Best Productivity Planners for 2021

Make the most of 2021 with a durable, trendy and inspiring planner!

While getting a diary may seem a little needless with how the year has started, there is no harm with making small plans and setting personal expectations. For example, you can arrange a little staycation or virtual game nights with a few friends or family members. Diaries are also useful for writing down significant dates or notes that need later on in the year.

If you are looking to purchase a beautiful and practical productivity planner, here are five recommendations and their prices are widely varied.

1. Getting Stuff Done Planner by CGD London

This is CGD LONDON’s bestselling A5 daily planner and contains 288 pages to help you get stuff done and plan your life. It is the perfect size to be carried on a day-to-day basis and guide you to achieving your goals.

This attractive journal is available in both pink or black vegan leather, and the front cover is inscribed with the motivational phrase, “Getting Stuff Done”. Additionally, there is red foil embossing on the front and back cover and a pink ribbon page marker for easy access.

Features of this journal include;

  • Daily undated pages.
  • Start with the date and a goal for the day.
  • Left page: Has an encouraging quote of the day on the top of the left-hand side and space to write a to-do list.
  • Right page: Check-in’s i.e. track your water intake, exercise, self-care (work out, meal tracking, shopping list), and expenses.
  • Pocket in the back cover for papers, receipts, and more.

Price: £28

2. Productivity Planner by Anthropologie

Accomplish your targets and dreams with this productivity planner – it will help you overcome procrastination and focus on your most important tasks of the day and week.

In this 243-page journal, a unique and inspirational quote is featured at the start of the day, and you can jot down your most important task for the day followed by secondary and additional errands. There’s also room for other notes and time tracking logs.

Features of this planner include;

  • Open-dated journal for up to six months.
  • Additional pages for weekly reviews to introspect and reflect.
  • Rate your productivity per day from one to ten.
  • Goal setting for the next week.

This journal is available for click and collect only in Regent Street (UK).

Update (01/22): Currently unavailable

3. Green 2021 Diary A6 by Oliver Bonas

This elegant compact diary (with UK and International holidays included) will keep you organised from January to December.

The sturdy buckram linen cover has a chic deep green tone with ‘Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind’ across the front in pink. It is better than the usual day-to-day diaries as it comes with fun activities and little bits of reading to keep you highly motivated and active throughout the year. This planner’s style and size is beneficial for both professionals and students with enough space to write down urgent notes and has received an overall rating of 5 stars and glowing reviews from existing customers.

Features of this diary include;

  • Gold foil detail.
  • Weekly and monthly calendars.
  • Activities, lists, and inspirational quotes.
  • Ribbon placeholder.
  • Matching elastic band fastening.

If you want to purchase this diary as a present for someone, gift boxing is available.

Update (01/22): Currently unavailable

4. Legend Planner Weekly by Amazon

“Legendary” isn’t enough to describe this planner! This exquisite A5 journal is designed to turn your dreams into reality. The hardcover is made from soft-touch leatherette and is available in 18 stylish colours to appease a range of different fashion tastes including Wine Red Gold, Dark Teal Gold, Seashell, and Rose Gold.

Based on advanced and proven goal-setting techniques, it will teach you to stay motivated, prioritise to-dos and tasks, achieve a healthy work-life balance, and effectively hit all short- and long-term targets. Best of all, it is undated so you can start on any date and not waste paper.

Features of this planner include;

  • Illustrated quick-start guide.
  • Create weekly, monthly, and yearly goals.
  • Create dream and life goals, one-year goals, and three-month goals and tactics.
  • Weekly and monthly calendar view and reflection.
  • Three bookmark ribbons.
  • 109 colourful stickers.
  • Inner pocket for notes and receipts.
  • Pen holder.

Price: £19.99

5. 2021 Social Media Diary & Planner by Janet Murray

Connect more with your followers and stay on top of your blog, YouTube channel or social media profile with this diary/planner as it guides you to brainstorm and create engaging content throughout 2021.

Loaded with key dates, planning templates, and checklists, this A4 desk diary is not only handy, but glamorous too. It is spiral bound with 160 pages and comes in four distinct colours; Slate, Broadway, Retro, and Leopard.

Upon purchasing this planner, you will also gain access to a monthly email newsletter with additional monumental dates and a free Facebook community specifically for diary owners.

Features of this diary include;

  • Week-to-view layout with space to plan your content across multiple platforms​.
  • Hundreds of key dates and awareness days (to help generate content ideas).
  • Templates and checklists for daily, monthly and annual planning.
  • Year-to-view calendars for 2021/2022.

Update (01/22): Currently unavailable

Keeping a planner is useful for jotting down your daily ponders, feelings, ideas, and errands. The main benefits of writing down your thoughts are that it helps to reduce anxiety levels and encourages daily progress, thus leading you to a more structured and happier life.

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I hope you find this article helpful to getting your new year started. What do you think of these productive planners? If any has piqued your interest or you have already found one which is serving you well, please feel free to let me know and leave a comment below! 

Wishing you all incredible success this year! 💗


33 thoughts on “Best Productivity Planners for 2021

  1. Great post! Planners can be life savers sometimes. I keep a journal/pseudo planner with me everywhere I go. It’s great for capturing ideas and saving dates.

    Awesome job!!📒✏️📝

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    • Thank you so much for your comment and reading this post, Jesse 💕 I do love a planner too, helps to stay organised and feel more productive, and like you said, its great for jotting down ideas and notting special dates! ☀️ Your comment has made my day 😊


    • So happy that you found this post helpful, thank you for reading! 😗💕 I agree with you that while the prices are higher than expected, it would be worth it as planners are something to be used every day and are helpful for us to work towards our goals 💪 Plus they are pretty attractive to look at and are inviting to open and jot down your thoughts or ideas! ☀️ Hope you’re having a lovely start to 2021 and the year brings you lots of happiness and good fortune 🙂


  2. I’ll confess now… I’m obsessed with planners… I switch them out so often and try to avoid dated ones for that reason. Right now, I’m using a digital one called Artful Agenda. It’s fab and satisfying my needs right now.

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    • I’ll share a secret with you, so am I 😉 I can never stick to one for the year, there’s just too many to choose from! Undated planners are genius 😂 can stop and start whenever you want without wasting any of its pages. Ooooh, thank you so much for sharing…I have not heard of Artful Agenda and will check it out! 😀 Happy to hear that it is fulfilling all of your organisation and writing needs! 💗☀️

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  3. You describe these planners in such a way that I absolutely want to get them all. Each one sounds like a planner’s dream. I already have a cheapy planner that I purchased at Wal-Mart and it currently works for my personal and professional needs. But if I ever want to get a little fancy, I will definitely keep your recommendations in mind. Thanks for keeping us planning people “in the know”.:)

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    • Thank you for reading this post and your kind words 💗 Truth be told, I wouldn’t complain getting at least one of these planners either 😂 Glad to hear that the planner you chose is fulfilling your personal and professional needs – that’s all that matters! 😋 keeping us productive and our minds less scattered is the main goal. The pleasure is all mine, I really enjoyed writing this post and researching planners which I thought could be beneficial to everyone. Hope you achieve everything you set out for yourself this year 😊🤞☀️

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      • Thanks again for your thorough research. I never forget an excellent product review. So, although I already have something that works for me, I might venture out and give a new something a look-see. You never know. I’ve been known to splurge a time or two. Hee. Hee.

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      • For you to read this post and consider any of these planners in the future makes me thrilled, thank you! 😀 I strongly believe that everyone deserves to treat themselves and splurge a little now and again 😉 haha!


    • Oh! Not mad at all 😗 Amazing choice, thank you for sharing…LOVE a Filofax! My Mum has had one for years and gave me before I started university. Made me feel so adult to carry one to lectures 😂 still love it to this day. They are so gorgeous and durable! 💗😋

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      • They are very much so. I bought one in 2010, but only a personal size and it wouldn’t be big enough for my needs these days.

        I think I may use it in conjunction with the digital planner… 😂

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      • I see, so it’s like you upgraded your Filofax..that’s awesome! 😀 Sounds perfect, doesn’t matter where you go or how little you carry, you’ll always have a planner with you 😂 I aspire to hopefully be as organised and prepared as you one day! 💗 Thank you again for reading this post and commenting, it means so much. And I cannot wait to read more of your amazing writing! 👏


  4. This is a fab post! I love a good planner (some may say im addicted) and I just love being able to stick stickers in them, write my goals, track anything and just put in what I am up to daily/weekly. These are some great suggestions and some I have not heard of so thank you! 🙂

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    • I’m happy you liked this post – I’m addicted to planners too 🤩 as well as loving all the accessories i.e. stickers, bookmark, etc., they help declutter my mind 😂 Thank you for reading and your comment! 😊💕

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  5. This is a very good post. For me though, I hav found that I buy all of these lovely desk planners and never use them. I have a do do list on my phone that keeps me in check and I update my Facebook with my daily writing figures ( it keeps me accountable, and I can look back on my progress). But I see the appeal of these planners. I’m like a magpie with notebooks, pens, planners, diaries, THAT I NEVER USE lol

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    • Welcome Eilidh (such a beautiful name!) and thank you for reading and commenting on my post 💕 I have experienced the same struggle before with being so taken with gorgeous desk planners and eventually stopped using them, which is why I find the undated planners to be so amazing because you can start and stop however you want and not waste any paper 😋 I have found that to be consistent, it has to be a part of your routine. Those are wonderful and creative ideas, thank you for sharing! 🙌 Never thought of updating Facebook and love to-do lists – having both on your phone must be super useful! I can relate, these planners are certainly tempting and lovely to look at haha ❤


    • I’m thrilled that you like this range of productivity planners 🤩 Most of these planners are undated, which are perfect for starting and stopping at any time and don’t waste any paper 😋 Thank you for reading and visiting my blog posts, I really appreciate your comments ♥


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