It’s 2018 diary and planner mania at Milligram. There are over two hundred 2018 diaries and planners, so there really is something for everyone! To help narrow down your choice we’ve put together the following as guide on what might be the best 2018 diary for you. Over 19 diary styles and personalities are covered.
Note: we’ve had a lot of requests for styles that have already sold out. Stock of diaries is strictly limited, once they’re gone — they’re gone. So we recommend buying early to ensure you get your first choice!
The best 2018 diary for… note-takers
The Delfonics Rollbahn range is the ideal marriage between planner and notebook. This diary features monthly spreads from October 2017 to December 2018 in the front, then 140+ gridded notebook pages following. So if you are more about notes than appointments, this is the perfect solution.
The best 2018 diary for… Japanese design lovers
Have you joined the Hobonichi cult? Every year, Hobonichi is re-designed, refined and updated to reflect the demands of users worldwide. The bestselling A6 daily planner features English-language throughout and uses ultra-thin, Tomoe River paper (strong, resistant to bleeding and fountain pen friendly), 180-degree lay-flat stitched binding and daily distinctive quotes. Each planner contains a serial number on the inside back cover to give each Techo a unique identity.
Protect your Hobonichi with a cover. The cover includes ten internal pockets, one back opening, two ribbon bookmarks and two pen loops so you can fill it up with things that cheer you up!
The best 2018 diary for… writers
You can’t go past the 2018 Pilot Press diary for writers. Over 200 pages of writerly wisdom and motivation across the weekly spreads, including monthly writing exercises and pages for keeping track of submissions, lent and borrowed books, and contacts. Plus you’ll find 52 writing prompts to get you started and even tips on getting published!
The best 2018 diary for… the tech-savvy
Want your diary to instantly digitise your notes and images, and update your Google Calendar with all your important dates and appointments? Moleskine’s new Smart Diary/Planner uses the same technology as the Smart Writing Set. The specially designed Moleskine Paper Tablet notebook instantly digitises notes and sketches made on the paper. Note you will need the Smart Writing Set (sold separately) to use this planner. Watch this video to see it in action.
This planner features a week to a single page on the left hand side and a ruled page on the right hand side for note taking. The bridge between analogue and digital has been built!
The best 2018 diary for… busy professionals
If you make a lot of appointments, you need a diary that makes things easy to record and find at a glance. The paper inside is made by Clairefontaine, so it’s super smooth and fountain pen friendly!
The best 2018 diary for… those who don’t usually use a diary!
Yep — there’s now a diary for those who don’t conventionally use a diary. Meet the Milligram Studio Non-Diary, which offers the flexibility of a notebook with the structure of a daily diary that features subtle dates, plus handy tools like a monthly and annual calendar.
Milligram collaborated with Melbourne-based designer, Beci Orpin to design this range of diaries.
The best diary for… inspiration and goal setting
The 2018 MiGoals diary range is specifically designed to help you identify and meet your goals. This Australian-designed range is a Milligram favourite. The diary is peppered with messages to inspire you and the weekly spreads are designed to help keep you on track to achieve your goals — no matter how big or small — in 2018.
The best 2018 diary for… maximum flexibility
When you want your planner a particular way — for your particular needs — then the Appointed Binder Planner is the ideal choice. It comes with a 2017-2018 diary but you can purchase additional sections for project, meal or budget planning. Plus there are inserts for day view diary sheets, grid note sheets or additional dividers.
The best 2017 diary for… fashionistas
Kate Spade New York stationery reflects the colour and style of the fashion range, and the diaries are no exception. Each month commences with: ‘This is the month to…’ with a great suggestions on things to do! These planners run from August 2017 — December 2018 in a weekly layout.
The best 2018 diary for… busy families
By mums, for mums (and dads!). The Master Plan diaries are functional as well as stylish and inspiring. This diary helps you organise a family at a glance, save money, plan meals and never miss a birthday! With space for all family members’ events, you can quickly see what needs to be done. Available in various colours, this is much loved every year by busy families!
The best 2018 diary for… Moleskine limited edition lovers
Each year Moleskine release limited edition diaries that feature original graphics, endpapers and special playing cards, along with everything you’ve come to love about Moleskine — rounded corners, a ribbon bookmark and an elastic band closure. They also feature an expandable inner pocket in cardboard and cloth, a front endpaper with an ‘In case of loss’ notice, plus ivory-coloured 70gsm acid-free paper.
The limited edition releases for 2018 include Alice in Wonderland, Peanuts and Star Wars in various designs and formats.
The best 2018 diary for… animal lovers
These Delfonics Manica diaries are super-cute and highly-functional. You can choose between hedgehogs, foxes or bees this year. This 12 month diary, commencing 1 January 2018, features a weekly notebook format for maximum planning and note-taking.
The best 2018 diary for… storage and style
The HIGHTIDE Iris diary is protected by a vinyl cover and a handy, transparent buttoned pocket, where you can add any loose receipts or notes — you’ll find them a lot quicker here than at the bottom of your bag! This weekly action diary features French, German and English language throughout and is dated from October 2017 to December 2018.
The best 2018 diary for… hard coverage
When you’re looking for hard coverage with a pretty style, you can’t go past Rifle Paper Co.’s designs — perfect for your desk or to take with you while on the go. The 12-month features illustrated gold foil accents on a book cloth hard cover as well as beautifully illustrated endpapers in Anna Bond’s signature florals. These planners are both beautiful and functional.
The best 2018 diary for… travellers with a free spirit
The traveller’s favourite — the Midori Traveler’s Notebook with a leather notebook exterior. The weekly versions feature two 2018 Midori diaries split into six months: January-June and July-December.
This diary is perfect for recording or planning your travels and is fully customisable with additional Midori notebook refills, stickers and more. The leather cover gets better with age and the diary is replaceable each year.
The best 2018 diary for… the eco-conscious
The Brepols Moose diary uses recycled leather on the outside and FSC paper within — style at its most ecologically responsible. This weekly vertical diary features times ranging from 8am — 22pm from Monday — Friday, and space for notes on the weekend, as well as international holidays scattered throughout.
The month is written alongside each day of the week in various European languages including Italian, Spanish and German; and each day of the week is translated into Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German and French. You’ll be multilingual before you know it!
The best 2018 diary for… those who need lots of details
Their tagline says it all: Details make all the difference. It’s no other than Leuchtturm1917 who have provided a diary that leaves no detail unturned. The weekly diary is dated from January to December 2018 with the week presented horizontally across two blank fountain pen friendly pages — perfect for seeing your week in one snapshot and making appointments and notes on the go.
There’s a 3-year overview, phases of the moon, official holidays in 58 countries, a project planner and 23 detachable plain sheets for notes. There is also a expandable pocket in the cover, two bookmarks, a sheet with a ruled and grid guide, a set of stickers for labelling, an elastic band, an extra removable booklet with a birthday calendar and address register that fits neatly into the back pocket, allowing you to hold onto those important dates into the following year.
The best 2018 diary for… lovers of fun!
Nothing screams fun quite like ban.do! Tab your way through 17 months with this colourful and playful agenda diary that runs from August 2017 through to December 2018. Featuring a hard, holographic cover this agenda diary is perfectly sized for function and delivers glam on the go. It includes colour coded month tabs, colourful artist collaboration artwork throughout, extra pages for notes, fun weekend to-dos, inspiring compliments, 2 sheets of icon stickers and an A3 poster that reads ’12 Things To Know About ban.do Agenda’.
The best 2018 diary for… lovers of geometric and paper perfection
The Papier Tigre planner diaries have been done in collaboration with Quo Vadis, featuring the much loved format with the colours and panache from Papier Tigre. It is well sized for function and fits in the bag nicely. The diary runs for 13 months from December 2017 to December 2018 featuring a week across a double page spread on smooth 90gsm paper, a mini checklist, month thumbnail and room for notes at the bottom right hand of each spread.
The pages are thread-bound, which opens flat, and there are perforated tear-off corners to open up to the week in progress. This diary contains a coloured mini Atlas, a 2019 double page spread and an expandable back pocket.