Lifestyle, Office Supplies, Organization, Planner Nerd, Product Reviews

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

SELF PURCHASED / AFFILIATE LINKS

 

My love for planners has been quite obvious over the last two years and if you have seen my planner collection, there’s no denying it.  But, my love for organization, staying on tasks and functionality is what keeps my planner addiction growing.  For a few months now, I have had my eyes set on a planner that not only had a zip closure, but that I could use to function as a wallet.  I’m sure after peaking into my wallet collection, you would probably ask me “why?” but I just felt like a small planner that I could use to organize my wallet essentials would work and let me tell you, it has definitely served its purpose.  A few weeks ago I placed an order with Dokibook.com – a planner company that is overseas.  I knew I wanted to get a planner that would be small enough for me tote around as a wallet and decided this would be a great opportunity for me to compare the Dokibook / Love Doki with my Kikki K.  Boy, to say I was very impressed and quite taken with the product would be an understatement.  Today I share with you my Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a wallet and my experiences with the brand and product.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

Now, if you have taken part in the Planner Community either on Facebook or YouTube, you  may have heard of the Doki Book or Love Doki book before.  It’s an affordable alternative to the Kikki K planners and have a similar look, though they do not come with such a hefty price tag.  The Dokibook could only be purchased via Spree Now at one time or through various planner enthusiasts and purchasing from Spree Now was a lengthy process as well as a hassle.  Recently Dokibook opened up their own website, offering their planners for sale, shipping Worldwide and no problems with calculating Customs fees, shipping from China and other things as the site will do it for you at transaction.  What I love is that they also accept Paypal which makes the process smooth and the check out much more secure than when doing so from Spree Now.  What I love the most is that I ordered on a Thursday and my box was delivered the following Wednesday – hello, Honey loves quick shipping especially when from over seas.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

The Dokibook comes in a variety of colors available on their site and two sizes – Large and Small.  I opted for the Small Dokibook in Lilac with Zip Closure which costs $26.50.  The size equivalent would be that to a personal size Filofax or Kikki K.  With shipping ($9.99) and a discount they were offering at the time – I paid about $32.00 for the book (shipping included) and I also ordered a few credit card inserts so that I could truly turn this into a wallet.  The package arrived in a soft mailer but the Dokibook was packaged very nicely in a box and wrapped in tissue paper.  I was very impressed on how it arrived.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

The little details always make a difference for me and I really liked the fact that they took the time to wrap the package so nicely.  Inside my planner – zipped up tight, were the sleeves I ordered (credit card sleeves, top loading pocket and zip pockets) as well a set of purple dividers (complimentary), a page marker and a page lifter.  No inserts are included with the planners, but Dokibook.com also sells some so you can get them there at an affordable cost.  Since I am using this more as a wallet, I figured I wouldn’t need one at this time.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

The actual planner is well stitched and well made.  I was very impressed with how it feels and looks.  A little different then my Kikki K – it has gold dots on it instead of gold diamonds like my Large Kikki K Time Planner has.  It is also faux leather though I’m still impressed with how it feels and the quality in the craftsmanship is great.  I am thinking about picking up one in White and Gold as well, though I would love if they created a black & gold one because I would be all over that in a heartbeat.  I love the zip around closure which makes it ideal to use as a wallet.  The only thing that I was a bit disappointed in was that the rings are silver, not gold – but it really doesn’t bother me all that much anymore.  The rings were tight and remain tight and I have moved in to this planner as a wallet now for a few weeks and enjoy it.  Heads turn in the store at check out and I always get asked about it.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

I am able to fit all of my most used credit cards and cards as well as my driver’s license in the front pockets.  Behind the front is an open area where I hold my cash and I also have credit card sheets that I use to hold my cards.  Everything is tucked into its own little place.  Be sure to watch the video here for a full breakdown and showcase of how I set my wallet up.  I took a piece of velum that I had in my craft drawer and cut it to size to use as a dashboard and created a file pocket folder out of a file folder to hold my receipts.  I do have two months of calendar inserts inside from my Punctuate Planner just to help as reference and a few note pages for jotting down any information at hand.  Since I already had a large wallet prior to moving into the Dokibook, the size is really just a little bit larger than what I already had.  It fits everything I need, even my insurance cards, a book of postage stamps and a note book and if I wanted to I could zip my Note 4 into it so that it is all in one place.  I really like it a lot.

Well – do I love it? While I still have the Kate Spade Zip Around Wellesley on my mind and wishlist, this one will definitely do until I can fill that void and pick one up.  I’m really loving the functionality of my wallet now, the fact that everything I need is right at my finger tips and knowing I won’t be forgetting a card or piece of paper at home because I have it all organized in my planner wallet.  What about you?  What kind of wallet do you use and does it keep everything you need in place for when you need it?

Signature Honey

 

Disclaimer:  The products discussed or featured in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature this product.  Affiliate links posted through out.


honeygirlsworld

honeygirlsworld

Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger.Mother of 3 and proud Wife.I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures.I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.
honeygirlsworld
  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    What an adorable & girly planner! Great idea to multitask with it! I just bought a new Kate Spade wallet YESTERDAY! I haven’t had a new wallet in forever. And I have a Filofax that I got at Harrod’s in London on a biz trip years ago but I don’t really use it since I use my phone to keep track of things but maybe I’ll revisit it now

    • I use my phone and a large planner to plan – this is mainly my wallet, it keeps everything so well organized, cards and all. 🙂

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Great way to keep organized! I had something like this in college and it helped me to stay on top of things. I don’t know what I would have done without it.

    • this is mainly for my wallet with a small calendar inside… Ihave a very large calendar to plan 🙂

  • That’s so delicate and pretty!

  • I think this is pretty cool! I use hanging calendars to keep myself organized, but if I needed more on-the-go planning, I would definitely look into something like this. I prefer paper calendars to electronic ones.

    • I agree. I use both and sync them once a week… but I like to see things on paper.

  • marciaf

    I love the pink and gold. I’d want it just for that. I’m better off writing things done so I’d like a calendar inside that to make life complete.

    • it’s actually a lilac/lavender but does pass for an almost pink. 🙂 I do both, write down and plan on phone and then sync 🙂

  • Very cute!! Right now I’m doing bullet journaling in a grid notebook but might switch to a Midori so I can swap out pages I don’t need after a certain amount of time.

    • I hadn’t used a bullet journal in years. I have a traveler’s style notebook that I take with me to jot things down, but mainly it is my drawing and sketching journal for me and the boys while we are out and about and bored. I do love the concept of them and love them overall – but find I just haven’t found the right inserts to use it full time. I use this planner mainly as my wallet with a small calendar just so I can glance at important dates… but still use my big day designer from Target for all the planning of house and blog. 🙂

  • That is so beautiful! I have 3 planners right now and seriously I could use more. I love them!

    • girl… I have a lot and I am so glad I found uses for them for different things 😉

  • It’s very pretty. I need a planner desperately. Any suggestions?

    • Hmmm… will you be using it for blog only or home, blog and work? I use a day designer from Target for all my daily indepth planning and love it. This one is mainly my wallet.

    • I use this one for a Wallet mainly but have a small calendar inside. I use my Day Designer by Whitney English from Target as my main every day planner that I plan home, school for boys, work and blog. It is how I keep everything organized… it’s wire bound but has a day per page which gives me tons of room to write. I wrote about it here…

  • This is cute. I actually use my personal size planner as a wallet

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    That is super cute! I need something like this!