Sometimes it’s impossible to resist pretty things and when you’re holiday shopping for everyone else, it’s important to treat yourself from time to time. While planners on the computer or our smartphones serve a purpose, there’s something about old-fashioned handwriting that just seems more real to me. And if you’re going to organize your life with something, it might as well be pretty. Like really pretty. Let me introduce the Erin Condren Gold Edition Life Planner. Perfect for expats, travelers or anyone.
Erin Condren Gold Edition Life Planner
OK, so let me get this out of the way right out of the gate. The planner costs $75. Depending on your financials, that might seem like a lot or not. But if you’re looking to give someone a gift that will be cherished, this is it. First, the laminated, foil embossed cover (complete with your name) is stunning in person and sets the whole tone for the life planner. It’s high quality all around with laminated tabs, a sparkly gold elastic bookmark, fun pages, thoughtful pockets, stickers and more. Use it to keep track of where you’re going, as a nutrition log, address book, to-do list — anything really because there’s space for everything. The Erin Condren planner comes in pink, purple, turquoise and white, and measures 7.25 by 9.25 inches and 238 pages.
If you’re like me, you didn’t know you needed a planner (or that you would use it) until you got one. I take pride in writing pretty cards, having cute notebooks and a hearty collection of stationery at any given time, so a planner makes sense, yet I never bought one. I like manually crossing things off to-do lists and having something tangible to write on and look at. If that sounds like you, then I’m sure this planner will fit nicely into your routine.
It makes me want to have a life so I can take it out and use it! I find myself writing silly things like, “walk dog at 3 p.m.” and “take shower at 9 p.m.” as an excuse to stare at it.
Here’s what the Erin Condren Gold Edition planner looks like:
And when it comes to pretty things, you want to show them off. You’ll have no problem whipping this out any time you get the chance. It’s that pretty. Do you love it?