Since a new year often means a new planner, a pretty agenda makes a great stocking stuffer, gift, or item for your own wish list. But not just any notebook will do. A good daily planner should be pretty, but simple, so you don’t get sick of it. It should have a few features, but not be overloaded with them, and it should be chic and well-made without being expensive (it is only a notebook). Our pick? This gold and white polka dot Kate Spade New York planner. It has monthly and weekly spreads, a contacts section, note pages and laminated dividers, it fits in our purse, and it’s available at one of our favourite stores.($32, available at chapters.indigo.ca).