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14 Cute Notebooks for To-Do Lists and Journaling

Ditch the Notes app for now.

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Computer screens have become our main form of communication while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a major strain on our eyes. That's why there's no better time to invest in a cute notebook (...or five) to keep track of to-do lists and occasionally doodle during unnecessary Zoom meetings. Journaling doesn't hurt either—it may not seem like it right now, but in a few years you'll want to remember your thoughts during this crazy time we're living in. Ditch the Notes app and keep yourself organized with these chic notebooks, below. (For all your planner and agenda needs, try one of these.)

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1 Rifle Paper Co. Stitched Notebooks
Rifle Paper Co. Anthropologie

Use one of Rifle Paper Co.'s pretty three-set floral notebooks for work to-do lists, the other for doodling, and the third for journaling. 

2 Colorblock Notebook

Papier's colorblock notebook will immediately brighten your day. Customize it with your name on the front to add a special touch.

3 Velvet Zodiac Journal
Urban Outfitters

Taurus season has arrived. These velvet zodiac journals make perfect gifts for you and your coven as a way to say, “I miss you.” 

4 "Be Present" Rough Draft Mini Notebook

Ban.do’s “Be Present” notebook has never been more relevant. With lines inside like, “What are you grateful for?” it will remind all of us to take a step away from our professional responsibilities and acknowledge the grief we’re feeling. 

5 Croc Print Shiny Black Notebook

Once we can actually head back to the office, you’ll want to take Montblanc’s shiny croc-embossed notebook with you to those Very Important Meetings. 

6 "I Am New York" Limited Edition Notebook

For the New Yorkers at the epicenter of the pandemic, this notebook is a love letter to the city that will always be home. 

7 Foiled Orange Abstract Softcover Notebook

Creatives will appreciate the beautiful abstract cover on this Madewell notebook. 

8 "To Each, Her Own" Notebook

ThirdLove’s “To Each, Her Own” notebook with 200 lined pages is a reminder that we all handle things differently—and it’s okay to feel whatever you’re feeling right now.

9 Medium Journal with iPad Mini Cover

Shinola’s leather journal is a three-for-one, equipped with a pouch to slide your phone in while taking notes, and an additional place to store business cards. 

10 "I Do" Notebook Folio Set
Kate Spade

For brides-to-be that had to postpone their wedding, keep the inspiration flowing for the big day in this “I do” bridal notebook.

11 Mermaid Blank Notebook Set
Rifle Paper Co.

Allow Rifle Paper Co.’s mermaid journal set (that happens to be on sale!) to spark joy. The pages are unlined, which makes it the perfect place to doodle. 

12 Monogrammed Foil Notebooks
Paper Source

Paper Source’s gold-foiled monogrammed notebooks come in an array of colors and letters with 124 lined pages.

13 "Plans, Plots and Projects" Premier Notebook

Smythson’s notebooks are special investment pieces. Use it to document important ideas and thoughts that you'll keep with you for a lifetime.

14 Denik Samantha Journal
Denik Urban Outfitters

The natural world is beautiful, and this Denik notebook from Urban Outfitters is a reminder of that. 


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