Golden Coil Planner Review

This was writen in partnership with Golden Coil. All opinions and views are my own.

golden coil planner

Guys — I am SO excited to share today’s blog post with you because I have found the best planner, ever.

I know that saying something is “the best” is a personal preference, but the Golden Coil planners are 100% customizable, are age-appropriate (why is it so hard to find a planner that works for adult schedules and aren’t feminine colors?!), and have enough space. Yup, I know what you’re thinking – “I need to get myself one of these planners!”

So, what exactly do you get to customize?

  •  The front cover
  • Fill page
  • Contacts, dates, and events
  • Layouts of the pages
  • Additional pages and extra add-ons

Let’s take a look inside of my planner.

Golden Coil offers several different planner covers – Designer (collaborations with Emily Schramm and Erin Wilson), patterns, linen, and leather (a coated paper that looks and feels like leather but isn’t real leather!). Since I keep my organization tools pretty neutral, I opted for the black leather and a basic fill page with just my first and last name but there is the option to add in your email address, phone number, and personalized message.

golden coil planner 2018-2019

Address pages – Who else is a sucker for address pages within a planner?! 🙋🏼‍♀️ I feel like I’m always asking my friends and family members to resend their addresses to me and it’s only worse when I don’t write them down. I’d love to be adult enough to have a full address book but I don’t have that many friends so the pages in my planner will be my holy grail, for now.

Another great perk? You can upload a CSV of your contacts or input them manually and they will be printed into the address pages of your planner for you. HOW FREAKIN’ COOL? I obviously didn’t do this because it would have taken me too much time and effort (I’m lazy, remember??) to collect them all.

Start and end dates – After your fill page and contact page (addresses) options, it’s time to pick what date range you want your planner to be. Yes, this means that if you randomly decide on October 16 that you want a new planner and you want it to start ASAP, you can do that! Keep in mind that your planner will be shipped within the week that your order has been submitted when picking start and end dates. I opted to start two weeks out from when I ordered my planner and have it end on December 31, 2020 (wow, that was weird to type).

Events – Have upcoming events you don’t want to forget about? Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baby showers? Just like you can upload your contacts and have it pre-printed in the address book pages, you can do this in the monthly das in your calendar for important events! Awesome, right?! It saves time and space for those important events.

address book
golden coil address pages

Additional pages – This is where the fun customization begins! Each of the additional pages that are available are separated into six main categories: calendaring, food, health, projects, lifestyle, and standard.  Choose any pages from yearly overviews to meal planning and recipe card pages to health and wellness pages, project planning pages, and more.

For this portion, I opted for reading pages at the beginning of my planner where I can record the books I’ve read, the date I finished them, notes, and how I rated. I also decided to add in social media pages at the beginning of each month that I’ll use for important social media posts and blog content that I want to push out. This includes a little checklist and a to-do list so I can make sure everything is together to be published.

The great thing about these extra pages is you can decide how many you include and where they are located in the planner. Read a lot? Add in 10 reading pages! Are you big on meal prepping? Add in meal prepping pages at the beginning of each week.

The paper that they use is also super high quality and is a higher weight than most paper, so you don’t have to worry about any bleeding with your pens/pencils/markers!

golden coil reading pages
golden coil planner inserts
golden coil social media planner

Layouts – One of the biggest struggles I always face when finding a new planner is finding one with a layout that I like. Thankfully, with Golden Coil you can choose how your calendar is set up. I prefer a monthly overview at the beginning of each month, followed by weekly pages so I opted for the weekly double-page horizontal 1 layout for my planner. I love that each page is split into two columns – one with lines for activities that I have planned for that day and a second that acts as a to-do list with bullet points to check off each task.

monthly overview
october planner
2019 2020 planner

Golden Coil is truly a planner that fits your life, not the other way around, which I love! In addition to planners, they also have notebooks that come with similar customization features. Matchy matchy. 

I do have to say though, there is one thing I don’t love about the Golden Coil planners and that is that there are no tabs to easily find your spot! The good news though is that there is a bookmark that snaps into place to help keep your space.

How would you customize your Golden Coil planner?

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34 Comments

  1. 10.16.19

    So cute and so organized! I love it!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s seriously the best!

    • 1.24.20
      Jennifer said:

      I want one of the planners… Where can I get one from.

      • 1.24.20
        Rachel said:

        Hi Jennifer! The Golden Coil planners have to be ordered directly through their website, which I linked above!

  2. 10.16.19
    jenna said:

    OMG I’m obsessed with this! Totally going on my wish list 🙂 Love how clean it is and the social media pages

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s SO good!!

  3. 10.16.19
    Makaela said:

    It’s super cute and I love how you can customize it to the smallest detail, which is really nice. Thanks for sharing your experience with it!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Makaela!

  4. 10.16.19
    Lizzie said:

    What a beautiful planner! It has everything and I love how clean and classy it is!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Lizzie!

  5. 10.16.19

    That’s actually a cute planner! I love how customizable it is! It’s very hard to find a planner that has enough space to write everything, I have such big handwriting that I need a lot of room!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s so good and each of the page layouts you can customize as well, win-win!

  6. 10.16.19

    This planner is so pretty! Need to get one for myself asap! xoxo sarah

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Sarah! You’ll love it!

  7. 10.16.19
    Marlene said:

    Love paper planners! I agree finding a layout that works is the hardest part but this one looks great. Love the social media planning too, definitely checking this out.

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      I agree, I hate dealing with finding a planner that works for my lifestyle!

  8. 10.16.19
    Morgan said:

    You know what, this really does look like the best planner!! I’m planner obsessed so I must try this one!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It is SO good!!!

  9. 10.16.19
    rebecca said:

    ooooh this looks like a GREAT planner! Might have to get one of these for 2020. theres something special about having something that just isn’t notes in your phone!

    xx rebecca // the crystal press

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s SO good and I love how customizable it is!

  10. 10.16.19

    I just bought a new planner, but this post is making me want another!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      What planner did you order!?

  11. 10.16.19
    Lydia said:

    While I’ve never gotten on board with paper planners, it is pretty awesome how much you can customize and personalize this one. Happy planning!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      I definitely use a mix between paper and digital planners, but loving writing things down so this planner has been great to have!

  12. 10.16.19
    Stephanie said:

    Okay, you’ve convinced me. I definitely need one of these planners for 2020 (yeah, definitely weird to say). I love the style and the way you can customize it! So neat!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s so good! I need to order a notebook, too!

  13. 10.16.19

    I love it! I think that this is the most complete planner that I’ve seen. I really like to keep my stuff organized. Unfortunately, I almost never use the planner the whole year. I don’t know why, but it happens lol Thanks for sharing!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      This happens to me, too! I’m committed to not letting it happen this time, though!

  14. 10.17.19
    kileen said:

    I love planners, and especially an organizer with a good layout and space! This one looks amazing, and love the customization you can choose!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s so awesome – I hate when planners have unnecessary pages I know I won’t use!

  15. 10.23.19
    Laura Leigh said:

    Okay this is the prettiest! I need this in my life stat!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s AMAZING and so pretty!

  16. 1.11.20
    Robyn said:

    Thank you for your review. I just ordered my planner and I CANT WAIT for it to arrive.

    • 1.24.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s SO good! Let me know what you think of it!!