Every year, I share a list of my favorite planners for women. I highlight some of the best daily planners to help business owners and moms get organized and be productive. This is my list of best planners for 2021.
This year is different, to say the least. At first, I thought it was odd to share about organization tools amidst a pandemic when our lives are in chaos. Then I realized many of us need a good planner more during COVID.
I hope these great 2021 planners and organizers will help working moms better manage hectic days of work, parenting, teaching, and keeping the peace with kids at home.
There isn’t one tool that works for everyone. That’s why I’m sharing a bunch of the best productivity planners—cute planners, custom planners, daily and weekly planners, perpetual planners, planners for moms, planners for college—basically, something for everyone!
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Feminist Agenda Monthly or Weekly planner (starting at $25) is a 5.5″ by 8.5″ planner that includes perpetual weekly or monthly planner layouts so you can start them on any date. It includes two sheets of colorful stickers to highlight birthdays special events and reminders. You can even customize the front and interior cover with your name and/or photos.
Learn more/order: Minted.com (search for “Feminist Agenda”)
The Signature and Petite Ashley Shelly planners ($44.95 / $29.95) feature a combination of organization and inspiration. They include a weekly layout on two pages with equal space for all days of the week. Each day has a section for your schedule, to-do list, and notes or meal planning. I love the Creative Spreads, at the start of each month, which help you get inspired and set goals. The Signature planner has 6×9″ wire-o bound pages, a hard, semi-gloss cover. The Petite planner has 5×8″ lay-flat pages and a hard cover wrapped in smooth leatherette.
Learn more/order: AshleyShelly.com
Throw Kindness Real Foil Daily Planner ($54.95+) is completely customizable so you can make it fit your exact needs. Choose a hard or flexible cover (I love the smaller 6×8″ size, but 8.5×11″ is available for $10 more), and then make the inside your own. You get to choose from 10 different inside layout styles, colorful or gray pages, the month start date, and from 6 to 18 months. There are also a bunch of fun add-ons for a little more money, including stickers, pockets, and all sorts of extra inside page options. This company also has super specific planners for teachers, real estate agents, hair stylists, and more.
Learn more/order: PurpleTrail.com
The Classic Panda Planner ($24.97) is small but mighty. Inside the 5.25×8.25″ UNDATED planner you’ll find space for daily morning and end-of-day reviews, plus daily schedule, tasks, priorities, and notes. There are also weekly reviews and planning areas, monthly overviews and reviews, and space to work on habits. You also get access to eBooks on topics like “How to Crush Your Goals” and “A Billionaire’s Guide to Productivity”, plus a video mini-course on how to skyrocket your productivity. It comes in 4 colors and is likely to become your favorite planner.
Learn more/order: PandaPlanner.com
360º Disc Planners (starting at $65) are full customizable and allow you to create the ideal planner for your lifestyle. No more trying to fit your schedule into someone else’s idea of how it should flow. The 360º Disc system offers multiple covers, page formats, and accessories. You can choose undated daily, horizontal weekly, vertical weekly, monthly, or goal setting spreads. It can take a bit to get the hang of building your own planner, but for control freaks (like me) it may be the best solution and worth the price of admission.
Learn more/order: InkWELLPress.com
Self Planner ($9.99) is the most economical option on this list. It’s a six-month UNDATED planner designed to help you manage your time and plan your life. Use the various templates to get clear on your priorities, mastermind your future, and infuse every day with the things that matter most to you. Available in a black or coral hardcover measuring 7×10”, it includes a back pocket, two ribbon markers, and perforated corners. You can’t really beat the simplicity and price of this planner.
Learn more/order: BestSelf.co
The Day Designer ($59 for the original size) is the first daily planner I ever used and I still have a special place in my heart for it. It’s a simple and easy system created to help women find balance and productivity. There are yearly and monthly glances, but this one is all about the daily pages. There is a focus on the top three things you need to do each day (my favorite part!). There’s also a ton of space for events, to-dos, notes, meal planning, gratitude, and more. If you prefer a daily planner, I doesn’t get more elegant and practical than this. Original is 9×9.75″ and Mini is 6.6×8.3″; both include hard, coil-bound cover (and there are 12 gorgeous cover designs to choose from!).
Learn more/order: DayDesigner.com
The Commit 30 Planner ($34.99) is designed to help you crush your goals and dreams by focusing on 30 Day Challenges every month. I freaking love this sleek little planner, which comes in weekly (Sunday or Monday start) or monthly formats. It includes vision mapping, planning and goal setting pages, life and work to-do lists, blank notes pages, a back pocket, and motivational quotes. Best of all, part of the sales of certain planners go to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (Jenny, the creator, is thriving after ovarian cancer in her early 20s). Available in compact (5.75×8.25”) or deluxe (7×10″), and both include faux leather covers with an elastic band enclosure.
Learn more/order: Commit30.com
One-Year PowerSheets® Goal Planner ($60) is a best-selling goal planning tool for a reason. They help you uncover the right goals for your season of life, have goal coaching on every page to keep you motivated, and include seasonal worksheets to refresh and refocus your goals. Plus, you get access to a free library of downloadable pages (including things like a meal planner, finance tracker, reading list, and budget). I highly recommend this system for anyone looking for a very in-depth, comprehensive approach to setting big goals.
Learn more/order: CultivateWhatMatters.com
The Dailygreatness Business Planner ($49.95) is a must-have tool for entrepreneurs, with an intuitive format that guides you to upgrade your thinking and strategy to reach your business goals. It includes a dated yearly planner, week-to-a-view pages, finance and budget worksheets, goal and appointment planners, and personal development tools in a simple daily, weekly, and quarterly structure. I love the 90-day high-level check-ins to keep you accountable for your goals. It features a lightweight, durable flexibound cover, 464-page full-color design, and is about the size of an iPad.
Learn more/order: Dailygreatness.com
The Enneagram Planner ($24.95) are designed to help Enneagram type actually plan in a way that makes the most sense to their unique needs. After all, why do we think there should be a one-size-fits-all approach to planning, goal setting, and list making? This collection features nine UNDATED weekly planners, each designed to embrace a distinct planning style, that include lined notes pages, monthly and weekly undated layouts, and more. Each book is 5x25x8″ with gold Wire-o binding, and spill- and tear-proof soft covers.
Learn more/order: WorkSpacery.com
My PA Planner ($39) is more than just a planner, it’s a road map for your success with everything you need to turn your vision into a reality. It’s designed for creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who want to make the most of their gifts and lives. Think of it as having your very own 24/7 personal assistant helping you to stay on top of your game, stop you from feeling overwhelmed and help you make every single day count. There is a place for every goal, project, idea, thought or intention.
Learn more/order: MyPAPlanner.com
The LifePlanner™ ($55) is the ultimate planning system to get organized, achieve your goals, and preserve memories in one stylish space. This feature-packed design boasts two-page spreads per month, three layouts (vertical, horizontal, or hourly), stylish elements and inspirational quotes, coiled-in stickers, and a two-page goal setting spread. It’s ideal for anyone who loves scrapbooking or is otherwise artistic (and I know teachers love this one!). There are so many accessories you can use to personalize and make yours a true reflection of you!
Learn more/order: ErinCondren.com
The Hope Planner ($34) is more than a daily planner with Bible verses—it’s an all-in-one Christian planner that combines a daily planner and prayer journal to help you be organized and put your faith first each day. This is a beautiful option for Christian women who need a daily planner that helps them make time for faith, just as they make time for tasks and appointments. It’s an UNDATED day planner with space for monthly project tracking, goal setting weekly sermon notes, and more. The planner is 9×8” inches with gold wire-o binding and a blue linen-wrapped hard cover.
Learn more/order: Hopefuel.co
The Ponderlily Dated Planner (£35 GBP) is made with eco-conscious materials and plastic-free packaging, and is designed to prompt you to dream fearlessly, set meaningful intentions, and take bold actions. It available in either dated or undated weekly layouts, and comes in several beautiful colors. There are gentle prompts, lists, gratitude reflections, habit trackers, and more to hold you accountable and help you celebrate triumphs. This is perfect for my European readers: It won’t fly across the world to get to you, meaning a smaller carbon footprint, a cleaner conscience, and a smaller price tag!
Learn more/order: Ponderlily.com
The 2021 Vision Planner & Calendar ($29.95) has everything you could need. There are monthly and weekly views, monthly vision boards, weekly calendar, monthly spending tracking, contact pages, notes pages, monthly challenges, inspirational quotes, and so much more. The 7.5×9″ planner includes lay-flat spiral binding and a hard cover with tropical plam leaves and gold foil accents (there are many other cover options available, too).
Learn more/order: BloomPlanners.com
The 2021 Happy Planner x Teresa Collins Deluxe Classic Vertical Planner ($32.99) is a gorgeous monthly planner filled with inspiring words and beautiful artwork. There are monthly and weekly calendar pages and dividers, space to write notes and reflect, a grid calendar, and individual spreads for every week (that include to-do lists). It’s 7.75 x 9.75″ and I freaking love this cover. But Happy Planner has a ton of other options if you don’t love the look of this one.
Learn more/order: TheHappyPlanner.com
There you have it! The best planners for 2021. I hope you find one you love! If you found this post useful, please share it with your friends and on social media. Help me spread the love for these amazing planners and organizers. Thanks!