Planning for 2017: Plum Paper Planner

Welcome to another post here on the blog and another installment in my Planning for 2017 series. In this post I’ll be sharing my review of the Plum Paper planner. Check out my entire Planning for 2017 series here.

Disclaimer: This planner was sent to me for review for the purpose of this series. All opinions are my own.

As always be sure to click the highlighted links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.

What is Plum Paper ?

Plum Paper is a stationery company based in San Diego, CA. While starting out making simple note cards and wedding invitations, it wasn’t long before the line of planners and notebooks became their most popular and favorite product. Each of their products are handmade from start to finish in their San Diego office.

Sizing / Pricing (excluding add-ons)

  • 7″ x 9″ – $32
  • 8.5″ x  11″ – $42

I chose the 7″ x 9″



  • 12 categories of designs (including holiday patterns) to choose from.
  • Add Your name, monogram, or quote at no extra cost + whether you want to have the year of not.
  • Tear proof & water resistant cover with a clear plastic protective sheet
  • Aluminum Binding Coil
  • NEW: Interchangeable covers now available!
    • Printed on a durable, synthetic material with a NEW protective coating

The cover I chose is the Garden print.

Types of Planners 

  • 7″ x 9″
    • ME Planner | Divided into 7 custom sections.
    • Vertical 1: M-A-E (morning/afternoon/evening)
    • Vertical 2: Hourly
    • Vertical 3: Lined Columns
    • Horizontal 1: Notes & Days
    • Horizontal 2: Two Sided Days
    • Monthly Planner | Monthly spread + 6 notes pages per month.
    • Fitness Planner | Daily workout + calorie count.
    • Student Planner | Add 7 custom classes
    • Teacher Planner | Add 7 custom classes + my class section included.

The teacher and student planners are $16, all others are $32.

  • 8.5″ x 11″
    • Large ME Planner
    • Large Teacher Planner
    • Large Horizontal Planner
    • Large Monthly Planner

I chose the Vertical Lined Columns. I’m not a fan of horizontal and the others would serve no purpose to me at this current point in my life. Also for  a fitness planner, unless I’m a trainer or something I wouldn’t pay that much. If I had more going on, or even a family of my own, the ME planner would be a great option.


  • Horizontal / Vertical
  • Choose 12-18 months | Start Planner in ANY month!
    • 13 Month – $2
    • 14 Month – $4
    • 15 Month – $6
    • 16 Month – $8
    • 17 Month – $10
    • 17 Month – $12
  • Monthly Highlights
  • Durable side pocket in the back
  • Laminated Tabs

I chose to start my planner in October 2016 into 2017, 15 month option. The planner also included the following pages: dotted, passwords, contacts, and U.S. Holidays.


Add-Ons (9 options, $4.50/each)

  • My Home Planning Section
  • Budget Planning Section
  • Blog Planning Section
  • Baby Planning Section
  • Wedding Planning Section

Tabbed Add-Ons

  • Choose from 5 options such as notes or to-do. Pricing ranges from $1.25 (10 pages) to $7 (70 pages)

Dispersed Add-Ons

  • Choose from 5 options such as notes or to-do. Pricing ranges from $2 (1 page/month) to $5.75 (4 pages/month). You can only add up to 4 pages.

Stickers | Price ranges from $4 (2 sheets) to $12 (10 sheets)

  • Decorative
  • Rectangle
  • *Christmas

Note: You can only add up to 70 pages of ad-ons for the 7 x 9 size, 80 pages for the 8.5 x 11.


Plum Paper offers standard and priority shipping. Standard Shipping transit time is 3-8 BUSINESS days. For Hawaii and Alaska shipments, this transit time is 8-15 BUSINESS days. International Standard Shipping can take approximately 10-15 days. Priority Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail. The transit time for this shipping method is 2-3 business days. They also ship to P.O. Boxes with Standard and Priority Shipping.

Plum Paper ships to the following countries: United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, Croatia, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, and Malta.


Bank Or Tank?

I’ve always loved the look of the Plum Paper and although the add-ons can get costly, this planner definitely gets a BANK! It’s a more affordable option compared to the Erin Condren for all those that love the style of the ECLP. While I love the HP, the coil is more durable which I enjoy. Another pro over the Erin Condren is that it’s lined. I’ve always preferred the white space, but the lines add a nice touch. It’s perfect for someone that loves the lines of a horizontal, BUT wants to try vertical  with more structure.

Note: When adding stickers, since you can’t easily take pages out like in the Happy Planner, the planner will bulk up quite a bit.

Unsure of what planner to use in 2017?

Check out the entire Planning for 2017 series here.

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