The cutest 2018 calendars and planners for your office desk
Of all things quirky and enchanting
We carry them in our handbags, and they sit on our work desks and on our tables at home.
Planners help us organise our time so that we can accomplish more each day, and ensure that our day runs smoothly.
Writing down your agenda also declutters your mind, enhances your focus and maximises your time to its fullest potential.
Smart phones are all well and good, but nothing can take the place of a pretty journal that you can write and doodle in and flip through, if you ask us. There’s nothing that’s as satisfying and comforting as putting pen to paper.
So since we’re spending most of our year with it, our planners, journals and calendars should look aesthetically pleasing. Cute, pretty and chic designs help to motivate us and spark creativity too.
Born-and-bred in Singapore, Pine on Paper is a stationery and creative brand founded in 2015. It retails paper products which it designs, and manufactures locally.
This sleek, minimalist desk calendar comes with full gold foil and hand-written fonts. It’s got public holidays marked out and comes with Pine on Paper’s wooden stand to keep everything together. It comes in two colours – Dusk, which is full black, and Dawn, which is full white.
If you want it customised, head to their website and get anything you want engraved from S$5 onwards.
Tip: Bringing natural elements like wood into the office is good feng shui – it helps to calm you down and keep you grounded.
Twenty Eighteen Desk calendar, S$26.65, available at Naiise.
kikki.K was set up by founder Kristina Karlsson ten years ago. Back in her native Sweden, stylish stationery were easy to come by but elsewhere, she found it hard to find so she decided to design her own stationary brand.
kikki.K’s 2018 Dated Collection features a range of diaries, calendars and goal setting planners that come in a fresh summer colour palette of raspberry, aqua and charcoal tones.
Each planner also comes with a pen, a small notepad and a larger notepad. It’s also got a slot for cards, so if you’re rushing for an early morning meeting, grab this and you’re all set.
This lilac striped book’s contents sit on a 6 ring metal binder with refillable sections, so once we reach the end of 2018, you can reuse the book for the new year with a new set of inserts. It’s perfect for the busy woman who can find calm in the design’s soft hues.
Tip: Their weekly diary version of the lilac planner is on sale now for $15, while stocks last
Lovely medium leather personal planner, S$67, available at kikki.K.
Prefer something more whimsical? Cute illustrations of plants, spectacles, cats, rainbows and more can be found on this 18-month planner from the Sweet Collection, and we just can’t resist how cute it is.
This planner is more customisable then the others – its got tabs that you can personalise, a to do list and perpetual calendar sheets for planning. To spice things up, there are stickers included too.
If you’re gifting it to someone, get the gift set which comes with a metal twist refillable ballpoint pen, a gold alphabet sticker sheet and a leather tag. With designs from the Cute Collection, you can expect adorable prints like the watermelon pattern on the cover.
P.S. These leather products can be personalised with a monogram of your choice.
Sweet medium leather personal planner, S$96, available at kikki.K.
Joy large leather personal planner gift set, S$120, available at kikki.K.
For the minimalist, check out the different pastel hues of the Dated Collection, which are wrapped in leather and can be monogrammed too.
Each of these weekly diaries have a gold foil ‘18’ on them for the year ahead, a sheet of gold stickers and an elastic to keep everything together. This is the ultimate diary for the person who loves being given a blank canvas – its pages are filled with space for your doodles and scribbles.
Aside from having space for your daily activities, there are also pages for websites, a wish list, movies, restaurants and more.
Raspberry A6 leather bonded weekly diary, S$40, available at kikki.K.
From another kikki.K collection is this simple white B6 daily dairy with gold foil details. With an annual and daily view, stickers and motivational quotes this diary would be perfect for those who want to make full use of their days.
It comes in a clean and calm palette of white, blue and grey so you can focus your energy on what matters most to you. It also just happens to be a really pretty book that helps you do so. To protect the cover, this daily diary comes with a jacket sleeve, so fret no more about coffee stains and other random smudges.
Unlike the planners, these daily diaries don’t come with sets, but feel free to match your diaries with their sleek stationery.
Time Is Now daily diary, S$45, available at kikki.K.
From a unicorn-shaped candle to Star Wars socks and phone cases in the shape of a box of fries – get it all at quirky gift and stationery shop Typo.
And yes, Typo’s diaries are just as quirky. No doubt, there’s always a little bit of anxiety behind the thought of a new year. So what better way to kick it off than with a little sassy quote printed in gold foil?
Complete with a baby blue background, this hardbacking daily planner comes in a weekly layout with monthly reference calendars.
Pixie dust daily planner, S$20, available at Typo.
The amazing thing about ban.do’s planners is that it has a weekend activity for you to accomplish too – it could be as simple as snuggling under your blanket with a holiday movie, or heading to the park for a picnic. Plus if you’re all into organisation like we are, you’d be glad to know that each month (from Aug 2017 to Dec 2018) is marked with a different coloured tab.
This I am very busy planner has a pink satin ribbon marker so you don’t lose your page. It’s also a weekly planner so you’ve all the space you need for your scribbly handwriting.
With its holographic front, this agenda would be perfect for the quirky woman who needs a sprinkle of glitter in her life.
I am very busy classic hardcover, US$20, available at ban.do.
Everyday is different with this calendar from Boaz Frankel and Brooke Barke. With a background in illustration and knowledge of animals, the pair co-created the It’s Different Every Day Page-A-Day Calendar.
2018 will be an adventure with this one-of-a-kind, delightfully weird calendar full of random additions. Think animal facts, puzzles and doodle activities – all of which make you laugh, wonder, reflect and engage you with the world around you.
It’s Different Every Day calendar, S$32, available at Naiise.
Founded in 2013, local stationery and lifestyle brand The Paper Bunny marries modern individual with great style.
Its 2018 planners come as hard bound covers with motivational and hand-written quotes to start off the new months. With its minimalist pages and soft hues, The Paper Bunny’s designs prove beauty can be simple.
This compact weekly planner is made of genuine leather in the colour burgundy. With the gold foil of a hand-written 2018, this simple piece will stay timeless yet classy.
Besides motivational quotes, its planners also have stickers you can use to customise it. To keep everything neat, the tabs for each month are laminated. Plus, there’s a little pouch at the back for receipts or notes.
Twenty eighteen compact burgundy planner, S$36.90, available at Naiise.
This blush patterned planner is perfect for the girly girl who’s always on-the-go – it’s small enough to fit in a handbag! Now would be a good time to buy these, considering that it is a 13-month calendar that lasts from Dec 2017 to Dec 2018.
For an additional 70 cents, you can add a patch of your choice onto any of the notebooks (only at The Paper Bunny store). There’s mermaids, cats and even a frenchie patch, so go to town with this one.
Twenty eighteen compact burgundy planner, S$36.90, available at Naiise.