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Essential Gifts for Planner Lovers

Essential Gifts for Planner Lovers

Sigh. A new year. A fresh start. A blank planner. Is there anything in the world that holds more promise than a brand new planner, ripe with possibilities and dreams and opportunities? A close second is the vast array of accessories you can use to decorate the empty pages: all the pens, stickers, and other goodies we use to make the pages beautiful. We’ve taken the time to find you the best of the best – feast your eyes on these gifts for planner lovers (or for yourself!).

As a CarrieElle reader, you know that we have spent countless hours designing the most beautiful, functional planners on the market. We’re proud of them! Our thick paper, sturdy (and beautiful!) covers, and hearty metal coils will last the entire year (and then some!) – even while you tote it around in your bag, car, and grocery cart. Here are a few of our favorites!

Black & White Plaid Intentional Life Day Planner – with both weekly and monthly spreads AND bonuses like goal trackers, contact lists, and a year-at-a-glance with important dates, once you use this planner you won’t be able to remember life without it!

Prefer something undated? Our new Perpetual Planner is a product you can start using on January 1 … or February 12 … or any day of the year! It is a 12-month, undated, keepsake-style book that is jam-packed with extras. You’ll love the hard cover with metal edging and all of the lovely details that makes this our most gorgeous and functional planner ever!

Planning to get your finances in order for 2019? Great idea! We are huge fans of budgeting and the envelope system but didn’t like the flimsy, ugly envelopes cluttering up our handbags. So what did we do? We designed something better! Our Spend Well Budgeting System is our spin on the cash envelope system. We designed it to keep your cash for 20 different budgeting categories safe and sound – the envelopes even include space to keep track of how much you have left for the month. Psst! Want to jump start your financial goals? We’d love to have you join our 60 day budgeting challenge!

Want to see what the whole Bullet Journal craze is all about? Here’s your opportunity to try it out for yourself! Our Dotted Grid Journals give you plenty of space to let your imagination soar! You can add so much color and personality to our blank journals – the sky really is the limit!

What about accessories?  Because you know you want to make your planner as lovely and colorful as your personality!  Here are some of the best planner accessories we found!

Color-coding in a journal is a must! I use different pen colors for the activities for each person in our family, work, social, and appointments. And these pens have been in the pencil cup on my desk for ages! They are bright, write like a pen, and never bleed through my planner paper. Win-win-win!

There isn’t much that jazzes up a planner page faster or with more pizzaz than washi tape. This set is a steal – it includes 30 different rolls in all different colors and patterns.

Do you save paperwork, bills, and notes in your planner like I do? If so, you’ll want a set of elastic planner bands to keep the cover closed and everything together. This set even has pen holders!

How could we end this list without stickers?! We LOVE all sorts of stickers but this set by MAMBI includes 5 packs that will work as a great start to your collection.

What about you? Are you a sucker for a well-thought-out planner that you can decorate to your heart’s content? Do you plan via calendar year or do you just start whenever you feel like it?

Here’s to a fresh start and a great year! Happy planning!


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