The Best 2020 Planners For Every Kind Of Person

There’s still nothing quite as satisfying as putting your ideas and plans to paper. Whether you like to wing it, bring it or plan every last detail, find a compatible hard-copy companion for the new year in this selection of planners and travel journals.

Greener Goals

Cynthia Bauzon Arre’s Philippine Forest Blooms 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set (Php400) includes 12 calendar cards, an undated weekly planner pad to jot down your (sustainable!) goals and an eco-friendly DIY easel stand. In this collaborative project with Forest Foundation Philippines, each month features hand-painted illustrations and key information — and all proceeds from sales will go to producing material for forest conservation advocacy.



1 — Belle du Jour’s 2020 Everything is Possible planner (Php598) features a matte laminated hard cover, an expandable back pocket and 192 full-color, smyth-sewn pages for monthly overviews, weekly planning and daily priorities. It also features goal-setting tips and motivational quotes to cultivate a mindset of abundance and possibility. May be customized for a fee.

2 — Inky Livie’s Wala Nang Mas Organized Pa Sa ‘Kin Weekly Planner Notepad (10” x 8”; Php250) has 60 leaves to keep track of your priorities for the work week. You’ll love how the tick boxes per task come with a dose of inimitable Pinoy humor, for half-assed work! Available at or IG: @inkylivie

3 — Serious Studio’s Any Year Planner (Php1,050) is in an undated format to help plan a major project, bucket list or life reset at any time. Each one features 12 monthly views, 60 weekly views, an expandable pocket and useful stickers. It comes in Serious Black, Not Orange (seen here), It Was All Yellow, Hemoglobin Red and It’s Blue.



4 — Moleskine’s 2020 Weekly Planner (Php895) is the classic travel diary and planner for keeping analog track of your appointments on the go. It features your week on the left, a ruled page for notes on the right, 2020 and 2021 overviews, 2020 monthly planning spreads, an inner pocket and three sticker sheets to highlight key events. Available at Fully Booked outlets at select malls nationwide; or at

5 — The Sunday Night Journal’s Washi Tape (Php199), with 52 journaling prompts, adds a fun new dimension to your writing practice (best used with The Sunday Night Journal). It makes a great gift-wrapping tool or #notetoself too.

6 — DesignHatch’s A5 Jotter: Trust the Process (Php230) is an undated planner for the minimalist notetaker. It features pages for 57 weeks, plus note pages in 85 gsm acid-free, fountain-pen-friendly, FSC-certified paper. Available at The Craft Central, Common Room, Hey Kessy and Fully Booked in select malls nationwide; or at

7 — Chinggay Labrador’s A Year of Practical Magic Diary (Php550, Philippines only) is the perfect companion to your Practical Magic tarot starter deck. Use this 152-page undated journal to set intentions, track your daily tarot practice and record your full moon and new moon pulls, to discover magic in the everyday. A complete set — with diary, Practical Magic starter deck and set of 80 mini Practical Magic stickers — is available at USD85, shipped (via DHL) to any destination in Asia.



8 — Everyday Explorers Co’s Let’s Be Explorers Undated Planner (A5 size; Php1,099) is your guide to a productive, creative year. It offers space for big plans, quarterly goals, daily details and weekly journal prompts to document all your achievements and adventures. Includes three sheets of stickers and a clear protective sleeve. Available at Frankie & Friends General Store at SM Aura Premier; or at

9Belle du Jour’s Quest Journal Mini (Php280) features a soft leather cover (here in Forest), a 9cm x 12.2cm 80-page blank notebook and a vinyl zippered pouch and card sleeve. This pocket-sized adventure buddy may also be customized for a fee.

10 — Papemelroti’s The Travel Journal: Sketching Backpacker (Php398) is a journal, planner and sketchbook on 100% recycled paper, with dateless monthly spreads and bullet journaling pages. Inspiring quotes and sketches (of seven Asian countries) from renowned artist Robert Alejandro are also interspersed throughout.

Written by

Pierra Calasanz Labrador

Photographed by

Toto Labrador

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