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...
My Crimbo Planner
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.
Review: "I looked at so many Christmas planners before purchasing this and was so happy I did! I’m a big Christmas fanatic and go abit overboard so this is so helpful with keeping me organised. It has room for everything you can think of, plus lots of additional 'notes' space at the back. It even includes a space for elf antics which is so helpful as I can look back on previous years to see what I have done before. I have also always had really positive experiences when messaging the company to ask various questions. Very happy customer!"
Hardback Christmas Planner Book With Sticky Notes
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.
Review: "As I start my Christmas shopping early, I usually forget what I have bought and end up spending more. I decided to get a planner, I’m really happy with this, has everything in one folder and I am able to budget a bit more, there are lots of sheets so will last for years."
Gin-gle all the way Christmas Planner
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!
The All-Year-Round Christmas Handbook: Plan, make, cook, and create your own unique celebration
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.
Review: "Loved this book. Well written and illustrated. Entertaining and full of ideas. Have bought extra for Christmas gifts for my friends."
Christmas Planner: The Ultimate Organizer
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.
Review: "This book is a really good idea. Love it"
Christmas Planner - Hardback Spiral Bound
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.
Review: "This planner is beautiful, full of wonderful Wrendale illustrations as well as really practical sections for Christmas planning. Even a cooking temperature guide and suggested food shopping list. Almost too lovely to use. Was a bit disappointed with the packaging as the parcel it arrived in was badly mangled and had to be delivered in a plastic bag. Luckily though the book was undamaged apart from tag being a bit creased."
From planning your holiday feast to shopping lists and Christmas reflections, this planner will take the stress away. As well as having brilliant sections to fill out, this Christmas Planner is also beautifully illustrated.
Review: "Just love my Christmas planner. Laid out well and plenty of pages to plan the perfect Christmas."
OnPlanPlanners Christmas Planner
Support a small business this festive season by choosing a Christmas Planner from Etsy. Available in three different designs; holly, reindeer and Christmas tree, there is bound to be an option for you. Inside the book, you'll find festive spending and savings tracker.
Review: "Absolutely love my planner! The only thing that keeps me on track! Wouldn’t use anywhere else."
How to make a Christmas planner?
YouTube channel, WW Designs, provides all the inspiration you need to turn household items, DIY goods and stationery essentials to transform a regular planner into a Christmas must-have.
If you love to spend your afternoons crafting, this will be perfect for you.