I’ve really enjoyed following fellow Planner Enthusiasts (or #PlannerAddicts as they call themselves) on Instagram for the past month or so (I shared a few of my favorite in this WIR post if you’re interested). There is so much space for creativity when it comes to planners and I absolutely love seeing what other’s like to do with their own. The planner community I follow not only inspires me, but also introduces me to fun brands and products I’d never heard of before. After seeing a certain mint beauty time and time again I decided to investigate the brand kikki. K, stumbled across their lovely website, and very quickly fell down the cute planner supply rabbit hole! I thought it was fitting to share a Show & Tell showcasing the kikki K. Time Planners as well as some of the accessories I picked up during my shopping spree in Wonderland since we’ve been talking planners this month. Prepare yourself for the cuteness of it all…
kikki. K is an Australian-based home and office accessories supply brand that offers an array of products in their signature simple yet whimsical design themes. In founder Kristina Karlsson’s words, “At kikki.K we embrace the Swedish design principles of form and function to bring you seasonal collections of delicious stationery, gorgeous gifts and organisation solutions.” Shops can be found in Australia as well as New Zealand and Singapore. They offer most of their products on their website as well, which I found easy to navigate. There is a flat rate shipping of $19.95 on all international orders and they offer free worldwide shipping on orders totaling over $150. It didn’t take much persuasion for me to add enough cuteness to my shopping cart to reach the free shipping threshold!
The main draw for me to the kikki. K website initially was to learn more about their Time Planners that I had been ogling on Instagram. When I made my purchase (about three weeks ago now) they still had the 2014 Time Planners in stock and I quickly snatched up one in each of the three sizes so I could have them in hand to review. I love that the planners are comparable to the most popular Filofax sizes and are compatible with other inserts thanks to the binder design. The beautiful mint-colored leather with dainty gold polka dots is smooth and has a slight sheen, although the grain is noticeable. There is an elastic band closure, an elastic pen loop, an included notepad that slips into the back inside cover, and built-in slip pockets on the front inside cover on all three sizes (the large size also has a zip pocket here). Each Time Planner comes stocked with a 2014 Monthly and Weekly view calendar as well as dividers. The small planner includes an address section. Both the medium and large planners also include sections for Birthdays & Anniversaries, Shops & Restaurants, To Do, and Expenses. The rings line up nicely in all three planners and seem well-made. I managed to grab these beauties during their new year sale and saved 30% on each of them. Even without the discount they are competitively priced, with the largest planner costing about $80 at full price, the medium $65, and the small $40. These planners are different from any others I’ve seen on the market and I think that’s what I like most about them and the kikki. K brand in general. Sadly, you can no longer purchase the 2014 selections online anymore, but I was able to communicate with kikki. K’s customer service who informed me that the 2015 range will be out in August or September. They release an entirely new design every year and I look forward to seeing what next year’s will be! Additionally, I was told that kikki. K is releasing a new line of Personal Planners in grey and berry colors which will be available online at the end of March. They are slightly larger than A5 in size but fit A5 inserts.
I also purchased a few journals that were on sale. As many of you know, I am not only a Planner Enthusiast, but a Journal Enthusiast as well and have kept journals since I was about eight years old. Journals are often a good test for me on how I feel about a brand in general since I have used and loved them since I was just a kid. I picked out the Leather A5 Notebook in Fuchsia (no longer available, but the same one in that beautiful mint color is!). I love how the leather cover is refillable and that you can buy the journal inserts separately. The leather cover follows a similar design to the Time Planner with the dainty gold polka dots gracing the spine, which compliments the gold snap hardware of the enclosure nicely. I also bought the A5 Feature Notebook in Dreaming (still available!). The pages include whimsical designs in beautiful colors!
As a lover of cute office supplies, I couldn’t resist adding a few of these sweet goodies to my shopping cart. The Sweet Pencil Case with the polka dots in my favorite spring colors with the little cat? Absolutely precious! It is a very dainty, slim size, which is great for those who like to only keep a few supplies with them on the go. I like how the exterior fabric has a coating to give it more durability. The Bulldog Clips with the animal designs add a sweet touch to planner pages or other papers you’d like to keep together. I absolutely love the bright stripe design of the iPhone case and ballpoint pen from the Celebrate Today collection. Altogether my little extra goodies haul makes for a cute and colorful stash!
Check out my coordinating video if you’d like a closer look and to hear my thoughts on each product I purchased:
My First Impressions of the kikki. K items I purchased is that they are fun, functional, competitively priced, and well made. I look forward to using my new goodies and seeing what fun, whismical designs kikki. K releases next! I wanted to share a little of the kikki. K love with you, too! The kikki. K 2014 Time Planner Giveaway will run until Friday, March 7, 2014 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. Each winner will receive one of the two prize sets pictured below (you can choose which Time Planner size you prefer in the event that you win, medium or large, when you enter the giveaway):
You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways). I’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always. Good luck!
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Congrats to Katherine F. & Olga on being selected as the winners of the kikki. K 2014 Time Planner Giveaway!
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I hope you enjoyed my Show & Tell of the kikki. K 2014 Time Planners and accessories. I would love to know what brands of planner supplies and stationary lines you love if you care to share!
* This is not a sponsored post. All products shown, including giveaway prizes, were purchased by me. All opinions are genuinely my own. *