Stigu Planner Review and Double Giveaway

Stigu Planner Review and Double Giveaway

I have never been a massively organised person. I get by in a kind of chaotic whirlwind of important pieces of paper, mostly filed under the system of ‘piles of stuff’. When I was a teacher, my planner was the only thing that kept me on the straight and narrow. I had been feeling the absence of a planner to keep me in line quite keenly. When Stigu contacted me to ask me to try out their 2017 Stigu Planner range, I was thrilled.

Me filling out my Stigu Planner while Biggest plays with his space stampers and paint.

With Stigu, you get more than just a planner. As well as being a yearly organiser, a calendar, a to-do pad, and a notebook, a Stigu planner is also a sanity-saving rest and zest handbook, all in one. Stigu products aim to help even the busiest jugglers get organised but they also prioritise rest and well-being. Each day, you are given helpful hints and steps to become a less-stressed, more rested you.

In addition, the Stigu Planner is beautifully designed to include quirky illustrations and cartoons. Planner bundles also come with gorgeous, colour-coordinated stickers which add another element of fun to your organising efforts. They are the perfect balance between fun and functionality.

Some captions from the Rest and Zest handbook pages and some Stigu Planner stickers

Stigu Planner – Verdict

Stigu Planners are full of lovely little touches that make the planning experience fun and creative. There is a pocket at the back for small loose documents. I loved the fact that each page comes with a perforated, tear-off corner, allowing you to find your place in the year easily. This would have been so helpful during my teacher years. I am sure lots of teachers will be all too familiar with the pain of turning over corners and taking scissors to the corners of pages every few months in order to keep your place. The tear-off corners are a little, unobtrusive touch that just make life a little less stressful.

The planner has plenty of room – both on the daily schedule and the notes and calendar pages. Personally, I could use some timings on the weekly sections, rather than five blank boxes per day, to make it easier to visualise what is happening when, but this is personal taste.

Collage of various aspects of the Stigu Planner including cover and weekly pages.

Mindfulness

Even though I suffer from anxiety, I am not very good at practising mindful techniques like the breathing and relaxation exercises suggested by the Zest and Rest sections. However, the planner has certainly made me more aware of this and I am keen to try out the suggestions as the year progresses. The inspirational quotes and thoughts on each page are definitely uplifting and positive. Even if you don’t think such positive messages will filter into your subconscious, you will be surprised how just a sentence can genuinely improve your mood. One snippet of wisdom that stood out to me is:

“Stigu gives you a license to rest – and absolves you of all guilt.”

Overall, if you are looking for a planner, either for a gift or for yourself, I think Stigu are a great choice. They would particularly good for anyone seeking to purchase them for a workforce. They convey the idea that taking care of yourself is valued as much as hard work is.

Stigu Planner Bundle Giveaways!

We are very lucky to be able to offer readers TWO distinct Stigu Planner giveaways.

Giveaway one, enter via the Rafflecopter belowStigu GO Bundle including hardcover planner, stickers pad and to-do pad.

Stigu Planner Bundle

Giveaway two, opens at 2pm on Sunday 8th Jan on Someone’s Mum’s INSTAGRAM. Tag a friend and follow @stick_to_stigu – Stigu FUN Bundle including  spiral-bound planner, stickers pad and to-do pad.

For full terms and conditions relating to both competitions please read this document: StiguCompTermsandConditions

Good luck and happy planning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hardback Stigu Planner

*Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. We were gifted a Stigu Planner bundle for the purposes of a fair review. All words and opinions are my own.*

Stigu Planner and stickers

115 Comments

  1. Pauline jaconelli
    8th January 2017 / 1:32 pm

    I’m a plannergirl who suffers with anxiety and depression and it helps a lot to write stuff down and to keep organised. I love decorating my planners so it’s very handy that this is a double giveaway and you get the stickers too. I love my stickers lol

  2. 8th January 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I really need a new planner! With 4 kids, a full time job, and a full blogging schedule if I don’t write things done then I’m lost. I have yet to find one I want to commit to this year! Happy Sunday!

  3. Chui
    8th January 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Stigu can help me become more organised and rested by letting me plan my days effectively and keep to a schedule for tasks and reminders, so I will not get behind on my work and ensure I have enough sleep

  4. Harline parkin
    8th January 2017 / 2:37 pm

    A new planner would help me organise my fitness regime and also remind me of dates I need to remember and meetings at work

  5. Katie
    8th January 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I’ve got lots of hospital appointments to remember and I’m always forgetting birthdays so it would help tremendously

  6. 8th January 2017 / 2:58 pm

    I am rubbish at organising myself. I have no kind of planner at all and I think this would help me, especially when it comes to blogging.

  7. pete c
    8th January 2017 / 3:07 pm

    as its so well designed, it would be easy to use to ensure I didnt miss anything

  8. 8th January 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I love these!! I was torn between which planner to go for and in the end I went for a kikki-k, I’m so in love with it too! This looks so much fun though, I love all of the little stickers! #KCACOLS

  9. 8th January 2017 / 3:16 pm

    I’m useless with keeping on top of planning content around a baby – hopefully a Stick To Stigu planner would sort that right out…

  10. 8th January 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I definitely need a planner like this in my life! Between working full time, being a mum and blogging too, I’m not as organised as I should be. I love the stickers, adds a bit of fun 🙂

  11. 8th January 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Oh I love the look of this! I’m a teacher and this would help me to organise my work as well as my blog and general life ‘stuff’ too. I’ve entered the giveaway here and am popping over to Instagram now to check out the one on there too x #KCACOLS

  12. Hayley Atkins
    8th January 2017 / 3:44 pm

    My life is cluttered and disorganised and my brain is like a sieve.,this planner would help plug the gaps and bring some order and calm to my life!

  13. Angela Treadway
    8th January 2017 / 3:53 pm

    a new planner would help me organise my new healthy eating regime which is my new years resoulution already cut down to 1200 calories a day and have lost 3lb in the first week and it would help me organise my two sons too!! x

  14. Annabel Greaves
    8th January 2017 / 4:15 pm

    An organiser will help me keep my life planned and on an even keel xx

  15. Kerry Locke
    8th January 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I so need to get my Family organised for 2017 … imagine all the extra time I’d have if everyone was organised!

  16. 8th January 2017 / 4:23 pm

    This is exactly what I need to get my blogging life in order!

  17. Anthea Holloway
    8th January 2017 / 4:27 pm

    It would certainly take my mind off other trivial things and I could concentrate on the matter in hand.

  18. Suzanne Drummond
    8th January 2017 / 4:46 pm

    great my new years resolution is to start and blog

  19. 8th January 2017 / 5:06 pm

    What a great giveaway!! I need this in my life 🙂 x

  20. 8th January 2017 / 5:45 pm

    I have been eyeing a Stigu planner for a while now! They look super helpful, this is amazing giveaway. There’s so much within the planner that I believe will help me to be even more organised! I love how it’s laid out, along with the inspirational quotes and thoughts.

    Gemma

  21. Karen Richards
    8th January 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Really need to keep on top of my hours at work, appointments and housework

  22. Rebekah Jones
    8th January 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I would be able to colour code all our activities and be able to keep on top of everything, instead of lying in bed worrying that I have forgotten something

  23. 8th January 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I love planners and the Stigu excites me as it looks a lot of fun. Love the fact it contains quotes and has sections to encourage you to rest as well as stay organised.

  24. Tracey Peach
    8th January 2017 / 7:54 pm

    By having somewhere to put all my appointments so I don’t either miss them or stress about missing them 🙂 x

  25. 8th January 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Love this, I love to be organised. I run my own fitness business as well as classes, sports massage and more so I have to make sure everything is written and runs to the second!

  26. Terrie-Ann Wright
    8th January 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I currently have 5 notebooks for different things it would make life so much easier to have everything in one book.

  27. Sarah Mackay
    8th January 2017 / 9:04 pm

    It would help me keep on top of my list of things todo

  28. Charlotte Arnott
    8th January 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I’ve been bullet journalling for about 6 months now. This set would be fantastic and help to motivate me.

  29. Stacey Carnell
    8th January 2017 / 9:14 pm

    This would be a God send! I am starting back work after 10 months maternity so I need some serious organisation to balance worklife and Mummy life! 🙂

  30. debbie smith
    8th January 2017 / 9:15 pm

    i would love this planner to keep all my doctor and school appointments it looks fab x

  31. Gidget Fraser
    8th January 2017 / 11:41 pm

    I would love to have this planner! It looks so pretty.
    I can only stay organised with planners and mine just expired. Seems like I am just getting more busy everyday and take no time for me. I love that this planner makes you remember to take care of yourself too.

  32. Solange
    9th January 2017 / 2:07 am

    It would help me keep on top of things and well organised.

  33. Chris S
    9th January 2017 / 6:58 am

    My husband has a huge number of hospital appointments for 2017 and as we both work a planner would enable me to make sure we are both organised.

  34. Nicola S
    9th January 2017 / 7:28 am

    I have promised myself I am not going to have a year like last year. Everything was chaotic and I was so stressed and frustrated. I really really want to be able to be on top of things. (This may help!)

  35. caroline walliss
    9th January 2017 / 7:38 am

    This would really help me to track my fitness and health goals for 2017, thanks.x

  36. michelle o'neill
    9th January 2017 / 7:45 am

    i have a lot of appointments i need to remember x

  37. Georgie B
    9th January 2017 / 8:24 am

    Love it! Its so pretty and if I win one it means I can finally stop trying to print one off , they just never ever work out the way I want!

  38. Ruth Harwood
    9th January 2017 / 8:51 am

    I’m constantly panicking about appointments and stuff I’ve said I’ll do with friends – I need to remember and keep with it lol!!!

  39. Suzanne
    9th January 2017 / 9:27 am

    It is clearly laid out and colour co-ordinated so it would enable easy planning of home and work commitments.

  40. Alison Ellis
    9th January 2017 / 10:04 am

    I love to be organised and feel much better mentally if I am. Thanks for the opportunity .

  41. Becky Yeomans
    9th January 2017 / 10:29 am

    It would help me remember appointment dates/times and things I need to get done daily!

  42. 9th January 2017 / 12:10 pm

    I suffer with Fibromyalgia and part of that is memory issues and ‘fog’ so a planner (and millions of todo lists) are vital for me. I need different planner for different areas of my life so that I can keep everything straight!

  43. Michelle Johnson
    9th January 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I’m rubbish at keeping a planner or diary and the emptiness if a new planner can stress me out a bit. I love how this planner is set out and think I’d have less anxiety filling it with things to help me be organised.

  44. Deborah Clarke
    9th January 2017 / 1:13 pm

    My new years resolution is to overcome my agoraphobia. A planner would help me keep note of my progress and see how im coming along. Little steps x

  45. 9th January 2017 / 1:32 pm

    One of my goals for 2017 is to organise my time better so that I can achieve my goals!

  46. Alica
    9th January 2017 / 1:50 pm

    I suffer from several medical conditions which require lots of appointments, this would be great to get me organised!

  47. Jo Carroll
    9th January 2017 / 2:16 pm

    All those pre-designed labels and stickers aswell as the exceptionally well laid out notepads would bring order to the chaos that is my life at the minute. I feel like I’ve started 2017 in fast forward/double speed? 😉

  48. joanne casey
    9th January 2017 / 2:17 pm

    This would help me organise all my appointments, I care for my mum who has a lot of health problems so we have a lot of appointments to attend

  49. Fiona Rennie
    9th January 2017 / 2:43 pm

    It would help me organise all the things my so has on the go now he has started school nursery

  50. sarah
    9th January 2017 / 4:39 pm

    I know I’m more organised when I have a planner, so just knowing I have one I can bring with me to jot everything down in would be FAB!

  51. Jo Glasspool
    9th January 2017 / 5:18 pm

    I’m not the best at organising myself, so any help will be greatly appreciated!

  52. Kim Styles
    9th January 2017 / 6:34 pm

    I have to juggle a full time job and motherhood and I am often in chaos so this would help me

  53. 9th January 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I definitely need something to get me more organised, these look perfect!

  54. Alix Smith
    9th January 2017 / 8:31 pm

    It would help me to organise running the household & keeping up with where my children need to be!

  55. Rachel Butler
    9th January 2017 / 9:46 pm

    This is exactly what I need in my crazy, disorganised & chaotic life! My New Years Resolution this year was to become more organised….I’ll probably start in February 😂 I think a planner like this will keep me on track and motivated to be organised and get my life together! Xo

  56. Kate Pearce
    9th January 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I’m so disorganised, I need this in my life !

  57. Laura Kevlin
    10th January 2017 / 12:46 pm

    I’m a visual person so think this style of planner would help me enormously! I think it’s a brilliant idea to include the wellness/mindful tips too – that always seems to be something I read up on when procrastinating as something good to do but not as a daily priority, when it really should be. As my friend says ‘you need to look after yourself in order to keep all your plates spinning, otherwise it all comes crashing down’

  58. Lorraine Stone
    10th January 2017 / 2:20 pm

    It would become my new best friend! A reminder service so that I can let go of all the lists and jumbled notes on the fridge door!

  59. 10th January 2017 / 7:49 pm

    These planners look awesome! I could do with getting a bit more organized haha! x

  60. Margaret Gallagher
    10th January 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Perfect to see at a glance exactly what i need to do without post it notes and memos all around my home

  61. Jubilee
    11th January 2017 / 12:09 am

    The planner will help me oraganize and make use my time wisely to make my dream of passing the licensure exam a reality.i have failed once but i am willing to try again

  62. Rich Tyler
    11th January 2017 / 3:01 am

    Not needing my wife to remind me of events lol

  63. 11th January 2017 / 6:46 am

    I started bullet journaling in December and this planner would be awesome and just what I need!

  64. 11th January 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I love these journals and I love the feeling when I know that I’ve stated a time saving plan and it starts to work. Great review and giveaway.
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
    Mainy

  65. Gemma Massey
    11th January 2017 / 4:11 pm

    I have lots of doctors and counselling appointments and many others so this would help me out loads keeping me organised and reminding me on 🙂

  66. 12th January 2017 / 9:15 am

    Ooo I need a new planner. I don’t know what’s going on most of the time at the moment 😫

  67. clair downham
    12th January 2017 / 12:57 pm

    would love this as i havent anything at mo to keep me organized

  68. Tiffeny Brown
    12th January 2017 / 11:31 pm

    Having a lovely planner like this to jot down appointment times, birthdays etc would really help me to stay organised. I have a lot going on at the moment and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. This would definitely help me to feel more relaxed and stop me from worrying that I might have forgotten something 🙂 x

  69. 13th January 2017 / 5:43 pm

    I love these planners! I’ve seen lots of bloggers recommend them and I can certainly see why. As well as being very pretty (and I love the stickers!), they are so practical. I love that they have daily schedule pages as well as planning and list making areas, I’d be much more organised if I could keep everything together like this! #KCACOLS

  70. Emma Lycett
    13th January 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I need to plan out all my assignments for my yoga teacher training!

  71. Naila M
    14th January 2017 / 12:22 am

    This planner will definitely help me keep organised, and write down all the important appointments and dates 🙂

  72. Victoria Prince
    14th January 2017 / 11:16 am

    Stigu could help me get organised and rested by removing the pressure of having to remember things because it’s written down, and make sure I factor in things for my well being as well as all the tasks that have to be done! (love the “me time” bit :))

  73. gemma middleton
    14th January 2017 / 4:39 pm

    This would make it much easier for me to organise myself and my family. Thanks a lot for the chance.

  74. Emma Lewis
    14th January 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I love to be organised and sometimes remembering things I need to do and when can be hard, I think this would really help

  75. Paula Cheadle
    15th January 2017 / 6:07 am

    I will know where everyone is, so I won’t need to worry

  76. Sheri Darby
    15th January 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I carry too much in my head and often double book, this would help me avoid this.

  77. Jo Hutchinson
    16th January 2017 / 1:00 am

    It would make it easier to organise my week, so I would be less stressed and tired

  78. 16th January 2017 / 7:16 am

    I like the idea of not feeling guilty about resting as I often find that my to do list is so long that it has that effect – hopefully Stigu could help.

  79. Chanise Kemp
    16th January 2017 / 4:17 pm

    This would help me have a balance of working, things to do at home, things to do for my family and resting.. this would help loads!

  80. Dominique Clarke
    16th January 2017 / 9:26 pm

    I’m a children’s entertainer. This will be ideal for putting in all those little parties

  81. Louise Ryves
    17th January 2017 / 4:54 am

    It would really help to have one place to write appointments down rather than many bits of paper

  82. Derek Wilson
    17th January 2017 / 7:18 am

    I get up at 6am everyday as I have to do lots of tasks online for my work first thing in the morning. I currently do them from memory, but a planner would ensure that no tasks are missed, keeping the boss happy.

  83. Christine Hobbs
    17th January 2017 / 9:03 am

    Bright and colourful full of fun, ideas and inspiration for everyone, Stigu will assist, appointments wont be missed, Stigu and me will get things done!!

  84. Lisa Wilkinson
    17th January 2017 / 9:14 am

    I need help in meal planning so we can eat healthier and cheaper

  85. Rebecca Smith
    17th January 2017 / 9:24 am

    would certainly help me be more organised as a busy mum of 4 and there various activitys, clubs etc

  86. Rachael Ashmore
    17th January 2017 / 9:25 am

    I have 3 children all doing different things so this would help me keep track and where we need to be and when

  87. Shannon Mostert
    17th January 2017 / 11:35 am

    With 3 boys who also do a lot of sport it can be hard to remember everything. I love that it reminds us to have me time too, it’s so important!

  88. Dawn Samples
    17th January 2017 / 12:56 pm

    This would help me remember weekly appointments and school events. I also like the idea of the inspirational quotes as I love things like that and they really help make you feel more positive x

  89. Susan B
    17th January 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I occasionally forget appointments or double book myself both of which are embarrassing so this is a way of keeping in control and avoiding stress and embarrassment.

  90. Laura Corrall
    17th January 2017 / 3:21 pm

    I am forever getting confused about what day when and where. My girls have a busier social life than me. My eldest has a party every weekend this month. So this would help me keep organised on where/when/and what day we are doing things. So I can be at the right place at the right time. Which would relieve a lot of stress!

  91. Michaela Hannah
    17th January 2017 / 5:03 pm

    I am a very busy mam of two and i struggle to keep up with all our activities and due dates etc. This would help me no end!

  92. Jules page
    17th January 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Great prize

  93. Diana
    17th January 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Would help me keep everything on track 🙂

  94. Michelle Hollingsbee
    17th January 2017 / 9:28 pm

    I could keep everything in one place so would stress less knowing it was all organised and planned!

  95. Tee simpson
    17th January 2017 / 10:10 pm

    The planner would help me to write everyting down in one place and would help me be less stressed as the whole family could look at whats planned instead of 5 different people asking me what theyre meant to be doing or where theyre meant to be

  96. amanda walsh
    17th January 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I could definitely use some tips on taking care of myself and as a mum of 4 I need organisation in my life

  97. 17th January 2017 / 10:42 pm

    it would be great t use to organise all the family trips and events and holidays we have – I am forever forgetting bits

  98. sarah robertson
    17th January 2017 / 10:53 pm

    I am really struggling to juggle full time work with meetings all over Scotland, a husband who works shifts, a 5 year old who has just started school and a 1 year old at a childcare centre. I can never remember what I meant to prepare for each day, who is picking up and dropping kids off, what to have for dinner and where I am meant to be…not to mention all the birthday parties that my 5 year old is invited to…throw in a dog and a cat…. arrgghhhh!

  99. 17th January 2017 / 11:50 pm

    I am trying to be more organised and this in my new years resolution. I want to be better at planning and sticking to my plans and instead of making plans on my phone calendar, which I don’t listen to I beleive this book with allow me to stick to it as I will always have it with me. I think this will help me be more organised in work, personal life and everything.

  100. Carly Belsey
    18th January 2017 / 5:37 am

    I always feel better in my mind when I plan and organise things properly, it feels like everyday there is something good to be achieved so this would help a lot

  101. kim neville
    18th January 2017 / 10:06 am

    To feel organised would be a huge relief. At the moment I write lots of reminders on post-its

  102. Theresa Alison
    18th January 2017 / 10:47 am

    I am a very forgetful person and a planner would be handy for me xx

  103. Patricia Avery
    18th January 2017 / 11:27 am

    The older I get the more notes and lists I seem to have to make to keep us organised. It would be great to have them all in one place 🙂

  104. Maria Jane Knight
    18th January 2017 / 11:48 am

    It would help me keep ion track of after school clubs – when subs are due and when im due to meet wedding clients too!

  105. Rachael O'Brien
    18th January 2017 / 2:09 pm

    After a stressful year and a toddler who doesn’t keep I think I’ve lost some brain cells . Anxiety and depressing don’t help as I’m always on edge feeling like I should be doing something or forgotten something . This wouldn’t be so helpful and appreciated xx

  106. Debbie Burfoot
    18th January 2017 / 5:10 pm

    So many things to remember and I always double book things as my memory is rubbish..with 4 children and various appointments and work commitments Stigu would be my choice of planner to get me organised and reliable again

  107. Natalie Crossan
    18th January 2017 / 5:40 pm

    I’d know if I was coming or going more clearly – I’m a bit of a mess (organisationally!)

  108. Kat Glynn
    18th January 2017 / 6:19 pm

    So much do this year now i’m back at work, love to be more organised 🙂

  109. Hayley Todd
    18th January 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I desperately need to be organised this year. Last year I forgot so many appointments for myself and my children! We have 2 girls who always have lots of playdates, parties, activities, I have lots on with work, from meetings to courses to deadlines and that’s without adding all my husband’s appointments!

  110. Ruth Wollerton
    18th January 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I am completely dis-organised and I sometimes feel out of control which then makes me feel anxious. This would be great to be more disciplined, controlled and give me the HAPPINESS burst I need. Thanks for the chance xxx

  111. Leanne Perrett
    18th January 2017 / 10:12 pm

    with 4 kids a husband and a new job trying to remember everything is a nightmare so this would be perfect for me 🙂

  112. Lisa Mcalley
    18th January 2017 / 11:21 pm

    With 3 kids i would use this to get organised, to make notes of all the activites and hospital appointments as 2 of my kids attend on an almost weekly basis. i never stop.

  113. Keri Jones
    19th January 2017 / 1:52 pm

    Winning would be a massive help in keeping me organised! My son has so many parties, playdates, and other appointments it’s so hard to keep track. I write things on scraps of paper which end up lost or thrown away by my husband. Having a planner to keep all our dates in one place would be great x

  114. 20th January 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I really need this in my life! I’m so unorganised and I feel like the stickers would give me the motivation to sort my life out! Like I child with a sticker chart, I really am that basic!
    Great post #KCACOLS

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