How gorgeous is it when a loved one remembers to order Smythson’s monogrammed diary for you? But we are also loving Jardine of London’s leather-bound Suffolk Journals (especially in dandelion yellow), Caroline Gardner’s diaries with their chic typography and Mum’s Office’s family organiser in their new red colourway.
If you’re super old-skool and can’t function unless everything is written down, the Mum’s Office range of diaries is wonderful way to keep your brain in order throughout 2017.
With loads of room on the left hand side of the page for everything you need to do each week (it’s ‘space-generous’ enough to use this page as a work organiser) and then columns on the right hand side so that you can match up your plans with the commitments of your children, husband and pets. Ergo avoiding accidentally forgetting to pick one of them up from football practice or dropping your toddler with the dog groomers.
If you have more than three kids, probably worth getting the Big Family version (also a good option if you have large handwriting, lol) but the bestselling Mum’s Diary (or even the mini version) are better choices if you carry a smaller handbag. The Big Family diary works great in a Birkin or a large tote tho.
The diaries also include sections for notes, useful info, year plans, term dates etc and with both the Big Family Diary and Mum’s Diary you can slot in receipts, permission slips, party invites blah blah into the back cover and hold the whole lot shut with the elastic fastener. There is also an elastic to hold a pen.
The hardback cover on these diaries comes in delicious (Smythson like) colourways ranging from super girlie pink, hipster orange – to uber chic champagne or French Navy. We adore the Seafoam colourway best; it’s so calming… (and we all need a bit of that when it comes to organizing a family!)
Shop the range at www.mumsoffice.co.uk