Daily Monday

Review: Hobonichi 2017

If you’ve read my previous rambles about planners and whatnot, you could probably tell what I’m going to talk about in this post just by looking at the title. I’ve been indecisive whether I should place an order for this year’s HobonichiΒ planner since I was trying to save some money for something else. I thought I shouldn’t give in, but my planner junkie instincts kicked in and finally made me purchase one three days ago. (Forgive me, me).

I decided to get the A6 sized planner this year since the A5 size was too big and a bit heavy for me. I didn’t purchase any of the 2017 covers that I’ve mentioned before since I’m a bit tight on money. But instead of that, I decided to reuse my old A6 cover (which had no actual planner inside it) that I purchased last year.

Weeks 2017 plastic cover

I made an additional purchase for this cover since I wanted to keep my existing Weeks planner safe. I really liked the design of it and it wasn’t that expensive, so why not! The cover has two multipurpose slots for cards, pen loop and some sort of bookmark tab. All in all, it’s a pretty handy cover!

The original A6 planner with the freebies

For those who don’t know, every purchase of Hobonichi planner through their online webshop will include a freebie of Uni Jetstream pen and a different extra each year. Last year’s pen was yellow colored and the extra freebie was a tissue holder which was very nice to have! 2017’s freebie is a toast-shaped plate … which I have no idea what to use for.

My planners with their ‘accessories’ on

Overall, I was really satisfied by this purchase. Their shipping was lightning fast! It only took three days for them to process the order and get the items to my place. Price wise, it’s quite on the high end, however it won’t betray your expectations for their quality are so far the best that I know. If you want to know more about this planner, do check some Youtube videos! They have all the explanations and previews of the planners as well as their covers.



A 22 y.o child at heart and office worker. Spends most of her free time browsing YouTube and playing RPG games. Has an attention span of 3 seconds and sucks at organizing her thoughts.


  1. I’m sorry that I haven’t commented on your blog. I read it, but I didn’t have time to reply. It’s kind of hard for me to type right now since I sprain my right wrist (or I tore a tendon). I didn’t go to the clinic, but it feels like a sprain. T.T

    Anyways, I’m so envious of your cute journals and stationary! I wish I had money to buy a lot of cute things. I need a notebook for planning out meals for the week. It’s suppose to help keep in a budget for groceries. I’ll have to find an old one that I’m not using any more.

    Thank you for the comments! I worked very hard on that layout. It still feels like its missing something though. Just not sure what. lol Hope to hear from you soon!

  2. Yay!! 😎 How do you like your new Hobonichis so far? What do you use them for?

    I already lost that plate God knows where πŸ˜₯ and so far, I’m wondering if I should switch to A5 next year actually because there are days when I run out of space ? Those covers on covers with drawings are so cool but my current cover doesn’t fit them, maybe next year!

    1. They’re so cute but they make me broke. πŸ˜† I’m really satisfied with my purchase, though!

  3. I’ve always liked the style of hobonichi. I plan to own one someday (maybe next year!) πŸ™‚ That toaster plate looks so cute πŸ˜†

    1. You should try purchasing one next year! It’s a really nice and worth it journal despite being a bit (or maybe ‘very’) pricey. The toaster plate is adorable but I can’t seem to find any use for it until now. πŸ˜†

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