Christmas planners to keep you organised this December

December is quickly coming around the corner...

Woman writing in Christmas planner

by Emily Gilbert |

You’re no doubt experienced in the chaos of Christmas by now, but have you considered using a Christmas planner to help you make arranging the festivities a smooth affair?

We’ve rounded up a bunch of brilliant Christmas planners that will make you wonder how you ever survived so long without one.

Best Christmas planners 2021

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My Merry Little Christmas Planner

Christmas planner book

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At just £1.50 this Christmas planner is an absolute steal and will help you breeze through the festive season. Keep track of your spending, peopleu2019s prezzie lists, who youu2019ve sent cards to, Christmas dinner recipes and much more.

Simona Benedict Christmas Planner

Best 12-week holiday planner
Christmas Planner

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This Christmas planner includes a variety of sections including: My Wish List, Gift Budget, Food Budget, Decoration Budget, Menu tracker and Gift Ideas.

Wrendale Designs Christmas Planner - Hardback Spiral Bound

Best hardback Christmas planner
Christmas Planner - Hardback Spiral Bound

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This beautifully illustrated Christmas planner is ideal for keeping you organised and prepared throughout the festive season. With sections for your Christmas card list, present planning, food and entertaining, a calendar and much more, you can use this planner year after year. Plus the rabbits (or are they hares?) on the cover are just CUTE.

FrankieDoodleGifts Christmas Planner

Best spiral Christmas planner
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This stylish A5 Christmas Planner is wire bound and designed to be used year after year. Featuring a beautiful, heavily gold foiled hardcover as well as different tabbed sections and pockets. From card and gift sending to menu planning, this is ideal for festive organising.

That's Christmas Wrapped! Planner 2021

Best Christmas planner with all the categories
That's Christmas Wrapped! Planner 2021

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This organiser helps you get on top of all your Christmas planning, allowing you to store your notes in one place and easily keep track of all the small (and enormous) errands Christmas invariably involves.

Christmas Book Planner

Christmas planner book

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This A5 Christmas planner is pretty and practical with tabs to help you find what youu2019re after easily and quickly. Thereu2019s sections for meal plans, recipes, your shopping lists, gift lists, expenses and plenty more. The u2018gift listu2019 section even includes little tick boxes for u2018boughtu2019 and u2018wrappedu2019 and with plenty of pages inside, this planner will see you through quite a few Christmases.

Gin-gle all the way Christmas Planner

Gin-gle all the way Christmas planner

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If youu2019re giddy about gin (or know someone who is) this is the Christmas planner for you. This pocket size planner has sections for budgeting, grocery lists, important party dates, notes, card and present lists. We particularly love that it has an all important u2018Christmas thank youu2019 page, because thatu2019s really what Christmas is all about.

Cath Kidston Christmas Organiser

Cath Kidston Christmas planner

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If youu2019re someone who adores their stationery, then youu2019ll love this luxury hardback Christmas oraganiser from Cath Kidston, which comes with handy tabbed sections and an elastic band to keep all your planning private. Thereu2019s tabs for card lists, gift lists, food planning, a diary and a sticker sheet to flag important tasks. Thereu2019s even a useful pocket on the back cover to store all your receipts too.

Christmas Planner Pro Application

Best digital Christmas planner
Christmas Planner Pro

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If apps are more your thing, then check out this Christmas planner app to help you stay organised this festive season. You can keep your Christmas lists all in one place; create the gift lists with a budget, status and recipients, and track the progress to ensure the person gets your gifts on time.

How to make a Christmas planner

How to make a Christmas planner
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If you enjoy being creative why not try making your own Christmas planner? The Life of Dee has a great DIY Christmas planner guide, which is super easy, cheap and will allow you to customise your planner exactly how you want it.

You will need

Notebook (a tabbed one is good for creating easy-to-find sections)

Christmas Patterned Paper

Double Sided Sticky Tape/Glue Dots


Washi Tape



Label Maker (Optional)


how to make a Christmas planner
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  1. Cut the patterned paper to fit the front of your notebook and attach.

If your notebook is spiral bound then you will need to cut slits into the paper to go between the spirals before attaching the paper to the notebook. Either use glue dots or double sided sticky tape to stick the paper on.

  1. Attach the ribbon to your notebook using a few glue dots, ensuring that you have enough of a length to tie it.
  1. Decorate your cover how you want it using stickers, die cuts, etc.
  1. Use your label maker (or make your own) and make tabs for each section of your Christmas Planner that you want
  1. Add your sections to your Christmas planner. Below are a list of sections you may want to include:


Meal plans

Party dates

Present lists

Food lists

Budget planner

Christmas activities

  1. Now start filling your Christmas planner with all your important dates and tasks!

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