The 20 Cutest Planners to Kick Off the New Semester

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Can you think of a better way to begin the new year than with cute office supplies? I can’t. A new semester is finally here and it looks like you need a new planner like…very soon. With so many good planners out there, shopping for a new one is almost intimidating. Do you want an academic or annual planner? A weekly planner or a daily one? Are you looking for an agenda that can be personalized to your liking? What about one designed specifically for students? There are just So. Many. Options.

Don’t panic yet though, I’ve done the hard part for you! Here’s a list of the top 20 places to shop for your dream agenda. From bright leopard print to minimalistic yet effective leather, you’re sure to find a planner that matches your personal style — and keeps your organized all semester long. The only downside is that you have to choose just one! 


I’m not one to pick favorites, but let’s just say I’ve purchased my planners from for the past three years in a row. The adorable details on each page (plus the funky stickers it comes with) are absolutely unmatched. offers annual, academic, and to-do planners as well as wellness and travel focused options.

02. You are a Badass

You are a badass! But we already knew that. When you need that extra push of motivation to get through the busy work week, this planner has you covered. Even better, this 17-month planner ($25) will last you through the end of 2022.

03. The Happy Planner

The Happy Planner lives up to its name. This agenda’s positive messaging will put you in the perfect headspace to be productive all year.

04. Target

Target has never failed me and the adorable planners in The Time Factory section just prove my point. This colorful design ($35) couldn’t be cuter!

05. Day Designer

A Day Designer planner will make you feel like you have everything figured out. The chic designs are sure to serve as a statement on your desk.

06. Papier

I don’t know about you, but I think I just found my next planner and it’s Papier. Not only are these agendas aesthetically pleasing, but they are completely customizable. This Checkmate style ($29) has my heart.

07. Passion Planner

Passion Planners will help you conquer your goals for the new year with ease and they have an incredible mission. For each Passion Planner purchased, the company donates funds and planners to various nonprofits benefiting all kinds of communities. Find a cause you’re passionate about with The Passion Planner!

08. Sugar Paper

Sugar Paper has the cutest range of minimalist planners. This signature spiral one ($40) is perfect for the fashionista who likes to keep it chic and simple.

09. Erin Condren

Erin Condren has every color, pattern, and even planner type that you can imagine. And, even better, you can customize your planner with your name or initials. Not sure where to start? This is a great place!

10. Papaia

The Papaia Self Care Planner ($40) is not only beautiful, but it also provides space and prompts for a healthy mind. Not to mention, it’s ranked the #1 wellness planner according to both Self Magazine and Oprah Magazine, which is a bonus!

11. Bloom Daily Planners

Bloom Daily Planners are for the fashionistas with fun sides! This emerald leopard one ($20) might just be calling your name.

12. Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co.’s floral patterned products are the definition of perfect and their planners are no exception. These dainty, colorful designs will make you eager to get a jumpstart on your to-do list.

13. Kate Spade

Kate Spade never fails to have the most perfect planners each year. This 2021-2022 academic planner ($30) will last through December and the “Fashionably Late” inscription just screams fashion student!

14. Paper Source

Paper Source has something for everyone. Their unique designs are extremely eye-catching, especially this marble patterned one ($50)!

As an added perk, Paper Source planners can also be personalized with your name or initials. There’s multiple placement and font options for each planner!

15. Moleskine

Moleskine is a go-to for timeless planners. The sophisticated, soft-leather covers match perfectly with the Dark Academia aesthetic that’s all over your Pinterest feed.

16. Burke Decor

Burke Decor’s open-dated planner is perfect for staying organized in your own way. This aesthetically pleasing, black and white style ($28) has daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly sections — plus spaces to jot down notes and keep track of goals! No matter how you like to organize your planner, this option has a section for it!

17. Pellatini

Calling all Y2K fans! Pellatini’s Nostalgia planner ($38) is for you. This bright-colored planner boasts weekly and monthly spreads in addition to a section dedicated to goal tracking. To make things even better, each month’s section begins with a retro-inspired design and a funny saying that’s bound to make you smile through the stress of studying.

18. Lily Pulitzer

This was the planner in middle school but honestly…it still kinda slaps. Lily Pulitzer planners ($30) have weekly and monthly pages, a pocket for extra storage, and two sticker sheets. What more could you want?

19. Anthropologie

Anthro’s Swirls Daily Planner ($40) has all the room in the world for keeping organized this semester. Its page-per-day layout gives you ample space to visualize your entire day — from your class schedule to assignments, projects, and extracurriculars.


This planner means business! With one week per page, this no-frills planner ($15) is perfect for someone who prefers simplicity. It’s also undated, so you can fill it out as you need.

With so many options to choose from, you’re bound to find the best planner for your lifestyle, course load, and — of course — personal style. Here’s to staying organized this semester!

Featured photo contains images from Kate, Paiper, and Paper Source. Design by Her Campus Media.