The Ten Best: Diaries

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1. Pink Ribbon Diary £45

The perfect diary for the girl about town, this pink edition was created by Debrett's and Estée Lauder, and £25 from each sale goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.; 020-7730 1234

2. Muji Recycled Paper Diary £3.50

Beautiful in an understated way, this small, affordable diary has a week on one page and a blank page facing for notes, which is great as most diaries just don't have enough white space.; 020-7437 7503

3. Old Leather Back Pocket £9.95

These diaries are small enough for a man's back pocket, so he's got no excuse for forgetting anything. And with leather covers, they're stylish, too.; 01707 690 273

4. Aspinal Ladies' Social Diary £39.50

There's plenty of information in this classy diary. From a directory of London shops to listings of the year's events, this planner has it all.; 01428 648 180

5. Dodo Pad £22.25

Another diary for those who need to do a lot of organising. This has space for several family members, but there is also a blank page for important stuff and you can buy extra inserts.; 08709 008 004

6. Smythson Wafer £23

This small pocket diary is affordable and comes beautifully presented in a lovely blue box with tissue paper, so it would make a great present. Fits perfectly into a pocketor small handbag.; 020-7629 8558

7. Moderno Leather £17.99

A stylish diary that comes in 11 different colours. There is a full page for every day, which is separated into hours and there are pages for addresses and numbers. The cover is stitched and bonded.; 08003 213 167

8. Mum's Diary £14.99

A brilliant idea, this one has space for five family members to write down everything everyone is supposed to be doing and when.That way it's easy to see if there's a clash of activities.; 08454 587 402

9. Mulberry Agenda £150

If you prefer to have everything in one place, then this planner is the one for you. Beautifully made, it's a stunner of a diary/address book/wallet/Tube map/planner/agenda.; 020-7491 3900

10. Mslexia Writer's Diary £12.99

Don't be put off by the fact that this is aimed at writers. It is immensely practical too. It's waterproof, with a ring binding and a piece of elastic for securing those scrap papers with all those important numbers and ideas.; 0191 261 6656