The 10 best diaries
1. Agenda Graphic Building
As well as attractive graphic illustrations throughout, it comes with a sticker sheet and tear-off postcards. All the profits go towards the upkeep of the V&A museum.
2. Aspinal Purple Croc
Keep prying eyes away from your plans with this lockable five-year diary. It's handmade in mock-croc calfskin leather, which, for a fee, Aspinal will initial.
3. Smythson Panama Orange
Luxury, at a price, of course. This has a week-to-view layout printed on special featherweight paper, a pencil in the side for recording your dates and gilt edging. £220,smythson.com
4. Limited Edition Mezzo
Noble Macmillan is known for its high-quality leather goods. This lizard-print diary has a week-to-view layout on the left and a "to-do" section on the right.
5. One Sketch A Day
Here's a diary with a difference. Instead of writing where you've been or where you're going, it gives you space to do a daily sketch.
6. Taschen Deluxe Flower
The perfect gift for a green-fingered gran or mum. It's a sturdy hardback diary laid out with charming horticultural drawings by the illustrator Pierre-Joseph Redouté.
7. Recycled Earth from the Air
Get inspired – and support Oxfam's work around the world – with this diary, which features stunning aerial landscape photos. It's made from recycled paper.
You can imagine Aladdin with this Persian-look diary in his pocket. It's laid out in an easy-to-follow format and has "memento pouch" on the rear cover.
9. Mslexia Writer's Diary
This week-to-view number is a must-have for budding writers. As well as writers' quotes, it gives reading tips and a table for recording submissions to publishers.
10. Moleskine Panoramic Planner
No list is quite complete without a trusty Moleskine. This one has a panoramic layout, so weeks go across two pages, and it has space for to-do lists and contacts.
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