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These Local Planners Will Make 2019 Easier

For the planner who doesn't want to drink coffee
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It was Dwight D. Eisenhower who once said that plans are everything, planning is nothing. And in the space of four letters is what separates a man who knows what he wants and someone, well, who can't quite get down to the bottom of things. 2018 is nearly over, are you still writing your goals on little slips of paper? It's time to get down to business this 2019. These handsome, efficient, and proudly local planners will help convert your ideas into reality.

The Quest Journal

These leather-bound minimalist tomes come in three sizes (mini, medium, and regular) and a variety of hues, perfect for the no-nonsense subtle individual with big ideas. The sleek design is softened by rounded edges and saddle stitching; inside, 80 pages of 100gsm creaminess. It's plain and refillable, ideal for the man who won't be limited by time and space. 

Extras: A zippered PVC pocket for cards and other important loose sheets of paper. 

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IMAGE: courtesy of Belle Du Jour

P440 for medium (P50 for filler), shop.ilovebdj.com

Find Your Tribe Planner

Designed with the traveler in mind, this planner by Where to Next narrates stories about passion and motivation every month to keep you going. Not only does it feature illustrations and photographs from local artists, 10 percent of the proceeds also go to Aeta communities in Yangil and Botolan, Zambales. A dateless planner that emphasizes work-life balance, it has pages dedicated to vacations as well as lists for travel and even mountain climbing. 

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Extras: It sticks to being just a notebook, but there are tips to start a zero-waste 2019 and a chart to kick off better habits. 

P680, wheretonext.ph

Fauna Mahika Planner

Every creative can rely on these Dan Matutina-designed notebooks to neatly log and streamline their ideas. The collection features various creatures indigenous to the Philippines stitched on the front cover. Its leather is made from water hyacinth, which spreads quickly and damages marine life. A be-all type of planner, it has pages dedicated to daily, weekly, and monthly plans.

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Extras: A separate compartment allows you to transform your planner into a personal pocketbook

IMAGE: courtesy of Jacinto & Lirio

P859 to P1,489, shopee.ph/jacintoandlirio

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