meet up more with old and new friends alike. I need more time!!!

  16. Christine Hobbs
    14th January 2018 / 4:55 am

    My resolution is be a better timekeeper. I am late for everything and its embarrassing. So far so good.

  17. Laura Harrison
    14th January 2018 / 12:31 am

    To keep loosing weight and to drink more water xx

  18. paula cheadle
    13th January 2018 / 11:46 pm

    to eat more healthy, to help me lose weight

  19. Adrian Bold
    13th January 2018 / 10:52 pm

    My 2018 resolution is to use my bike a lot more, especially as an alternative to taking the car for short journeys.

  20. Donna W
    13th January 2018 / 9:15 pm

    We’re going away in May so my New Years resolution is to get back in shape.

  21. Wendy Guy
    13th January 2018 / 6:35 pm

    To eat less and exercise more.

  22. Derek Wilson
    13th January 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I’m trying to cut out sugar, but it’s tough!

  23. janine atkin
    13th January 2018 / 1:34 pm

    mine is to spend less and save more

  24. Lynsey Buchanan
    13th January 2018 / 11:16 am

    I do not have any special New Year Resolutions The past 4 years were spent on studying and development now I just plan to enjoy the rewards that brings.

  25. Daisy belle
    13th January 2018 / 9:04 am

    My New Years Resolution is to be the best mum I can when I give birth to my first in April.

  26. Laura Lee
    13th January 2018 / 8:07 am

    My new years resolution is to spend a bit more time doing sonething i love and learning a new skill this year. As my children are getting slightly older im getting thst little bit of time to try and do something i like. These planners would help me to get started with this actially making tine and writing it down for me.

  27. Victoria B
    12th January 2018 / 11:14 pm

    My resolution is to drink less.

  28. Sadiyya Maryam
    12th January 2018 / 10:55 pm

    To be kinder to myself and to drink more water and sleep early.

  29. Kelly Cooper
    12th January 2018 / 6:34 pm

    My New Years resolution is to loose weight and complete dry January

  30. Heather Morrison
    12th January 2018 / 5:27 pm

    My new years resolution is to be more organised. It was going to be to give up crisps but I’m due to have a baby in June and it seems that crisps are now my craving!

  31. Diane Tait
    12th January 2018 / 5:24 pm

    To learn some basic Romanian so that I can try and get by on my holiday there later this year!

  32. carol boffey
    12th January 2018 / 4:50 pm

    to walk more

    12th January 2018 / 4:10 pm

    To become the best mum i can be for my baby due in April, after fertility treatment i feel like the luckiest woman in the world and want to do the best for my baby every year of their lives!

    • Rachel
      12th January 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Oh congrats!! My second baby is due April as well xx

  34. KATHY D
    12th January 2018 / 1:37 pm

    I am going to make a lovely patchwork quilt – i have started and determined thisis one resolution that i will still to (much easier than giving something up)

  35. Samantha R
    12th January 2018 / 10:19 am

    Mine is to try and read more.

  36. ZARA
    11th January 2018 / 9:14 pm

    Surprisingly, it’s to be more organised so this is perfect! 🙂

  37. Katie Skeoch
    11th January 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Mine is more of an on going resolution to lose my baby weight

  38. sheri Darby
    10th January 2018 / 9:52 pm

    My resolution is to go for a daily walk

  39. Stef
    10th January 2018 / 8:34 pm

    To have more relaxing baths

  40. Toni Pearson
    10th January 2018 / 6:52 pm

    to encourage the children to help out more at home with the chores.

  41. Dale Dow
    10th January 2018 / 6:15 pm

    for my husband to move back into our bedroom once he recovers from surgery x

  42. Nigel Rummey
    10th January 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Not to avoid doing housework chores.

  43. Emilia nastaly-howard
    10th January 2018 / 2:44 pm

    Not to buy any clothes for 6 months 🙂

  44. Julie Camm
    10th January 2018 / 11:43 am

    To finish off the redecorating I began ages ago…

  45. Julie Camm
    10th January 2018 / 11:43 am

    To finish off the redecorating I began ages ago…

  46. Annabel Greaves
    10th January 2018 / 11:39 am

    I want to declutter my house

  47. joanne casey
    10th January 2018 / 9:10 am

    Mine is to lose the extra stone I gained in 2017, no more excuses!!

  48. Karen Walder
    10th January 2018 / 8:49 am

    To make a bit more time for me!

  49. Lorraine Mabbitt
    9th January 2018 / 5:51 pm

    To find a better job

    9th January 2018 / 4:36 pm

    To be more positive and active

  51. Rebecca roberts
    9th January 2018 / 10:57 am

    To sleep more ha ha to smile more and be happyer

  52. 7th January 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Live in the moment
    Practicing MINDFULNESS to gain balance in my everyday

  53. Kim M
    7th January 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Healthier eating x

  54. 7th January 2018 / 4:44 pm

    To finish my quilt that I’ve been working on for a couple of years

  55. Jules Eley
    7th January 2018 / 4:09 pm

    yes to be more organised and eat better food.

  56. Deirdre Maher
    7th January 2018 / 3:40 pm

    To be kinder to myself

  57. Sarah Austin
    7th January 2018 / 1:41 pm

    I’m going to try and eat less chocolate!

  58. Damian Thomas
    7th January 2018 / 1:05 pm

    To start a new hobby 🙂

  59. Kate Kathurima
    6th January 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I’ve made one this year too lose 5 stone

  60. Sandra Charnley
    6th January 2018 / 9:41 pm

    My MY resolution is to have more conference in myself and to be more laid back

    6th January 2018 / 7:48 pm

    My New Years resolutions for this year is to get more decorating/jobs done in the house and one of these diaries would be perfect to keep a plan of my jobs to do/jobs completed

  62. Julie Thomas
    6th January 2018 / 2:54 pm

    Definitely I always try and make one or two new year resolutions! This year I aim to move house, to downsize and move to a property I love. At the same time I want to walk more and the two will work together, if I move where I hope to I will naturally be walking just that little bit more. So achieveable resolutions I’ve already got started!

  63. Mary Davis
    6th January 2018 / 1:08 am

    I’m hoping to start a blog, progress significantly on my fantasy novel, and lose at least a stone. Not much, eh?? hehe 😉

    5th January 2018 / 8:54 pm

    My new years resolution is to become more healthy and my family too.

  65. Clare Hubbard
    5th January 2018 / 5:10 pm

    I really need to eat better!

  66. Leila Benhamida
    5th January 2018 / 12:43 pm

    To get enough sleep and be in bed by 10 pm

  67. nicky pearce
    5th January 2018 / 10:44 am

    do more for my loved ones

  68. 5th January 2018 / 9:20 am

    My New Year’s Resolution is to take better care of my skin- I def need to be more organised though 😬

  69. clair downham
    4th January 2018 / 7:51 pm

    to get more sleep

  70. charlotte
    4th January 2018 / 10:57 am

    i havent made any as i never stick to them but im trying to be more healthy in general

  71. laura banks
    3rd January 2018 / 6:57 pm

    to get back exercising on my maxiclimber

  72. 3rd January 2018 / 5:56 pm

    We are looking for adaptable diaries for work and I like the idea of the personal planner. I’ll take a look. Thank you for sharing 🌟

  73. David Banner
    3rd January 2018 / 5:34 pm

    I never made any new year resolutions

  74. Stevie
    3rd January 2018 / 2:13 pm

    Less booze, more exercise. Generally being tidier.

  75. Abigail Cullen
    3rd January 2018 / 10:41 am

    Getting fitter is paramount for me.

  76. holly harmsworth
    3rd January 2018 / 10:21 am

    To pass my driving test and drink less fizzy! Last year I was drinking at least a big bottle everyday!

  77. Amanda tanner
    3rd January 2018 / 1:22 am

    no I don’t make any now as I always break them.

  78. Laura Pritchard
    2nd January 2018 / 7:04 pm

    To lose my baby weight – I did it after my son was born so I know I can do it again.

  79. Sheena Batey
    2nd January 2018 / 3:34 pm

    The usual boring ones to lose weight and get fit

  80. Lorna Ledger
    2nd January 2018 / 2:29 pm

    I want to call (telephone) & visit family and friends more, and I’m going to do it by writing a daily to-do list! I would also like to drop two dress sizes, over 12 months, I aim to do this by having a lifestyle change, eating wiser, and doing a bit more each month! good luck all x

    • Rachel
      2nd January 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Love the resolutions! Good luck with everything! xx

  81. Diana Maxwell
    2nd January 2018 / 2:16 pm

    To simply enjoy life to the full…………

  82. Hayley Atkins
    2nd January 2018 / 12:11 pm

    I want to set aside more “me” time this year and enjoy working through the huge pile of books on my “to read” list.

  83. Ruth Harwood
    2nd January 2018 / 10:11 am

    to get rid of the toxic people in my life x

  84. john prendergast
    2nd January 2018 / 3:01 am

    get fitter

  85. Lisa Day
    2nd January 2018 / 1:28 am

    To let the little things go and remember those really don’t matter at the end of the day.

  86. Angie Mcdonald
    2nd January 2018 / 12:13 am

    My resolution is to have more confidence in myself

  87. Rachel Craig
    1st January 2018 / 11:43 pm

    Become more organised.

  88. cheryl hadfield
    1st January 2018 / 10:20 pm

    To tone up after losing 4st 7lbs over the past 2yrs

    1st January 2018 / 10:11 pm

    I don’t do them because my head is in a different place everyday. lol

  90. 1st January 2018 / 9:45 pm

    I don’t really mainly as I never keep them so I just make them when I feel the time is right rather than at new year.

  91. Rebecca Parke
    1st January 2018 / 9:21 pm

    To run a marathon!

  92. Angela Treadway
    1st January 2018 / 7:39 pm

    Lose weight x

    1st January 2018 / 7:36 pm

    i need to get off my bum and start running again

  94. Rebecca Sutton
    1st January 2018 / 7:31 pm

    I need to lose 4 stone before my sisters wedding in October.

  95. ElizM
    1st January 2018 / 7:19 pm

    clear the clutter!

  96. Tracey Peach
    1st January 2018 / 6:05 pm

    I have not set myself up with any resolutions as such because I never stick with them for more than a few adys, but I would like to try & keep the weight off that I lost last year & take forwards what I learned last year into this year & beyond xxx

  97. Sara Goodman
    1st January 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Eat less chocolate (that’s a difficult one – I love chocolate!!), and to walk more. I’d love to lose some weight over the next few months 🙂
    Thanks for a super giveaway x

  98. Andrea Fletcher
    1st January 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I don’t make any but I do need to exercise more.

  99. Aysha Begum
    1st January 2018 / 4:51 pm

    To do more exercise! I would like to lose all the baby weight and get back to my desired size that would be amazing for me.

  100. Simone Griffin
    1st January 2018 / 4:45 pm

    I need to be more healthy as I get married in 2018!

  101. Solange
    1st January 2018 / 4:24 pm

    To be healthier.

  102. Tracy Nixon
    1st January 2018 / 4:06 pm

    I have to be honest and say I don’t ever make them. If I want to start something new or give up something then I tend to do it throughout the year when I feel ready to do it or the idea comes to mind.

  103. 1st January 2018 / 3:34 pm

    I want to exercise a bit more….Since my youngest started walking home from school I am missing out on that walk. x

  104. pete c
    1st January 2018 / 2:49 pm

    mine is to simply make more of any good opportunities that may come my way

  105. Leanne Hansell
    1st January 2018 / 2:25 pm

    My New year’s resolution is to do more housework.

  106. chelsey hollings
    1st January 2018 / 2:24 pm

    To save more

  107. Ann Willers
    1st January 2018 / 2:16 pm

    Be more tolerant and positive wear my happy pants every day, be more patient

  108. Claire W
    1st January 2018 / 2:16 pm

    I don’t really have resolutions but i suppose i would like to try to be more organised 🙂

  109. Julie Kenny
    1st January 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Mine is to do a good deed everyday – and to try and not get caught doing it! x

  110. Dan
    1st January 2018 / 1:49 pm

    I want to lose weight … In fact I am resolutions obsessed

  111. Colin Gault
    1st January 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Didn’t make any never do.

  112. Simon Knuckey
    1st January 2018 / 12:40 pm

    To Have A Fab 2018 And Quality Family Memories #HNY2018 ❤️🎈🎊🎉

  113. Rebecca Brown
    1st January 2018 / 12:38 pm

    This year, I’ve resolved to be kinder to myself and practice better self care

  114. laura stewart
    1st January 2018 / 12:19 pm

    i dont make any x

  115. Caroline Blaza
    1st January 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Mine is to spend more time with family and friends.

  116. Natalie Gillham
    1st January 2018 / 11:50 am

    My new years resolution is to sort my life out and stop letting other people hold me back!

  117. Suzanne
    1st January 2018 / 11:49 am

    More exercise and relaxation.

  118. Naila M
    1st January 2018 / 11:43 am

    To eat more healthy in the new year 🙂

  119. Esme Mccrubb
    1st January 2018 / 11:43 am

    To drink more water

  120. Carole Nott
    1st January 2018 / 11:22 am

    to try and eat more healthier and take exercise

  121. iain maciver
    1st January 2018 / 11:20 am

    to try and make more time for myself

  122. Joan apperley
    1st January 2018 / 10:35 am

    to drink less alcohol and do more exercise

  123. Charlene
    1st January 2018 / 10:20 am

    The thin pages always put me off the Poundland ones too! Shame because they have some nice designs

  124. David Spendley
    1st January 2018 / 10:19 am

    Read more

  125. Gillian Holmes
    1st January 2018 / 10:17 am

    I’m going to try to get out a bit more, I’m a bit too much of a home body.

  126. michelle o'neill
    1st January 2018 / 9:46 am

    i want to not get stressed about the little things this year x

  127. ann goody
    1st January 2018 / 9:21 am

    To drink more water

  128. claire woods
    1st January 2018 / 9:15 am

    I don’t make any. Does anyone keep them?!

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