Review and Giveaway: TOAD Personalised Diaries and Notebooks

(AD Gifted) I have always been a big stationery lover. As a child I would get excited over a new notepad or pens and it’s a passion that hasn’t lessened over time. There is something magical and full of opportunity when you start a new notepad or diary.

An A4 ringbound notepad with white writing on the front next to a silver MacBook

At the end of last year I decided to start a bullet journal as a way to combine all my notes, ideas and trackers into a logical format and it’s working well for me. I do it in a dotted notepad and it  was the first time I used one. I now absolutely love dotted notepads because the dots help you keep everything lined up, but you can choose to use the paper horizontally or vertically and you can even draw pictures or diagrams with out the dots being intrusive. When I was asked to choose something I liked from the TOAD Diaries website an A4 notepad with dotted pages was the obvious choice for me, but there were so many options.

A to do list for 27th February 2020 written in pencil on dotted notepad

Choosing a personalised diary or notebook.


What is special about the TOAD Diaries website is you get to design your own diary or notebook so it meets your needs.

For diaries you can choose the start date (if you decide you want to start a new diary from 1st May that’s no problem), size, how long you want it to last for (up to 36 months), which day of the week you want it to start on and format. There are loads of different formats to choose from including a week view with a note page next to it, a day to a page, appointment diaries and fitness trackers.

For notepads you can choose the size, how many pages and what paper format you want inside. As well as lined, plain and dots there is music manuscript paper, address books and mixed pages.

Both diaries and notepads have a choice of covers. The options range from block colours through to quotes and patterns. You can further personalise the cover by adding text to the front and back.

My notebook came with a see through matte plastic outer pages to protect it and card just inside (front and back) with my personalised choices. I went with the Vincent Van Gogh quote "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" along with my blog name and URL. The first few paper pages of the notebook are a contents page and the rest is dotted pages with page numbers. 

Photograph of an open MacBook computer with the TOAD diaries website open on the page for personalising diaries

Your Chance To Win


Do you like the sound of these personalised diaries and notepads? Well TOAD Diaries have kindly given me a £25 voucher for one of you to spend online in their store. Just enter via the widget below for your chance to win.

Giveaway closes midnight Sunday 22nd March 2020, you must be a UK resident. Winner selected at random from all valid entries. Voucher must be spent in one transaction, no cash alternative.

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***Disclosure: Giveaway prize and notebook gifted by TOAD diaries. All thoughts are my own.***

37 comments

  1. Molten - Nebula

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  2. I would choose the molten cobalt looks like space

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  3. I like the turquoise and white Birds cover

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  4. Aqua Personal Organiser (Day per Page) in Aqua

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  5. I would choose the blue diary with birds on the cover, thanks.

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  6. I would have to have the owls design

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  7. I think for the dairy one i would get the birds

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  8. I like the Pink one :)

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  9. I love the one with the owls!

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  10. I like the one with foxes on!

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  11. I like the neutral quotes range

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  12. Michelle Ferguson22 March 2020 at 10:16

    Love the owl cover

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  13. I'd choose the deco pink cover

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