Which Planner Is Right For You?

Which Planner Is Right For You?

2023 is fast approaching, and so begins the annual hunt for the perfect planner for the new year with renewed fervour and motivation. Whether you’re a seasoned journaller or new to the bujo world, the choices out there can be overwhelming - we completely understand, and we’ve got you. Follow this quiz + guide we’ve created to help you narrow your options down to a few recommendations that are best suited to your lifestyle and routine!


Which planner is most ideal for you? Take this flowchart quiz to find out!


Desktop planners are great productivity tools for those who prefer putting pen to paper when it comes to scheduling their appointments and listing their to-dos. Characterised by their larger formats (typically A4-sized) and undated grids, these desktop planners usually come in monthly, weekly, or daily versions. The slight differences in the layouts of these desktop planners allow them to used in a variety of ways - from task planners and shopping lists, to appointment and even social media calendars (for content creators and businesses).

At Papercranes, we have 2 series available at the moment:

1. Spring Fields Desktop Planners

Wire-bound with thick 120gsm paper, these planners are made to last as they support you in getting organised with your goals, schedules and to-dos. The monthly and weekly layouts also include columns for you to list your priorities and jot down miscellaneous notes.


Spring Fields Desktop Planners


2. Winter Petals Desktop Planners

With slightly thinner 100gsm paper and glue-bound at the top, these planners are made to be torn off as you go through the pages. Designed with simpler and intuitive layouts, and a smaller weekly format (half-A4), these planners are great if you require only the basic functions of a monthly, weekly or daily notepad. There’s nothing more satisfying than ripping off a filled page at the end of a long week!

Winter Petals Desktop Planners



A synthesis of everything you're looking for in an organiser, our classic 12-month Bohemia 2023 Planner includes our crowd-favourite layouts with monthly laminated tabs, habit trackers, and crafted with luxurious, vegan leather in your choice from 3 beautiful colours.

Filled with rustic botanical illustrations, inspirational quotes, a calming palette of earthy colours, our Bohemia 2023 Planner is the perfect companion to support you through all that the new year may bring.

Monthly layouts with moon phase trackers and complimentary planner stickers


Weekly layouts with vertical boxes and intention check-ins to help start your week off on the right foot




Our Daydream Undated 12-Month Planner provides flexibility for the bullet journal enthusiast in you to express your creativity, and simultaneously caters to the less adventurous with semi-filled layouts and stickers to customise the pages. If you enjoy the structure and features of our classic dated planners without the commitment and upkeep required for daily journalling, then this planner is for you.

Crafted from vegan leather in your choice of misty lilac or raven black, sewn bound and embossed with rose gold accents, our hardcover 12-month planner lays flat when open to support easy writing. Begin using this planner when you need it, pause if you have to, and pick it back up anytime


Monthly stickers to customise the blank die-cut tabs depending on your usage of the planner

Horizontal weekly layouts with blank fields for you to fill in the dates


For your easy comparison, here’s a chart addressing one of our most commonly-asked question: What is the difference between the Bohemia 2023 Planner and the Daydream Undated Planner?



Hard-cover, PU leather-bound and embossed with our illustrations, these journals will take you from note-taking during those long meetings, to penning your innermost thoughts as you journal in the quiet of the night. These unstructured journals are ideal if you prefer plenty of space for writing, doodling or even to create your own bujo layouts.

Our notebooks and journals are available in variety of sizes and note page styles, depending on your needs:

  1. Luna A5 Dot-Grid Journal - 148 x 210mm

  2. Wild Stallion A5 Lined Journal - 148 x 210mm

  3. Pixie Garden B6 Dot-Grid Notebook - 130 x 180mm

  4. Skye A6 Pocket Notebooks (Set of 2) - 105 x 148mm


(Left) Luna A5 Dot-Grid Journal and (right) Wild Stallion A5 Lined Journal

Pixie Garden B6 Dot-Grid Journal

We hope that this comprehensive (though non-exhaustive) guide was helpful in painting an overview of the various types of notebooks & planners available in our store, and also provide a clearer idea of which type of planner may be most suited to your needs this coming year. Feel free to let us know if you’ve any further queries or recommendation requests, we’ll be happy to help!
















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