Affordable 2020 planners from Taobao


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As the saying goes: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. As we look forward to wrapping up 2019, skip the yearly half-hearted resolutions and make 2020 the year to fulfill your goals with a trusty planner by your side. For those who want to get into bullet journalling, there’s no better time to start than a new year!

From a jelly glitter cover to an aesthetic Korean journal, here are 10 Taobao planners to gift yourself and your kakis:

Check out last year’s version of this article here, and our guide on how to shop on Taobao here.

Note: Prices are correct at the time of writing and may be subject to change over time depending on exchange rates.


1. Suede space-themed designs ($6.52)


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For those who love all things out of this world, pick up one of these A5 matte space planners ($6.52), which features simple stars and planet doodles on the front cover. Made with a soft suede-like material, the covers come in 4 colours of yellow, powder blue, bubblegum pink and forest green. 

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This planner includes a mini counter from 1 to 365 below each date section, so you can keep track of how far into the year you’re in. There’s also a section that offers a monthly view for those who want to get the big picture at a glance.

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2. Vibrant fruity prints ($9.26)


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Lemon or orange and cherry design
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Brighten up each day with a vibrant burst of colour from an A5 fruit planner ($9.26). This hardcover planner comes in 2 designs of orange and cherry or lemon prints, both including matching blue or yellow bookmark ribbons.

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Matching bookmark 
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Keep your procrastination in check with the hourly to-do list format that’s bound to help you make every second count. 

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3. Marble watercolour swirls ($5.36)


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For marble fanatics with homes decked out in marble countertops, floors and walls, get a coloured marble print planner ($5.36) that’ll match your entire home aesthetic. No matter which colour you pick from the choices of pink, yellow, blue, green or grey, they all come with pretty watercolour swirls. 

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Colourful monthly tabs by the side
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This A5 planner comes with a magnetic latch, bookmarks, and coloured monthly tabs for easy flipping. There’s also space to plan out each day on their lined daily pages for long to-do lists or reflections.

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4. With stick-on embroidered patch for a personalised touch ($7.53)


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Showcase your personality through a unique embroidery patch planner ($7.53), where you’ll get to choose your preferred stick-on patch design and cover colour. This includes colours like orangey red, yellow, peach, and sky blue.

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Each cover comes with a cushioned card holder and bookmark ribbons, as well as both daily and monthly views.

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Different doodles on every page
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5. Sleek holographic ($15.04)


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Make all your holographic dreams come true with a sleek holographic planner ($15.04) that comes with a matching cloud bookmark. Slim and easy to fit into any small bag, this planner comes in 4 shades: Aurora Pastel, Aurora Pink, Hologram Pink and Hologram White.

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Monthly view
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They’ve also got matte colours including beige, green, pink and lilac for $13.11. Both types of planners come with an elastic band to secure your pages. 

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Weekly view
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6. Textured designs with quirky dinosaur keychain ($9.62)


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Get a fun textured dinosaur planner ($9.62) to kickstart the new year. This textured hardcover planner comes with a magnetic latch and an adorable little dino keychain that you can hook onto your bag or leave on the latch.

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Pick from shades of yellow, blue, green and grey for your cover. With an A5 space for your weekly plans, this planner offers lined pages beside each week to pen down any thoughts or notes. 

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7. Cute woodland animal characters ($14.09)


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Skip the pricey LINE Friends merchandise for this adorable Toffeenut Friends planner ($14.09) that features adorable woodland animals. Also designed in Korea, this planner comes with 4 designs of Cupcake Bear, Bear Party, Outerspace Astronaut, and Bear with Friends.

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Filled with fun animal prints and doodles inside, this planner offers both weekly and monthly schedules with pastel accents on each page.

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Pastel monthly overview
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8. Fruity and floral ($9.45)


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Taking over the ‘gram and Pinterest is none other than the #bujo trend, otherwise known as bullet journalling. Instead of choosing between a bullet journal and a typical planner, get the best of both worlds with this 2-in-1 quirky print planner ($9.45). There are faint grids for your creative juices to flow freely as well as a monthly overview section for organised planning.

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Using photos, stickers and coloured pens, decorate your bullet journal and record your memories throughout the year. You’ll also get to choose your preferred cover design from an array of fruit and floral prints.

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9. Daily journal ($18.90)


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Get a chio daily planner ($18.90) that takes on the likes of a thick storybook. Create your own story by filling in each page daily to look back on at the end of the year. 

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This planner comes in colours like baby pink, khaki green and beige for a soft look, but there’s also navy blue and black to pick from. With the headline “TODAY” at the top of each page, this planner will be your daily motivation to make each day count.

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10. With transparent jelly glitter covers ($2.49)


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Transparent jelly phone cases have been all the rage lately, especially those with moveable elements like glitter and even bubble tea pearls. It’s no surprise why – they’re so fun to play with! Take your obsession to the next level with an A6 jelly glitter planner ($2.49).

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Adorable unicorn-themed notebooks
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Other than animals like unicorns and fruits like watermelons, there’s also a space design with planets and holographic stars. 

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Spacious weekly view
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Cheap aesthetic Taobao planners and journals for 2020


Instead of splurging on your 2020 planner at a designer stationery store, head to Taobao and you’ll find a ton of cute planners like these at attractive prices. Whether you’re looking for a concise weekly view, monthly overview, or blank space for bullet journaling, these Taobao planners will have you covered with unique designs and styles.

Usher in the new year with a planner of your choice, and grab a few extras for your friends and family as stocking stuffers!

Beyond affordable planners, check out these articles for other Taobao loot to get your hands on: