Gift for Office Worker: 2013 Planners

There are a gazillion apps that help you maintain a digital calendar.  But many of the most productive people on the planet have a dirty little secret: nothing keeps you organized like old school pen and paper.  Help your favorite office worker stay on top of their schedule by buying them a cool 2013 planner.  It’s the perfect inexpensive gift for the Secret Santa…or just to say Happy New year!

Moleskine 2013 12-Month Weekly Planner
Based on a notebook design said to be used by creative geniuses such as Picasso, Hemingway and Matisse, Moleskine products are simple, functional and elegant.  This weekly planner is designed to be small enough to carry around in your pocket.  There are blank pages alongside the weekly calendars to help you keep track of just about anything.

2013 Action Day Planner
Action Day planners make great inexpensive gifts for coworkers because they are designed to help employees get things done. The spiral bound notebook features a hard cover with rounded corners, an elastic pen loop, acid free paper, and an elastic closure.  The unique layout includes blocks for appointments, goals, projects and delegated tasks. There are also “month-at-a-glance pages” and 29 pages for note-taking.  This one is my pick for 2013.

Day Runner Botanique Recycled Weekly/Monthly Planner
Day Runner has been in the planner game for a long time and always produce a crisp product that is straightforward and enjoyable.  Your coworker will enjoy a gift that features a weekly calendar per two page spread and spaces to list hourly appointments.  The Botanique features a pretty cover and is printed on quality paper containing 30% post-consumer waste using vegetable based inks – so even Miss Green will like this one.

AT-A-GLANCE Recycled Two-Year Monthly Planner
This no-frills AT-A-GLANCE planner is for the conservative business professional that you’re stumped on a gift idea for.  The monthly calendar features past and future months for reference, a telephone number and address section (perfect for older office workers), and contains 24-months of calendars.  That’s a gift that will keep on giving for the next two years.

Orange Circle 2013 Take Me With You Planner, Today Is Day One
If your gift recipient will appreciate artwork and upbeat captions sprinkled throughout their year, this is the planner for them.  Large grids give the owner plenty of room to write — and blank pages let the planner double as a journal (mount a photo! secure a ticket stub!). Printed using soy-based inks and all planner pages are 100% recyclable.

Moleskine 2013 12 Month Daily Planner Colour-A-Month
If you happen to work with an insightful diary-keeper, then this is the perfect gift.  The diary kit includes 12 colorful diaries, one for each month of the year. The books slide into a hard black slip case gift box with a black enclosure. Each book shows one page per day and includes 64 pages total.

2013 Owls 16-month Weekly Planner
Hoooo!  Who doesn’t love the company of friendly owls?  This 16-month planner (September 2012-December 2013) includes a notes and addresses section. Hardback binding lies flat for ease of use. A coordinating elastic band attached to the back cover helps you stay on the right week or to keep calendar closed.

A 2013 planner is a great coworker gift because it not only helps workers stay organized, but it is equal parts thoughtful and practical.  It also should appeal to even that difficult-to-buy-for employee.

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