“New year, new me!” We often hear this declaration during the first weeks of the year. It’s also the time when we hoard planners and notebooks to write our checklists and new year’s resolutions on.
If you’re having a difficult time looking for the perfect planner, here are six options from local brands you should definitely check out right now.
Where to Next (@wtn_wheretonext)
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more, then this planner will help you with your #TravelGoals. Aside from the weekly and monthly spreads, it also contains illustrations and photographs by local artists, checklists of countries visited, habit tracker, travel bucket lists, and many more. If you’re still on the fence, then this will make you change your mind – 10% of the profit will go to projects of the Aeta communities in Yangil, Zambales, and Botolan.
Bullet journaling has been here for a while and it seems like it wouldn’t be gone soon. If you want to make your planner from scratch, then Papernotes’ blank/dotted/ruled notebooks will do the trick. It comes in 2 sizes – A4 and A5 – and a plethora of colors to choose from.
These are also affordable as the mini version costs only P199. It also comes with a custom name at the cover.
This startup brand lets you create your own planner. For the first step, you’ll get to choose your favorite color. The 5 colors – Kunig, Mabaya, Balbag, Kalimbahin, and Bughaw are named from the different color terms used in The Philippines.
Next, you’ll get to choose from the four different layouts – dotted, blank, etc. and finally, the cover label to make it more special.
The Black Books PH (@theblackbooksph)
The Black Books PH offers specialized black-covered planners if you will need them for specific goals. The Outlook and The Outline notebooks are made for the busy bee who needs to keep track of deadlines and meetings. The Ledger, which contains pages for cards and balances, is perfect for those who want to spend more wisely this year. Finally, The Filler and The Draft contain 32 blank pages and 40 pages respectively. Both of these are great for the artistic ones who love doodling and drawing.
Jacinto and Lirio (@jacintoandlirio)
For the artsy ones, Jacinto and Lirio offers beautiful handmade wooden planners. Each of their Pinto Personalizable journals is unique. Its cover contains a slot where you can insert your very own drawings or pictures. You can also have your name etched on it. It’s even refillable so you can lessen your waste. Save the earth!
Witty Will Save the World (@titawitty)
Need a laugh? Witty Will Save the World is known for their silly notebooks that never fail to make someone chuckle. With its name – “Relaks, Stress Lang ‘Yan, Matatapos Din in 30-40 Years.” Planner 2019 – you already know that it aims to liven things up. Inside, each monthly and weekly spread contains jokes and discount coupons. Get your hands on one for a whole bunch of surprises.