With so many planners on the market, you may think you’ve heard of them all, but have you?
7 Planners you’ve probably never heard of
Disclaimer: I was not compensated by any of these planner companies. All opinions are my own.
1. Ashley Shelly Planner
This classy looking horizontal planner rarely gets a mention.
This planner includes all the usual things like a 2 page weekly spread, important dates pages, list of holidays etc. It also includes a favorite meal ideas page, zip up pouch for storing stickers – love these functional extras.
There is also a page with planner tips and ideas from the planner’s creator – I always like reading about how other people use their planners to get some ideas!
- Weekly layout (1 week at a glance) with Schedule and To Do List sections
- Equal space for ALL days of the week including Saturday and Sunday
- Space for dinner planning on each day
- Hard, glossy cover, size 7.25″ X 9.25″ including binding
- Inside pages are 6″x9″ and 80# text weight (nice and thick!) and in full color!
- Silver Wire-O binding
See how I used the planner in this post.
Features of the Ashley Shelly Planner
- Inside front cover pocket
- Clear zip pouch bound in on first page for sticker sheets or loose papers
- Silver metal corner protectors
- Colorful, laminated monthly tabs on 80# cover cardstock
- Perforated bottom corners to tear off each week and create a built-in bookmark! <—- love this feature
- Creative Spreads each month to help you create the best days and focus in on what you love
- 2017 Inspiration Board page
- Important Contacts page
- Favorite Meal Ideas page
- 2017 Planning Overview spread
- 2017 & 2018 Yearly Overviews page
- 2017 Holidays List page
- Notes spreads each month with long and short lines
- Holidays marked on monthly and weekly spreads for easy planning
- Weighs 1.375 lbs (0nly 0.6kg – shipping isn’t too expensive at about $23 to Australia)
2. She Plans Planner
There are 2 versions of this planner: the daily and weekly. Note that the daily only comes in a 6 month version (as it would be too thick to carry around) so it will end up being rather expensive for an entire year’s worth of planning (having to buy 2, pay extra shipping).
This company also has To Do list notebook.
Daily She Plans Planner
- Daily appointment times from 8:00am-10:00pm, including half-hours
- The Daily List for all of your daily to-dos
- Notes section each day
- A Focus Goal action plan page each month
- One of the only 6-month daily planners allowing it to be more compact and portable
Weekly She Plans Planner
- Appointment Times from 8:00am-8:00pm, including the half hour in the appointment version
- Open space each day for important daily tasks and/or timely appointments in the standard version
- Space at the top of each day for birthdays, special occasions or travel plans
- A block at the bottom of each day for meal planning, date nights or mid-week soccer practice
- The Weekly List for anything you need to accomplish sometime this week
One of the reasons I haven’t tried this planner is because it has very expensive shipping to Australia.
If you’re after planner inserts, they also offer this option for their planners.
- 246 pages
- book pages are 7×9 inches
- book dimensions are 8.25x9x1 inches
- book weighs 1.87lbs/848g
- cover and paper stock are recycled from 100% post consumer waste
- inside pages are offset printed
- monthly tabs are laminated
- designed, printed and made in the USA
Features of the Get to Work Workbook
- Minimalist black and white design that you can make your own – any planner stickers you use will look good in this planner!
- 12 motivational text prints on heavy stock that are perforated to be removed from the book
- full monthly calendars with traditional box layout
- Monday – Sunday week at a glance spreads
- plenty of note and brainstorm space
- “year-at-a-glance” spread with space to write plans
- 14 “project breakdown” pages designed to help you complete large tasks
- 13 “reflect and goal-set” pages designed to encourage you to celebrate past successes and come up with action items for the next month
- Black bookboard front and back cover
4. Purple Trail
Another planner company that more people should know about! Purple trail reminds me of a cross between the Plum Paper Planner and the Erin Condren. The planners are available via their website and Etsy. I really want to buy a couple of their planners but shipping is just too expensive to Australia – they’d be a good option if you live in the USA though.
- Two sizes: 8.5” x 11” and 6” x 8”
- 12-18 Month
- horizontal, vertical or hourly layouts
- sturdy, silver spiral binding
- Add-on Pages
- Cover Personalization and customization
- Any month start
- Daily or weekly planners
- 4 Different weekly planner layouts
- Teacher planner
- Wedding planners
- Meal planners
5. Goal Digger Planner
I’m quite keen to try this planner – I love the horizontal 2 pages per week spread, the colors and basically everything about this planner.
- Hard cover with protected gold corners and gold coil.
- Two cover design
- The planner measurements are 9.5 x 9 in.
- The interior pages are 120gsm woodfree paper (this is thick paper)
- Space to write Dreams, the Perfect Day, Goals, Due Dates, Monthly Mini Goals, Notes To Self and Monthly Budget.
- Budget, Month and Goals Analysis after every month
- Weekly and Monthly Calendars
- Saturdays and Sundays have the same space as the weekdays
- Space to Write all your 2017 – 2018 experiences (People, Places, Movies, Books, and more)
- Space for contacts and notes.
- Holidays and Extra Awesome Holidays (From New Years day to Bacon Day and everything in between)
- Ample-sized pocket on the back to store papers.
- Elastic band to keep it all together.
Not to be confused with the Happy Planner by MAMBI, the Happiness Planner features a simple design for it’s daily planner.
Note that the planner doesn’t come in a weekly spread.
Given the planner is about A5 size it’s quite expensive at around $48 USD ($60 AUD given the exchange rate as of 2017) plus shipping.
Tip: Most planner companies offer a discount if you sign up to their mailing list or follow their social media accounts. Follow me on Instagram if you aren’t already (Instagram followers get 10% off in my shop 🙂 )
- Hardcover with gold or rose-gold logo and corners
- Spiral bound
- 230mm x 165mm
- White 100gram paper
- 424 pages
- Dated & undated options available
- Multiple cover color options to choose from
Features of the Happiness Planner
- “Create your happiness roadmap” exercise
- Yearly Overview (Monday start)
- Monthly Overview (each month’s overview spreads over two pages)
- Monthly Work & Personal Goal-Setting and Positive Self-Talk
- Daily pages dated July 2017 – June 2018
- Daily Quotes
- Daily Goal Setting
- Daily Schedule & To-Dos
- Daily Exercise and Meal Plans
- Daily Reflection and Positive Thinking
- Daily Gratitude
- Daily Notes
- Monthly Reflection
- Yearly Reflection
- Inspirational Quotes throughout
7. Ink and Volt
If you’re after a simple, minimalist black and white planner, then Ink and Volt is a good choice.
- Dated august through July
- High quality, ink-proof, acid-free paper
- 6″ x 8.5″ size
- Two-page markers
- Undated version also available
- Yearly Theme, Goals & Achievement Tracker
- Monthly Calendar Overview
- Monthly Goals
- 30 Day Challenge (one for each month)
- Weekly Goals
- Weekly Inspiration and Journaling Prompt
- Weekly Outlook for planning your week
- Lay flat binding
Any planners you think should be added to this list? Please comment below, I’m always on the hunt for lesser-known planners!
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