Ever wondered why you can’t find a decent diary in January? It’s because Britain’s retailers sell most of them in November. Don’t get left behind...
German design company Bindewerk are the brains behind this smart 8cm x 12.5cm diary. The cover is made from recycled wooden flooring and each day view has hourly sections. There’s also a handy monthly schedule on each page. Bindewerk, wood effect diary 2014, £18, V&A Shop
This 15.5cm x 21.5cm silk-bound 2014 diary has one week per double page spread. UK-made, the diary also has 2014 and 2015 grid planners, world time and conversion charts, dialling codes and address and telephone pages. A5 week to view blue wave 2014 silk diary, £9, Paperchase
For the Francophiles, this 10.5cm x 14.8cm week-to-view diary has a retro, school-like French cover but English interior. There are bookmarks and an optional plastic cover. Choose from pink, cream and green. A nice touch is the monthly schedule at the start. Paperback diary 2014, £14, Present & Correct
You will always be able to find this leather-bound diary, even in the most chaotic of handbags. There are three fluoro colours (yellow, green, pink), with a day per page view, ribbon marker and lined pages. Dimensions are 14cm x 10cm. Fluorescent yellow leather 2014 diary, £29.95, Liberty
PLAN FOR 2015
Canadian journal and diary makers Paperblanks has been in business for 20 years. Its hardback 12.7cm x 17.8cm day planner runs July 2014-December 2015 and includes info on holidays, dialling codes, conversion tables and clothing sizes, plus a memento pouch. Paperblanks filigree floral ebony 2014 midi diary, £12.99, Waterstones