If you love a good Happy Planner, bullet journal, or just prefer an old fashioned paper planner to the calendar on your phone, you know how important it is to find the best planner pens. We do, too. That’s why we did the research and put together this planner pens review. Before we get started, let’s take a closer look at the features you need to know to find the perfect pens to make your planner pop.
Pieces: These pens come in sets that really vary in number. There are small sets that give you 4 or 8 really quality writing instruments. Then there are sets that provide you with 24 awesome bright and inspiring colors.
Colors: Regardless of how big these sets are, all but one of them don’t repeat any colors. Which is pretty great, the variety is awesome. Plus, they all include at least 1 pen with black ink for any standard writing.
Waterproof: Generally, water-based inks are not waterproof. So, some of these won’t smear or fade when exposed to water while others will. Whether or not you need a waterproof pen really depends on what project you’re using them for.
Point: These pens have either a medium or fine point. This one is really personal preference but usually a fine point is good for writing smaller print and a medium point is better for any kind of coloring.
Tip: There are 4 different tips that show up in our reviews. The one you’ll see the most common is a felt tip. If that’s not your style, we also have plastic nibs, ballpoints, and gel pens.
Non-Toxic: All of the products we picked for our top ten list are non-toxic. That means that they’re all perfectly safe for kids to use, too. (Trust us, your kids are going to want to use them.)
Now that we’ve taken a look at our planner pen buying guide, let’s move into the reviews! Here’s the deal: we listed out top pick and budget pick first. Why? Because that’s the best place to start if you’re running short on time. You’ll get a good idea of the range of items you’ll find on the rest of our list. Stick around until the end if you can. We think you’ll find something you love. Alright, let’s get started!