Going in to 2022, our mental wellbeing is as important as our physical health. Look forward to each day of 2022 with a different design in these uniquely illustrated diaries and journals by homegrown illustrators and brands. Prioritise your mental health with wellness journals that have gratitude columns, or track your fitness goals as you jot down your thoughts in the journals below.
Those into artisanal handcrafted arts and crafts will adore this handloom silk journal by Anand Prakash. The cover is made of silk sourced from weavers in the by-lanes of Benares. Each journal is accompanied by a matching gold-plated bookmark and pen, as well as a leaflet about the history and culture of Benares. The thick paper is wood-free, made in a mill in Sweden.
Popular illustrator and designer Alicia Souza released a 2022 planner designed in her signature style. A trio of 2022 planners and calendars contains a pocket planner, wall calendar, desktop calendar and a holographic sticker book! The planner also comes with a monthly mini wellness tracker, budget planning spread, monthly habit tracker and meal planner, along with a cute pocket in the front and at the back.
Dots and Doodles, founded in 2016 by Krisha Seth and Yamini Gandhi, is a design studio specialising in all things paper and stationery, with a personalised touch. A variety of illustration covers are available for customisation. Buy your little one an Alice in Wonderland themed notebook with their name on it, to jot down all thoughts big and small, or indulge in a colourful floral themed journal for 2022.
A gift set including a beautifully illustrated diary, ten sheets of wrapping paper and mini gift cards are available at Dandelion. Hundred unique printed pages with a soft cover are available in prints of tacos & tequila, macarons, and vibrant ladybugs, for the whimsical stationery lover in you.
For the journal purists, Nappa Dori has ideated a rustic planner with an exterior of strong grey board and genuine leather. A leather pocket and two pen loops on the front panel add functional and design elements. The 144-page book contains fine quality plain ivory paper stitched together at the spine.
Designed by Nicobar, The Mangrove Journal is brightly coloured with tropical illustrations in soothing hues of green. Each page holds a surprise doodle of a monkey climbing up a tree or elephants walking under the harsh sun. It’s the ideal option for those who want fuss-free pages to note down their to-dos for the day.
Odd Giraffe’s 2022 diary is the perfect option for those wanting a medium-sized planner for the year. Odd Giraffe collaborated with 10+ female artists from around the world, including destinations like New York, Mexico, London, Jaipur, Delhi, California, Bangalore, Melbourne and, who built on the decided theme of ‘Optimism.’ Flip the pages to find tons of little surprises in the form of sticker pages, creative illustrations, notes sections, reflection pages and habit trackers.
With entrepreneur and illustrator Vidhi Khandelwal’s 2022 collection of planners and calendars, the theme is ‘Comfortably Wild’. Not only do you get a planner with a vision board spread, weekly gratitude and reflections pages, habit trackers, pages for planning, but also a free sticker book and a tote bag!
This daily personalised planner is all about pausing in 2022. It is tailored with sections for to-do lists, expense tracking, habit tracking, productivity hacks, reading lists, favourite songs, travel bucket lists, four pages of stickers and pages for doodles. Bound using ivory paper, it doubles as a wellness journal with gratitude and reflections columns, notes of encouragement, self-care goals, affirmations for every month, and a memories page.
The Happiness planner by 7 MM is a wellness journal where one can scribble down goals, mindful thoughts, things you’re grateful for, fun activities, and introspect on feelings. This undated planner is minimally designed with fun exercises and prompts that help you identify your happiness. It includes 12 monthly planners, a page for your bucket list, habit tracker, to-do checklist, 3 coloured sticker pages, and a back pocket.
Purchase a diary from Mumbai-based not-for-profit, Jai Vakeel that supports the education, skill development and healthcare of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.The organisation was started in 1944, and has two-acre campus in Sewri, Mumbai along with rural branches in Pune and Nashik district.Their diary features half a page for each day, along with an overview of the days on the month. Each month of the year features a beautifully shot image of the specially challenged children at their school. The bright red diary with blue accents has been created by graphic designer Shirin Neterwala Malkani.