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The best Christmas planners for 2020

Section: Christmas
woman using christmas planner

When you’re planning your family’s Christmas, you tend to fall into one of two camps – last-minute Lucy or super-organised Sarah. We’re all for anything that causes the least amount of stress as possible which is why we love a Christmas planner.

Usually split into different sections to help you plan different aspects of your Christmas from food to presents, decorations and events, the good news is that these are relatively cheap to buy and there are lots to choose from so you can really reflect your personal taste and needs.

And don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you so that all you need to do is get started on jotting down all your ideas...

There's 4 tabbed sections in this adorable Cath Kidston planner which includes card lists, gift lists (with helpful columns so you can tick off budget / idea / bought / spent / wrapped for each person), food planning (with menu ideas and shopping lists) and a diary, which includes a 12 week countdown to Christmas and runs until just after the New Year. A sticker sheet is included for flagging priority tasks. Use the pocket on the back cover to store receipts keeps everything secure with an elastic closure.

We love the traditional festive design of this planner which features gingerbread men, nutcrackers, snow globes and candy canes, all tied up with a red ribbon. Thanks to the planner you can keep track of your Christmas card and shopping lists as well as your budget and plan the big day itself on an hour by hour schedule. 

This ultimate Christmas planner is crammed full of everything you could possibly need to make sure the festive period run both smoothly and have plenty of fun at the same time. The A5 book includes lots of extras that other planners don't including My Festive Countdown, My Festive Selfie, My Traditions, My Festive Movies List and My Festive Bucket List.

This festive Christmas organiser contains sticky notes and lists to ensure that everything goes to plan over the Christmas period. It includes the sticky notes such as 'Shopping' and 'Don't Forget' as well as notes for gift lists and the essential Christmas Day timing sheet. It can also be used for many years as there's plenty of pages to fill out. 

This pocket size Christmas Organiser will help you plan your perfect Christmas, making sure you’ve got everything you need to keep it running smoothly and stress-free. The brilliant planner has sections for budgeting, party dates, grocery lists, a Christmas card list and present log. We love that there are even few pages for those all important festive brain dump notes!

Not only will this handy book give you plenty of tips from author Tiffany Wood but there is oodles of planning pages you can fill in yourself. In the month before Christmas, each week has its own 'dashboard' for different activities – creating, cooking, eating, shopping, entertaining. For future years, you can also download extra planner pages to fill in.

This Christmas planner begins with creating your very own Holiday Bucket List so you can start by deciding what memories you want to create during the festive season. It also includes sections for Christmas cards, gifts and budget and plenty more to get your teeth into.

This sweet illustrated Christmas planner is ideal for keeping you organised and prepared in the run up to, and throughout, the festive season. There are sections for your Christmas card list, present planning, food and entertaining as well as a handy calendar. 

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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