The 5 Best Planners for Men
You’re a badass woman, so you want to help your man dominate his days as successfully as yours. For some reason, it’s hard to find planners for men that are both well-organized and “manly,” but there are a few options that might meet his standards. Here are our top picks of man-approved planners for 2023!
Field Notes 56-Week Planner
This planner is for the most low-key of men. Field Notes’ 56-week planner is understated and manly to the max (there’s a chart about the phases of the moon on the back cover). It’s very small and only has weekly pages. In fact, the whole thing can slide into their back pocket if need be.
No monthly pages. No goal setting. No extra stuff in any way. It’s simply 56 weeks of undated days that can be completely customized because men like the flexibility. Plus, the covers are thin cardboard, so they’re definitely not flashy. If you’re trying to talk your man into some semblance of organization, Field Notes is a good planner to start him out on. Even better: It’s a modest $16.95.
Passion Planner is a rarity. It’s both incredibly organized and efficient and also appeals to men because it’s not “girly” in any way. Passion Planner is sold in two different sizes, dated or undated, Monday or Sunday starts, and multiple cover options—however, the black, gray, and burgundy covers are definitely more “manly.” Another important thing to note about the Passion Planner is that it looks very professional, so it’s definitely appropriate for the office (and men won’t balk at the idea of being seen with it).
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More importantly, Passion Planner is actually useful for everyone. This planner is all about figuring out how you’re going to achieve your goals and create the life you want to live. It combines work tasks with personal tasks, has ample room for your busy schedule, and provides space to think about progress or regression in goal pursuits.
If you don’t want to buy it, you can also opt for the free download by sharing the link to the website on your social media accounts. Prices range from $25 to $35, depending on the size and cover you choose.
Moleskine Weekly Planner Horizontal
If your man enjoys Moleskine notebooks, he’ll definitely enjoy their weekly planner. It’s simple, to the point, and has all the qualities Moleskine is known for. With a clean horizontal weekly layout, it’s all a guy needs. Plus, there are monthly calendars spread throughout, a neat flat world map at the beginning, and an accordion folder at the back.
It’s comprehensive but won’t overwhelm the user with a lot of stuff to write down. The paper is high quality, and the cover is clean. It’s super professional and boy-friendly. Ranging between $23, the Moleskine Weekly Planner is quite the steal.
The $10 Pocket Pad is one of the best options when it comes to planners because they are so versatile. Produced by Bloom Daily Planners, it comes in a variety of styles, but our favorite is the Gender Neutral Double Sided pad. It’s perfect for daily planning, especially considering the pages can easily be torn off. It’s the definition of a daily planner, as the day is vertically and separated into specific categories ranging from “Appointments” to “Good Things That Happened.” Each category has the perfect number of lines to prioritize your daily tasks.
This planner is also great for busy students who track their progress on a day-by-day basis. Weekly and monthly planners are great for long-term planning, but they can also be unnecessarily overwhelming. The Pocket Pad can stand in on the days a guy needs to write down a lengthy schedule, lots of tasks, random ideas or notes, and even track meals, workouts, and water intake. The Pocket Pad is the perfect choice for a simple but comprehensive planning system that won’t overwhelm a guy or become a burden.
DapperDesk by Emily Ley
Emily Ley has proven she knows a thing or two about creating a simple planner that works with style, so it’s no surprise that her line of planners for men, DapperDesk, achieves the same thing. The DapperDesk is a tawny brown leather planner, 6×9 inches, and even more streamlined than The Simplified Planner.
The Dapperdesk planner has a schedule from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., a to-do list of the same length, and a large section for notes at the bottom. There’s no fluff or unnecessary additions, and the brown leather gives it a professional look. For a man who’s about the essentials and nothing more, this is the planner to have.
Updated January 3, 2023.
Last modified on April 11th, 2023
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