Filofax inspiration #11: Kikki K Perforated Planner Review

It has been a while since my last Filofax Inspiration post, so today I’m sharing an unboxing and review of the new Kikki K Perforated Leather Planner in Ice Blue.

If you’re not a planner person, Kikki K is an Australian stationery brand and most of their planners are 6 ring binders. This means you can easily switch in and out from other planners such as Filofax.

KikkiK-Perforated-Planner-Review-Ice-Blue I had previously been using the Lilac and Gold Time Planner from Kikki K and after that, the Filofax Turquoise Domino Patent Organiser, both in A5 size.

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Kikki K planners come packaged in decorative boxes delivered to the UK via Parcel Force. The courier delivery often means you are hit by a customs charge. I paid around £65 for the planner and then an additional £24 in customs fees. However, I do consider this good value as the planners are excellent quality and each one is handmade.

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As the planner was purchased mid-year, it didn’t contain a specific calendar, but had plenty of tab stickers and plain dividers to customise with. In addition, generous amounts of to do paper and generic monthly calendars on a two page layout were included.

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I think it probably could have had an 18 month calendar included, but I’ll switch in from my previous planner, so I am not too fussed.

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In order to keep my planner clean in my satchel, I purchased a cotton gift bag to keep it in. The planner’s popper closure does make it difficult to fit the large A5 size planner in this, so I may use it for supplies or paper instead.

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This planner is the first time I have tried a popper closure. I think I may prefer it over an elastic closure as they are difficult to keep clean and do loosen over time. One thing the planner was missing was a page divider/ruler, which I use daily.

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Just to note, this post isn’t sponsored by Kikki K, I just really enjoy their products and have found all their planners to be great quality. You can have a look online using the hashtag #kikkikplannerlove to see what other people think of their planners.

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I’ve also filmed a planner unboxing video on my YouTube channel so you can hear my detailed opinion if you are considering purchasing a planner. You can find the video here if you are unable to play the embedded version below.

All products in this post were purchased from the Kikki K website. I’ll be working on a planner set up video and blog post soon – I’ve made some pretty dividers and inserts to get myself organised!

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Filofax Inspiration #8 – Kikki K Lilac Time Planner

Today’s Filofax Inspiration post is a review of the Kikki K Lilac Time Planner.  I came across Kikki K stationery about a year ago, but only purchase goodies from there as a treat as shipping and customs from Australia can be a bit pricey!

The 2015 Time Planner is made from lilac leather and has gold detail on the outside. I opted for the A5 size as I wanted to transition from my A5 Domino Filofax easily.

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The leather is really soft which is nice to touch, but could be easily knocked and dented in a handbag. I might need to sew a planner pouch to keep it pristine.

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There are plenty of pockets for sticky notes, business cards etc in the inside front cover. I particularly like the zip pocket too.

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The hardware is gold and seems pretty sturdy. One of the plus points for me is that the planner lays flat when opened. I much prefer an elastic closure to the Filofaxes with a popper closure.

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The Kikki K planner has an elastic pen loop and comes with a week on two page inserts for the diary section. Since this photo was taken, I have ‘moved in’ from my Domino Filofax with week per page inserts which I printed for free from the Philofaxy blog.

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Kikki K has some really pretty fineliner pens, so I grabbed a lilac and gold one to match. It is pretty snug in the pen loop though. I have already made some new dividers which I’ll share soon as some of the Kikki K ones don’t apply to me (shops and restaurants?!!).

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The planner also comes with a notepad in the back cover which I’ll most likely use. The paper quality is fairly thin but it’s fine for lists and the like.

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The A5 is a big planner so I’ll definitely be able to stuff it pretty full. I usually keep all my blog and business scheduling in my planner as well as personal sections such as monthly budgets and my migraine diaries.

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My Kikki K Lilac Planner joins the Mint Leather notebook I got last year. Pastel stationery heaven!

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I’ll soon be sharing my set up and handmade planner dividers in another post, so stationery lovers and planner geeks should stay subscribed! Let me know if there is anything specific you’d like to see.

Toodles!

Claire

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