21 Best Planners For 2020

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Best Planners

Sure, we have the calendar on our phone and computer, but sometimes the best way to organize yourself is using a planner that goes everywhere with you. As for the best planners that suit your needs, it may take a bit of trial and error to find the features you want, or don’t really care about.

Planners come at all price points, and can be colorful or very basic. But overall, they're just there to get the job done. Remember, no matter what the look and style of it, a planner is only useful if you use it.

1. Rituals for Living Dreambook + Planner

The Rituals for Living Dreambook and Planner will teach you how to create structure that aligns your daily actions with the vision you have for your life so that it happens now. The Dreambook + Planner has monthly and weekly calendars to do your scheduling in the book itself.

(Dragontree Apothecary, $48)

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2. Black and White Academic Planner

This Idlewild for Blue Sky "Thick Stripe" planner notes is perfect for planning and taking notes all year long. The fashionable cover design offers a clean and contemporary look, while weekly and monthly planning pages offer ample space for writing detailed memos. 

(Target, $6.99)

3. 'My Next 90 Days' Savor Life Planner

Be more productive, stay organized, and incorporate daily self-care with a simple 5-step system. Easy-to-access tabbed list reminds you of what's important.

(Savor Life Planner, $29.95)

4. Cambridge 2020 Weekly & Monthly Planner

Keep track of important deadlines, special events, reminders, and more in style. Large planner covers 12 months, and the one week per two page spread has open planning space for each day and an area to list priorities.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

5. Colorful Twin Wire Weekly & Monthly Planner

Feature 12 months of weekly and monthly pages and holidays tabbed, it's a colorful and fun cover for a better visual enjoyment. Focus on easy planning and scheduling with weekly and monthly sections.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

6. Busy AF 2020 Weekly Planner

This planner has a premium matte finish cover design, entire week at a glance, and two pages per week format. Says one Amazon review, "It has a full calendar at the start of each month and then pages to write notes for each individual day. It's a nice size soft cover and easy to use, and the binder isn't hard.”

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7. Pink Hardcover with Dream Pony 2020 Planner

This stylish 2020 planner features 12 months of pages for easy planning and scheduling, 136 archival-quality pages made of acid-free paper, which can prevent planner from damages of light and air, and ensures long-lasting performance.

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8. Day Designer for Blue Sky 2020 Weekly & Monthly Planner

This monthly calendar offers a visual overview of your time for long-term planning, and features reference calendars, ample space for your daily schedule, to-do list, and notes section.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

9. 2020-2024 Five Year Planner

This five year monthly planner is perfect for big planning. You can use it for personal, work, appointment booking, diary, note of the day, and all purposes. It's also light weight and easy to carry around.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

10. At-a-Glance 2020 Appointment Book, Weekly & Monthly Planner

Planner covers 13 months for a full year of planning and beyond. Express yourself while staying organized. Break your day into hourly periods. Each two page weekly spread has ruled columns with appointment times.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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11. ANTHROPOLOGIE Best to Come 17-Month Spiral Planner

Put the future into a positive light every time you schedule an event into this spiral planner with an uplifting front message.

(Nordstrom, $26)

12. Orange Circle Studio 2020 Extra Large Spiral Planner

Hardcover planner features lively artwork embellished with gold foil stamping. Full-color pages feature monthly grids and week-per-page views with plenty of space to organize your schedule by task of time of day. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

13. Lilly Pulitzer Women's Monthly Planner

Planner has a 2-page spread for each month with 4 "week-of" overview sections for planning out each week. Features monthly calendars that include holidays and a column for listing out goals, lists, and to-dos.

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14. Reminder Binder 18-Month Planner

This planner is packaged in a reusable coordinating gift box for storing your completed planner to reminisce about all your wonderful memories and social events.

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15. Purely Planners Organizer and Appointment Notebook

Perfect for those who need prompts to help keep you on track to accomplish your goals, this planner has a monthly overview with a focus on creating a monthly plan and helps to direct you toward achieving that plan. It's designed to focus only on one year at a time. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

16. Pretty Simple Planners 'Let Me Pencil You In' Calendar Schedule and Organizer

This beautiful planner is printed on high quality interior stock with a gorgeous navy floral cover. Each monthly spread contains an overview of the month, a notes section, inspirational quotes, and fun holidays such as National Donut Day.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

17. 'Actually, I Can!' Space Academic Planner

It has a bold and unique space-inspired design which features a nighttime sky full of stars surrounding the phrase "Actually, I Can!" that sprawls out over a colorful rainbow for an out-of-this-world look. It comes with printed pages for each month, along with monthly tabs and colorful dividers.

(Target, $9.99)

18. 2020 Beautiful Botanicals Medium Monthly Planner

Plan and organize your life with this monthly planner featuring an watercolor, botanical leaves pattern cover design in reds, oranges and purples. The extra-large grids are perfect for tracking daily appointments and have a lined checklist section.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

19. Patricia Nash Leopard Chieiti Agenda

Keep your thoughts in order with this chic notebook from Patricia Nash. It's crafted from dyed cow hair with supple leather trim.

(Macy's, $79)

20. Vera Bradley Jumbo 17-Month Planner

Beautiful month openers and plenty of useful features make this agenda as practical as it is pretty. Features elastic band closure, interior front pocket, plastic snap-in page keeper, laminated tabs, sticker sheet and perforated shopping lists.

(Macy's, $34)

21. Large 17-Month Planner

This planner is full of what you already love — year, month, and week views, cool artwork from cool people, stickers, and more. Plus, it has new features like a personality quiz and a 3D page complete with glasses.

(Macy's, $32)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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