There are a bunch of planner-focused, paper goods subscription services available to help you fill your planner, notebook, or journal with colorful additions. I thought I’d give a quick round-up of the options I’ve found. I’m sure there are many others but these are the ones I either subscribe to or know someone else who does.
The thing with kit subscriptions is that you will either have to check back regularly to sign up for the kit (there’s usually a specific window when you can initially subscribe) and/or you will need to make a minimum commitment of 3- or 6-months. In exchange for this enthusiasm and/or loyalty, you can receive a variety of products from planner inserts to stickers, rubber stamps, dashboards, washi tape and more, often at prices discounted below regular retail.
Studio Calico: Studio Calico is a scrapbooking company that is now offering planner subscriptions. You can purchase a month-to-month ($24.99/mo) or commit to a 6-month ($22.99/mo) or 12-month ($19.99/mo) subscription for better per kit pricing. They list out all the items that will be included in the kit. I ordered this kit but only received one of the two mini rolls of tape. I don’t know if it was a packing oversight or if I ordered so late in the month that they ran out of one of the rolls of tape. The tab stickers included this month were a perfect match for my dark aqua Filofax Original. The kit also came is a nice little zip pouch that can be reused for toting supplies to and from work. Overall, it seems like a reasonable deal but its definitely a better deal if you’re willing to commit to a full year.
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Planner Addict Box: The Planner Addict Box is an assorted box with a reasonable price — $15/mo plus shipping. Each kit comes with an assortment of stickers, sticky notes, clips, pens and washi. The upcoming November box is already sold out but you could probably get on the list for the December box. There is no time requirement as long as you cancel the subscription within their time frame so you can essentially subscribe for one month. For a wider representation of the products in each kit, check out their Instagram to see previous kits.
Brimbles Box: This kit comes from another well-known YouTube planner celeb, Mrs. Brimbles. The kit includes a variety of products that would appeal to anyone who enjoys decorating their journal, planner or other memory keeping book. Past kits have included cards, stickers, washi tape, pens, rubber stamps, etc. These kits ship from the UK £15.00 / month plus shipping. Mrs Brimbles also offers a Happy Mail Box for letter writers and postcrossers and custom themed boxes like the upcoming Geek Box and an Advent Washi Tape box. There are several unboxing videos available if you’d like to see the types of products that have come in previous boxes.
Happie Planner Kit: The Happie Planner Kit comes from the Happie Scrappie web site and is the cutest of all the kits– as in Kawaii, cute overload sort of way. If you want cute, fun, silly, kawaii, then this is the kit for you. Personal-sized kits start at $12.99 plus shipping and A5 and Fauxdori kits are $15.99 each per month plus shipping.
The Planner Society Kit Club: This kit was developed by indie multi-media artist Christy Tomlinson (AKA Scarlet Lime). Kits are designed to accommodate personal- and A5-sized planners. Kits include a selection of decorative papers, clips, washi tape, stickers and embellishments. There is a specific window in which you can subscribe to be a member of the kit club in order for orders to be fulfilled. Many of the items are custom designed for the kits. Planner Society will be open for new subscriptions starting Nov. 1 for December kits. There is an email sign-up list to be reminded when subscriptions are open again. The standard Planner Kit Club costs $24.95 plus shipping per month and this month they introduced a new Sticker Club. Sticker Kit Club is $13.95 per month plus shipping for just the Sticker Kit or $11.95/mo with free shipping for Planner Kit Club members.
Cocoa Daisy Planner Kit: Cocoa Daisy is another scrapbook company that has moved into planners and planner kits. They offer three options: the standard planner kit ($25.99, available in A5-, Personal-, or regular Midori/Fauxdori-sized), an Add-On kit ($15/mo) for those who can’t get enough paper goodies and a Planner Pages Only Kit ($8.50/mo). The Planner Pages Only Kits are available in all three sizes as well. The nice thing with the Cocoa Daisy planner kits is that each month, you will receive fresh week-on-two pages planner pages that are printed in full color on good quality paper. If you get the full kit, it will include a variety of embellishment items that coordinate with the pages. With the A5-sized inserts, you can choose 6- or 7-hole punched or no holes. With the Personal pages, you can choose standard 6-hole punch or no holes as well so if you are retrofitting the pages to a different system, you are not locked into holes you don’t want or need. The DaisyDori kit includes a monthly bound booklet to kit a standard Midori/Fauxdori notebook plus embellishments. Passport sized inserts are available as a printable.
Reset Girl Listers Gotta List: While the Listers Gotta List Kits aren’t specifically for planners. The Reset Girl developed the kits to compliment her monthly list-a-day challenge often done in Midori or Fauxdori notebooks. The contents of the kits include rubber stamps, stickers, decorative papers and washi tape that all work great for journals and planners. This kit does not require a subscription but there is a limited number of kits available. Current kit sells for $36.
Mister Ghost’s Highly Enviable Monthly Parcel of Simple Yet Amazing Wonderments: A Monthly Parcel of Evil Paper Goods: Each kit includes a 9″ x 12″ art print, two 32-page, pocket notebooks, two and two small stickers. Kits are available as a subscription or as a single purchase. The current kif is #007 and is available for purchase through October 31. The kit will ship out in late October or early November. And while not specifically a “planner” kit, the elements included are perfect for the planner with a humorously dark side.
Ali Edwards Story Kit: The Story kit is not specifically planner-related but more like a scrapbooking or Project Life-style memory keeping kit. However, the products included in The Story Kit ($24.99 for month-to-month, $21.99/mo for 6-month subscription and $19.99/mo for a year’s subscription) include many of the same items found in planner kits and are beautifully designed. There are small decorative cards, stamps, stickers, clips and embellishments — all things found in most planner kits. Story Kits include free shipping in the US and a $2 surcharge for international shipping). Themes are revealed on the 15th of the month.
If having new things to embellish and decorate your planner or journal will help you stay excited to fill in that next entry or new month, then it may be a small price to pay to join one of these kit clubs. Please be sure to read all the fine print before you sign up and verify that shipping is available to your country and just how much it will be.
So far I’ve signed up for three different kit clubs but I’ve only received materials from one of them. While I don’t feel like any of these are necessarily a big discount from buying proudcts individually, they offer a nicely, curated collection of themed materials and a little bit of joy in my mailbox each month. And with some of the kits, the materials in the kits are exclusive to the kits.
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oh dear! this looks fun.
How does one even choose?!