7 of the Best Planners, Journals, and Notepads on the Market Right Now


Wit & Delight Planners, Journals, and Notepads
Photo by Suruchi Avasthi
Pictured is our Note to Self Linen Journal (spiral-bound version not currently available).

It’s been a while since I’ve shared our suite of Wit & Delight planners and journals with you all! We’ve got a few new styles and offerings this year that I’m SO excited about. I wanted to give a refresher on some of the products we have available right now and the details that set them apart from the rest. All of these products were dreamt up by me with both design and functionality in mind. I hope you try one or two of them out for yourself!

These are some of my favorite Wit & Delight planners, journals, and notepads available right now.

1. 2023 – 2024 Academic Planner

Wit & Delight 2023 - 2024 Academic Planner


Our academic planner is now available in two fresh styles. This planner includes space for weekly to-do lists, a monthly overview, and monthly goals and focus areas. The spiral-bound marbled planner is an even bigger size and includes additional dedicated note-taking spaces (e.g., Appointments, Don’t Forget, To Call/Email, To Buy) to keep track of every single thing you need to get done.

2. Stay on Track Planner

Wit & Delight Stay on Track Planner

$16 – $28

Our Stay on Track planner is a different kind of planner. The layout will guide you to prioritize your time around the most important projects and tasks each week, at work and at home. This planner is undated, which means you can start using it and come back to it whenever it works for you.

3. Note to Self Linen Journal

Wit & Delight Note to Self Linen Journal

$15 – $16

Our linen journal is one of our best-selling products. It has thick pages so there’s no bleeding from page to page. It also has an interior pocket in the back for storing scrap pieces of paper you want to keep on hand. And if you like to save your journals for years to come, these look great lined up on a shelf as decor. This journal is available in black, cream, pink, and blue.

4. Classic Journal

Wit & Delight Classic Journal

$10 – $12

This combination of red and pink was one of my all-time favorite color combinations back when I designed this journal and I was thrilled to see Anthropologie pick up this product. The 80 cream-colored blank pages are perfect for drawing, note taking, or any kind of free-form journaling you like to do. This journal is available in two additional color combinations at Design Loop.

5. Big Idea Sketchbook

Wit & Delight Big Idea Sketchbook

$16 – $18

I love the Big Idea Sketchbook for mapping out ideas and sketching—any activity where lines on a page would be distracting. It has 360 pages and is a larger size than the classic journal. It lays flat when open and pages can be easily torn out as needed. Whenever I’m working through a project, sketching, or creating mind maps, this product is super helpful.

6. Write It Down Spiral Notepad

Write It Down Spiral Notepad

$10 – $16

This is a lined spiral notepad that lays flat and was designed to be portable. It’s great for note taking, keeping track of miscellaneous lists, or jotting down reminders. This notepad is available in cream and black linen.

7. Desktop Notepad

Desktop Notepad

$12 – $14

This desktop notepad has been a best seller for us for years. It looks great on your desk or on your kitchen countertop for just about anything you need to jot down. The pages are perforated and easy to tear off. I love the brass details and linen spine! This notepad is available in black and pink. This product is also available in a set of three different sizes.

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BY Kate Arends - May 19, 2023

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