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After yet another pandemic-imbued year, we had but one resolution for 2022: Get organized—and stay that way. You know, things like like finally having one cohesive shopping list and scheduling outdoor activities that we actually follow through with. But to make that happen, we’re gonna need some help. Enter: the best planners for 2022.

How to Choose a Planner

While picking out a planner may seem simple enough (read: look for one with "2022" on the cover), there are actually a few important details to pay attention to when making your purchase, which we've outlined for you below.

  • Layout: To get the most out of a scheduler, you'll want to think about how you'll use it on a regular basis. Do you need a monthly planner to give you a bird's eye view of the next 30 days? Or are you someone who will do better with a more granular look at your daily, or even hourly, to-do lists? Your planner should be set up in a manner that will encourage you to use it just the way you intend to. You'll also want to look at whether it's dated or undated.

  • Size: Take into account where you plan to use your new organizational tool. Will it go on your desk, where you'll have ample room to spread it out, or do you need something more portable that you can take on-the-go, like a pocket planner? The answer to these questions will help you narrow down your selection.

  • Theme: If you're looking for something to help you with a specific focus or goal (there are planners for budgeting, meal prep, self care and more), it's best to go with a speciality planner that is specifically designed to fit your needs.

  • Appearance: Last but not least, you'll want to take the cover of your planner into account, opting for one with a design that reflects your personality—even if that's a minimalistic solid color.

Where to Buy Planners

While you can pick up a planner from nearly any box store around (Amazon, Target and Michaels all come to mind), those looking for more specialized planners may want to go directly to the source—think Appointed, Papier, Passion Planner or Smythson. We've scoured the internet for the cream of the crop, so whether you’re looking to invest in one for yourself or gift one to a friend, you can’t go wrong with these 19 picks.

The Best Planners for 2022 at a Glance

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Day Designer

1. DAY DESIGNER CHAMBRAY BOOKCLOTH PLANNER

Best Overall Planner

Day Designer has amassed quite a cult following—and for good reason. This planner devotes an entire page to each day of the week, leaving plenty of room to write down your activities down to the hour of the day, if you so choose. There's also spaces for your top three goals for the day, a to-do list, any work projects you might have due and what you’re planning to have for dinner. Not to mention, it’s also one of the chicest planners on this list!

BUY IT ($59)

Appointed

2. APPOINTED CUSTOMIZABLE YEAR TASK PLANNER

Best Task Planner

If you’re the kind of person who uses sticky notes as to-do lists, you might want to consider a more practical system for 2022. And by “system,” we mean Appointed’s year task planner. It has a multi-view spread with a weekly overview and a full-page featuring each day of the week. There are also slots for list-making and note-taking, so you can still get the satisfaction of checking things off your list. Its additional features include yearly and monthly overviews (including key holidays), monthly goals, a conversion chart and laminated tabs for easy navigation. It’s bound in durable cotton book cloth and comes in five stylish colors, including sky and oxford blue, charcoal and lavender gray and fern green—our personal favorite. Oh, and did we mention that you can monogram it?

BUY IT (From $38)

Amazon

3. Love Sweat Fitness 2022 Planner

Best Motivational Planner

Want to get organized but lack the discipline you'll need to actually write in a planner on a regular basis? Not anymore! Love Sweat Fitness manages to make its 2022 planner fun, so you'll actually look forward to logging your day's schedule. Between its inspirational messages, which are sprinkled throughout the book, the three pages of included stickers and the ultra-spacious writing area, this 10-inch by 8-inch planner has everything you'll need stay focused and on track. It starts off with a goals and manifestation guide for the year—because you can't achieve goals you don't set—and there's a smaller, broken-down version to kick off each and every month. There's also a resources section at the back that's chock-full of all kinds of unique extras, like your horoscope, face mask and essential oil recipes, stretch suggestions, a manifestation guide, vision board instructions...need we go on?

$45 AT AMAZON

Happy Planner

4. HAPPY PLANNER: EVERY SEASON CLASSIC

Best Undated Planner

Happy Planner’s agendas are so sought-after that its 2022 styles are selling out quickly on the site. But don’t worry, there's a few, like this sweet floral design, that are still in stock. If we had to guess, we’d say the inspirational quotes, pretty patterns, undated grid calendars and note sections on almost every page are what makes them so wildly popular. (Oh, and if you want to take your goal-setting to the next level, you can pair this with creator Stephanie Fleming’s beloved book, Plan a Happy Life.)

BUY IT ($35)

Amazon

5. FULL FOCUS PLANNER BY MICHAEL HYATT

Best Work Planner

If you’re looking to revamp your time management, project planning and productivity skills in 2022, this goal-driven organizer is for you. Developed by productivity expert Michael Hyatt, the planner features a 90-day achievement cycle that keeps you focused on reaching the quarterly goals you've set out for yourself, so you don’t get overwhelmed planning and tracking everything 12 months in advance. It’s chock-full of extra features, too, from daily to-do lists and ideal week templates to plot out what your perfect week should look like to monthly calendars and weekly and quarterly reviews that can help you celebrate your wins You can even register for a free (!) live training course with Hyatt himself to learn how to increase productivity by going deeper into his Full Focus System.

$48 AT AMAZON

Amazon

6. Bella Flora 2022 Planner

Best Weekly Planner

Moms, this Bella Flora option is the planner of your dreams. It has both weekly and monthly pages, so you can use whatever scheduling method works best for you. There are clearly labeled stickers for things such as holidays, doctors' appointments, birthdays and school open houses, which will help to ensure that you never miss an important event again. Psst: It even has designated spaces for your to-dos and shopping lists.

$16 AT AMAZON

Amazon

7. ROCKETBOOK FUSION SMART REUSABLE NOTEBOOK

Best Reusable Planner

Tech-junkies, this one is for you. This planner features 42 *reusable* pages that include seven different templates for planning, listing, goal setting, note-taking and sketching—all of which can be uploaded to your Google Drive, Dropbox, Slack, iCloud, email and more. All you have to do is use a special Pilot Frixion pen (included), marker or highlighter, and allow your writing 15 seconds to dry before wiping it clean with a damp cloth to start over. Basically? It's like the Holy Grail of reusable planners.

$37 $30 AT AMAZON

Amazon

8. 2022 Essential Daily Planner

Best Monthly Planner

If the extra fields and complicated formatting of detailed planners induce anxiety for you, there's this monthly option, which is free of all that. As the name implies, this essential planner provides a no-frills approach to your weekly and monthly schedule that won’t overwhelm you. Beyond having dates and days of the week, it’s all yours to format exactly how you’d like.

$18 $16 AT AMAZON

Amazon

9. PRETTY SIMPLE PRESS MEAL PLANNER

Best Meal Planner

It’s easy to get stuck in a dinner-planning rut and just settle for spaghetti and meatballs for the third Friday in a row. Or, you could get this meal-prep planner to help you break out of that. It helps you schedule out your dinners for every night of the week (and breakfast and lunch too, if you want), then provides a convenient shopping list so you can make it happen. Takeout who?

$7 AT AMAZON

SMYTHSON

10. SMYTHSON 2022 MARA SOHO AGENDA

Best Designer Planner

What makes a planner worth $375, you ask? Well, this one is made from insanely chic material: crocodile-embossed calf leather and Smythson’s signature gilt-edged paper. It breaks down each week onto one page with a to-do list on the opposite side. Reviewers also say that the Soho Agenda comes in a “just-right” size that won’t overtake your desk, but is still big enough to leave you room to actually plan out the week.

BUY IT ($375)

Amazon

11. GOGIRL BUDGET PLANNER

Best Budget Planner

This planner is a must-have for anyone who walks into Target just to buy batteries and walks out $100 poorer. It prompts you to write out your monthly financial goals and make a spending plan accordingly. From there, you can track your day-to-day habits throughout the month and spot trends. Plus, it prompts you with reminders of upcoming purchases, bills and payments due, and includes a monthly review for bad spending habits to help you think about how you can improve next month.

$17 AT AMAZON

Amazon

12. PANDA PLANNER PRO

Best Productivity Planner

Each day, the Panda Planner Pro has you write down three things you’re grateful for, three things you’re excited about and an affirmation to get you in the right frame of mind for the day. You'll also be asked to write down your top five daily priorities and given a super-helpful hour-by-hour scheduling template, so you can map out how it’ll all get done. Nearly 8,000 people have collectively rated it as a useful tool in helping to improve time-management skills and reach goals. See ya, unproductive 2021!

$21 at Amazon

Papier

13. PAPIER Demi 2022 Planner

Most Stylish Planner

Papier’s variety of cover styles and patterns is unmatched (seriously, check out all of the different designs). But this elegant colorblock option just might be our favorite because you can personalize the front with your name, the year and any other info you’d like. Ahead of each month, there’s space to set goals and jot down any important dates and to-dos. Then, each week is broken down into two pages you can fill with all your must-dos.

BUY IT ($29; $21)

Amazon

14. THE MORNING SIDEKICK JOURNAL

Best Wellness Planner

OK, so this journal won’t last you all of 2022 (it only has 66 days in it), but you can totally repurchase it to keep the planning magic going. Every day, you’ll be asked to record your sleep and wake times, your most important task for the day and several other elements. Then, in the evening, you’ll be prompted to reflect on the best parts of your day and plan your morning routine for tomorrow. According to the more than 1,600 5-star reviews on Amazon, you’ll soon be hooked.

$28 AT AMAZON

Anthropologie

15. RIFLE PAPER CO. POCKET PLANNER

Best Pocket Planner

Desktop space is precious, so we’re partial to this 5.5-by-3.5-inch datebook style planner. As long as you write small, the weekly spread will provide just enough room for you to log all of your most important tasks. Plus, it’s easy to stow in a work tote if you’re back to commuting to and from an office.

BUY IT ($14)

Silk and Sonder

16. Silk and Sonder Subscription

Best Self-Care Planner

Need a reminder to practice self-care? When you sign up for a Silk and Sonder subscription, you’ll get a new planner each month focused on a different intention, such as passion, vulnerability or admiration. Beyond the planner’s habit trackers, goal-setting exercises and self-care suggestions, you can also join virtual Sonder Circles, which are basically journaling workshops with other Silk and Sonder members.

BUY IT ($20/MONTH)

Amazon

17. NEWME FITNESS Planner

Best Fitness Planner

Sure, you can access all of your fitness data on your Apple Watch. But sometimes, it’s nice to put pen to paper and have a clear log of your progress toward your physical objectives. Enter the NewMe fitness planner. This exercise log was created by fitness experts and is designed to help you reach your goals. It allows you to log details about your workouts, like what you did, how long you worked out and how you felt on a daily basis. You can also write down specific fitness goals and the deadline for which you’d like to accomplish them.

$16 AT AMAZON

ERIN CONDREN

18. ERIN CONDREN Dreaming Has No Limits Kids' Planner

Best Kids' Planner

When it comes to time management, it’s best to start ‘em young, and this 12-month planner will help you do just that. Some of our favorite features include the reading logs and goal and allowance trackers. Plus, there are activities like word searches and “all about me” pages to keep them cracking it open. It’s a win-win!

BUY IT ($28)

Passion Planner

19. PASSION PLANNER Digital Weekly 2022 Elite

Best Digital Planner

No patience for pen and paper? You can’t go wrong with a digital Passion Planner—especially if you live your life on the computer. Its PDF files, which work with apps like GoodNotes, Notability and more, are designed to help you manage time effectively and learn to prioritize. There are sections to schedule appointments, deadlines, work and personal to-do lists. You'll even get digital stickers! It also has a place for you to jot down the good things that happened, a blank space for notes and doodles and monthly check-ins to reflect on the past, present and future. One PureWow editor raved of the paper version, “I’ve been buying this planner for five years now, and it never disappoints. I love the way it’s formatted so I can see my entire week at a glance, and it has great unique touches, like a monthly reflection section.” Need we say more?

Buy It ($35)

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