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January 10, 2008 11:30 AM   Subscribe

Help me find an attractive 2008 diary for a friend. She wants 365 dated pages, one page per day to write in. In Vancouver BC, or online would be fine. Thanks.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium to Shopping (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

SansPoint has the best answer here: specifically, I recommend the daily planner.
posted by Prospero at 11:45 AM on January 10, 2008

The daily planner has a page for each day and comes in black or red. I have it in black.
posted by drezdn at 11:46 AM on January 10, 2008

Attractive, maybe not, but I love a Standard Diary because they are hardcover, simple, and red..
posted by peep at 11:48 AM on January 10, 2008

She probaly wants 366 pages.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:49 AM on January 10, 2008

I think she wants something larger than the small moleskins, and the large journals don't have 365 pages. She's a retired, elderly woman, so wants space for daily musings rather than business. Decorative, with a nice cover would be better than simply functional.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:54 AM on January 10, 2008

By 365 do you mean *exactly* 365 (or as pointed out, 366)? Because the large moleskine has 380 pages, dated.

Does it need to be dated or just have the right number of pages? Something like this leather bound journal might be nice if it doesn't need dates.
posted by Iteki at 12:08 PM on January 10, 2008

She seems to want dated pages, although I suggested she could date them herself. And yes, point taken: 2008 is a leap year. Some good suggestions here, thanks; keep them coming. Maybe a handmade product, or something from an art supply store?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:26 PM on January 10, 2008

If she wants handmade, Levenger Circa or Rolabind seem to be good.

But nthing the Moleskine daily. It's awesome, especially the red one.
posted by 4ster at 12:52 PM on January 10, 2008

My friend's wife makes beautiful journals you can see and buy at Forgotten Toybox. They're all handmade one-of-a-kind (some examples here).

There are more in her etsy shop here.
posted by notmydesk at 1:27 PM on January 10, 2008

My fiancee loves her Moleskine planner. I used the one which is half notes half a date book and liked it a lot, till I got my iPhone.
posted by chunking express at 3:02 PM on January 10, 2008

Just thought I'd add that the Chapters at Robson and Howe has a decent selection of notebooks, journals, and planners (including Moleskine) if you want to physically inspect one before you buy it, although they seem a bit pricey there: something like $25 for the 5.25 x 8.25 ruled Moleskine notebook vs. $15 online.
posted by good in a vacuum at 6:55 PM on January 10, 2008

I use a Moleskine (not the daily, but the weekly) and it's the only planner I've managed to stick to using. So I'm nthing the above suggestions and would recommend it being bought online. Amazon always seem to have them cheaper than anywhere else.
posted by saturnine at 8:39 PM on January 10, 2008

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