8 Chic Planners To Gift The Type-A Individual In Your Life


With 2019 coming up closer than anyone would like to admit, many people are thinking about their hopes, desires, and potential plans for next year. And one way to start getting truly excited about what's in store for the near future is by investing in a chic 2019 monthly planner.

The most productive women know that staying organized is key for feeling both accomplished and stress-free. And by picking a planner that's both stylish and totally functional, you'll be more tempted to keep track of important dates, meetings, and other events — even if you're not naturally Type-A.

Whether you're shopping for yourself, or looking for gifts for the boss ladies in your life, look for agendas that feels like an extension of the person who's going to use it. "Planners are something that you use so intimately, I think it's really important to feel like your planner is a reflection of the energy you want to carry with you throughout your day," says Ali Labelle, creative director of art and design at ban.do — a brand that creates one of the most coveted planners around.

Labelle tries to infuse more "serious" products, like planners, with a sense of fun and whimsy in the hopes they'll get more use. "In designing the ban.do planner, I try to keep optimism, creativity, and gratitude top of mind," she explains, "In the busiest, most stressful of times, my hope is that [it] can be a bright spot for our customer." Whether your definition of a chic planner means something cheeky, more user-friendly, or with a luxurious feel, you'll likely find a favorite with the ahead options.

Ban.do's planners are a cult favorite every year, likely because of their ability to be totally personalized with a name (or whatever) on the front and fun stickers (because who doesn't like stickers?) inside to punctuate special events.

Minimalism lovers will love this practical pick from Shinola, with a black-on-black cover. And because the brand is known for its craftsmanship, the luxury of this planner is in the details: a linen hardcover, hand sewn binding, and locally-sourced sustainable materials.

Monocle and Mark's planner is perfect for toting around wherever you go because of its petite size. And because it comes with a plastic pocket cover, you won't have to worry about spills from your products, water bottles, or whatever else you keep stashed in your bag. The cover design also has a super cool vintage feel.

Worthwhile Planner's graphic cover is screen printed on recycled card stock, so it's a great option for those who try to stay sustainable. Additionally, it's open-dated, so you don't need to wait for the new year to put it to use (conversely, if you forget it for all of 2019, you can still use it after).

With the sweet succulent design on the cover, this planner is perfect for all the plant lovers out there.

Rifle Paper Co.'s planners come complete with inspirational quotes, three pages of stickers, and a folder for keepsakes, notes, and receipts.

Metallics make everything feel a little fancier — including your daily planning. That said, this gold planner from Poketo could make even the organizationally challenged change their tune.

Clare V.'s collab with Sugar Paper has the chic Parisian feel fans of the brand have come to expect. In fact, you'll even find a few French words and phrases inside this planner.

The duo behind The Great just launched a brand new line that happens to include a ton of inspired paper goods, like this cute chambray planner with gold star detailing.