The trick to having the perfect Christmas is planning. As we all know, Santa and his elves spend the whole year gearing up for the big day. And, whilst we don't recommend stressing over Christmas all year round, being organised can alleviate the stresses that December often brings. This is why we have scoured the internet to find the best Christmas planners.
A Christmas planner is a simple place where you can keep all of your thoughts and ideas organised in one space. This can include Christmas gifts, budgets, Christmas lunch recipes, Christmas decorations and, well, anything relating to the holidays.
Best Christmas planners at a glance:
Best overall Christmas planner: Three-Year Christmas Planner - View on Not On The Highstreet
Best Christmas planner with a traditional design: Wrendale Designs 'All I Want For Christmas' Christmas Planner - View on Amazon UK
There are lots of benefits to using a Christmas planner. One of the biggest is it allows you the time to think things through instead of recklessly whipping out your bank card. Often, people struggle with 'going overboard' at Christmas. Taking some time to plan everything you need to purchase may help you save money and, in turn, lead to a stress-free holiday.
The best Christmas planners 2023:
Best overall Christmas planner
This luxury planner can be enjoyed for over three years, with three separate sections for each.
- Made from vegan-friendly leather
- Luxury ivory paper (120gsm)
- Comes in a gift box
- Premium planner
Best Christmas planner with a traditional design
This beautifully illustrated Christmas planner is ideal for keeping you organised and prepared
- Lovely illustrations
- Traditional style
- Lots of pages
- Limited free space
Best budget Christmas planner
At just £1.50, this Christmas planner is an absolute steal and will help you breeze through the
- Set pages to keep your planning on track
- Ribbon place holder
Best Christmas planner with a simple layout
A Christmas planner doesn't need to be extravagant. This matte soft cover has everything you need
- Simple design
- Lots of writing space
- Calendar's aren't dated
- It can be difficult to read due to the font colour
Best wire-bound Christmas planner
This stylish A5 Christmas Planner is wirebound and designed to be used year after year. It
- Multiple-year use
- Hardcover with elastic closer
- Tabbed sections
- Plastic pockets for receipts
- The wire-bound edge might be a pain for left-handed people
Best Christmas planner with dividers
This A5 Christmas planner is pretty and practical, with tabs to help you find what you're after
- Hardback cover
- Timeless design
- Clean layout
- It can only be used for one year
Best basic Christmas Planner
When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas planner, sometimes simple is best. The aim of a
- Luxury soft touch matte cover
- Quality print on white paper
- No place for receipts or papers
What should I put in a Christmas planner?
The best Christmas planners should store all of your festive plans. Your planner should be an aide to keep you organised; therefore, you can keep anything related to Christmas plans. It is a good idea to keep track of your spending, gifts, Christmas cards, and, if possible, receipts.
When should I start my Christmas planner?
The short answer is whenever you want to. Some of the best Christmas planners can be used for multiple years. We believe that it is never too early to start thinking and planning for Christmas. You can start purchasing from as early as Boxing Day the previous year to get sale items and deals all year round. But most people begin their festive planning once Halloween has passed.
Hannah Carroll is a Senior Home, Parenting and Lifestyle Product writer for Yours, specialising in product testing and reviews. As a mother of three, Hannah loves finding clothes that make her feel fabulous and products that are great for large families.