6 Alternatives to the Starbucks 2014 Planner

Because coffee shop planners are too mainstream. If you don't want to spend more than two thousand pesos for a Starbucks planner, here are some alternatives available in the Philippines that are equally beautiful for a very reasonable price. In no particular order.

1. "Relaks, pag-ibig lang yan, parang kagat lang ng langgam" 2014 Planner from Tita Witty Will Save

Price: PHP 490

- Hardbound
- 4.6 in x 6 in
- Smythe-sewn
- Ribbon bookmark
- Back pocket

From the makers of "Akala Mo Wala Nang Slumbook, Pero Meron, Meron, Meron!", comes another witty product that will surely make your social media friends envious. Dubbed as the funniest and most pag-ibig (love) filled planner of the year. The planner features daily pag-ibig trivia, pag-ibig struck trivia, self-imposed pag-ibig holidays, "I love you, tayo na" coupons, monthly love horoscope, katangahan sa pag-ibig tally, umibig nang wagas creed, Snakes and Ladders pag-ibig edition, magic pag-ibig 8-ball, umiibig of the month, 30-day guide para malimutan sya, Fill-in-the-blanks love letter, and a possibility of a pag-ibig na wagas (true love).

Images via Tita Witty Will Save Twitter
Images via Tita Witty Will Save Twitter

2. Paulo Coelho  "Sharing" Day Planner 2014 - Available on National Bookstore

Price: PHP 495

- Trade paperback
- Vibrant color illustrations by Colombian artist Catalina Estrada
- Weekly format with plenty of writing space
- Lightweight, easy to carry size (5-3/16 x 8)
- Yearly planner to help keep important dates at a glance Because I love Paulo Coelho.

Product description:

Paulo Coelho has inspired millions with bestselling classics like The Alchemist and Aleph. Now, with this 2014 daily planner, the same wisdom that draws readers to his books can serve as a source of daily inspiration year round. Begin each day with an inspiring quote from some of Coelho’s most celebrated works as you plan your daily tasks, travels, and personal journeys. Catalina Estrada's rich and vibrant illustrations adorn the pages of the planner reminiscent of her native Colombia.

Image property of Gathering Books

3. Moleskine Le Petit Prince 2014 Daily Diary - Available in FullyBooked

Price: PHP 1,299.00 (pocket size), PHP 1,674.00 (large)

Product description: 

Moleskine pays tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupery's magical story with a new collection of 12-month planners, now with a customized cover that reproduces written pages from the charished Le Petit Prince. 
Images property of moleskine.com 

4. Filed 2014 Planner - 100% Made in the Philippines

The store will formally reveal their 2014 planner on November 11th but previews of the planner were already available on their site when they opened pre-order.

Price: PHP 545.00

- 18 cm x 13 cm x 2 cm
- Available in black and white
- Page Muncher template for you to make your own bookmark!
- Doodle fun pages per month to design and color
- More spacious monthly and daily views and additional Notes pages
- Monthly expense tracker
- Moodi, the mood tracker, of course!
- Life and 2014 plans
- Movies to see, books to read, places to visit and restaurants to try
- Kraft pocket
- Date starts on December 9, 2013

Product description:

The Doodle Planner comes in black and white, with a free all-new Pen Bandolier! And aside from more exciting artworks, spacious pages and more doodling fun, we also bring you the FILED Page Muncher! Our own version of a bookmark that you can design and color!
All images property of Filed.com.ph

5. 2014 Pocket Planner by Papemelroti

Price: PHP P19.75

- Pocket Planners
- Size 4" x 5.75"

If you need something that works and hipster-ish

All images property of www.papemelroti.com

6. Make your own.

Yes! It is possible to create your own planner. Check out this DIY planner by Jen of I Heart Organizing for inspiration.

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