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The 10 Best diaries

From the smart and discreet to the more eye-catching, with one of these organisers you’ll never miss an appointment again

1. Dodo Pad

£12.95, dodopad.com

The 2013 Dodo Pad provides pretty much ticks all the boxes. Full of doodles, jokes and slightly strange ramblings, this is one for the lighthearted planner.

2. Marvel Comics Retro Deluxe diary

£10.99, waterstones.com

Because even superheroes need a little help remembering birthdays. The perfect way to help kids to stay organised.

3. Muji Weekly Scheduler

£4.95, muji.eu

For those who like a little Japanese minimalism, this offers weekly planners, a daily calendar and extra blank pages that provide plenty of room for appointments.

4. Cath Kidston Rose Check small diary

£10, cathkidston.co.uk

A floral offering from Cath Kidston, with pull-out notelets, ideal for shopping lists, as well as address and notes sections.

5. Aspinal croc leather diary

£69, aspinaloflondon.com

Nothing says "suave" like a handmade leather diary. This gilt-edged one from Aspinal features a day-to-page layout, to help you keep track of deadlines.

6. Moleskine Project diary

£11.99, moleskine.com

This diary provides for both long- and short-term planning, with an accordion sheet for all-year projects and sticky labels for marking important dates.

7. Smythson Wafer diary

£35, smythson.com

Your engagements may not exactly be high society, but at least your diary can be. This lambskin wafer creation adds a splash of colour to even the dreariest of day jobs.

8. Brightside Waldo Pancake diary

£8, johnlewis.com

With quirky observations for each week, this diary won't give you more time in bed but it can brighten up your early mornings

9. Letts Mini Pocket diary

£18.29, letts.co.uk

If you'd really rather not carry a diary, but don't trust yourself to remember your mum's birthday, this is the one for you. It will fit into the smallest of pockets.

10. Paperblanks Morris Windrush Midi diary

£13, whsmith.co.uk

This week-to-view diary has monthly and daily planners, as well as extensive conversion tables and a pop-out address book.